Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A random tip

How to avoid slowing your computers performance:
Getting rid of programs you don’t use and deleting unnecessary files from your hard drive can go a long way to speed up your computer. Even if you have 200gb free space aswell, getting rid of clutter can significantly increase the speed of your computer!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

[Hotkeys v2] A few hotkeys that will boost your productivity!! [windows]

Here is an updated list of useful hotkeys that I use nearly every day!:

Win + E brings up ‘computer’ window

Win + X brings up windows mobility centre (screen brightness/volume)
Windows button + r = brings up the 'run' window
Alt+F4 = Close a window, or an application, brings up the shutdown screen if on desktop.(good for when your at work!)
Alt + Tab = Cycle through open applications. (also good for quickly hiding tabs)
Windows button + m = Minimize all apps. VERY useful for instantly getting to your desktop! Note another hotkey: Windows button + w is just like Windows button + m but if you press it again your windows will come up again
Windows button + f = Find files/programs on your computer.
When you are in your browser you can use CTRL+F and then type something to find that specific word on that page.
You can also hold Ctrl and scroll up/down to zoom in/out while you are in your browser.
And last but not least we have the most common shortcut that everyone should know how to use:
Copy the file/text CTRL + C
Paste the file/text CTRL + V
Cut the file/text (deletes after copying) CTRL + X
Undo last action CTRL + Z
Reverse last Undo action if possible CTRL + Y

Here are some more useful shortcuts for people using  Windows 7:
Win+Space: All windows become transparent so you can see through to the desktop.
Win+Up arrow: Maximize the active window.
Drag window left/right: Dock the window to fill half of the screen.
Shake window back/forth: Minimize everything but the current window. (usefull!)

Thanks for reading!