User Tips

  • You can open the Start menu by tapping the key with the Windows logo on it.
  • You can switch from one open program to the next by pressing Alt+Tab (Windows)
  • Just putting something into the Trash or the Recycle Bin doesn't actually delete it. You then have to 'empty ' the Trash or Recycle Bin
  • You don't have to type ' http://www ' into your Web browser. Just type the remainder: ' '.
  • You can double-click a word to highlight it in any document, e-mail or Web page.
  • You can enlarge the text on any Web page. In Windows, press Ctrl and the plus or minus keys ( for bigger or smaller fonts ).
  • You can also enlarge the entire Web page or document by pressing the Control key as you turn the wheel on top of your mouse.
  • You can tap the Space bar to scroll down on a Web page one screenful. Add the Shift key to scroll back up.
  • The number of megapixels does not determine a camera's picture quality; that's a marketing myth. The sensor size is far more important.
  • You can use Google to do math for you. Just type the equation, like 23*7+15/3= and hit Enter.
  • On the computer, * means ' times ' and / means ' divided by.'
  • If you can' t find some obvious command, like Delete in a photo program, try clicking using the right-side mouse button.

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