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Tip of the Week: Keyboard Shortcuts

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In computing, there are several ways to accomplish things. Keyboards and mice are our methods of input for a computer. Keyboards allow us to input various commands. A computer mouse allows us to click through various things to reach a particular end point.

Did you know that the keyboard can get you to the same point as your mouse? Here are some of the common keyboard shortcuts you can use to reach that common destination.

Using your mouse, you can highlight some text, then RIGHT mouse-click on it and select “Copy” (or you can select Edit from the Menu and select copy). You then choose the destination, then select “Paste.” You can do this with files and folders as well.
Using you keyboard, highlight the text, press Ctrl+C to copy, press Ctrl+V to paste.

Using your mouse, you can click through various Windows or applications you have open (Web Browser, Office document, Windows Explorer window)
Using your keyboard, press Alt+Tab to switch between open windows and applications.

Do you use your web browser with multiple tabs opened? Using your mouse, you can click each tab to view the webpage.
Using your keyboard, press Ctrl+Tab to switch between webpages.

Do a quick search – Windows logo key + S
Show or hide your desktop – Windows logo key + D
Open Windows File Explorer – Windows logo key + E
Quickly lock your computer – Windows logo key + L
Minimize all windows – Windows logo key + M

Using Windows File Explorer:
Search – Ctrl+F
Open a new window – Ctrl+N
Close a window – Ctrl+W
Create a new folder – Ctrl+Shift+N

There are lots of various methods to ease your computing experience using keyboards shortcuts.

Give it a try!

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Tip of the Week: Analyze Your Files for Security

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Have you ever come across a cool sounding game and downloaded it only to wonder if it’s safe? Or come across a website link and wondered if it was safe to click on?

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Tip of the Week: Changing a PDF in Microsoft Word

Tip of the Week: Changing a PDF in Microsoft Word

Did you know that Microsoft Word can actually edit PDF files? Well… the most recent version of it can, anyway. Since Adobe Acrobat can be a considerable investment for each and every one of your employees, you can instead turn to the tried and true Microsoft Word for this purpose. We’ll show you how you can do this (as long as you have the most recent version of MS Word).

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You Deserve a Better Way to Manage Your Business Documents

You Deserve a Better Way to Manage Your Business Documents

A file cabinet might seem like it’s necessary for operations, but it’s actually not as useful as it used to be in the past. This is primarily due to the implementation of new solutions such as the document management system. By taking advantage of a new digital storage system for your business’ documents, you can optimize operations and ditch that filing cabinet for good.

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ALERT: Change Your Twitter Password, Says Twitter

ALERT: Change Your Twitter Password, Says Twitter

Twitter is recommending that all 336 million users change their passwords as soon as possible due to the discovery of an internal security flaw. While the issue has been fixed and no data breach seems to have taken place, Twitter is clearly taking this situation seriously.

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