Advice 1: How to change the shortcut properties

Graphic objects in the Windows operating system are used for quick recall of files called "Labels". Each label corresponds to a set of settings that determines the appearance of the object itself, and the startup parameters are "tied" to it file. The user has the ability to change these settings via the properties window of the shortcut.
How to change the shortcut properties
A shortcut can be placed on the desktop in the main menu of the operating system or in one of the folders on any drives on the computer. To open the configuration window it is necessary to access it. With the desktop everything is simple, with the main menu and access the folders on the disks will have to use the default file Manager - Windows Explorer. Call it by double-clicking on the icon "Computer" on the desktop and single item with the same name in the main menu of the OS.
Go to "Explorer" to the desired shortcut and click it with the right mouse button to bring up the contextual menu. If this object is placed in the main menu or on the desktop, the way the menu will be the same. Select "Properties" - the bottom line list, and the settings window of the shortcut will appear on the screen.
Depending on the version of the operating system, the number of tabs in the properties window may be different - from three to seven. Most often you need to change the settings placed on the tab "Shortcut". In the "Object" you can add additional keys to run the application. In the drop-down list Window, you can choose what should appear in program window on the screen is expanded to full screen, minimized to tray or medium size.
On the same tab there is a button "Change icon" if you want to change the image of the selected object, open the search dialog new icons by clicking on this button. Button "Location" opens a window "Explorer" in the folder where it is attached to the label file, and click "Advanced" window where you can change the user name to open the file.
If you want to change the attributes of a label, click on the "General" tab - there are several checkboxes and a button that opens the advanced settings. And on the Compatibility tab, you can adjust the startup settings files from older versions if they are incorrectly processed operating system.
In addition to these three in the properties window of the label can be four more tabs with settings that help to set access rights for various users (Security), "rollback" to a previous version (Previous versions), to compare the checksum with two labels (File Hashes).

Advice 2 : How to add shortcut in quick launch

Organize the desktop, which launch frequently used programs and files can be done with one mouse click, is the most convenient. This feature provides a quick launch bar of Windows. All that is required is to display it on the taskbar and add shortcuts to the necessary programs, files and folders.
How to add shortcut in quick launch
You will need
  • – a Windows computer.
If your Windows XP displays the quick launch toolbar, install it. To do this, right-click the mouse on the taskbar and select the context menu option "Properties". In the opened window, select "taskbar" and tick the box next to "Show quick launch". Click "Apply" and "OK".
If the label component you want is on the desktop, drag it to the quick launch toolbar by pressing and holding the left mouse button. In the same way you can move the panel a shortcut to any program, folder or file from their original location.
In Vista display a quick access toolbar and the space of labels is almost the same as in XP. To install the panel, right-click on the taskbar, in the ensuing window, select the menu "Toolbar" and select the checkbox for the option "Quick launch". Drag and drop shortcuts mouse is exactly as in XP. From the start menu, you can export the labels to the panel through the context menu by right-clicking your mouse over the desired component and selecting "add to quick launch".
Before you can add a shortcut in the quick launch toolbar Windows 7, you need to install it. To do this, click the right mouse button on the taskbar and uncheck "lock the taskbar". Then here select "Panel" and the option "new toolbar". In the opened window enter the name of the folder "%UserProfile%AppDataRoamingMicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick Launch". Then click "Select folder" and verify that the taskbar appeared the quick access toolbar – Quick Launch.
Click on it to place the dotted separators, right-click and get the context menu checkmark next to "Show signatures" and "Show title". This will leave on the panel only the icons, not showing their names. Click "View" and tick "Small icons" so the panel could accommodate more icons.
Click the left mouse button on the Quick Launch bar and drag the dotted line to the required distance, clipping a certain area of the taskbar for the quick access toolbar. Right-click the mouse on the taskbar and tick "lock the taskbar". If you have not stopped the SP1 for Windows 7, created the quick access toolbar may disappear after you restart. To avoid this, install SP1.
Add shortcuts to the necessary programs, files and folders on the quick launch toolbar by dragging them with the mouse. Release the mouse button when the cursor there inscription "copy to Quick Launch".
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If you are using a widescreen monitor, the control panel is conveniently positioned on the side, increasing its width to the same size (about 80 pixels) to the quick access toolbar placed 3-4 rows of shortcuts. This will allow you to place it 20-30 icons, and at the same time will leave on the taskbar has enough space to accommodate the icons of running programs and files.

Advice 3 : How to change file properties

Standard Windows tools, you can modify some properties files, for example, allow editing and deletion. To change creation date, you have to use third party programs or non-standard Windows techniques.

How to hide file

On Windows you can hide the file you created from the view and disallow edit. To do this, click on its icon, right-click, choose "Properties" command in the "General" tab of the properties window check the boxes for the attributes "read Only" and Hidden. Then go to menu "tools" and select "folder options". In the View tab locate additional parameters in the item "Hidden files and folders" and set its value to "No show". For confirmation, click OK. To restore the visibility of the file, uncheck the attribute "Hidden".

How to change file properties

You can change only some of the data in the file properties. If you have Windows XP, in the properties window, go to the Summary tab and click Advanced. Click in the Value section next to the properties you want to change. If editing is permitted, a blank box appears, framed.

To change the file properties in Windows 7 in the properties window go to the tab "Details" and proceed as described above.

How to change the creation date of the file

To know the creation date of the file, right-click on its icon and choose the command "Properties". In the General tab displays basic information about the file, including, and creation date. To change this setting by standard means of Windows will not work, but you can use non-standard methods. Double click on the clock in the system tray (lower right corner of the screen) and set the date and time to which you want to change the actual data file.

Open the file with a suitable editor (for text files, perfect Word, for graphic – Paint or Photoshop) and save it under your name. Now in the properties file will reflect the desired creation date.

You can use third party programs to change file attributes, e.g. file Manager Total Commander. Start TC and in Explorer locate the file whose information you want to change.

In the menu "File" click on "Change attributes" and in the new window, check the box next to "Change date/time". Then check the box "Use plugins". In the "Plug-in" must be the value of tc. In the "Property" expand the dropdown list and choose the item "date of creation". In the Value field, enter the desired date and click OK.

For credibility adjustments, click Add attribute and in the properties list, select the "modification date". Enter a date later than creation date.

In this window you can disable editing of the file and make it hidden. To do this, tick the items "read-Only" and "Hidden".
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