Productivity experts say that keyboard shortcuts are 60% faster than using a mouse. So here are my top five shortcuts that work in all the major browsers: Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome and Firefox.
(Note: while these tricks work in all browsers, on a Mac, you may need to use the Command key instead of Control. Watch the video above for details.)
Shortcut # 1: Move Quickly Between Tabs – Control-Tab
If you need to move between multiple web pages, working in multiple tabs is faster than multiple windows. Why? Because Control-Tab lets you fly through all your tabs.
Shortcut #2: Reopening a Tab You Just Closed – Control-Shift-T
Sometimes you’re moving so fast online that you accidentally close a tab. That can be frustrating, particularly if the page you just closed had some crazy, hard-to-remember URL. Fear not. Control-Shift-T reopens the last closed tab.
Shortcut # 3: Zooming In – Control-+
Want do see some detail on a webpage more clearly? Font too small? No problem. To zoom in, hit
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With all the buzz about Twitter, are you ready to give the service a try but don’t know where to start? Watch the video above for a quick, one-minute primer.
1. You can sign up for free on Twitter.com.
2. Pick a sign-on name, like bworley (except that one’s already taken). Twitter adds the @ sign in front of it, making my twitter handle @bworley.
3. Search for people or ideas you want to follow, then click “Follow.” Your feed will then show whatever they tweet. Try it. You can always un-follow people if they aren’t tweeting things that actually interest you.
4. When you feel ready, you can try tweeting something yourself. Tweets are limited to 140 characters, but if you want to send out a link to an article or video you like, that link only counts as 22 characters, no matter how long the link actually is.
5. Use a "hashtag" (the # symbol) in front of a keyword in your tweet. That will make it easier for others to find your tweet by searching for that topic, even if they don't normallyRead More »from How DO You Use Twitter Anyway?
- Becky Worley | Upgrade Your Life – Wed, Nov 6, 2013
A universal remote should save time and frustration, consolidating all the device commands into a few button presses. But many universal remotes have performance issues, connectivity problems, or just don’t work right. Good news: you can fix five of the most common problems yourself.
There are three significant makers of universal remotes: Phillips,Universal Remote Control, and Logitech. I have a Logitech Harmony remote, so Iasked Ian Crowe, a senior manager at Logitech, to help me troubleshoot the most common mistakes people make with their universal remotes.
Problem 1: During Set-Up, “Close” Isn’t Good Enough
Most of the lasting problems with universal remotes stem from mistakes made during set-up. Ian explains that even within the same brand, line, or even model, there are extreme variances in the codes these devices use to perform actions on the device. If you input during set-up that you have a Sony BDV-300 home theater, but you actually have a BDV-300a, most of the functions mayRead More »from 5 Reasons Your Universal Remote Is Not Working Correctly
- EU adopts Russia sanctions as Crimea crisis deepens
By Adrian Croft and Justyna Pawlak BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union took a cautious approach to imposing sanctions against Moscow on Monday, targeting 21 people in Russia and Crimea while leaving open the possibility of adding harsher economic measures when EU leaders meet later this week. Those targeted include politicians responsible for calling for and organizing Sunday's referendum in Crimea, when 97 percent of voters decided the region should secede from Ukraine and join Russia. European officials have said they are determined to punish Russia for its actions in Crimea, imposing sanctions including travel bans and asset freezes on those responsible.
- Russia calls on Ukraine to be a federal state
- Malaysia: Co-pilot spoke missing plane's last word
- Russian official warns country's economy in crisis
Russia's deputy economy minister warned on Monday that the country's economy is in crisis. Speaking at a local business conference, Deputy Economy Minister Sergei Belyakov said there are "clear signs" of the Russian economy being in crisis. Analysts say that the economy is set to suffer from the continued weakness of the ruble and the fall-out from President Vladimir Putin's stand-off with the West over Ukraine The central bank, which revised its gross domestic product growth forecast down in February, estimates that the economy will expand by 1.5-1.8 percent this year.
- Gibbs: This Could Be ‘Lights Out’ for the Dems
Senate Democrats, like the Great Houdini, have repeatedly escaped seeming disaster. During the past two elections, they denied Republicans control of the chamber just when it looked as if the GOP had things sewed up. Robert Gibbs, the former Obama White House Press Secretary, said on Sunday that the Senate is “definitely” in danger of changing hands in the November election. Even more disconcerting for Democrats, Gibbs said, is the possibility that the GOP will engineer another “wave election” that could result in widespread Democratic losses in the House and Senate.
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There are three pieces of evidence that aviation safety experts say make it clear the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was taken over by someone who was knowledgeable about how the plane worked.
- SEALs take oil tanker from Libyan rebels
WASHINGTON (AP) — A team of Navy SEALs has taken control of a stateless oil tanker seized earlier in the month by Libyan rebels, the Pentagon said Monday.