It's Clean Out Your Computer Day!

IT Radix recommends devoting several hours today to the care and nurture your computer.

While tomorrow is the traditional day for hearts and flowers, today is an excellent time to unclog the information arteries on your PC according to Kerry Gleeson.

Fast Fingers and Keyboard Locks

Have you ever wanted to quickly lock your computer?  Perhaps for privacy, perhaps it’s part of your corporate security policy or in my case, to keep my son’s fast fingers from wreaking havoc on my laptop while I’m getting him something.  If this sounds like you, then read on.

Know Before He (or She) Goes!

In the words of sir Francis Bacon, “Knowledge is Power!” This is exactly what your in-house IT guru has—the knowledge of how your network is set up and where everything is, thus the power to control it. Well, that’s all well and good, but what happens if your IT person up and leaves? Where does that knowledge (and power) go?!?!? That’s right.

A Few Keyboard Shortcuts to Boost Productivity

These keyboard shortcuts have been in Windows since the beginning; however, they are worth repeating.

Move the cursors: Quickly jump the cursor to the beginning or end of your word, paragraph, or document.

CTRL+Right Arrow: Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word
CTRL+Left Arrow: Move the cursor back to the beginning of the previous word
CTRL+Down Arrow: Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph
CTRL+Up Arrow: Move the cursor back to the beginning of the previous paragraph
CTRL+Home: Go to the start of a document
CTRL+End: Go to the end of a document

Give these a try and see how much more efficiently you can type that email! Check back next week for more.

Need IT in a PDF format?

Portable Document Format or PDF files have become the preferred document interchange standard for all users regardless of the file type.  Late last year, Adobe launched CreatePDF, a cloud-based application that allows you to make PDF files online fast.

Adding an Extra Hour to Your Day

Don’t we all wish there were more hours in our day?  Don’t you find that there’s never enough time to get everything done?  Do you ever look back at the end of the day and wonder what in the world you’ve accomplished that day?If any of the above scenarios ring true to you, you’re not alone!  However, there are some small, time-saving technologies you can use to automate or speed up what you get done to save an hour (or MORE) to your day.