Windows Tips For Computer Users...
Old and New

Whether your computer experience dates way back to the DOS days (remember those white letters on a black screen?) or began with Windows XP, there's always something new to learn about your computer’s Operating System.

Congratulate yourself for the ones you already know, and see how many new tricks you can learn. Except where noted, these tips apply to Windows 98, Me, 2000, and XP. Some tips are applicable to Windows 95 as well.

Remember the Keyboard

Using the Alt / Tab keys

Windows Logo and Application Key Substitutes

Find the Missing Window

When configuration changes cause a window to stray outside the visible desktop area (of screen), move it back into view by using your keyboard. Alt-Spacebar opens the particular window's System menu, which typically appears in the upper-left-hand corner. In the case of an off-screen window it will appear as close as possible to that off-screen window. Press the M key for Move and use the Arrow keys to bring the errant window back into view.

Final Words

These are just a few of the powerful shortcut keys available in Windows. To learn more of them, launch Help from the Start menu on your computer (or press the Windows key and hit F1) and search for "shortcut keys".

If you find a shortcut that you want a further explanation on, just write or call me and I will be happy to help you.

As always, should you have any other questions about your computer, do not hesitate in picking up the phone... better to contact me and be sure.

Tom @ Tata Computers