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Don't know about anyone else who uses a 'pooter, but I always seem to be at a loss when reading a post with good site info I want to follow up on or an email address I want to copy, because even though I build these dang things and work with em all the time, I find my head can't keep up with the machines multitask capabilities. My problem was never being able to find scrap paper and pen in the mess of a desk I have so I could search the sites or mail later. Solution: I attached a large post it pad and coily cord pen to the side of my monitor so I can find it. It works for me but I can't stop laughing at myself and the conflict of technologies I've created :>)
-- Jay Blair in N. AL (email@example.com), August 11, 2001
that is funny Jay, and I don't have a clue 'bout computers! LOL
-- Little Quacker (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 11, 2001.
That's a great idea.Beats posting things on the fridge! It'd be great for passwors and such, too. As for conflict of technologies, what wins when the hard drive crashes, the main fame goes down or the power goes out? I don't know sometimes if these things are a blessing or a curse! I have just as much paper on my desk as ever!
-- TAB (email@example.com), August 11, 2001.
yall try this create a folder on desk top name it????? links! ok when you read a post just cut and paste the url or address from the post to the desk top folder...taaaa daaaaa
-- paul a coleman (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 12, 2001.
This is a lot like Paul's idea (which I like a lot and may try myself). When I find myself in the situation you describe I often put what I want into an email to myself. In my situation it works great because I often want to use something I find here at home at my office the next day. I open my mail and there it is. I hope this helps.
-- Gary in Indiana (email@example.com), August 12, 2001.
You have a notepad right on your computer. Just highlight and copy the url, text or email address(put the cursor at the beginning of it, press the mouse button and hold, glide over whatever you'd like to copy, release button and right button click and choose 'copy') Then go to Start, Accessories, Notepad. In the window that pops up, right click mouse, choose 'paste'. Then in that window, go File, Save As, and enter a name for your note. Unless you choose otherwise, it'll probably be saved to your default which may be "Documents" although you could create a folder specifically for notes. There's quicker ways to do this but this is the easiest for a beginner. It may sound long a long process but once you get used to it you'll find it alot quicker than trying to write stuff down.
-- Dave (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 12, 2001.
oops, the default location is Start, Programs, Accessories, Notepad. I've changed win2k around so much it barely resembles what msft intended ;)
-- Dave (email@example.com), August 12, 2001.
Thanks, Ill give it a try and practice with it.
-- Jay Blair in N. AL (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 12, 2001.
Oy vey! I get very frustrated too. And, it doesn't help that hubby works with computers all day long and can zip through all the multitasking stuff. I have paper at my disposal all the time and make scribbles. I also keep telling myself that I will get down the three "Dummies" books on computing that I have and study them someday. LOL, someday isn't on the calendar!
-- Ardie from WI (email@example.com), August 12, 2001.
Go even one further, put your Notepad icon on the bar on the bottom. When you find it, just hold the clicker down, and drag it down to the bottom, on the bar where your clock is only on the other side. That way it's there all the time. I use mine constantly. You can click the minimize button too and keep your page in the notebook open, on the bottom till your done. I have Explorer, Outlook, Show Desktop, Paint Shop (for uploading pics), Notepad, and my calculator on the bar on the bottom. There's a little divider like thing on the bar, just hold it and move it over towards the clock for more room. Don't forget you can print a page in your Notepad too.
-- Cindy in KY (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 12, 2001.
Further defining two thoughts....To create a folder on the desktop (for any who may not know): Be at the desktop (or inside any other folder you may want the new folder created in) right click, click new, click folder, then name it and hit enter. Also, when saving to the appointed folder in notepad, word, or any composing/word processing program, do the save as then click the arrow in the yellow folder to go up one level each time you click. It eventually leaves you at desktop where you can keep you folder. On my desktop we keep our Falling Water folder. Inside of it we keep recipes and all sorts of homestead related documents I have pasted together. PLEASE BACK UP IMPORTANT STUFF like I keep meaning to so I won't look like :(
-- rick K (email@example.com), August 12, 2001.
This is great! A tutorial for those of us who don't have a clue! Thanks!!!
-- Little Quacker (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 12, 2001.
The problem I have when learning a new "thing", is that by the time I get it learned, it changes. Or my internet provider sells out (things haven't been the same since) or one of the grandkids says, "here grandma, let me fix it for you." Last time 'it' got fixed, I lost all my bookmarks. Lost my garden chat room. I guess that is OK cause here I am. Found this forum and am enjoying it very much. Learning all kinds of stuff. Hope I can contribute some help for others along the way.
-- Belle (email@example.com), August 12, 2001.