Tag Archive | "Tips & Tricks"

Tips & Tricks: best practices to avoid computer mistakes

Monday, October 6, 2008

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Here is my list of hardware and software tips & tricks which might help you avoid making very common mistakes with your computer. They are universal, meaning that I ALWAYS see people making these mistakes. Very few people make any effort to improve their PC skills/experience; perhaps this computer best practices list might help! Hardware: […]

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How to Force Quit an Application

Friday, September 19, 2008


If your Mac has an application that is frozen, or you have the dreaded spinning beach ball, you probably have an app that will not quit gracefully. Normally the protected memory feature of OS X allows an application to crash and you can keep working — no restart required. Hit the keystroke combination of Option-Apple-Esc […]

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Tips & Tricks: open applications

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Number One tip:  stop quitting your most-used applications! I see scores of people use their PCs. Almost everyone will do the following: Open their browser. Quit (close) their browser. Open their email program. Quit their email program. Open Word. Quit Word. Then they repeat this process. Over and over. STOP. Here’s the tip: keep your […]

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