February 19, 2004Shouldn't this say "confusers". Most people who use a computer today are more confused by using one then ever before. With the rate of technology development, what we all learned yesterday, is already out of date and something new has already been taught today and passed on to another.
February 19, 2004I don't think you're old enough to have an attitude like that!
The biggest advance computers bring is the ready access to any and all information. Confusion isn't the computer's fault - they're just a tool - it's like saying a hammer is bad because you banged your thumb.
February 19, 2004Don,
I never thought of it like that. What I really meant was that I got out of school learned a program that was the newest on the market at the time and now a year later they have four new versions.
I was saying that what some of us learned yesterday like say hold down the "windows" button and press "e" will bring up the explorer. For text holding "control" and pressing "c" will copy and pressing "v" will paste it.
They are already making new short cut key strokes and new programs to make the old ones absolute.
February 19, 2004Hey, my "Windows" button and "e" doesn't bring up Explorer...what gives. I get "My Computer" page...nothing to do with explorer.
I know what you mean about new technology/programs coming out one after the other. My son is a Computer Programmer. He's ALWAYS buying new program books to keep up with the latest stuff.
February 19, 2004Crewzin what windows are you running?
Remember you must hold the windows button down while pressing the "e" key.
If you just press the windows button you can bring up the start menu. This is good for those times when you accidently smash your mouse or it doesn't work properly.
February 19, 2004Just had it all upgraded to Windows XP Home Version. Yes, I do hold the widows button while hitting the "e" key and it still goes to "My Computer" . Just the windows button does bring up the start menu like you said.
February 19, 2004What is it probably doing is opening Windows Explorer instead of Internet Explorer. I have XP Pro and it opens windows explorer.
I'm 21 and have been working in computers for 5 years and enjoyed them long than that. I have noticed that if you are not open and willing to learn new things about them, it will be a pain in the butt! I have seen people try it first thing and hate it. Give them a few months and they love it. Then they hear about upgrading something and they do it and then they hate it all over again because something changed. Gotta be open when it comes to computers.
Keep On Crusin'
February 20, 2004CREWZIN,
It does the same thing on mine, that is called the windows explorer.
This will also work if you right click on the start button a menu will come up
Open all Users
Explore all Users
The explore in this option menu will do the same thing but may bring you up in a new location then My computer. Mine goes to Start menu, programs.
If you press the windows key, let it out and then press "I" it will bring you up in Internet Explorer. If you just press the windows key, let it out and then press "e" it should bring you up in a email server such as Yahoo. At least my setup here does this. Im running XP pro.
Hope this helps you out.
I use windows and "E" together often to search my files for folders in need to find quick for work. Doing it this way allows me to not move the mouse from the area on the screen Im working on, and is fast for me to do stuff.
February 20, 2004OK,
It does what you guys are explaining, but I find it easier just to use the mouse and right click on the Blue "e" for Internet Explorer instead of hitting a bunch of buttons. I've worked with computers for about the last 8 years with my government job before retiring, but it was never hooked up to the Internet. Got pretty comfortable with them but we were only taught what we needed to know to do our job and anything else was self taught, hit & miss, hunt & peck! Didn't think I would ever need one at home...now I couldn't get along without one.