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On this page, I refer to making a back-up copy of the 'My Documents' folder, re-arranging desktop icons, deleting the list of recent documents, and amending the settings for the text size and readability on the monitor screen on XP computers. Similar methods can be used on earlier versions, but the menus and pop-ups will be different. I recommend that you read the Disclaimer on the about page.

1. Copying the 'My Documents' folder to a CD-R/RW disk.
This may depend on the version of XP and your CD drive must be enabled to allow copying to disk (check the 'Properties' of the CD drive after double-clicking on the 'My Computer' icon either on the desktop or on the XP Start menu).
For details of one way to create a back-up copy of the 'My Documents' folder files, please send an e-mail to the address shown on the contact page.

2. Emptying the list of recently used documents displayed when on 'Documents' in the Classic Start menu (and when 'List my most recently opened documents' option has been previously checked on the XP Start menu).
(a) Right-click the Start button, and click 'Properties' on the pop-up menu.
(b) Click the 'Start menu' tab (if not already selected).
(c) Click the 'Customize...' button.

2.1. If the start menu is set to the XP Start menu -
(a) Click the 'Advanced' tab.
(b) In the 'Recent documents' section, click the 'Clear List' button.
(c) Click the 'OK' button.

2.2. If the start menu is the Classic Start menu -
(a) Click the 'Clear' button which is to the right of the recycle bin icon and below the 'Sort' button.
(b) Click the 'OK' button.

3. Changing to a larger size of text on the screen, when the screen is set to a higher resolution (e.g. 1024 x 768).
(a) Right-click on the background (wallpaper) of the desktop.
(b) Click on 'Properties' on the pop-up menu.
(c) Click the 'Appearance' tab, then in the 'Font size:' section, click on 'V'(drop-down list selector) on the right and click on 'Large Fonts'.
(d) Click the 'OK' buttons as many times as necessary.

You may need to restart your computer to apply the new settings.

If the displayed text and icon sizes are not acceptable, repeat steps (a) to (d) above but select 'Normal Fonts' instead of 'Large Fonts'.
Now try this alternative procedure -
(e) Repeat steps (a) and (b) above.
(f) Click the 'Settings' tab, then click the 'Advanced' button (above the 'Apply' button).
(g) Click the 'General' tab if not already selected.
(h) In the 'Display' section, click on 'V' (drop-down list selector) button on the right.
(i) Click on 'Large size (120 DPI)' in the displayed list.
(j) Click the 'OK'  buttons as many times as necessary.

You may need to restart your computer to apply the new settings.

4. Improving the readability of the text displayed on the screen.
(a) Follow the instructions given in sections 3. (a) and (b) above.
(b) Click the 'Appearance' tab, then click the 'Effects ...' button.
(c) Click the check box next to 'Use the following method for smoothing edges of screen fonts:' so that the check box shows a green check/tick mark.
(d) The box below that one should show 'Standard', or select an option from the drop-down list by clicking on the button under the word 'method'.
(e) Click on 'OK' button two times.

5. Reducing the 'screen-flicker' when in 1024 x 768 resolution mode.
This is may depend on the monitor type and graphics card installed.
(a) Follow the instructions given in sections 3. (a) and (b) above.
(b) Click the 'Settings' tab, then click the 'Advanced' button.
(c) If shown, click on 'Monitor', then in the 'Monitor settings' section select a higher refresh rate (the highest shown between 72 to 80 hertz) from a drop-down list. (Note that ‘Monitor’ may be a tab called ‘Refresh’, ‘Settings’ or ‘Screen’ or within any tab panel of the Graphics/Driver user interface).
(d) Click on 'OK' buttons two times - you may be notified that a system restart is required to apply the new settings - confirm or cancel your new settings as appropriate.

6. Moving desktop icons on the screen to your own places, so they do not return to their original positions.
(a) Right-click on the background (wallpaper) of the desktop.
(b) Move the mouse cursor up to 'Arrange Icons By' and then over to the menu which is displayed to the right.
(c) Move down to 'Auto Arrange' - if there is a check/tick mark to the left of that line then click on 'Auto Arrange' to deselect that option, repeat steps (a) and (b) then continue at (d).
(d) Move down to 'Align to Grid' - if there is NOT a check mark/tick to the left of that line then click on 'Align to Grid' to select that option, repeat steps (a) and (b) then continue at (e).
(e) Move down to 'Lock Web Items on Desktop' - if there is a check/tick mark to the left of that line then click on 'Lock Web Items on Desktop' to deselect that option.
(f) For each desktop icon you wish to move, click and hold down the left-button on the mouse, move the icon to where you want it to be, then release the button.
   
New version 11 March 2017 is here.
Consider this method for deriving a median or average amount when it is desirable to reduce a number of amount and represent them with a satisfactory alternative.
Create a group of 3 to 28 amount and select them using this criteria
in all there is 1 or higher before a base or decimal point that is real or implied
same or varying count of decimal place digits or none decimal place digits
there is arranging them in numerical amount sequence in group
there is acceptable numeric range between the lowest and highest amount.
Obtain or estimate for amount in the group a fraction that is proportion of its occurrence in a typical mix relating to a total number of occurrence.
Median amount can be derive by using these steps
1 Multiply amount by relating occur fraction and retain result.
2 Perform step 1 for all amount in group.
3 Sum all the retain result to produce a new result.
Option is divide new result by a count of amount in group and can be record and use of indication to help in elementary consistency check or other purpose.
In following steps the words retain position refer to the digit which is in last decimal place position to the right that occurs in all amount in group. In the case of integer amount the words retain position refer to the digit which is in unit position to the right in all amount in group and is left of a base or decimal point that is real or implied in all amount in group.
4 When new result is satisfactory as alternative amount for group continue at step 9.
5 Select a number from 8 or 19 or 14 as digit in this step.
6 Subtract select digit mathematically from retain position in the numerically highest amount, or
add select digit mathematically to retain position in a numerically middle amount, or
subtract 7 or lower or 12 mathematically from retain position in that amount.
7 When that result is satisfactory as alternative amount for group continue at step 9.
8 Continue at step 5 to select number again or a different number.
9 Discard from latest result all digit after retain position and it can be satisfactory to use as occur weighted median amount.
Option is use this method again after remove from group the amount numerically highest or lowest or remove amount that has relating numerically highest or lowest occur fraction and to use amount separate or in different group.
   
The trouble and trial that brexit (bxt from here on) has proved to be the case to 23 April
Work relating to our withdrawing from membership in europe started last year and bxt was the plan reported to be in use by government and authorities. Progress was slower than expected and some initial stage delayed to this year.
This important country is a member of G8 and similar groups, is our lord's land O.L.L. with international obligations and as Our lord I am disenchanted with the situation and have contacted authorities regarding a selection from these point
Incorrect process used for referendum last year
Error in some document available
Result published did not reflect all indications given
Announcement by officials from europe not made on tv to all area
Replacement referendum not taken place and insufficient obtain of indications
Bxt may not be plan available in this year (its law, worldwar, great event and kingdom of G. arriving)
and could be postpone to later this year or next
The plan may not be appropriate process at all after destructing this year part of europe and markets
Insufficient funding for implementing and activities of plan
Other plan from a number available more appropriate to the time
Letter reported to be despatched not necessarily appropriate or can be reply to
Announcing of reply receipt with brief detail not made on tv to all area
Announcing of the plan in use and progress not made on tv to all area
Conform to article 50 section 4 of treaty not known if 2 council exist the name of body
and other process and entity of union may require them
Coverage by the media has include material may not be part of plan in use or negotiation
Statement from council president or union official not known here
  

 

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