Articles tagged: Basic Tips

Tip of the Day: Use Windows File Explorer to Explore Files

Tip of the Day: Select Multiple Items with the Mouse

Tip of the Day: Large and Small Taskbar Icons

Tip of the Day: “Save” Versus “Save As”

Tip of the Day: JPG or PNG?

Tip of the Day: F5 for Refresh

Tip of the Day: Provide Enough Information When Asking for Help

Tip of the Day: Learn to Type

Tip of the Day: Read What’s on the Screen

Tip of the Day: Page Up and Down

Tip of the Day: Protect Your Personal Information

Tip of the Day: Sharing URLs

Tip of the Day: If You’re Concerned About Losing It, It’s Not Backed Up

Tip of the Day: Understanding Shortcuts

Tip of the Day: There Are Other Recycle Bins

Tip of the Day: Paste Without Formatting

Tip of the Day: Run As Administrator

Tip of the Day: Mouse Selection Techniques

Tip of the Day: Change Your Browser’s Home Page

Tip of the Day: Minimize and Restore Programs Quickly Using the Taskbar

Tip of the Day: File Extensions

Tip of the Day: Save Image or Copy Image?

Tip of the Day: Use Stronger Passwords

Tip of the Day: Explore Help About

Tip of the Day: Never Just Pull the Plug

Tip of the Day: Know the Difference Between a Search Result and an Ad

Tip of the Day: Multiple Item Selection

Tip of the Day: Abort Command Prompt Programs with Ctrl+C

Tip of the Day: Icons Versus Thumbnails

Tip of the Day: Scroll a Webpage with a Space

Tip of the Day: The Magnifier App

Tip Of The Day: Move Versus Copy

Tip Of The Day: Windows File Explorer

Tip of the Day: The Power Button Doesn’t Turn Off Power (Mostly)

Tip Of The Day: Dust is Your Enemy

Tip of the Day: Play with Properties

Tip of the Day: Address Bar or Search?

Tip of the Day: What Is File Explorer, Anyway?

Tip of the Day: Set a Desktop Background

Tip of the Day: ALT+Tab and Win+TAB

Tip of the Day: The Three States of a Window

Tip of the Day: Bigger and Smaller with CTRL+ and CTRL-

Tip of the Day: Quickly Maximize with Double-click

Tip of the Day: Back Away from Mistakes with Undo

Tip of the Day: The Power of Right-click

Right-clicking is a shortcut to a wide variety of functions appropriate for whatever you’ve selected.

Tip of the Day: Cut, Copy, Paste and the Clipboard

The clipboard and its basic operations — cut, copy, and paste — are heavily used and underappreciated building blocks for Windows applications.

Tip of the Day: Text Selection

Text selection is one of the most basic operations we perform. Here’s a look at some common techniques.

Tip of the Day: Files and Folders

Tip of the Day: ALT+TAB

The ALT+TAB tab sequence is under-appreciated. Learn its power and flexibility to switch between running programs.

Tip of the Day: Back Up

I realized long ago that when travelling, there are only two things that can’t be replaced. The approach to backing up the second has changed for the better in recent years.