how do i add 'select all' option to the rightClick menu when i right click in a folder. i know you can do 'Ctrl+A'. i want to do this using the mouse. i'd prefer if someone told me how to do this using operations performed within the system without having to install an application. i'm comfortable with the registry and am open to editing the registry
i am using windows xp home edition, and for the past last 1 week, whenever i try to open any folder by double clicking a search page opens same as search in start menu, n when i right click the folder i found dat d first option dat should have been 'open' was now changed to search, n dis is d case with all d folders n my drive too.
Whenever i double click a drive (besides the one with windows installed on it) windows asks me what program i want to use to open the file. It does not let me select the box "always use this program to open files like this" so i cannot select explorer and save that setting. I've been through the file associations and it has "open" set as default. Tried to change this to "explore" but that didn't work.
I need to know if you can change the select time in single-click mode? Because as soon as my pointer moves over a file, it selects it. This is extremely irritating, when you only want to select certain files and then try to drag them to another window. Because as you move across the other files, they become selected also!! So, is there anyway to increase the amount of time that it takes for your pointer to select a file, because I hate double-click mode!
I am running Windows XP SP2 on a Toshiba laptop. Recently, I cannot select the standby icon from my shutdown menu (i.e. it appears, but is not highlighted). While this does not seem like such a serious issue, I am concerned it may be a sign of a larger problem. I have not had a crash however, so I do not know why the sudden change. I would prefer not to do a system restore, if there is another option. I also could not see any simple solution in the power management settings.
I run XP SP2 on Athlon 2600 and 512 MB RAM and last night I shut it down as usal. When I turn my computer on this morning, it started to boot, but after few seconds, the long message appears, something like: "We are sorry for inconvenience but Windows can not start... " and it tells me to either boot into Safe mode, use last configuration, or start Windows normally. The last option is highlighted. But after that, blue screen flashes for just a moment (long enough to see there is some text but not long enough to read it), and then it goes back to start... detecting hard drive and stuff. It keeps looping like that forever. I tried to go to safe mode, but the same things happen. It goes back to start and then a "Start Windows normally" is Highlighted again.
Having problems with my Windows XP Pro (SP2) as when I go to "Turn off computer" (on the Start menu) and select "Switch Off" or "Restart" I lose the normal screens and it saves my settings but then gets to "Closing Windows" and then it sticks. Ctrl-Alt-Delete does nothing.
Let assume that, in a disk we have 3-partition 1. in C: drive Windows 98 (FAT32), we install it first.2. in D: drive Windows 2003 Adv Server (NTFS), this was install 2nd.3. and, E: drive is FAT32, under Windows 98(FAT32)Now, all it works fine as dual boot, we will have menu at startup, there we can select the OS. Right.Now, if we install Windows 2000 Pro in C: Drive by means of format and install option. Windows 2000 is working fine. But we can�t able to load Windows 2003 Adv server, when we select that in the boot select menu.
I have a computer that quits explorer every time I try to click on the file menu, or right click on explorer and go to the new link. It also does this when i try to delete a folder in explorer or through my computer.
When I click on desktop and select properties to change the desktop wallpaper I have a list of family photographs!I still have the desktop wallpaper folder in windows web folder but how do I put it back into the desktop and remove the ones that are mysteriously there.
I have just reinstalled xp media center edition. I have my pc connected to my plasma tv with s-video lead, everything used to work before new instalation, but now when I right click on an AVI the play on my tv option won't work, the option is listed in the drop down menu but nothing happens when clicked.
Using XP Home, If I click on Start>Run after a reboot, the Run window opens normally.If I open any program and then click on Start>Run, nothing visible happens! Nothing. I have tried to correct this by right clicking and using: Properties>Customize>Advanced, but without success.Haven’t been able to fix this with Tweak UI or by using sfc. AVG has not found a virus.Observations:Switching to Classic View the link works normally every time.Clicking Start>Run and nothing happens, then looking in Task Manager gives the following information: under Applications, Run is shown as running right clicking this entry and selecting Go To Process shows the explorer.exe processRun opens every time by holding down the Windows Key and pressing R.
When I go to 'manage' computer to format an extra dive [magicjack], that option is grayed out. How can I get that option to be notgrayed out anymore? I've spent about 3 hours with Magicjack's customer service & they can't help me with this. Also my 'removable drive' is gone. How can I add it back?I have windows xp model 2400, service pack 2.
Im using Xp. If im pressing ctrl+alt+del im getting a message "task manager disabeled by admin". and also im not able to see my hidden files, bcus im not getting folter options in tools menu. ( one day my friend used my system after that only im facing this problem)
A few days ago the Shutdown option at the bottom of the start menu has disappeared and from the Ctrl+Alt+Delete also.I have scanned the computer with Avira antivirus, free version, and super antispyware. Lots of things were deleted, but the shutdown option is still missing. I have not been able to shut my laptop down for two days.
I am using Windows xp. In 'Start' menu, the 'Run' and 'Search' options are not being shown. When I try keys 'Windows + R' it shows a message reading " This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your System Operator."
the taskbar at the bottom was missing completely, not just minimized and scooched down to the bottom. It's gone. I figured a nice trip to the Taskbar and Start Menu would do the trick, but it wont appear. I've tried creating shortcuts, typing in the actual location myself, and clicking a thousand times, (as well as a few good reboots because I cant just log off). What do I do? I want my taskbar back, but I also want all my menus to appear
I have upgraded some PC from win98 to WinXP,Now I m unable to see Folder option in Tools menu,I want it desparately as I have to set show hide or unhide file option from there.How to bring Folder option in Tools menu
I was changing something in the shell extensions using shellexview to make my right click menus faster. But i accidentally deleted the option to make a new file (like by right clicking in a windows explorer area). How can i get this back?
Due to a faulty RAM module my PC crashed and showed me an error that a was corrupted.My vendor tried to reinstall XP on another partition of my harddisk.But meanwhile,by reinserting another good RAM module the problem was solved and the installation was left pending. Now,I'm having two options one,Windows XP proffesional and two
i had Win xp sp2 on my hard-drive i installed windows 98 on my remove-able disk... after that i formatted my removeable disk now i just have Win xp but when start up it still shows the os choice menu. I just want to know can i delete that option of choosing win98 which doesn't exist. And so i can save 30 sec of booting time in case my pc reboots after an update or so when i am not around.
My Dell 8400 with Windows XP Media Edition no longer gives me the option of watching live TV. The main menu does not even have it listed as a choice. I've tried opening the program directly from the Windows remote but the system is unresponsive. I've re-run the setup but that did not work. The cable line going into the computer has a good signal.
I recently have lost my quick launch feature on the task bar. Also when right clicking on the task bar my toolbar option is no longer available. Trying to retrace what I could have done lately but only remember playing with UI themes.
I open Windows Explorer from Start button>Right Click.Sometime, I would like to select multiple folders in the Win Explorer while holding Ctrl or Shift Key.It never worked. While selecting next folder, the first folder always becomes unselected.
issue with friend pc, when he boots up he gets the menu that says along the lines of 1. boot xp home from hard disk 2.setup xp from cd so he has to like press 1 every time he starts up his pc. if he leaves it it goes thru some bumf and gives an error n reboots its cos i tried to reinstall xp at one point for him (other problems which later dissapeared) and the system crashed out on me before i could do it..
I have a Dell Inspiron 2600, I have Windows XP. I don't remember anything particular happening, but one day the right click menu started coming up without me clicking, whether I was on the desktop, Netscape, AIM, Wordpad, etc. I re-installed my touchpad software, thinking that would solve the problem, but it has continued. It interfers with my typing, so checking and replying to emails is really difficult.