Four Slick Quick Tips for You

By | October 24, 2021
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Four Slick Quick Tips for You

These four tips are easy and quick. But more than that they’re useful and time-saving. Three of them are browser tips for Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and almost any other browser — and one is a “copy and paste” tip.

Three browser tips first…

1. Show recently viewed pages with a click

Did you know you can show a list of recently visited pages from the current tab? You can. All you have to do is right-click on the “Back” button and you’ll see a list of recently visited pages. Keep in mind the back button may not be visible (or grayed out) when you first open your browser since there’s nothing to go back to, right?

2. Drag-a-tab

Did you know you can drag any tab and rearrange the tabs showing at the top of your browser? And, if you drag a tab off the edge of the browser, it will open that tab in a new browser window. Just drag the tab outside the active browser window. And you can also add it back to the original browser window too. Just drag it and drop it where you want it.

3. Going Home

Most of you have a Web page you call your home page. In case you’re wondering, the browser’s home page or “Start” page is the page that opens when you first start your browser. Of course, we’re sure it’s https://thundercloud.net/start/ because you like us so much. Alas, it’s probably not though… but we can always hope.

Anyway, when you’re surfing the Web and have several tabs open, and you decide you want to return home page quickly here’s how to do it fast! All you have to do is press the Alt key + the Home key to return to your home (start) page. The next time you want to return to your home (start) page quickly, give your mouse a rest and use the Alt + Home shortcut.

A Copy & Paste tip

This tip works in any version of Windows, including Windows 11.

How do you copy? Do you copy text and links from the left to right or right to left? Did you know if you copy text from left to right, Windows automatically will automatically add a space to the beginning of the first line when you paste what you copied?

While that’s not a problem most of the time, it can be if you are copying and pasting passwords, usernames, a line of computer code, a registry entry, etc. That space at the beginning of the first line can cause you problems.

So, from now on try to get used to copying from right to left and avoid that extra space at the beginning of the first line that Windows adds automatically.

Copy that?

6 thoughts on “Four Slick Quick Tips for You

  1. Judy

    Just a short comment if that is possible for me.(I am very wordy too.😊) As a habit, I copy things from left to right but find once in a while but not too often, I must for some mysterious reason but I haven’t figured out why, must go from R to L. Like you said, no big deal. Seems to be always an exception to some rule. (😊😊)
    You sure like to pun. Copy that?😁

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  2. Maggie

    Once again to the rescue, I have learned so much from Cloudeight over the years but unfortunately, I think that I have forgotten more than I remember. I do try to be a good pupil but I do fall by the wayside occasionally. I Will try very hard to remember the tips above for future reference especially the right to left copy one. Many thanks for all the good work and patience you show towards dummies like me take care and stay safe.
    Kindest regards,
    Maggie. (N.Z.)

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    1. GWilliams

      Maggie hello, Welcome Cloudeight Tips , have you tried to Highlight those tip, then copy those – paste into a NEW message, send it to yourself ?
      I do this often , Make you a folder Name it :Cloudeight TIPS, then move
      those to that folder.
      Walla ….easy to keep up with and find each tip !
      Georgia , a very long time member – ( since 1994 to be exact )

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      1. infoave Post author

        You can send our tips a lot easier by just clicking the Print Friendly button at the top of each article. When Print Friendly opens, choose the Email option and you can send it to yourself. Or choose the PDF option and download it to your computer.

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  3. Sandy

    That number 3 tip is great!! My new computer is always messing up and sometimes I have a hard time finding my start page (Cloudeight). This tip is awesome. Thank you.

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