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Helpful Windows Tips

  1. Setting your browser home page
  2. Common keyboard shortcuts
  3. Windows 7 - Keyboard shortcuts
  4. Windows 7 - Add any folder to Favorites
  5. How to uninstall a program

Setting your browser home page

When you open your browser, you can have it automatically open any web page you want, or even start at a blank page.

Internet Explorer
  1. Click Tools/Internet Options.
  2. On the General tab,
    1. enter the address for your desired home page, or
    2. click "Use Current" to use the page you are currently visiting, or
    3. click "Use Blank" to start at a blank page.
Mozilla Firefox
  1. Click Tools/Options.
  2. On the General tab,
    1. Select the desired option from the "When Firefox starts" dropdown list.
    2. If you selected, "Show my home page,"
      • enter your desired home page address in the "Home Page" field, or
      • click "User Current Page" to automatically enter the current page displayed in your browser, or
      • click "Use Bookmark" to select a page from your bookmarks.
Google Chrome
  1. Click the "Customize" icon (wrench symbol).
  2. Click Options.
  3. Select the radio button next to the desired option in the "On startup" section.
  4. Select the radio button next to "Open this page" in the "Home page" section.
  5. Enter the desired address in the associated field.

Common keyboard shortcuts

Use these simple keyboard shortcuts to make repetitive tasks that much easier.

  • Select All: CTRL + A
  • Copy: CTRL+C
  • Cut: CTRL+X
  • Paste: CTRL+V
  • Undo: CTRL+Z
  • Redo: CTRL+Y
  • Save: CTRL+ S
  • Print: CTRL+ P
  • Find: CTRL+ F
  • Display the Start Menu: CTRL + ESC
  • Switch between open windows: ALT + TAB
  • Select a contiguous group of text, files or folders: SHIFT + click
  • Select multiple, individual files or folders: CTRL + click
  • Select text as you move the cursor: SHIFT + arrow keys
  • Jump to the top of a document: CTRL + HOME
  • Jump to the bottom of a document: CTRL + END
  • Select all text, files or folders from the cursor location to the top of the document or folder: SHIFT + HOME
  • Select all text, files or folders from the cursor location to the bottom of the document or folder: SHIFT + END
  • Open Windows or program help: F1

Windows 7 - Keyboard shortcuts

Use these Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts to manipulate the open windows on your desktop.

  • Dock the Windows to the left: Windows Key + Left Arrow
  • Dock the Windows to the right: Windows Key + Right Arrow
  • Maximize the windows: Windows Key + Up Arrow
  • Minimize/Restore the windows: Windows Key + Down Arrow
  • Minimize all windows: Windows Key + M
  • Windows Key + Home: minimizes/restores all open windows except the active window

Windows 7 - Add any folder to Favorites

Get easy access to the folders you use most often by adding them to your Favorites.

To add a folder:
  1. Navigate to that folder in Windows Explorer.
  2. Right-click Favorites in the left pane of the Windows Explorer window.
  3. Select "Add current location to Favorites."

How to uninstall a program

Remove some of the clutter on your computer by removing programs you no longer use.

  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. Click on Control Panel.
  3. Click on "Add or Remove Programs" (Windwows XP) or click on "Uninstall a Program" (Windows Vista or Windows 7).
  4. Locate the program you want to remove and click on it.
  5. Click the Uninstall button on the toolbar at the top of the screen.