Tricks articles

Shortcut Extravaganza: Windows, Mac, Chrome, Firefox, Android, iPhone & More

#ThrowbackThursday What’s more appealing than a shortcut? It's a quick way to take a task and make it less painful and easier to accomplish. If you save three minutes a day for a year, that’s a little over 18 hours. You could binge-watch the entire show Freaks and Geeks with four hours to spare. So, shall we get started?

OS Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows macOS Chromebook

Browser Shortcuts

Chrome Firefox Safari Edge

Mobile Shortcuts

Android iPhone / iOS

 

Windows 8 tricks, tips and shortcuts: a power user must-read

Windows 8 CP cracked 1 million downloads shortly after launching last Wednesday and I'm sure many of you have tried it already. Whether you went with a dual-boot, upgrade, clean install or virtual machine, if you're coming from Windows 7 you'll notice significant changes immediately, while others may not be as obvious.

With change comes good and bad -- at least until you learn some tricks that get you back up to speed. Without further ado, here's a shortlist of Windows 8 shortcuts and useful quick tricks I've gathered thus far.

Tech Tip of the Week: Windows 7 Jump Lists Fix and Tricks

When Windows 7 made it out the door reactions were mixed about its revamped taskbar. Now two years later I can personally attest to the improved usability of the new bar and above all else, the magnificent implementation of jump lists. Depending on the application jump lists can be used to get 1-click functionality without recalling a minimized window, easily access common tasks or to quickly open pinned and recent documents. In a nutshell, if you are willing to make the most of them, jump lists are a productivity godsend.