It’s another one of those tips that I’m surprised I didn’t know about! I love these!
Just drop it over for an instant location! Cool!
~Andrew… Continue reading
Do you ever find yourself scrolling through a huge folder? You, know…one that looks like…
Your scroll-wheel finger must be screaming in pain!
Well, if you need to get to the beginning or the end quickly, just press Ctrl+Home or Ctrl+End. That will jump you back and forth between the first and last file in the folder.… Continue reading
Need to shut down two or three open programs quickly, but leave the rest running? Hold down the CTRL key as you click their buttons on the taskbar. Then, right-click (still holding down the CTRL key) one of those depressed buttons and select “Close” from the resulting menu. Poof! They’re all gone!
Note: There are other functions you can do, too! You can… Continue reading
Need to see the specifics about a file on your computer? Want to know the size, date created or what program the file is associated with? We all know that right–clicking and selecting “Properties” is the usual method, but did you know there were alternatives, too?
Kim from OH asks:
I was typing along in MS Word and all of a sudden I’m typing over stuff. What gives?
Have you ever gone back to change a thing or two while typing and instead of moving the text to the right to accommodate the space, the text was overwritten? You probably ended up having to re-type an entire paragraph because of it.… Continue reading
It appears as though a healthy portion of Worldstart readers out there are using Windows Mail as their primary E-mail client. This is great, but I realized that I haven’t offered up a single tip on WM since I’ve been writing here!
Please accept my most sincere apologies in the form of some helpful keyboard shortcuts! 😉
Here’s a scenario. You’re studiously working on your laptop or desktop, when all of a sudden your screen goes blank. You can swear that the computer is still on, though! What do you do?
It might be a serious video error, or perhaps your display driver decided to go on a coffee break for a bit, but no matter what you
Now, I can’t believe that out of the thousands of computer tips Worldstart has in their database, that this one has been overlooked for so long! Say you’re tooling along, writing, doing graphics or whatever and you make a mistake. What do you do? That’s right, hit Ctrl-Z! That’s the “undo” command; the (almost) universal solution for mess-ups and mistakes!
So, what about when you… Continue reading
Some websites are cavernous trenches that seem to scroll on for miles. If you’ve ever been party to a site like this, do you find it a royal pain in the you-know-what scrolling all the way back up to the top again? Your mouse wheel can only take so much punishment! So, instead of wasting your time digging yourself out of a site, why not just use a quick… Continue reading
Often times I find myself with more than my fair share of windows minimized in my taskbar. Sure, it’s disorganized, but it becomes even more frustrating when I need to look at two of them at once! Minimize, maximize, adjust the size, etc!
It gets really repetitive!
Some people have two monitors for this, streamlining the process
Every once in awhile I come across a tip that turns out to be far cooler than I thought it was going to be. Today’s tip is a great example of that. If your eyesight isn’t quite what it used to be, then here’s a trick I’d like you to try. It’s called “High Contrast” mode.
How do we do this, then?
Press: Left Shift+Left Alt+Print Screen
Here’s a quick shortcut for anyone who’s found themselves acting like a telegraph operator on their backspace key. You know what I’m talking about. You’ve just finished a line of text, it doesn’t look right, so you want to delete the whole line. “Ratta-tatta-ratta-ratta”, and your finger falls off…
There’s a better way! Simply put your cursor at the beginning of the line you want to… Continue reading
It’s time to think outside the box on this tip. The power button on the front of your PC; what does it do? It tends to put my computer at home to sleep when I press it, but what if you’ve got other stuff you’d rather it be doing?
What about just shutting the system down? Perhaps you’d like it to make your PC… Continue reading
I’m impatient sometimes, and being the technologically-minded individual I am, I find my patience tried and tired-out everyday working on and around computers. This means that anytime I find even the simplest tip, trick or solution to make computer life easier, I just have to share it with all of you!
So, say you want to open the task manager, but you don’t even want the hassle of… Continue reading
Do you have any keyboard shortcuts for the Internet Explorer Favorites Center?
But of course! Just consider us your one-stop shortcut shop!
Let’s talk a little bit about favorites, shall we? Internet Explorer has something called the Favorites Center, where all of your most loved and cherished websites can be stored and accessed. Perhaps you knew about that… Continue reading
Multi-tab browsing in Firefox makes managing multiple web pages a breeze! Remember how Ctrl + T opens a new tab? Well, what about Ctrl+ Page Up and Ctrl+Page Down to switch between those tabs? Want to navigate between tabs even faster? Check these out:
Ctrl+1: Switch to the first tab
Ctrl+2: Switch to the second tab
Ctrl+3: Switch to the third tab
Ctrl+4: Switch… Continue reading
Our romp through form and function is nearing it’s end, and we have but four remaining F-Keys to discuss. The ALT, CTRL and Shift combinations haven’t really added a whole lot of usefulness as far as I can tell, but we’d better finish this off with F9 through F12, just to be thorough! Remember: The F-keys are not a curse word, but a row of keys at the top… Continue reading
Welcome back to another exciting edition of “What the F-key?” Today our special guest stars are F5 through F8. Let’s give them a warm round of applause! Just to recap, the function keys are the line of “F” keys going across the top of your keyboard going from F1 to F12. As before, we’ll be covering the ALT, CTRL and Shift functions of these keys to see what they… Continue reading
As promised I’m back with more function keys! This time we’ll be talking about extended combinations like ALT, CTRL and Shift, and how they alter each F-key’s function. Just to recap, the function keys are the line of “F” keys going across the top of your keyboard going from F1 to F12.
Today we’ll be covering F1 through F4.
Note: Do not expect all of… Continue reading
Our final exploration into function keys might surprise some of you out there. There’s really not a whole lot of “functionality” at the end of the row, but let’s look anyways.
Just to refresh:
Function keys are pretty versatile, but some only have purpose specific to the program that’s running at the time. They’re mainly used as shortcuts or in conjunction with the CTRL, ALT, and Shift… Continue reading
In part 2 of “What the F-key?” we’ll be covering Function Keys F5 through F8. Some useful ideas here for function keys, folks! Just to recap let’s discuss what F-keys are used for:
Function keys have many, many uses, some of which are specific to the program that’s running at the time. They’re mainly used as shortcuts or in conjunction with the CTRL, ALT, and Shift keys, which I’ll cover… Continue reading
Keyboard + Mouse in Vista
One of the accessibility features in Windows Vista is called Mouse Keys and it allows you to control your mouse movement with the number pad on your keyboard. By doing so, you can move the mouse pointer a single pixel at a time if you want. I mean, it doesn’t get any more precise than that. Let’s check it out!
To work with Mouse Keys… Continue reading
The Scroll Lock key!
The Scroll Lock key can usually be found directly above the group of keys that contains Insert Home… Continue reading
Today’s quick tip may seem a little basic for some of you, but I think a lot of you out there will appreciate this. I get e-mails and even phone calls all the time about such procedures like copy, paste and cut. Since I receive so many requests about those things, I thought it would be a good idea to take a step back and go… Continue reading