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Tue
23
Dec
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Last-Minute Gift Ideas That Promise to Save Time and Energy in 2009

There are only a few days left before Christmas and many people are blitzing local shopping malls in search of last-minute gifts. If you are one of these people, you might want to consider these neat little "stocking stuffer" ideas. The first ... suggested item is the Clickfree Portable Backup HD325. Clickfree has made the hassle of backing up our data virtually fool-proof. All a user has to do is open the package, plug it into a USB port and watch the small device store data instantly! It has a capacity of 320 GB, sells for around $179.99 and is available at most retail stores nationwide. ( ... (view more)

Thu
20
Mar
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Quickly Selecting Cells in MS Excel

Most of you already know that you can use your mouse to select a range of cells by depressing the left mouse button and holding it and dragging the mouse to make your selection. How about if I told you an even quicker and easier method? I thought ... that would make you happy! Follow the steps below to learn how: Select the cell that marks one corner of the range of cells you want to select. Move the mouse pointer so it points to the cell at the opposite diagonal corner of the range you want selected. Hold down the Shift key as you click the left mouse button and drag. That's it! See how simple ... (view more)

Fri
28
Dec
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'Alpha Blended Mouse Cursors', and 'Returnil Virtual System Personal Edition'

Alpha Blended Mouse Cursors Replace your Windows cursors with something better. http://blog.tiensivu.com/aaron/archives/ RETURNIL VIRTUAL SYSTEM PERSONAL EDITION Operate your system in a virtual environment, so anything you do will happen in a ... 'practice mode' and not in the real PC. The Returnil Virtual System Personal Edition completely mirrors your actual computer setup and it can create a virtual storage disk within your PC where you can save documents, data, and files while using the System Protection feature. Provides a simple, effective, and smart way to prevent unwanted or malicious ... (view more)

Tue
11
Dec
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'Alpha Blended Mouse Cursors', and 'Perf Monitor'

Alpha Blended Mouse Cursors Replace your Windows cursors with something better: Blended Mouse Cursors! http://blog.tiensivu.com/ Perf Monitor PerfMonitor is a processor performance monitoring tool. It allows you to track the frequency of 4 events. ... PerfMonitor can be used to identify the performance bottlenecks of a system, or to monitor a program for cache-miss rate or mis-predicted branches. But, PerfMonitor can also be used as a hardware-level CPU comparison tool, comparing the key parameters of different CPUs running the same benchmark. http://www.cpuid.com/perfmonitor.php (view more)

Wed
25
Jul
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Converting Individual Endnotes and Footnotes in MS Word

Kim had a term paper due and it had forty end notes. Then her professor decided that he would rather have footnotes. Fortunately, Word is flexible when it comes to whether a note is a footnote or an endnote. You cannot convert all of them at one ... time, but convert them you can! The way you convert them is not really intuitive, but follow the steps below and you will learn: If you are working in Normal view, select Footnotes from the View menu. If you have both footnotes and endnotes defined in your document, Word displays the View Footnotes dialog box. Click your mouse on the type of note from ... (view more)

Tue
17
Apr
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Apple Plans Touch-Sensitive Mouse

No one can deny that when it comes to design, Apple is the reigning champion. But although the company has mastered almost everything from MP3 players to GUI (graphical user interface) screens, it never produced a truly amazing mouse. But this may ... soon change -- Apple has filed a patent application for an innovative new touch-sensitive mouse. (Source: theinquirer.net ) In early December of 2006, iPhone interface designer Brian Huppi filed the patent application for the next-generation Apple mouse. The mouse is capable of switching between operational modes depending on how the device is held ... (view more)

Fri
13
Apr
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Using Format Painter Sans the Mouse: MS Word

Format Painter is a multi-step process. You select the text whose format you want to use, then click the Format Painter button. That copies the format to the clipboard and your mouse cursor changes into a vertical line with a paint brush symbol. ... Swipe your mouse across the text you want to apply the format to, and when you release the mouse, the copied format is applied. Follow the steps below to simulate these steps with keyboard shortcuts in Word 2002, 2003, and 2007: Select the text whose format you want to copy. Press Ctrl + Shift + C. Select the text whose format you want to change to ... (view more)

Fri
22
Sep
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Working with Margins: MS Word

Creating a document is as easy as starting Word and typing text. If you choose, you can work with Word's default settings. However, many documents require different layouts. It's important to know how to change the settings so that you can change ... the way the text looks on the page. If you haven't changed the settings in your Normal template, you'll find the defaults (in the U.S. version of Word) to include top and bottom margins set to 1 inch, left and right margins at 1.25 inches, header and footer margins at .5 inches, gutter position left, paper size is 8.5X11 inches, portrait page ... (view more)

Tue
12
Sep
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Text Explosion and Autohotkey Fill in Abbreviations Fast

I don't know if I'd ever mentioned this here, but I have a job online answering email support questions for a large community website. My cohorts and I have a set of standard answers for the most commonly asked questions. We have a web page where we ... keep a copy of these so that we can paste them into emails while we answer users questions. The problem: I had been thinking that there must be an easier way to quickly paste in answers rather than going to the support page constantly and browsing through it for the right answer to place in the emails. The solution: When it comes to doing things ... (view more)

Mon
14
Aug
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Modifying a Shortcut Menu: MS Word

In most applications, you're stuck with whatever the software company decides to put on its shortcut menus (the set of commands that appear when you right-click your mouse). For instance, Mr. Gates must have considered hyperlinks very important ... because in Word 2003, you can insert a hyperlink from 26 of the 62 shortcut menus. The shortcut menu that the majority of people use is the Text shortcut menu, which appears when you right-click within the text of a document. Luckily, you are able to rearrange any of the 62 shortcut menus in Word according to what you find to be important. For instance ... (view more)

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