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How To: Change oil in a lawnmower with Lowe's

Lowe's home improvement expert, Mike Kraft provides a step-by-step method for changing the oil on a walk-behind lawn mower. From assembling the proper tools and supplies you will need to complete the task, through disconnecting the motor for safety, through the proper drainage technique and finally refilling the crank case this video gives complete instructions for any mower maintenance. Changing the oil on your mower will extend its life. Following the steps in this guide will provide you wi...

How To: Create summary tasks in MS Project 2007

In this tutorial, we learn how to create summary tasks in MS Project 2007. First, put a task into your project and use the fill option to create more tasks. Fill in the duration and start time of your tasks as well. Now, write the subject at the top and then highlight the tasks that have to do with them, and click an arrow to indent all of these tasks. You can have up to nine levels of indenting and tasks, but this can make your project look far too complicated. When finished, save your proje...

How To: Use My Day in Microsoft Entourage: Mac 2008

There's a lot of great features in Entourage 2008 for Mac, and one of the new features in "My Day". It's a small integrated app that helps you stay organized and helps you manage all of your upcoming events and tasks. The Microsoft Office for Mac team shows you just how to manage tasks and events by using My Day in this how-to video.

How To: Put laminate floors in your home

This video demonstrates how to laminate floors into your home. In this case, this is an episode from HGTV which is a home improvement show with the motto of "Start at Home." The laminated floors in this video are click and lock floors. First you would clean out the floor, install flooring and then cut the pieces to fit. If you follow the steps slowly in this video, you'll be able to laminate the floors. Some basic carpentry skills are needed for this task.

How To: Create links between tasks in MS Project 2007

In this tutorial, we learn how to create links between tasks in MS Project 2007. First, select the task you want to link, then click on the link task button on the toolbar. You will now see a finished task link between these tasks. In the entry table, you will see the predecessor, which is task two. You can also type the numbers in the predecessor column and enter the information in. You may want to create a link that is different, so you don't confuse two things that will start at the same t...

How To: Link tasks in Microsoft Project 2007

In this Software video tutorial you will learn how to link tasks in Microsoft Project 2007. There are four ways to link a task. Finish to start is the default, then you have start to start, finish to finish and start to finish. Here you will see how to link up two tasks and what is the dependency between them. There are various methods of creating dependency between two tasks. One method is to select the two tasks and click on the ‚Äòlink tasks‚Äô button on the tool bar or you can go to the ‚...

How To: Get the task manager in Windows Vista

Vista Tips teaches the viewer how to easily get the task manager in Windows Vista. Vista Tips warns that the simple way to get task manager used to be to simply hold the keys Ctrl, Alt, Del down simultaneously. Now, these keys yield a menu. The way to get task manager on Windows Vista has now been changed to Ctrl, Shift and Esc. Simply hold down Ctrl, Shift and escape simultaneously to directly yield the task manager. Another way to do this is to use the start bar to get the task manager. Sim...

How To: Schedule tasks in Windows XP

In this video, the instructor shows how to schedule tasks in Microsoft Windows XP. Scheduled tasks are nothing but programs you want your computer to run at specific reoccurring intervals like daily, weekly, monthly, etc. This can be a very helpful feature if you want to update a particular software or run a system virus scan at regular intervals. To do this, click on the start button and go to run. In the Run command prompt, type in 'tasks' and hit enter. Now this opens up the schedule tasks...

How To: Find hidden taskbar shortcuts

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to find hidden task-bar shortcuts in Windows 7. Begin by pressing the Windows and T keys on the keyboard. The will focus on the task-bar, allowing the user to navigate through using the arrow keys. Users will be able to move between different icons. If the application has a window open, it will show the thumbnail. Then press the up arrow key to sort through the thumbnails. Press the down key to focus back onto the task-bar. This video will benefit tho...

How To: Use task types in MS Project 2007

In this tutorial, we learn how to use task types in MS Project 2007. First, open up the form view of all the different tasks you have. Now, look at the unit task type and see if it's effort driven or fixed units. Now, change what you want the task type to be and then click on the next button. Assign a second resource if you need to, then change the duration if you need to as well. Continue to change the task types depending on what durations you have then make sure to save this. Double check ...

How To: Tips for Tackling Your Dream Project

Brought to you by Brother International Corporation. Whether you are looking to complete a home improvement task, or you are hoping to start a new hobby, staying focused and energized during projects can be daunting. With emphasis on organization, planning, and creativity, we gathered together tips that will help you successfully tackle any project on your plate!

How To: Pin a program to taskbar in Windows 7

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to pin a program to the task-bar in Windows 7. Click on the Start menu and click on All Programs. Find the program that you want to pin in the task-bar and click on it. Right-click on the program and select Pin to Task-bar. The program will then be pinned as an icon on the left side of the task-bar, beside the Start menu. Users are able to pin as much programs to the task-bar as they want. This video will benefit those viewers who have a Windows 7 com...

How To: Make a charcloth for lighting fires in the wild

Lighting a fire in the wilderness can be tricky, but having a piece of charcloth can make the task easier. Charcloth is carbonized cotton fiber, which lights easily when exposed to a spark, making your task of lighting a fire in the wild, much, much easier. You'll need a fire, a metal container with a lid and a piece of cotton fabric. Voila, charcloth!

Tasker 101: How to Create an Exit Task

When you create a profile in Tasker, it will run a task as soon as all of the conditions in your profile are met. But what happens when the profile's conditions stop being met? By default, nothing will happen, but if you create an exit task, the automation tool will run that instead.

How To: Pin programs to the task bar & start menu in Windows 7

Windows 7 has an interesting new feature by which you can pin your programs to the task bar and this video shows you how to do it. In Windows 7 if you have any frequently used program you can improve its ease of access by pinning it to the task bar. Now to do this first open the start menu, go to the programs, and now browse to any program and right click it. From that menu select the Pin to task bar option. When you do this the program icon will appear on the task bar. Now the program is pin...

How To: Install lighting under kitchen cabinets with Lowe's

In this installment of the Lowe's home improvement series, host, Mike Kraft, one of Lowe's home improvement experts, demonstrates how to install lighting under your kitchen cabinets to make navigating your counter top easier. Mike lists all the necessary tools and materials you will need to complete this do-it-yourself at home project. You will learn tips and tricks for hanging the light fixtures, as well as how to run the wiring, so that the wires remain hidden from plain view.

How To: Stop procrastinating by rewarding yourself

In this tutorial, we learn how to stop procrastinating by rewarding yourself. To do this, you should first select one task you've been putting off for a long time. Then, time yourself and give the task one full hour of your time. Ignore everything else you have to do during this time, don't take breaks and let anything bother you. When you are finished with the task, give yourself a reward for completing this job! This will help you finish your task at hand and get things done more effectivel...

How To: Create and edit tasks in MS Project 2007

In this tutorial, we learn how to create and edit tasks in MS Project 2007. Before you begin, you need to set the start date by going into project information and changing the start date and end date. After this, type in your first task name, then enter in the information that goes with it. After you have entered this, press the check mark to set it up. After this, enter in the other task names that you need to specify in your project. When you are finished, you will need to save this onto yo...

How To: Build and install a retaining wall with Lowe's

In this installment of home improvement do-it-yourself videos, brought to you by Lowe's, host Mike Kraft, one of Lowe's home improvement experts, demonstrates a landscaping technique that shows you how to create a retaining wall with interlocking wall blocks, that features a raised planter bed. Mike gives you a list of all the tools and materials you will need to create the retaining wall, and offers some tips on creating curved lines when laying out the wall.

How To: Remove and replace a sink

Need to remove and replace a broken sink? Do it yourself with help from this home improvement tutorial hosted by Ron Hazleton. Learn how to disconnect the water and drain lines and garbage disposal, then how to remove and replace the sink basket, install a new faucet, and install & seal the sink rim.

How To: Open task manager instantly in Windows Vista

Techmaniacs the youtube user show us how to open task manager without having to go through the intermediate screen on a new Windows Vista. When you click on the ctrl button, the alt button and the delete button on your keyboard, it opens up a new window that gives you the options of switching users, log off, change password and start task manager. If you do not want to go through this every time there is a shortcut to get straight to task manager. You click the ctrl button, the Shift button a...

How To: Automate tasks by creating your own actions in Adobe Photoshop CS5

In this video tutorial, we learn how to create custom actions to automate repetetive tasks within Adobe Photoshop CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular raster graphics editor or a seasoned designer looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of the latest iteration of the application, you're sure to benefit from this free software tutorial. For more information, watch this video guide.

How To: Create a new task in Microsoft Project 2010

In this clip, you'll learn how to create a new task when using MS Project 2010. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular project management application or are just looking to better acquaint yourself with the Project 2010 workflow, you're sure to benefit from this free video software tutorial from Lynda. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

Tasker 101: How to Import Tasks & Profiles

Regardless of what you're trying to accomplish with Tasker, there's a good chance that someone else has already walked through the same steps. If you're unfamiliar with creating tasks and working with profiles, simply importing someone else's work would be a great shortcut. After all, there are 2 billion Android devices out there, so someone must've created a setup that suits your needs, right?

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