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Accessories

When you install Windows, it includes a variety of small programs that can be very helpful in performing a number of different tasks.

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The following articles are available for the 'Accessories' topic. Click the article's title (shown in bold) to see the associated article.

 Capturing a Screen Shot
There are a lot of reasons why you may want to capture screen shots. This tip shows how easy it is to do it.

 Performing Complex Calculations Using the Scientific Calculator
The next time you need to perform calculations at your computer, there's no need to fire up a big spreadsheet program or even reach for your handheld calculator. Windows provides what you need.

 Performing Simple Calculations Using the Calculator
The next time you need to perform calculations at your computer, there's no need to fire up a big spreadsheet program or even reach for your handheld calculator. Windows provides what you need.

 Using Notepad
The Notepad editor is about as old as Windows itself, yet it still has its uses even today. Here are some ideas on how to use this venerable old program.

 Using the Character Map
There may be times when you need to insert special characters that aren't found on your keyboard. Windows provides a utility, the Character Map, which allows you to insert various special characters from the fonts installed on your computer.

 Using the Disk Cleanup Wizard
There are a lot of files that "hang around" on your system that you probably don't intend to keep (if you even realize they're there). The Disk Cleanup Wizard is a quick way to remove these files from your system, thus freeing up some disk space.

 Using the Snipping Tool
Being able to capture portions of the screen can come in handy for a wide variety of reasons. The Windows snipping tool is a great utility that helps you with this.

 Using the Sound Recorder
Over the years Windows has included many accessories you can use for a variety of purposes. One of the more arcane accessories allows you to record a sound file and save it to your system.

 

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