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Fix that oops when moving or copying files in windows explorer:

When you're shuffling files around willy-nilly, you're bound to accidentally drop one in the wrong folder—or almost more irritating, errantly make copies of a slew of files rather than simply dragging them to a new location. Arrrrrrrrg.

Rosetronics Tip

Rather than trying to track that missing file down or manually delete the legion of copies, whip out the universal Get Out of Jail Free card that, somewhat surprisingly, also works within Windows proper:

Crtl + Z. The keyboard shortcut undoes your last action, restoring order when chaos suddenly appears.
(Crtl + C and Crtl + V for copying and pasting, respectively, also work properly within Windows.)

Brad Chacos

Dusty and dirty computer fan:

Rosetronics TipCleaning your computer, components, and peripherals helps keep everything in good working condition and helps prevent germs from spreading. The picture shows a good example of just how dirty the inside of your computer case can get. In this example, it is obvious that all the dust and dirt is going to prevent proper air flow and may even prevent the fan from working. General cleaning Tips Below is a listing of suggestions to follow when cleaning any computer components or peripherals as well as tips to help keep a computer clean.

1. Never spray or squirt any liquid onto any computer component. If a spray is needed, spray the liquid onto a cloth.
2. You can use a vacuum to suck up dirt, dust, or hair around the computer. However, do not use a vacuum inside your computer as it generates static electricity that can damage your computer. If you need to use a vacuum inside your computer, use a portable battery powered vacuum or try compressed air.
3. When cleaning a component or the computer, turn it off before cleaning.
4. Be cautious when using any cleaning solvents; some people have allergic reactions to chemicals in cleaning solvents and some solvents can even damage the case. Try always to use water or a highly diluted solvent.
5. When cleaning, be careful to not accidentally adjust any knobs or controls. Also, when cleaning the back of the computer, if anything is connected make sure not to disconnect the plugs.
6. When cleaning fans, especially smaller fans, hold the fan or place something in-between the fan blades to prevent it from spinning. Spraying compressed air into a fan or cleaning a fan with a vacuum may cause damage or generate back voltage.
7. Never eat or drink around the computer.
8. Limit smoking around the computer.

 

Basic PC shortcut keys:

Below is a list of some of the most commonly used basic shortcut keys that work with almost all IBM compatible computers and software programs. It is highly recommended that all users keep a good reference of these shortcut keys or try to memorize them. Doing so will dramatically increase your productivity. Shortcut Keys & Description:

Alt + F File menu options in current program.
Alt + E Edit options in current program
Alt + Tab Switch between open programs
F1 Universal Help in almost every Windows program.
F2 Rename a selected file
F5 Refresh the current program window
Ctrl + N Create a new, blank document in some software programs
Ctrl + O Open a file in current software program
Ctrl + A Select all text.
Ctrl + B Change selected text to be Bold
Ctrl + I Change selected text to be in Italics
Ctrl + U Change selected text to be Underlined
Ctrl + F Open find window for current document or window.
Ctrl + S Save current document file.
Ctrl + X Cut selected item.
Shift + Del Cut selected item.
Ctrl + C Copy selected item.
Ctrl + Ins Copy selected item
Ctrl + V Paste
Shift + Ins Paste
Ctrl + K Insert hyperlink for selected text
Ctrl + P Print the current page or document.
Home Goes to beginning of current line.
Ctrl + Home Goes to beginning of document.
End Goes to end of current line.
Ctrl + End Goes to end of document.
Shift + Home Highlights from current position to beginning of line.
Shift + End Highlights from current position to end of line.
Ctrl + Left arrow Moves one word to the left at a time.
Ctrl + Right arrow Moves one word to the right at a time.
Ctrl + Esc Opens the START menu
Ctrl + Shift + Esc Opens Windows Task Manager
Alt + F4 Close the currently active program
Alt + Enter Open the Properties for the selected item (file, folder, shortcut, etc.)

Windows Selective Startup:

Improve overall system performance, boot time, and get rid of programs you don't want running in the background, by choosing to do a Selective Startup in msconfig.

1. Click Start, Run or Search and type: msconfig and press enter.
NOTE: In windows 8 access the hidden dock on the right side of the desktop and enter msconfig in the search box at the top on the pop out panel.
2. Once in the System Configuration Utility click the Startup tab.
3. Uncheck programs you do not want to load each time your computer starts.
4. Once done click ok and restart the computer.
5. After the computer boots back into Windows you will receive a prompt about Windows being in a selective startup.
Check the box to not receive the prompt and click ok.

 

Undo Closed Internet Browser Tab:

Oops, did you mistakenly close a tab you didn't want to close?
Press CTRL + Shift + T to undo a closed tab. Pressing this more than once will undo multiple closed tabs.

This feature works in all major browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Opera.

 


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