The Smallest Things Make the Greatest Impact

…..there’s always a quicker and easier way to do anything on a computer….it’s just a matter of knowing the tricks!

There is a world of information at our fingertips on the internet but sometimes locating and absorbing the right information for you can be overwhelming. Take computers for instance….they’ve been around since WW2 but for most of us, our first real experiences probably dates back to the late 1980’s or 1990’s. Or, if you’re like a lot of us parents out there, on the birth of your first child where our little bundles of joy turn into tech prodigies and teach us a thing or two!

So, let’s start with something simple…..  You’re working madly away, have like, a hundred screens open at once, and you are feeling entirely overwhelmed (much like trying to navigate the menu at your local Thai Restaurant)…..time to start afresh and clear the decks.  

There’s one tip that still surprises me when people aren’t aware of it….the “Show Desktop” button. This little gem is located at the very bottom right of your screen and will quickly minimise anything you have open and voila you can breathe again!  

The second tip for the day is the Windows key. There are a multitude of shortcuts you can use this key with and I’d highly recommend the below article that steps you through them all. My favourites are Windows+E (opens your File/Wi ndows explorer) or Windows+Tab (gives you a snapshot of all programs open to select from for Windows 10 users). The complete list of Windows Logo keyboard shortcuts by Tech Republic.

There are countless similar little tricks out there for navigating Windows as well as any of your major software solutions.  Stay tuned for more tips or contact us for more information. 

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