Windows 8 Tricks, Tips and Shortcuts - TechSpot Guides - StumbleUpon Windows 8 Consumer Preview cracked 1 million downloads shortly after launching last Wednesday and I'm sure many of you have tried it already. Whether you went with a dual-boot, upgrade, clean install or virtual machine, if you're coming from Windows 7 you'll notice significant changes immediately, while others may not be as obvious. Inevitably, with change comes good and bad -- at least until you learn some tricks that get you back up to speed. Metro is undoubtedly very touch-oriented and perhaps a beginner's dream come true. File copy dialogs, the task manager and search look better and work faster, and that adds up for an improved experience. Without further ado, here's a shortlist of Windows 8 shortcuts and useful quick tricks I've gathered thus far. Hot corners The Start menu is no longer there, but there's a hot corner that makes up for it (unfortunately on multiple screens it's somewhat of a pain to use). Keyboard shortcuts Get the Start Menu back, orb and all! Other quick tips
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- StumbleUpon Organization and productivity go hand-in-hand. Learn even a few of these keyboard shortcuts for Windows PCs or Macs to improve your efficiency. 25 Essential Keyboard Shortcuts—Windows Note: Single letter keys are shown capitalized, but you do not have to hold Shift unless it's specified. Commonly Used OS-Level Shortcuts 1. Browser Shortcuts 6. Commonly Used Shortcuts in Most Applications 11. Copy-and-Pasters' Delight 17. Find, Select, and Navigate Text 21. Next: 25 Essential Keyboard Shortcuts—Mac >> What to do with your USB flash drive: Maintain Windows What do you use your USB flash drive for? How about maintaining a Windows computer? Parted Magic is a nifty partitioning tool that also includes a suite of other useful utilities. In addition to partitioning your hard disk, you can also clone disk partitions, reset your Windows administrator password, and more. In part two of our "What To Do With Your USB Flash Drive" series, we're going to show you how to install Parted Magic so you can run these utilities right from your USB flash drive. Install Parted Magic onto USB flash drive Before we get started, make sure you have an empty USB flash drive of at least 1GB in size Step 1: Download the ISO of Parted Magic and the UNetbootin utility. Step 2: After extracting the Parted Magic ISO from the zip file, run UNetbootin by double-clicking on unetbootin-win-549.exe. Step 3: Change the selection from "Distribution" to "Diskimage" and click the button to browse for the Parted Magic ISO. Run Parted Magic Applications There you go!
- StumbleUpon The Excel Magician: 70+ Excel Tips and Shortcuts to help you make Excel Magic Posted by nitzan on Wednesday, November 28th, 2007 Are you working with Excel and want take your Excel skills to the next level? Or do you want to learn Excel and don’t know where to start? Check out these 70+ tips and shortcuts that will help you make Excel Magic. Online tutorials & videos The following online tutorials are mostly free and will teach you quite a bit about Excel. Online introduction to Excel: If you are just starting to use excel, this is the perfect resource for you. Books In order to harness the full power of Excel, shell out a couple of book bucks. General Excel Books Excel Bible 2003 / 2007 version: The “Excel Bible” was written by the renowned Excel expert, John Walkenbach. Excel Tips and case studies Excel case studies: While not for the beginner, this book contains valuable, real-world advice on how to make Fxcel do what you want it to do. Specialized Excel books Forums, News Groups and Mailing Lists Mailing Lists: Wow. Excel Experts Excel Blogs and Tip Sites Excel Tools