SIZE UP THE SITUATION
Resize Windows to Specific Dimensions
Sizer displays the
dimensions of any open window while resizing, making it
an invaluable tool for web developers and anyone
interested in grabbing screen captures. Manually resize
a window to any resolution, or right-click and select a
preset dimension, including any custom dimensions you
HIDE AND SEEK
Move Off-Screen Windows Back into View
It’s a shame that SLI and CrossFire
still don’t support gaming on multimonitor setups, and
to add insult to injury, there’s always at least one
open window that gets stuck out of view when in
single-monitor mode. You might be tempted to reboot or
even uninstall/reinstall the offending application, but
you needn’t resort to such drastic measures. Instead,
right-click the application in the taskbar, select Move,
and then use your arrow keys to bring the window back
Build a Button (or Two)
Put your Restart and Shut Down buttons
in plain sight – because you can
Forget about mucking around in the
Start menu and instead create desktop shortcuts for
shutting down and restarting your system. Right-click
your desktop and select New>Shortcut. In the pop-up
window, type shutdown – s-t 00 to create a
shutdown shortcut and shutdown –r –t 00 to create
one for restarting. Give your new shortcuts custom
icons ( see page 24) and then drag them to the Quick
Launch bar for even easier access.
Change the Logon Background
Just like our clothes, our PCs are an
extension of us, and we should dress them accordingly.
Logon Studio helps in this endeavor.
The program lets you choose from a wardrobe of more than
500 logon backgrounds.
Can’t find a style to suit your tastes? Make your own
background from scratch or edit an existing background.