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Showing posts from May 13, 2012

Browsing Cool Websites

So, have you ever run across a really cool website? Well, I found a couple that I will share with you.  Now, I don't really expect you to bookmark these for future reference, these are just cool sites to browse, enjoy and share. We Choose the Moon   This is an interactive history exhibit from NASA, allowing you walk through the Apollo 11 Mission, stage by stage. Cyrkam Airtos   Ever waste time playing paper wad basketball?Well, you can now attempt it virtually, all with a click of the mouse. The Passenger (Animated Short) I love to see the work of talented artists. This 7 minute short won Best Animation at the 2006 Los Angeles International Short Film Festival Share really cool websites you have found. Have a great weekend!☺

HOW TO Use the CTRL Key to Dominate Your Computer

This really cool inforgraphic on using the CTRL key is our feature for today! Tomorrow, we will be checking out some really need websites to visit over the weekend! ☺ HOW TO Use the CTRL Key to Dominate Your Computer

Windows 7 Shortcuts: Windows Logo Key

Windows Logo Key Once again, here are some keyboard shortcuts that can greatly ease your computing experience. When you are typing, it sometimes is easier to use a shortcut over reaching for the mouse. So today's shortcuts all use the "start menu" key (Windows logo key) on your keyboard. I often use a few keyboard shortcuts to handle simple tasks and to maneuver around the computer. Take a look and try some of these great time savers.  (Tip: Use the sequence listed to get the proper response.) Windows logo key + D Shift to Desktop / Minimize all windows Windows logo key + M Minimize all windows. Windows logo key + Tab Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D (If you release Windows Key, it goes back to normal view.) Ctrl + Windows logo key + Tab Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D (It goes to Aero Flip 3-D view and even if you release all keyboard buttons, it still stays in Aero Flip 3-D

Free Alternatives: LibreOffice Productivity Suite Years ago, the only option for decent, compatible document handling (word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, diagrams, etc.) was purchasing Microsoft Office and other software packages and investing $500 or more.  Well, another option is available for download and it has all the features you or your small business would need in an office suite. The only part missing to this would be a calendar and contact management program such as you would find in Microsoft Outlook. LibreOffice works on Windows, Macintosh and GNU/Linux operating systems.If you are familiar with older versions of Microsoft Office, you could probably handle this software with your eyes closed as it looks similar to Office 2003. It will also allow you to save files in the new Microsoft formats such as DOCX and XLSX.  One really great advantage is that this program (unlike current versions of Microsoft Word) can open older documents such as files created by Microsoft