Hi! It’s Friday and that means shortcuts (in case you’re just joining us, every Friday, I post shortcuts – for applications, hardware, operating systems…whatever). These shortcuts work with both Internet Explorer and Firefox. Be sure to give them a try and use them! I promise at least one of these shortcuts will make your online…

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Hi! As mundane a topic as it is, setting up your mouse to your liking can make your computer life dramatically less stressful. I did an informal poll in my office and everyone I asked had never looked at the mouse applet in the control panel…ever! That means that most people use the mouse with…

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Yes, it’s Friday and that means it’s Shortcuts! Today we’ll look at Blackberry home screen shortcuts. By default, Blackberry lets you dial directly from the home screen. That means that when you start typing a name, the phone app pops up with the number ready to dial. While that is cool, there are 15 shortcuts…

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Hi. If you navigate to folders to open the same files on a regular basis, this tip will save you time and aggravation by showing you how to create a shortcut on your desktop to open those files. Here’s the concept: you’ll go to the folder on your computer (it can be a networked drive…

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Hi! There is a magnifier built into Windows to help you see things larger on your screen. It’s part of the operating system’s accessibility features and can be useful if you need a quick way to more closely examine something on screen. The accessibility features in Windows are pretty amazing, allowing users with disabilities to…

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Hi! It’s Friday and I thought I’d throw out a few tips and shortcuts to make your lives a little easier and less stressful. From now on, Fridays will be Tips and Shortcuts day!! Yeah, I know that these kind of things are tough to remember, especially if they are new to you and you…

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Hi! Although Office 2007 (with its new file formats) has been around awhile, many of us still have Office 2003. So when we get an email with a .docx file attached, for example, we can’t open it. No need to panic! Microsoft has a free Compatibility Pack for Office 2003 that allows you to open,…

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Hi! One of the easiest and least expensive ways to ‘upgrade’ your pc is to add memory. I know that for many people, opening the box and adding memory is a daunting prospect. Trust me, you can do it. And if it’s really too much, I’m sure you know a dweeby person (someone like me)…

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Hi! So maybe you know it and maybe you don’t…your PC has a battery in it! The battery lets your PC ‘remember’ its settings and configuration…a lot of that information is stored in the PC’s BIOS so the battery is often referred to as the BIOS Battery. Here’s what it looks like: So what’s a…

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