How to Add a Folder to the Start Menu

Difficulty: Moderately Easy       Time: Little

Adding a Folder to the Start Menu

1. First step is to click and open the folder you are going to add.

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2. Inside the folder, select View , then Go To. and select  Go Up One Level. NOTE (  If you cannot see the View command, then follow the steps for Enabling the Menu Bar in a Folder or Window. )

 

You should now see this:

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3.   Make sure to first click the folder, so that it is highlighted— it is marked in blue.

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4. Now here is the tricky part. Move the folder into the Start Orbimage and wait a moment.

After a few seconds, the Start Menu should appear.  Simply drag the folder and drop.

 

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Now here is the result.  Congrats the folder is at the Start Menu.

 

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Enabling the Menu Bar in a Folder

Difficulty: Easy        Time: Easy

Enabling the Menu Bar in a Folder

1. First thing first. Open Windows explorer. A simple way to do this is to open any folder on your Desktop. Below I have a folder that I selected. Double-click and open the folder.

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2. Inside, click the Organize button. You should get a list of commands, like below.image

3. Now select the Layout command. You should get these options. Go ahead and select Menu Bar. image

4.  The Menu Bar should now appear. Good work!

 

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How To Get a Copyright

So you want a special something of yours get the legal stamp of copyright law? A copyright not only protects your content, but it also serves as a flashy warning to the “copycats” and your competitors. Here’s how to get started…

How do I Get a Copyright ?

First things first. According to the law, the moment you create any original work, you automatically get copyright protection.

    1. Your content is already protected by copyright law ( even if you haven’t registered your copyright)
    2. You can register a Copyright Notice and pay a $30 fee to the U.S. Copyright Office. A registered copyright gives you more legal benefits than an unregistered one… you can pursue and even sue infringers.

How Do I Write a Copyright Notice ?

It’s pretty simple, actually: First write the word “ Copyright “ or just the symbol ©. Then simply write the date of you made the content, followed by the copyright holder ( which could be a business or a person). Here’s an example of the Premier Microsoft copyright notice:

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Do I need to Pay for a Copyright?

No. This is only if want to register your copyright. Copyright simply means that you have the right to copy your content. Because it’s yours, copyright is given to you automatically.

What Can I Copyright ?

That’s a good question…  You can copyright:

Your Original ( Your Own)

  • Images
  • Text
  • Movies
  • Art

While we are at it, you cannot copyright Ideas, Facts, Common Information, Links, URLs, Names and Titles, Systems or Procedures, or Short Phrases( you can trademark short phrases)

How To Install Adobe Flash Player

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Difficulty: Easy          Time:  Little to None

Adobe Flash Player enables a lot of web and video animation on the Internet today. If you need to install Adobe Flash in order to view certain content on the web, just follow these steps.

  1. Launch your web browser (We recommend Internet Explorer 9) 
  2. Go to http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/. It looks like this:Adobe Flash Player
  3. Click the Download Now button (NOTE: It will usually have an added download that can be attached to it, like Google Toolbar or Google Chrome. You can check the box to opt out from installing Google Toolbar or Google Chrome). Google Toolbar Opt Out
  4. Depending on your browser, the next step is variable. If you’re using IE 9, click the Run button on the lower part of the screen. RunIf you’re using an earlier version of IE, click on the bar on the upper part of your screen and click Run. Other browsers require another but similar step. In almost every browser, the run option is usually available for downloaded .exe files.
  5. Another dialogue box comes from your computer after you select the run option, which is usually the “Do you want to allow this program to make changes on your computer?” Click Yes to install.
  6. After you click yes, another dialogue box will appear from the Flash program. It gives you the option whether to install updates automatically, to receive notifications to install updates, or to not install updates. Select the button that fits your preference. image
  7. Flash Player will begin to install after you select your option on the previous dialogue box. Adobe Flash Installation
  8. It may ask you to close certain programs, usually any web browser that is open. image
  9. After it finishes installing, click Finish.
  10. It will usually redirect you an Adobe web page that confirms installation.
  11. NOTE: You may have to install Adobe Flash on any other browsers you may have on your PC.