26 Basic Computer Tips
Posted by Grace
In the September 2008 issue
's Toolkit, we revealed the answers to our readers' most common desktop dilemmas—answering questions such as how to print sideways, how to safely shop online and how to enlarge text on Web sites.
David Pogue of The New York Times recently posted in his blog
26 more basic tech tips—for using computers, cameras and the Internet—including gems like these:
- You can double-click a word to highlight it in any document, e-mail or Web page.
- You don’t have to type http://www into your Web browser. Just type the remainder: nytimes.com or dilbert.com, for example. (In the Safari browser, you can even leave off the .com part.)
- You can switch from one open program to the next by pressing Alt+Tab (Windows) or Command+Tab (Mac).
If you want even more pointers, browse through the comments
—as of this morning there were more than 1,100 posts, many with more great tech tips.
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 9:59:39 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)