Browser Zoom

May 26, 2009

I don’t know about you, but sometimes my eyes really need a relief on web pages with tiny text.  There is a way to zoom in and make everything more readable.  On Internet Explorer 8 click on  Page  (upper right) and scroll down to  Zoom.  You can choose the zoom you want.  Also notice the keyboard shortcuts.

Windows tip:
CTRL+  =  zoom in
CTRL-  =  zoom out
CTRL0  =  Return to normal  (that’s a zero)

There’s even an easier way with most mice.  Hold  CTRL  and scroll the center roller wheel in or out.  Cool huh?

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Start Menu

May 20, 2009

Logo KeyHave you ever opened a program that covers the entire screen?  You can no longer see your Start Menu?  There is a keyboard button that will bring up the Start Menu.  It’s located at the bottom left of your keyboard,  often called the Windows Logo button.  Press it and you’ll have your Start Menu.  Another way is CTRL+ESC.


Keyboard Shortcuts

May 20, 2009

While I usually use my mouse for most everything, there are a few occasions to use the keyboard shortcuts instead.  This is especially helpful on a laptop when my external mouse is not connected.  Here  is a list from Microsoft on keyboard shortcuts.