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  • Email a Photo

    Windows Application Tip

    Are you getting complaints from family and friends about the size of the photos you are emailing?

    In your My Pictures folder locate a photo(s) you want to email, right mouse click on the selected photo(s) and select Send to -->> Mail recipient. Windows will prompt you to reduce the size of the photo(s) and than attach them to a new email message.

    This also works for other types of files such as Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PDF documents, etc (no size reduction allowed for these file types).

    Alternatively, try Image Resizer for Windows:


    Select some photos in your My Pictures folder:

    Selected photos in Microsoft Windows Explorer.

    Note the size of the selected files in the status bar (above). The three selected photos are 9.56MB in size.


    Now send the selected photos to your email client program (Windows Live Mail, Outlook, etc):

    Microsoft Windows Explorer, send selected photos to email client.

    Choose the size of the photos to be attached to you email message:

    Microsoft Windows Send To email recipient, select an image size

    In this example the three selected photos will be reduced in size to "Medium 1024x768".

    Photos are now attached and ready to send:

    Photos attached in email message. 

     Look at the size difference between the original photos and the newly attached photos:

    Original size: 9.56MB        (9,560,000 Bytes)
    Attached size: 414KB        (414,000 Bytes)

    Your email recipient will not notice a big difference viewing the attached photos from the originals. If the recipientneeds to print the photos in their original size it is better to deliver them on DVD disc, usb flash drive or use a cloud service such as Dropbox, OneDrive or iCloud.



  • Expand Columns

    Windows Navigation Tip

    Need to see text hidden behind a column list?

    Hover your mouse cursor over the column header's right edge.
    The mouse cursor will change shape to a move/directional cursor (move/directional cursor).
    Normally one would left mouse click-hold and drag (expand) the column to the right.
    Instead, try a double left mouse click.
    The column will automatically expand to the end of the longest line of text.


    Expand a column in Windows Explorer Details view (before):

    Expand a columns in Windows Explorer Details view



    Expanded column in Windows Explorer Details view



  • Introduction

    Robert Sauvé provides IT and computer technical support in Cairns, Queensland and area. We support businesses and home customers with timely onsite service since February 2002.
    On July 1, 2012 Robert Sauve Consulting was established along with the domain names: and

    Our current business name Sauve Consulting was established on January 24, 2018.

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  • Right Mouse Button

    Windows Navigation Tip

    Try using the right mouse button on any object or background in Windows.

    You will find useful menu options relating to a specific selected object.
    This technique will go a long way to help you understand how to use a Windows, Windows program or specific program features.

    Right mouse click on selected objects in Windows Explorer:

    Microsoft Windows Explorer, right mouse click on selected objects, files or folders.

    Right mouse click on selected text in a Word documents:

     Microsoft Word, right mouse click on selected text in a document.



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  • User Temp Folder

    Windows System Cleaning Tip

    A quick way to get to your Windows User temp folder in Windows 2000/XP:
    Start -->> Run -->> %temp% <enter>

    Windows Vista/7:
    Start -->> Search programs and files -->> %temp% <enter>


    Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10:
    Start keyboard button-R -->> %temp% <enter>

    In Windows Vista/7 you can select the Start button and select the "Search programs and files" field:

    Microsoft Windows Search Programs and Files for Users Temp folder (%temp%).

    This will also work in Windows 8/8.1/10 if you have Classic Shell installed.

    To open the Run Window Press and hold down the "Windows Logo" key (lower left hand corner of the keyboard) and press the "R" key:

    Microsoft Windows Run window to open Users temp folder (%temp%).

    Microsoft Windows Explorer Users temp folder (%temp%).

    You can safely delete all files and folders in this area, however, some items maybe active and can not be deleted.



  • Windows Mantra


    Windows Mantra


    Right mouse click for options
    Left mouse click for actions


    Use your left mouse button to select files or objects (double left mouse click to open or start)
    Use your right mouse button to display options relating to a selected file or object.
    This works with all things Windows.
    Give it a try.

    Read on for more Windows tips.

  • Windows Shortcut on a Removable Drive

    This Windows tip will allow you to create a shortcut on a removable device such as a USB flash drive. The shortcut will not be drive letter dependent and so will work on any Windows PC you plug the removable device into.

    Explorer.exe in Shortcut Target

    You can create a relative shortcut by using C:\%windir%\explorer.exe in your shortcut Target field.

    Just create a shortcut on your removable device as normal.
    1. Open the shortcut properties.
    2. At the beginning of Target field add C:\Windows\explorer.exe followed by the existing path in “”.
    3. Remove the drive letter from the path so it looks like this:
              C:\Windows\explorer.exe “\path-to-target”

    Microsoft Windows folder Shortcut properties on removable drive.

  • Windows Tips

    Handy tips for Windows 10 and right back to Windows XP: