Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Some Computer Tips and tricks

Tip #1 - To increase (or decrease) the default font size on your Web browser (so the Web pages you are viewing are easier to read), on the Web browser menu, go to View > Text Size and select the size you want.
The font size will stay this way until you change it.

You can also enlarge the text on any Web page by pressing Ctrl and the plus or minus keys (for bigger or smaller fonts).

Tip #2 - You can tap the Space bar on the keyboard to scroll down on a Web page one screenful at a time. Add the Shift key (Shift + Space bar) to scroll back up. You can also use the arrow keys or the page
up/page down keys on the keyboard to move up and down.

Tip #3 - You can switch or toggle from one open program to the next by pressing Alt key plus the Tab key (Alt+Tab). Also look down at the taskbar at the bottom of the computer screen and any program that you have open will be showing.

Tip #4 - Copying and pasting text If you want to copy some text from a Web site or document and paste it into another document, click on the first word of the text you want and, holding down your left mouse button, drag the cursor over the text you want to copy.

Then hit the Control key (Ctrl) and the letter C on your keyboard. To paste this onto another document (Word, e-mail, etc.), toggle over to that document and hit the Control key (Ctrl) and the letter V on your keyboard. NOTE: If you don’t want to paste the text w/formatting, pictures, etc., instead of hitting CTRL+V, click on Edit on the menu bar of
Word and choose Paste Special and choose unformatted text.

Tip #5 - The most commonly used feature in Internet browsers is the back button. However, all browsers also have a small black down arrow to the right of the back button.
This button allows you to easily see the history of the last 5-10 pages you've visited and quickly get back to them.

This feature is especially helpful for those pesky pages that forward you back to a page each time you press the back button or for when you wish to move back several pages but don't want to have to press the back button several times.

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