Articles tagged: Basic Tips

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.

Tip of the Day: Click the Logo to Go Home

Tip of the Day: Watch Your Disk Space

Tip of the Day: Click Column Headers to Sort

Tip of the Day: Checking a Disk’s Free Space