Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Undo and Redo Shortcuts

I use these shortcuts quite a bit, not even just in writing papers but even when using a web browser. They're pretty easy to understand, undo does whatever you did last, redo restores something after you undo it.

CTRL+Y= Redo
CTRL+Z= Undo

Saturday, January 21, 2012


Ninite is a very useful website when you buy or build a new computer. Just check every program you want to install then at the bottom click "get installer." This website has a lot of useful programs on it that I recommend as well and is much easier and faster then checking every website individually. If you're interested in it click the link which is the first word of this post.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


This is a program that has gained a lot of popularity but surprisingly many people still don't know about it. Skype is the best video chat program and it's free. It's easy to use, just make an account, sign in, then add your friends. You'll obviously need a microphone and camera to use this effectively, I'd recommend one that has them both built in to make things easier. Here is a link to the page to download Skype.

Monday, January 16, 2012


Trillian is a very useful free software for anyone who has multiple Instant Messenger Clients. I think out of all that I've used this is the most feature rich and supports a lot of different Instant Messages. It supports Clients like AIM, Yahoo, Windows Message, as well as Facebook, Google Talk, and More! Go to the website here for more information Trillian.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Selecting shortcuts

Another set of useful shortcuts for paper editing are selecting all, one word, or one character (letter, number, symbol). Hold CTRL and hit A to select all, Hold CTRL and press the right/left arrows to go between words, and hold CTRL+Shift and press the right/left arrows to select a word at a time, finally Hold Shift and press right/left arrows to select one character. I posted this again at the bottom for it will be a little easier to read.

CTRL+A= Select all
CTRL+Left/Right= Go from Word to Word
CTRL+Shift+Left/Right= Select one Word at a time
Shift+Left/Right= Select one character at a time

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Copy and Paste Shortcuts

Something that can make using a computer much quicker and easier are shortcuts. Copy and paste are used very often espeically when editing a paper. To help speed that up I recommend using simple shortcuts. Cut, Copy, and Paste are all right next to each other on the keyboard, just hold CTRL and press X for Cut, C for Copy, and V for paste. I posted this again at the bottom for it will be a little easier to read.

CTRL+C= Copy
CTRL+V= Paste

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Mozilla Firefox/Google Chrome

Internet Explorer is always behind in the web browser race without having good security, quality extensions, or the speed of other browsers. The best choice is generally dependent on the user, I prefer Firefox but it can be a little bit of a memory hog so for slower computers I generally recommend Google Chrome. Neither choice is wrong in my mind. For more information visit http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/ to download Firefox and https://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/make/download.html?brand=CHMB to download Google Chrome.