Helpful tips for June 2012

Run” 2. Type “regedit” with out quotes. 3. Navigate to and select HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop. 4. Double click the “Menu ShowDelay” icon on the right. 5. Change “Value data” from its default of 400 (milliseconds) to 0. 6. Exit the Registry and reboot. That’s all . You have done it. Enjoy the speed of the start menu and sub menus. _________________________ Springpad – Save And Organize Information Online For Free Updated February 17, 2012 – 4:40 by rhiannon At first glance you might think that Springpad is much like the better known Evernote (online note taking and saving). There are some similarities but their core functions are different. Springpad is more like a personal organizer or assistant. Springpad uses virtual notebooks to organize information, you can create your own notebooks and there are pre-made ready to use notebooks for a large array of tasks. For example, if you save a recipe from the web, Springpad adds a list of ingredients and a link back to the original source for the instructions, and you can create a shopping list that can be printed or sent to your smartphone. Springpad has many features and apps for you to use, but you can add information to the default My Stuff notebook and worry about sorting it later. Here are a few notes about Springpad: – You can use Google, Yahoo, Facebook or Twitter to log in, or you can create an account. – It’s free, no matter how much stuff you put in it. – You can easily add content to Springpad using their web clipper, email, and mobile phone apps (iPhone, iPad, Android and other mobile devices are supported. – You can use Springpad to add notes, calendars, reminders, to do lists, alarms, home inventory, recipes and meal planning. – Springpad allows you to share or keep private anything you add to it. – Springpad syncs with your Google Calendar and can add Gmail Contacts. – Springpad goes beyond just storage. If you added a specific product such as a large screen TV your notes, Springpad will provide a link to buy it (it uses amazon.com), a link to a CNET review of the product if it’s available, and compares prices at various outlets. – Springpad is a web application, there isn’t a separate program you install on your computer. – Springpad is under active development; some recent additions are RSS and iCal feeds of your data, local data backup, ability to add tags, bar code scanning, import your notes from Evernote or Google Notebook to Springpad, import your Instapaper & Read it Later Articles to Springpad, and save notes from Google+ directly to Springpad. Springpad does have more features than the ones I’ve listed, though if you like things clear and easy, saving things to the default My Stuff notebook is the way to go. It’s easy to search for anything you’ve tucked away. I’ve used Springpad and Evernote for some time. I use Evernote for snippets of things I need to keep or remember, while I use Springpad for organizing larger types or groups of information. I can’t say one is better than the other, they are both very good. I don’t use the downloadable version of Evernote so that isn’t a factor. Evernote has a free version that’s ad supported and limits the amount of information that can be stored, and a premium paid version with fewer limitations while Springpad is free. Both have ways to easily add information from most browsers and mobile phones. I’d recommend keeping an eye on the Springpad blog, that’s where new features show up first and there are usually excellent tips to make Springpad easier to use and the intro video is the best place to get started. Springpad – quickly and easily save the ideas and information you want to remember http://springpadit.com/home/;jsessionid=79A5F13C19FBCFD1A3DC94B73708DA03.SPAD_NODE12 _________________________ If you know of someone who would like to join Mama’s Corner, please contact her at: mamas-corner-owner@yahoogroups.com _________________________ Quotes for the day Taken from Melanie mama’s corner Quote For Today: “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” _________________________ Quote For Today: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” — Bil Keane _________________________ Quote For Today: Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb. Winston Churchill _________________________ Quote For Today: I have found that being honest is the best technique I can use. Right up front, tell people what you’re trying to accomplish and what you’re willing to sacrifice to accomplish it. Lee Iacocca _________________________ Quote For Today: Follow your passion. Stay true to yourself. Never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path. By all means, you should follow that. Ellen DeGeneres _________________________ If you know of someone who would like to join Mama’s Corner, please contact her at: mamas-corner-owner@yahoogroups.com]]>

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