Remove a Toolbar Button: Hold down the Alt key as you click on the button you want removed and drag it off the toolbar.

Internet Explorer: Alt+D puts your cursor into the address bar; there’s no need to use the mouse. For many Web sites, you don’t even have to type the full URL. For example, if you want to get to the New York Times site, just type nytimes (without a www . or a . com ) and press Ctrl+Enter.

Word: To change the capitalization of your text from/to lowercase, uppercase or initial caps (only first letter is capitalized), select the text that you wish to alter, and press Shift+F3 to toggle between the choices.

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On occasion you may find that you cannot implement a function I describe in this column. More often than not it’s because not all functions work in every operating system or application. I try to test everything in the 2000 and XP editions of Windows and Office. It’s virtually impossible to test them in all editions and it’s equally difficult to find out which editions are incompatible with a function. I apologize for the inconvenience.


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