Icon Names – Icon Labels to Show Background Color of Desktop with Drop Shadow

The names of my icons now show the background color of my desktop. They were transparent / translucent, meaning that I would see the desktop background, but with a slight drop shadow. How do you reset icon labels with drop shadow? To maintain transparent icon backgrounds with drop shadow on your desktop try the following […]

How to Use the IMG HTML Image Tag

The HTML image tag <IMG> is easy to use Carefully chosen, original images, increase the value of your web pages and will tend to keep visitors on your website longer. Images enrich web pages bringing them to life for your audience. They are also useful as supplements to your written words. Images are easy to […]

How To Make an HTML Checkbox

Example code to make an HTML checkbox Checkboxes are used when you want a user to select one or more options within a set of choices, questions or answers. Below is the basic HTML code for making an HTML checkbox with checked by default. Example of an HTML checkbox showing checked   <form> <input name=”checkbox” type=”checkbox” […]

How to Scroll Down in a Web Browser

Simple steps to scroll down in a web browser To scroll down in a web browser simply press your keyboard spacebar. To scroll up press shift + spacebar while viewing a website. You can also place your cursor over the website content you are viewing and press your up/down keyboard arrow keys. This applies to most popular web browsers such […]

How Do I Uninstall Yahoo Toolbar From My Firefox Browser?

Instructions on how to uninstall the Yahoo Toolbar from Firefox: 1. From the Firefox top menu select Tools > Add-Ons 2. Scroll down the list of Firefox add-ons that are displayed and choose Yahoo Toolbar. 3. Click the button at the top labeled Uninstall 4. Restart Firefox to apply changes.

How to Start Windows XP in Safe Mode

Follow these steps to start Windows XP in safe mode. The steps below will require a Windows XP restart of your computer. Be sure to save/close all open files before proceeding. STEPS: 1. Click on Start and then Run to bring up the Run window where you can type commands. 2. In the Run window type “msconfig” and click OK to […]

How to Make a Desktop Shortcut

What is a Windows desktop shortcut? A desktop shortcut is a link to a folder, application (program), or file that’s placed on the desktop (as an icon) so that you can have easy access to it. So rather than having to click-through multiple directories to find or utilize your folder, application, or file, you can […]

Fix Windows Error: The application failed to initialize properly 0xc0000142

Error: The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000142) Click on OK to terminate the application. How to fix Windows error 0xc0000142 STEPS: 1. First, simply try restarting your computer to see if that fixes the problem. 2. If you continue receiving the error, see if there are any corrupt system files using scannow sfc. To […]

Show the Windows Taskbar Clock in Windows XP

Easy steps to show or hide the taskbar clock in Windows XP. 1. Right + click any open area on your taskbar. 2. Choose Properties. This will open the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties menu. Makes sure the “Taskbar” tab is selected. 3. Under “Notification area” checkmark Show the Clock or uncheck the option to hide the clock. 4. […]

Steps How to Edit Windows Registry Using Regedit

How to Edit Registry in Microsoft Windows 7 (32bit, 64bit), Windows Vista SP1+ (32bit, 64bit), Windows XP SP2+ (32bit) To edit the Windows registry you need to run regedit. Simply click on the Start Button > Run. Then type regedit and click Okay. Once this is complete RegEdit should open. Regedit is a program used to edit the Registry in Windows […]

Backup Registry in Windows XP Home or Professional Edition

How to Backup Registry in Windows XP Home or XP Professional Windows comes with a Backup utility but first, you will need to locate or install it. Backup for Windows XP Home Edition 1. Insert your Windows XP CD into the drive and double-click the CD icon in My Computer. 2. On the Welcome to […]