Here’s the updated version of the popular shutdown shortcut for Windows XP. Just right-click onto an empty area of the desktop then select New then Shortcut from the menu that appears. Click the Browse button and navigate your way to: C:\Windows\System32\Shutdown.exe.

Click Next, give the shortcut a name and click Finish. Now right-click the new shortcut, select Properties and in the Target box, add the command line ‘switch’ -l (to log off), -s (to shut down) or -r (to reboot). A basic shutdown shortcut command line should look like this: More »

Most people learn to type as they go, graduating slowly from hunt-and-peck to look-see every now and again. If you are anything like me after a few years you can go at a fair old lick, but you still make a lot of mistakes, simply because you’ve never been taught to touch-type.

It’s never too late to learn and this little freeware program, called TypeFaster Typing Tutor could help you to lose some of those bad habits, and increase your speed. More »