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Show Notes Sunday, August 28, 2005

  • Welcome Comments
  • Show Line Up
    • Cop news
    • Training opportunities
    • Weekly Tech Talk segment with Ricky
    • More Legal Updates
    • This week's special guest in the hot seat is Mr. George Gotschalk, from the Department of Criminal Justice Services. George will be trying to give us the straight skinny on the NIMS and ICS Issues.
    • We have got a full agenda so lets just jump right in with a few news stories.
  • Weekly News
    • Taser Goes on Offensive with Legislative Campaign to Counter Perception of Danger
    • Officers in 5 States Suing Stun-Gun Maker Over Injuries
    • Four Law Enforcement Officers Charged In Tennessee Drug Conspiracy
    • Google CEO Doesn't Like Being Googled
  • Tech Talk with Ricky - Rookie Run Down
    • Customizing Start Menu Shortcuts in Windows XP - The bottom left column of the Start menu, above All Programs, includes applications that you use most often. Windows handles that automatically. If you delete programs from this list, Windows will add others. However, you can force the most-used programs out.
      • Right-click the taskbar, which usually runs across the bottom of the desktop.
      • Click Properties and select the Start Menu tab.
      • Next to the Start Menu section, click Customize.
      • On the General tab, set "Number of program on Start menu" to zero.
      • Under "Show on Start menu," clear the boxes next to Internet and E-mail.
    • You can now add your own programs in the left column.
      • The easiest way to do that is to click on Programs.
      • All the applications you need should be there. You can right-click on any program and select "Pin to Start menu."
      • If the item you want to move does not include "Pin to Start menu,"it is not executable. There should be another file in that folder that has the option.
      • I was able to cram 14 program icons into to the Start menu.
    • Using XP's Classic Start Menu
      • To set that, right-click the taskbar and click Properties.
      • Select the Start Menu tab.
      • Select Classic Start Menu (Windows 98, ME and 2000 already use this Start menu).
    • The area above the word Programs can be used.
      • To do that, click Programs and find the applications in which you are interested.
      • Click them in turn, and, holding down the mouse button, drag them to the Start menu.
    • This will remove them from the Programs list.
      • You can avoid that by first creating a new shortcut.
      • Right click the program and choose Create Shortcut.
      • Then move the new shortcut to the Start Menu.
  • 2005 Legal Update Series
    • If you have any questions or comments about anything that we discuss during the show, just send an e-mail to talkback@copcast.net
  • Closing
    • Join us next week when Steve Goodwin of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicle will be in the hot seat to discuss traffic safety issues.
    • Thanks to our sponsor RLS Enterprises, Inc. - your affordable on-line training solution for making this episode of Copcast possible.
    • Send your comments and suggestions to talkback@copcast.net