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Address bar focus

In virtually all web browsers, using [Ctrl] + L on your keyboard will highlight the address bar, enabling you to quickly search or type in a website address without having to reach for your mouse. You don't need to visit Google (other search engines are available) to...

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View your clipboard history

Windows 10 now lets you view a history of items you've copied to it. Use [Windows Key] + V to view it: Simply click on any item in the list and it'll paste where your cursor is. Clicking on the three dots to the right of each item will give you the options to delete...

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Switch between programs

You might already know you can use Alt+Tab on your keyboard to switch between your open programs: but if you press Win+Tab, Windows will display all the programs you have open and you can click on the one you want to switch to: And if you have multiple displays (e.g....

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Dictate: talk instead of type

Microsoft Word has a built-in dictation feature, allowing you to talk instead of type. The web version will also transcribe audio files. The 'Home' tab has a 'Dictate' button over on the right-hand side: If you have your microphone set-up (if you can use video...

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Ecosia, an alternative search engine

It might come as a shock but you don't have to use Google. Ecosia is a decent alternative, and they have a simple message: "you search the web, we plant trees". Instead of spending their ad income on world domination, they spend it on trees. About every 45 searches or...

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Useful Advice

Newsletter: Say “cheese”!

We’re always skeptical about simple solutions for solving complex problems. Computer security software that promises 100% protection; the revolutionary new marketing technique which is the only one you’ll ever need; the latest weight-loss method...   In other words,...

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Smile, you’re on camera

Facebook Portal launched last month - a new way to keep in touch with family and friends via sophisticated video conferencing technology. It also links with WhatsApp - an indication Facebook is keen for a return on the $19 billion it spent on the chat software five...

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