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CNET Membership newsletter April 23, 2004 


The 5 that matter

Dear CNET members:
Happy Friday! Now that we are on a Friday schedule, you'll have more time over the weekend to submit an answer to next week's question on spyware and adware. While there may not be a one-size-fits-all solution for Douglas, let's do our best to give him a few general recommendations that will guide him in the right direction. For this week's answer, it was tough to choose a winner out of the hundreds of submissions, but we came up with one. So check out Erik's winning answer and all the honorable mentions that follow his and make sure you give all these members a high-five for their efforts! Thanks everyone!

1 In Windows XP, is there a way to always get my files to display as a list when I open a folder? Now when I open a folder, I always get icons.

--Submitted by Charles M.

The following two-step method is one of the easiest.

Step 1: Change the view of a displayed folder
With a folder open (either from My Computer or Windows Explorer), click View on the file bar. Click the desired view: Thumbnails, Tiles, Icon, List, Details. The folder being displayed will have the new view.

Step 2: Apply the view to all folders
With a folder open (either from My Computer or Windows Explorer), click Tools on the file bar. Click Folder Options in the drop-down box. The Folder Options control window will be displayed Click the View tab. Click the "Apply to all folders" button in the Folder Views section of the View tab. A confirm box will be displayed to change the view of all folders to be like the folder you have displayed Click Yes. Click OK at the bottom of the View tab to close the Folder Options control window.

--Submitted by: Erik H. of Hudson, MA

Please click here to check out Erik’s full response and this week's honorable mentions.

For his efforts, we’re sending his choice of any Help.com Learning CD.

Check out next week's question:

All of a sudden, my PC is running slower and I'm getting a ton of advertising pop-ups when I go online. Someone told me it might be spyware or adware. What are they and how do I get rid of them?

--Submitted by: Douglas A. of Paradise Valley, AZ

We feature a new question every Friday. If you have the answer, e-mail us at messageboards@cnet.com. If we choose your response, you'll get a free Help.com CD. Click here for Q&A submission guidelines


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