Create a new shortcut. Type in the path as: X:\windows\rundll.exe user.exe,exitwindows. X is your local hard drive replace it with the correct letter. Place this on the desktop(than you can drag it on to the quick launch bar). Now, whenever you want to exit, click on this shortcut and you are off. No menus and no 'black curtain' screen with it. Also to make life even easier you can add a shortcut key(s) by right-clicking on the shortcut and going to properties and type the key(s) in the Shortcut Key box.
Create a shortcut on the desktop with the path: X:\windows\rundll.exe user.exe,exitwindowsexec. X is your local hard drive replace it with the correct letter. Also to make life even easier you can add a shortcut key(s) by right-clicking on the shortcut and going to properties and type the key(s) in the Shortcut Key box.
to Application Events
Enable Thumbnail View
Close without Restart
Customize your desktop
WinKey keyboard shortcuts
For some real Kickass icons go to Display Properties/Effects/Change Icon and in the address bar type (your local hard drive may be different but is represented by a C) C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\COOL.DLL, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SHELL32.DLL, C:\Windows\explorer.exe, C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Iexplore.exe, or C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PIFMGR.DLL.
How do I find out what's been downloaded on my computer from Windows Update?
The update manager and the Windows Update Web site keep a log of each update and automatically detect which ones you havent yet installed. If you want to see (or uninstall) your installed options:
Save power with Windows 98 Power Schemes.
Many newer computers support power schemes, which allow you to turn off your monitor and hard disk, and put your computer on standby. For laptops, power schemes allow you to select different settings for when youre plugged in and when youre running on batteries. To set power schemes:
Free up to 1 MB of disk space by removing Online Services.
To give you freedom of choice, Windows 98 installs a desktop shortcut and files for you to set up several popular national online services. But once youve chosen and installed the one (or more) that you want, free up disk space by removing the rest (every little bit of extra disk space helps). To remove online services, first drag the Online Services desktop shortcut to the Recycle Bin and then:
Maximize your browser window by putting all toolbars on one line.
The Menu bar, Links bar, and Address bar added to your toolbar in Microsoft Internet Explorer can take up too much screen real estate. For more space, close any bar (right-click any free space in the bar and clear the one you want to remove). If you want to use a bar but not have it take up so much space, move it to the toolbar line:
When you want to use one of the bars, double-click the same vertical line and that bar will expand. Double-click it again to collapse it.
Explore more from the desktop with Explorer Bar window panes.
When you use Web View for your Explorer windows (for example, Windows Explorer, My Computer, and My Documents) in Windows 98, you can add Microsoft Internet Explorer capabilities. For example, you can use your favorite search engine, view your Internet History, or search your Favorites. From the View menu in an open window, point to Explorer Bars, and click to select Search, Favorites, History, or Channels. To return the window to its former state, click View, point to Explorer Bars, and click All Folders or None.
Give open windows more pizzazz with folder backgrounds.
In Windows 98, you can give nearly any folder a different background using the Customize This Folder wizard. When you open the window, your icons will be set against a picture or graphic background of your choice. To add a special folder background, such as a corporate logo or personal picture:
NOTE: Keep in mind that if the
background is too fancy or dark, you may have trouble
viewing your icons!