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Tech Tip: Make the most of My Network Places in XP

Find out how to tweak My Network Places to get an even bigger picture of your network.

When you're browsing through Windows XP's My Network Places on an extremely large network, tracking down the one server you're looking for can be quite a challenge. Of course, you can always maximize the window for My Network Places to get more room to scope out the network.

However, here's a little trick that will give you an even bigger picture of your network: The next time you open My Network Places, press the [F11] key.

This activates a full-screen feature similar to the one found in Internet Explorer. This feature is available in My Network Places because of the tight integration between the Windows XP operating system and Internet Explorer.

To return the screen to normal size, simply press the [F11] key again. Keep in mind that this full-screen feature is also available in Windows Explorer and My Computer.

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