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Archive for the ‘Shortcuts & Keyboard Tricks’ Category

The BIG Keyboard Shortcut List

Friday, November 12th, 2004

What is the allure of keyboard shortcuts? Do they really save time? Why bother since my mouse is permanently attached to my hand?

I like to use keyboard shortcuts, especially if someone is watching me, because they make me look like a pro. With just a few key strokes I can leave a mouser spinning his wheel! Whatever your motivation, here’s a big list of keyboard shortcuts… Continue reading

Put that File in Several Places at Once

Friday, November 12th, 2004

It never fails, when I want to find a particular file, I look in the logical place, but it’s actually in a different folder. Or what if I want a document on my desktop AND in a folder? I’m sure this happens to you. Wouldn’t it be nice to have it in two places at once? Well, yeah, I know, you can always copy and

Underlined Letters in Toolbars

Friday, November 12th, 2004

In many programs, I notice that certain letters in the toolbar words are underlined. Why is that?

These are keyboard shortcuts using the Alt key. For Instance, if the word File in the toolbar had a line under the letter F, then I could hold down Alt+F to open the File menu.

What Does that Program Do?

Friday, November 12th, 2004

You probably know that if you hover over a program in your Toolbar or on your Desktop, it gives you the program name. Some programs like Google Chrome and Word also give you a description.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have this for all your Programs? Great news… if you have Windows XP, Vista

Desktop Web Shortcuts

Thursday, November 11th, 2004

Do you have a web site you visit often? Wouldn’t it be cool to have a shortcut on your desktop for it? Here’s a quick way to do it:

First, head to the web page with either Explorer or Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

You’ll see next to the site’s URL (address) a small icon with a blue “e” on it. Drag that… Continue reading

Copy and Paste

Thursday, November 11th, 2004

Michael from California Asks:

How do I “Copy and Paste”?

First off, you’ll be glad to learn copying and pasting is easy. You can copy and paste just about anything your little heart desires: text, web pages, files, pictures, you name it. The idea behind the process is to take information from one place and deposit it into another.

For… Continue reading

Print Screen Button and Screen Shots

Thursday, November 11th, 2004

How do I take a screen shot like the ones in your newsletter?

I get email everyday asking that very question. So, here ya go!

You just tap the PrtScn (print screen) button. The real function of this key is to make a “snapshot” of your screen. If you have some imaging software like Adobe Photoshop (or a good word… Continue reading

Caps Lock Alarm

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Did you know there are alarms you can turn on to notify you when you hit the Caps Lock key? Check this tip to find out how! Continue reading

Drag, Drop, And Save Those Web Pics!

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Drag, Drop, And Save Those Web Pics!

Ever stumble upon a really cool picture while you’re surfing? You know, the kind you’re just itchin’ to share with anyone who’ll look? Maybe it’s a picture of a cute little puppy hanging off a couch, maybe it’s a funny kid with pie all over his face, maybe it’s your Aunt Edna in her swimsuit—OK, maybe not.

In any case… Continue reading

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