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Monday, 29 February 2016
Computer Tips & Keyboard Shortcuts
1. To open Chrome’s built-in task manager: PressShift+Esc. Extremely useful when Chrome freezes.
2.To remove specific suggestion: Select the
suggestion, then pressShift+Delete. Go and delete your embarrassing searches now.
3.To drag multiple tabs to a new
window: PressCtrl+Clickon tabsyou want to
move. Do the same to move multiple tabs to an existing window.
4.To scroll horizontally: PressShift+Scroll.
1.To access your address bar directly: PressF6orCtrl+L.
2.To access blocked web page: Go toGoogle Translate, paste the URL, select source language as other
language, select destination language as the web page’s language, clickTranslate. Free web proxy.
3.To close a tab:Middle click on it.
4.To view articles with slideshows or multiple pages: PressPrintorCtrl+P.
5.To open all web pages of a bookmark folder: Middle clickon the folder.
6.To reset to the default Window size of your web page after
7.To highlight text in a web page: Click on the
starting point, then pressShift+ Clickon the ending point.
No more mouse dragging especially long text highlights.
8.To fit more bookmarks: Removeall text. Only the favicon is visible now.
send your mail in Gmail.
Turn it on now just in case!
10.When researching products, type[product name] vsto compare
with their rival products.
1.To open Task Manager directly with one hand: PressCtrl+Shift+Esc. You’re welcome.
2.To minimize every open window except yours:Shakeyour active window. Do
the same to maximize all windows. You sneaky Microsoft
3.To freeze Task Manager: HoldCtrlkey. Useful
for inspecting specific processes.
4.To capture the exact steps you take and document it nicely:
Searchpsrto open Problem Steps
Recorder. Try it now and you’ll be amazed.
5.To take a screenshot of the active window only: PressAlt+Print Screen. Bye Snipping Tool.
6.To delete one word at a time: PressCtrl+Backspace.
7.To open applications on the taskbar: PressWindows key+Sequence
numberof the application. Do the same to minimize/maximize it.
8.To paste text without formatting: PressCtrl+Shift+V.
9.To rename a file: PressF2. Works for multiple file too, which will append “(1), (2), etc.”
at the end.
10.Open your Calculator and selectView. Calculate your mortgage payment, fuel economy, vehicle
lease payment, and more.
1.To boost your Wi-Fi signal: DownloadVirtual
Routerto turn your computer(s) into a Wi-Fi
hotspot. It will extend the reach of your network.
2.To share your Wi-Fi access:Generate a
QR codewith the access details. Print the QR
code and stick it on the wall.
Nearby: Pulls up articles
based on your location. Extremely handy when travelling.
Random: Read random
articles. Now, change your start-up page from Face book to this.
1.To pause a video: PressK.
2.To skip 10 seconds back and forward: PressJandLrespectively.
3. To search videos from a specific user only: Type@before you search.
4.To save your time watching videos: Press>and< to speed up and
slow down the video respectively.
5.To view all keyboard shortcuts: Press ?.
1.To use mouse as laser
pointer in PowerPoint: holdCtrl+Left click. Mouse cursors are too mainstream. Stay cool with laser.
2.To open your PowerPoint file in presentation mode directly:
Right click on the file, then selectShow.
3.To shrink an Excel file size: save it as.xslb.
VLC Media Playerhas some little-known keyboard shortcuts
that are really useful:
1.To fix out-of-sync audio: PressJandKto move the audio back and
2.To save your time watching videos: Press]and[to speed up and slow down the
video respectively, by 0.1x. For example, you can save about 14 minutes if you
watch a 2.5 hours movie 0.1 xs faster, without any noticeable difference.
3.To get discounts when online shopping: Leave after you reach the
checkout page. Most online stores will follow-up within 1 – 3 days by offering
you coupons via email. Shopping cart abandonment is abig headache
to retailersand most retailers
have configured their email systems tosend out
discount emails automatically.
4. To install Java without annoying 3rd party sponsor offers