Saturday, 8 October 2016

Amazing Time Saving PC Tricks And Tips You Need To Know

Hi everyone, Trust me, there’s no core curriculum for technology. YES!!! Nobody teaches you the basics. You just pick stuff up as you go along.

• They’ll save you time.
• They’ll prevent future headaches.
• They’ll put you in touch with things you never even knew existed!

Time-Saving PC Tricks And Tips:

1. I’m always dazzled when I come across another person who isn’t aware of the fact that you can search for a single word on any page on the Internet (or in any Windows document) that you have opened.

Whenever you’re reading something and want to know if a particular word has been mentioned in that article, simply click CTRL+F and type in that word. Your cursor will then jump to every instance on the page that word is used. SIMPLE!

Again, this works on almost EVERY Windows OS PC out there! Trust me. So if you’re using Microsoft Windows… give it a try! Any time, just press CTRL+F… to FIND any word.

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2. Let’s say you have to cut and paste a whole chunk of info from one document into another, and you accidentally hit the wrong key… e.g. the letter “C” instead of CTRL+C (keyboard shortcut for “Copy”). Oh no, now there’s just a letter “C” in place of what you had intended to COPY into another document.

Not to worry… Just click CTRL+Z to UNDO your little mistake and it’s back the way it was before you typed the “C”. In other words: CTRL+Z are your go-to-guys ANYTIME you’ve hit the wrong key and want to get back what you’ve deleted.

Along those same lines, you can also use CTRL+Z to “un-Bold” something you’ve just made Bold. Or, to “un-Center” something you’ve just centered, etc. In short, you can use CTRL+Z to back yourself out of virtually anything you’ve done up to the last time you SAVED your document. A time-saver… AND a life-saver!

Hidden powers and secret timesavers
Time is money, or so the saying goes. And even if you're plunked down in front of your PC for fun or a hobby project, every unnecessary click and hassle you bump into burns away precious seconds of your life.

Nobody wants to waste time endlessly navigating menus. Fear not! Dr. KraftyShare has the cure. Take these 15 secret Windows tricks to streamline your computing experience and eradicate little irritations that trip you up throughout the day. You won't need to call me in the morning.

Launch taskbar programs with your keyboard
Many of us—especially users of the Start Menu-less Windows 8—use the Windows taskbar as a quick launch bar, populating it with our day-to-day programs. Opening those programs is as simple as clicking them, but there's actually a faster way to launch software on your taskbar: Simple keyboard combinations.

Every program to the right of the Start button is assigned its own numerical shortcut, with the first program being "1," the second being "2," and so on, all the way to the 10th taskbar shortcut, which gets "0." Pressing the Windows key, plus the number of the program you want to open, launches it. For example, in the image at left, pressing Win + 3 launches the Chrome browser.

Copy a file path to the Clipboard
Why would you ever want to copy a file path to the Windows Clipboard? Well, you may just want to tell someone how to browse to a common location for a given application. I, however, use it to mark the spot of a local file I've found using Windows Explorer, so it'll be handy later—to upload photos to Facebook or document attachments to Outlook emails, for instance.

To copy a file path to your Clipboard, hold down the Shift key, right-click the file or folder you want, then select the newly revealed "Copy as Path" option. Now you can paste the info wherever you'd like—including the "File name" portion of Browse dialog boxes, with no extra browsing required.

Quickly launch a new instance of a program
Those taskbar icons can also be used to quickly launch a second (or third, or fourth, or…) instance of a program—a fresh browser window alongside an already populated one, for instance, or another Windows Explorer window.

Doing so is easy: Just hold down the Shift button, then open the program as you normally would, either via a left click of the mouse or the aforementioned quick-launch keyboard trick. Boom! A new, clean version of the software appears alongside the one you already have open.

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More secret right-click options
Secret right-click options revealed by the Shift key don't end with file paths, though.

The basic Send to tool that appears as an option when you right-click on a file or folder is handy enough indeed, allowing you to move the item quickly to a handful of locations on your PC, add it to a .zip archive, or send it off in an email or fax.

But that's just the tip of the iceberg! Holding down the Shift key as you right-click a file or folder will add an absolute ton of new folder locations to the basic Send to menu.

Add mouse-friendly checkboxes to icons
For every geek who swears by keyboard shortcuts, there are a dozen casual users who rely on their mice. Activating icon checkboxes lets you select multiple files to manage simultaneously, without having to hold down the Ctrl button as you click each one.

…unless you add checkboxes to Windows icons, that is. In Windows 7, type Folder options into the Start Menu's search bar. Next, open the "View" tab in the window that appears and ensure the "Use check boxes to select items" checkbox is checked. In Windows 8, just open Windows Explorer, open the "View" tab, and check the "Item check boxes" box in the Show/Hide pane.

Aero Snap desktop windows
One of the most appealing aspects of Windows 8's touch-friendly side is its ability to "Snap" multiple open apps side-by-side. The feature comes in very handy on the desktop as well if you need to start multitasking. Simply click an open window and drag it to the left or right edge of the screen to automatically resize it to fill that half of the desktop. Dragging a window to the top edge expands it to full screen.

If you're more into keyboard commands, Windows key + left arrow, Windows key + right arrow, and Windows key + up arrow snaps the selected window in the same manner.

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Engineer Alex is a part time blogger and tech geek from Nigeria. Apart from blogging he is a student. He loves to write about technology, blogging, SEO, Internet Marketing, Make Money online, Social Media, Android, Windows and other interesting topics likes technology solutions. He is Founder of KraftyShare blog and He love to share what he knows.


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