Tip 6 – Simple, secret Windows tips and tricks

Add mouse-friendly checkboxes to iconsFor every geek who swears by keyboard shortcuts, there are a dozen casual users who rely on their mice. Activating icon checkboxes lets you select multiple files to manage simultaneously, without having to hold down the Ctrl button as you click each one.…unless you add checkboxes to Windows icons, that is. In Windows 7, type Folder options into the Start Menu’s search bar. Next, open the “View” tab in the window that appears and ensure the “Use check boxes to select items” checkbox is checked. In Windows 8, just open Windows Explorer, open the “View” tab, and check the “Item check boxes” box in the Show/Hide pane.