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Dialog box shortcuts

Blog, Featured, Pre-7 Windows, Tips, Tools and techniques, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP // 07/06/2011

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Right-click within a dialog box to gain access to a variety of file management tasks

One of less than obvious tools Windows offers is the right-click menu within file dialog boxes. Give it a try: open an application and then press Ctrl-O or click the Open icon to display the Open dialog box. Right-click any of the files or folders displayed in that dialog and you’ll see a context menu pop open.

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Taking an anti-gravity mouse for a whirl

Blog, Reviews // 04/04/2011

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SmartFish Whirl Desktop Laser mouse

Most of us simply accept the mouse and keyboard which come bundled with a system. But when you think about it, it’s those two components, together with the screen, that are really the most important for everyday computer use. It is via the mouse, the keyboard and the screen that we interact with our computer and thus our comfort, enjoyment and even our health are dependent on the quality of these three devices.

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Top tips for the iPhone keyboard

Apple, Basic Computing, iPhone, Tips // 04/02/2011

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iPhone special characters

Some people love the iPhone’s ‘soft’ keyboard, others loathe it. Whichever camp you belong to, you can make your keyboarding life far more efficient by taking advantage of all the hidden tricks lurking beneath the keyboard’s apparently simple exterior.

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A keyboard shortcut to save your sanity

Basic Computing, Blog, Mac, Tips, Tools and techniques, Windows // 03/28/2011

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No need to click the Save icon – use the Ctrl-S keyboard shortcut instead

I was sitting around a fire with a bunch of friends on the weekend and one of them was doing some work on her notebook. All of a sudden she cried out – her battery had died and she hadn’t saved her work.

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