Tech Tip of the day

When using a search engine like Google,  put quotes around phrases that must be searched together. For example, if you put quotes around “electric curtains,” Google won’t waste your time finding one set of Web pages containing the word “electric” and another set containing the word “curtains.”

You can use Google to do math for you. Just type the equation, like 23*7+15/3=, and hit Enter.


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Quickly lock your computer:

To lock your computer quickly, you can use the Window’s key and the “L” key together. This will prompt you to press Ctrl/Alt/Delete and enter your password to be readmitted to your work screen!

How to take a screen shot!

We all have to do it at some time, if only to prove what just happened actually did.

Simply press CTRL and Print Scrn/SysRq in the upper right hand corner of your keyboard

You have now taken a picture of your screen.  Now you could open a blank email and paste it in by pressing CTRL and the letter V at the same time.

Here’s a great tip for all you heavy multi-taskers:

You can hide all windows, revealing only what’s on the computer desktop, with one keystroke: hit the Windows key and “D” simultaneously in Windows. That’s great when you want examine or delete something you’ve just downloaded to the desktop, for example. Or when you need to find that prompt waiting for your response. Press the keystroke again to return to what you were doing.

…and one for tired eyes:

You can enlarge the text on any Web page. In Windows, press Ctrl and the plus or minus keys (for bigger or smaller fonts).


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