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Computer Tips

  • RIGHT-Mouseclick in applications, file windows or web browsers.
    This will open up a "contextual menu" that often gives you shortcuts to things like
    • open webpages in new windows, download graphics or files
    • copy, cut and paste among others
    • create new files or folders
  • USE CTRL:
    You can open up a folder or shortcut in a NEW window by HOLDING DOWN THE CTRL KEY as you double click it! Try it now - open HANDINS, HANDOUTS and your H: Drive folder in three separate windows.
  • F5 to Refresh
    Hit the F5 key to refresh your current file window or webpage to see if any changes have come through
  • ALT-TAB
    Jump from one open program to the next by holding the ALT key and tapping the TAB key
  • TYPE 3:
    When you're trying to locate a file or folder on a screen containing MANY files or folders (ie the SCAR/HANDOUTS folder) type the first couple of letters of the item you're looking for. The selection will jump alphabetically to your target)
  • TAKE SHORTCUTS
    Copy or create SHORTCUTS to frequently used folders (Handin and Handout) directly into your H: drive to let you acquire and handin documents without having to click through the "My Computer" route. Use RIGHT-MOUSECLICK to build yourself a NEW - SHORTCUT by browsing to your target folder.

Tiling Windows

You can quickly arrange your on-screen windows to show them side by side, or one above the other:
  1. Open the windows you want in the taskbar
  2. RIGHT-CLICK the taskbar and select TILE VERTICALLY or TILE HORIZONTALLY
  3. Minimize any "extra" windows that you don't really need
  4. Click on the TITLEBAR of the window you want on the LEFT (or TOP)
  5. Repeat step two to "Re-Tile"
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Vertical Tiling

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Horizontal Tiling