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Properties

Almost every object in Windows has a Properties dialog box—usually accessed via its shortcut menu—full of compact, dense information about its contents and settings. Items or groups with properties include files, folders, disks, programs, hardware devices, the taskbar, the Start menu, and My Computer.

To display an item’s properties:

  • Right-click the item; then choose Properties (Figure 1.46).

    Figure 1.46. You can choose an item’s properties from its shortcut (right-click) menu.

    or

    Select (highlight) the item; then press Alt+Enter.

    or

    Hold down Alt; then double-click the item.


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