On my Macbook Pro and Win7 PC, I’ve been using Google Chrome as my default browser since it came out.  I love how it synchronizes my bookmarks and password information using my Gmail credentials.  On my iPad and iPhone, I had complemented the standard Safari browser with Dolphin because it let me sync between those…

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Hi. If you work in Windows, there are some keyboard shortcuts that can really make your life easier. I’ve written about them before but I think it’s worth looking at them again. I think they really are killer! These shortcuts use the ‘windows’ key — on most PCs, it’s between the ctrl and alt key…

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Hi. There are so many software programs we use it’s hard to keep the commands straight in our minds so we can get our work done. We also don’t have the time to learn about the sheer breadth of what’s in each application. There’s a really cool website with reference guides on popular programs, both…

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Hi! When your PC has been idle for bit, your screen saver automatically kicks in. Today we’ll look at the controls for your screen saver and how you can customize its settings to make you happy (yes…you can achieve true happiness through your screen saver settings!). The screen saver is there to help prevent damage…

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Hi! Sometimes you’d like to show someone far away what your screen or active window looks like. For example, you can make some instructions for how to use a software program or you can send someone a screenshot of an error message so she can help you. It’s really easy to do, both on a…

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Hi! Like many of you, I get a lot of email in Outlook… a lot! When mail arrives from certain people, I’ve set it up so my Outlook colors those emails automatically for me so they stand out in the list of messages. It’s quick and easy to use colors to organize your emails —…

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Hi. Did you ever wish you had more disk space on your computer? Do you get error messages that your disk drive is low on space? Do you not back up your data because you don’t know how or where to put the back up? Adding an external disk drive to your computer is fast,…

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Hi. When you use your computer, you delete files as a matter of course, placing those files in the wastebasket or, as it’s officially called, the Recycle Bin. Let’s talk a little about the file deleting process and what it means. In general, when you delete a file or a folder, it gets moved into…

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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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