Three Tips Tuesday > Part Three

By | May 16, 2023
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Three Tips Tuesday > Part Three

It’s Tuesday and time for another edition of Three Tips Tuesday.  We hope you find one or more of these tips helpful.

Tip #1 > A browser tip for all browsers

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 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 to your home page quickly, here’s how to do it fast! Press the Alt key + the Home key on your keyboard to return to your home (start) page in a jiffy. 

Let’s try it! When you have a zillion tabs open and you want to return to your home (start) page quickly, give your mouse a rest and use the Alt + Home shortcut.

Tip 2 > 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 adds 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. But it can be a major problem 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 major problems.

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

Copy that?

Tip 3 > Compacting folders in OE Classic (and why you should)

First, we’d like to thank Leslie for sending us this tip. If you use OE Classic for email, this tip is for you. If you don’t, see this page. Don’t worry, the link opens in a new tab so you won’t miss this tip :-).

Let’s Compact Folders in OE Classic

In OE CLASSIC click on “File” in the toolbar then choose “Folder”  and select “Compact All”. You’ll see a red progress bar. When compacting is complete, the progress bar turns green to show that the compacting operation was successful.

Compacting folders monthly helps to ensure that OE Classic will continue to run smoothly. So, if you’re an OE Classic user, make a note to compact folders monthly so your OE Classic will continue to run at peak performance… and you’ll be happy!



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