Windows 7 & 8. Normally you right-click on a file and select Send to, to perhaps create a Compressed (zipped) folder or send to a USB drive you just plugged in. If you hold down the Shift key beforehand you will find many new items in the list. The expanded menu includes all of your User folders like Contacts, […]
When an application freezes on your computer, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+Delete (although this may bring up a menu where you have to select Start Task Manager so to reduce the number of steps needed to open the Task Manager directly try Ctrl + Shift + Esc). A Windows Task Manager window will open up. Select […]
Check Disk will scan thorough your entire hard drive and find errors. It’s probably worth doing every month or two. Start > Computer. Right click on the drive you want to check and choose Properties. Select the Tools tab and click the Check now button Check both options in the dialog box if you want […]
It’s not a good idea to switch your PC off by pressing the power switch or pulling the plug while it’s still running as the results can be disastrous. Give your computer the time it needs to flush caches, close files, and save configuration data. To turn off Windows properly, click on Start, Shut Down, […]
Want to know which version of Windows you have, how much memory you’ve got installed and how fast your CPU (Central Processing Unit) is? Click on Start, right click on (My) Computer, select Properties.
Win7 Tip: Set a default printer for all programs to use. Click Start > Devices and Printers. (Note the current default printer has a green circle next to it that contains a tick.) Right-click on the printer you want to use as the default printer, select Set as default printer from the Context menu.
Double click the Title Bar of an application or window to Maximise or Restore Down.
Finding it difficult to locate your mouse pointer on the screen sometimes?1. Go to Start, Control Panel. 2. Click Mouse in Win7. 3. Click on the Pointer Options tab. 4. Select the Show location of pointer when I press CTRL key.5. Click OK.When you press the Ctrl key the mouse pointer will now be highlighted […]
Win7 Tips: Jump lists – if you hover over any Application in the Start menu you will see recently used items. You can also right click a program icon on the Taskbar and jump between Recent items listed by typing the first letter.
There is an application in Windows 7 that lets you record the error you have on your system so you can email this file to someone. Especially useful if error difficult to explain verbally. To open this program go to start, type PSR, then click on psr.exe to run. Click on Start Record, re-create the […]