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Windows 2000 Secrets and Tips by Zac

Zac is one-half of the team that brings the Village to you.
He has become the county's Windows 2000 resident guru, and will be sharing some of his hard-earned knowledge with us all.

His column is updated every weekday, or thereabouts, so check back often for new secrets and tips.

Adjusting the Printer Timeout

If you send a job to your printer while it is still warming up, Windows lets you know that there's a problem and then says that it will try printing again after a specific period of time.

This period is called the Timeout, and you can adjust it if Windows pesters you about this more frequently than you'd like.

  • Go to Start, Settings, Printers, right-click your regular printer, and choose Properties.

  • Click the Details tab, and you'll see two Timeout numbers at the bottom of the box.
  • The one labeled Not Selected sets the period of time that Windows will wait before it stops trying to send the print job and notifies you.

    Transmission Retry is the amount of time (following notification) that Windows will wait before trying to print again.

    Change the settings as you'd like, then click OK.

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    Do you have some Windows 2000 tips or secrets to share or have a question?

    You can Write to Zac!.

    Include your first initial and last name and put the word WIN2000 in the subject.

    I'll try to use your contribution in a future column.

    (Please note that these columns are written several weeks in advance so publishing it will be delayed accordingly.)

    A NEW Windows with all its tweaks.

    Ain't if FUN!!!!!!

    There's also some secrets and tips for Windows 98 and Windows 95.


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