two problems- simple but not to me

1. on outlook express I could just go to my list of friends on the left under my folders and click the one to send a message to but with vista i have to create mail and go to tools select precipitants to direct the e-mail. can i get back to the old select and send of outlook??

2. this may seem minor but on my desk top on xp the web sites I have short cuts that have their own logo but on vista all i get is a generic icon so it is harder for this old man to see the differences between the selections like weather vs bank account.

please help if you can.


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Hi nottelybill,

1. Try right-clicking on the contact/name you should then see a range of options including e-mail.

2. If you again right-click on the icon and choose properties, you'll see the button 'change icon'. Clicking that then gives you a list of icons to choose from...

Hope that helps...:)

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