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If you think that technology power-users have a whole bunch of "secret" tricks and shortcut, you might be right. We've been immersed in computer-use for decades now, but very few of us have had much ...

If you think that technology power-users have a whole bunch of "secret" tricks and shortcut, you might be right. We've been immersed in computer-use for decades now, but very few of us have had much formal training. We learn through trial and error, but it's difficult to learn what you don't know exists! If you suspect you've fallen behind and would like to fill some of those silly technology gaps, this is for you. This will be a random assortment of tips and tricks for a variety of programs and web applications. You can become a member of the "Secret Technology Club" by learning the secret technology handshakes.

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  • Tips and tricks that will streamline your computer-use and impress yourfriends and colleagues.
  • This is me.
  • Find me here. www.mariahandersen.comwww.StudyingSocialMedia.comwww.TeachingCollegeMath.com
  • The Secret Technology Club The Internet Browsers Search Windows Editing Images
  • The CodeHTML = Hypertext Markup Language
  • WYSIWYGWhat You See Is What You Get
  • WYSIWYG / HTML Toggle
  • What’s in a name? Website Name of Website
  • Website vs. URLWebsite: www.studyingsocialmedia.comURL: http://www.studyingsocialmedia.com
  • Website
  • Sends reader to collection of webpages
  • Webpage
  • Sends reader to specific page
  • Site vs. HyperlinkHere is the website I want you to goto: www.studyingsocialmedia.comThe website I want you to go to isStudying Social Media.
  • Site vs. HyperlinkHere is the website I want you to goto: www.studyingsocialmedia.com SiteThe website I want you to go to isStudying Social Media. Hyperlink
  • Creating a Hyperlink [select/highlight the text first]
  • Creating a Hyperlink [select/highlight the text first]
  • Creating a Hyperlink[then click the hyperlink button]
  • Pay attention! This one needs a URL.
  • This one has http:// already.
  • That link doesn’t work!http://http://www.studyingsocialmedia.comhttps://www.studyingsocialmedia.com Why not?
  • Remove the orange part.http://http://www.studyingsocialmedia.comhttps://www.studyingsocialmedia.com
  • Broken YouTube Linkshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0EnhXn5boM&feature=g-vrec&context=G294db32RVAAAAAAAAAg [Look for the CORE of the Link]
  • Broken YouTube Linkshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0EnhXn5boM&feature=g-vrec&context=G294db32RVAAAAAAAAAg [reduce the URL to the orange part, the part before the first & and it will work]
  • Shorten a URLConverthttp://www.studyingsocialmedia.com/2012/02/01/studying-social-media-saving-the-pacific-northwest-tree-octopus-and-learning-about-whales-in-lake-michigan/To http://bit.ly/A67a6g
  • http://www.studyingsocialmedia.com/2012/02/01/studying-social-media-saving-the-pacific-northwest-tree-octopus-and-learning-about-whales-in-lake-michigan/http://bit.ly/A67a6g
  • The Secret Technology Club The Internet Browsers Search Windows Editing Images
  • Try Another BrowserWhen a websitedoes not appearto be workingproperly, don’tcall techsupport, youshould always(always) tryanother browserfirst. http://www.webdesignhot.com/free-icon/free-web-browser-icons/
  • Tabs
  • Windows
  • Tabs are Easier to Manage Add a new (empty) tab CTRL-T CMD-T
  • Right-click on Hyperlinks (Command-click on a Mac)
  • Tab Drag(click, hold, and drag it out onto the desktop) (or drag it back) Does not work in some browsers!
  • Where did it go? Close Everything Close the Tab
  • Maximize / Minimize Maximize Screen or Restore Partial Screen Minimizes Screen to Toolbar
  • Magnify the Page Text (PC: Ctrl with +) (Mac: Cmd with +)
  • Shrink the Page Text (PC: Ctrl with -) (Mac: Cmd with -)
  • Find a word or phrase PC: Ctrl with F Mac: Cmd with F Opens a search box in just about EVERY software program
  • Search from the Address Bar (does not work in all web browsers)
  • Customize your Browser Google Extensions Add-ons for Firefox Internet Explorer Plugins
  • Bitly
  • The Secret Technology Club The Internet Browsers Search Windows Editing Images
  • Word Order MattersSlight changes yield different results.
  • Quotes for Exact Phrase
  • Quotes for Exact Spelling
  • Use autofill search results(use your arrow key, then press enter)
  • Exclude a Word from Search(use a minus in front of the word – no space!)
  • Search within a Website(write website: first, then your search)
  • Wildcards(use a * to replace “some word”)
  • Use keywords
  • Search calculates!(no need to open the Calculator program)
  • Look at Personal Results(people in your social networks have shared these)
  • Look at Personal Results(people in your social networks have shared these)
  • Search without Personalization(Remove the filter bubble: DuckDuckGo)
  • Compare a few searches (you’ll see)
  • Search-Cube.com
  • Search-cube.com(hover mouse over image to see source site)
  • The Secret Technology Club The Internet Browsers Search Windows Editing Images
  • Embrace the WIN button!(The WINDOWS button opens the START menu)
  • Search from START
  • Search for FilesWhen you see thefile show up on thelist, just click on itwith your mouseOR use the arrowkeys to move upand down the list.
  • Search for ProgramsType the keyword and press enter to launch program.
  • Minimize EVERYTHING (WIN + M) Maybe you don’t want someone who justwalked in to see sensitive information on your screen. (or, maybe you were shopping at Zappos)
  • Minimize most everythingPick up the window you want to keepwith your mouse (as if you were goingto move it) and then shake it. Yes,use your mouse to rapidly shake itback and forth. Poof! (okay, that only works in Windows 7 – sorry to other versions!)
  • Cycle Between Windows WIN + TABTo try this, first opena bunch of windows!Hold down WIN andpress TAB. Eachtime you press TAByou should see adifferent windowcycle to the front.When you see thewindow you want ontop, let go of WIN. http://martinjwells.wordpress.com/2007/01/21/is-vista-worth-it/
  • Cycle Between Windows ALT + TABNot as sexy asWIN+TAB, but doesthe same thing.Hold down ALT andpress TAB. Eachtime you press TAByou should see adifferent windowcycle to the front.When you see thewindow you want on http://www.cyber-knowledge.net/blog/windows-vista-eye-candy-or- functionality/top, let go of ALT.
  • Windows Snipping Tool
  • The Secret Technology Club The Internet Browsers Search Windows Editing Images
  • Basic Editing HotkeysCTRL+X Cut CMD+XCTRL+C Copy CMD+CCTRL+V Paste CMD+V
  • Hotkeys for Font EditingCTRL+B Bold CMD+BCTRL+I Italics CMD+ICTRL+U Underline CMD+U
  • Paste without Formatting!(when copying between desktop applications and the web) CTRL+SHIFT+V No more Notepad!
  • Paste without Formatting! (when copying from the web to Word 2010)
  • Paste without Formatting!
  • The “Undo” Hotkey CTRL+Z CMD+Z In most programs, every pressof this hotkey will undo one step. Press it five times? Undo the last five steps.
  • Select EverythingCTRL+A CMD+AGreat when you want tochange the font of anentire page or document.
  • Find a word or phraseCTRL+F CMD+F Word Documents Excel Files Web Browsers Wikipedia Pages …
  • Selecting Adjacent ObjectsClick on firstHold downSHIFTClick on lastLet go of SHIFT
  • Selecting Non-adjacent ObjectsClick on firstHold down CTRLClick on eachobjectLet go of CTRL
  • Jump from field to field TAB
  • Jump from field to field TAB
  • Jump from field to field TAB
  • Indent INSIDE a Table CTRL-TAB
  • The Secret Technology Club The Internet Browsers Search Windows Editing Images
  • Right Click on Image (CTRL-Click on Mac) Formatting Menu
  • Wrap Text
  • YOU Decide how to Wrap Text
  • Show / Hide
  • Show / Hide(all formatting is now visible)
  • Find the Anchor(click on the image FIRST)
  • Move theanchor tochangewhere thepicture isanchoredto in thetext. NOTE: Anchors can only be placed on new paragraphs.
  • Format borders, shadows, etc. (Right-click or CTRL-Click on Image)
  • That’s all for this installment of“The Secret Technology Club” Hope you learned something new!
  • Contact me here. www.mariahandersen.comwww.StudyingSocialMedia.comwww.TeachingCollegeMath.com