January 22, 2016 |

Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

Some oldies but goodies for any version of Windows are:

CTRL& Shift& Esc keys will open your Task Manager

Windows key & E opens the File Explorer

Windows key and M minimises all open windows.

Ctrl key and L locks Windows.

The windows key looks like this:windows key

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July 9, 2013 |

Larger Text for Tired Eyes in Windows

If you’re finding it difficult to read things on your computer because they look a little small on your screen, there’s a quick way to remedy this in Windows 7.

1. Open the Start Menu in the lower left and select Control Panel.

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January 10, 2013 |

Forward Slash/Back Slash, all is Revealed!

Forward/ Slash\Backslash

There’s a whole lot of slashing going on, but which way is which and does it matter? Well, yes it does…

Forward slash is this /, and backslash is this \.

Forward slashes tell your computer you’re looking for something external to your system, like web pages e.g. www.angelalewis.com.au/blog.

Backslashes tell your computer you’re looking for something inside your system, like a drive or a file, e.g. C:\Programs\MSoffice\Word\letters.

 

August 24, 2011 |

Alt&Tab: The Fast Way to Scroll Through Open Windows

While this is an oldie but a goodie, not everyone is aware of the delights of using they keys Alt & Tab.Say you have many different programs running on your PC at the same time. You might have email (plus a number of open messages) running, a Web browser window open (even two different types at once, say Internet Explorer as well as Firefox), a Word document or two and perhaps ITunes playing your favorite song for good measure.

With all of that going action the easy way to move between all those open windows is to hold down the Alt  key and start pressing the Tab key.

Each  press of the Tab key moves you across to the next open window.  When you land on the one you want simply let go of the Alt key.

When you want to swap programs/open window again, just repeat the process. It’s a simple  you to keep track of everything you have running and easily juggle different tasks.

June 21, 2011 |

Pin Website Links to your Taskbar

If you have Internet Explorer 9 you can now easily pop web links you visit frequently straight onto your Taskbar!

  1. Call up the website address and then simply drag the icon from the address bar down to the Windows Taskbar.
  2. When you let go of the mouse it attaches to the Taskbar.

  1. To remove it, simply right-click on the pinned link and select Unpin this program from taskbar.