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Windows Tips, Tricks, and Traps 7. 65 8. 9. 10. Ctrl+Esc to the Start menu--This enables you to keep your fingers on the keyboard. Use the arrow keys to select the desired command or submenu and press Enter. If your keyboard has a Windows Logo key, you can press the Windows Logo key instead of pressing Ctrl+Esc. Drag-and-drop printing--Open the Start button, point to Settings, and select Printers. Ctrl +Shift+drag the icon for your printer to a blank area of the Windows desktop to create a shortcut for it. To quickly print a document file, drag the file from My Computer or Windows Explorer over the printer icon and release the mouse button. See Chapter 14 for details on printing. Run programs on startup--If you always use a program, you can have Windows run the pro- gram automatically when you start your computer. Simply create a shortcut for the program in the StartUp folder (C:\_WINDOWS\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp). Alternatively, move the program's icon to the StartUp menu as explained in "Customizing Your Start Menu," in Chapter 8, "Running and Juggling Programs." (The location of the StartUp folder might differ on your computer.) Drag-and-Drop Start Menu--In Windows 98 and more recent versions, you can rearrange the items on the Windows Start menu and its submenus simply by dragging them from one location to another. See "Customizing Your Start Menu," in Chapter 8 for more information on rear- ranging your Start menu. The Least You Need to Know · Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel helps you determine which Windows components are installed on your computer. · You can right-click the desktop to create a shortcut icon for a program, file, folder, or disk on your Windows desktop. · You can customize your desktop with a Windows desktop theme if you have Windows 95 with Microsoft Plus! or a more recent version of Windows (98, Me, or XP).