Helpful Windows Tips
- Setting your browser home page
- Common keyboard shortcuts
- Windows 7 - Keyboard shortcuts
- Windows 7 - Add any folder to Favorites
- 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.
- Click Tools/Internet Options.
- On the General tab,
- enter the address for your desired home page, or
- click "Use Current" to use the page you are currently visiting, or
- click "Use Blank" to start at a blank page.
- Click Tools/Options.
- On the General tab,
- Select the desired option from the "When Firefox starts" dropdown list. 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.
- Click the "Customize" icon (wrench symbol).
- Click Options.
- Select the radio button next to the desired option in the "On startup" section.
- Select the radio button next to "Open this page" in the "Home page" section.
- 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:
- Navigate to that folder in Windows Explorer.
- Right-click Favorites in the left pane of the Windows Explorer window.
- 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.
- Click on the Start button.
- Click on Control Panel.
- Click on "Add or Remove Programs" (Windwows XP) or click on "Uninstall a Program" (Windows Vista or Windows 7).
- Locate the program you want to remove and click on it.
- Click the Uninstall button on the toolbar at the top of the screen.