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If you find yourself run multiple programs simultaneously and your desktop is get extremely cluttered, this windows feature could be your solution. Wanting to minimize all the other windows except the one you are currently working with can be a pain in previous versions of Windows. Now with Windows 7’s “Shake” feature you can have a little fun and accomplish your goal quickly with one simple step. Click and hold the title bar of the window you want to keep on the desktop; while still holding the title bar, shake it quickly back and forth until all of the other windows minimize to the taskbar. Then let go. To make them return, shake the title bar again. We are aware that there are other key combinations that will accomplish this; however they are boring and old. Have fun and happy computing!


With the popularity of Facebook, MySpace and other social media sites, Hackers and information gathering has evolved to present themselves from more trusted sources, your friends. Hackers have moved from the malicious software which may crash your system and result in expense for you to have your system cleaned up, to the more sneaky installation of code hidden in free software. The main purpose is simply to gather your information, personal details as well as your browsing history. This information can then be sold to marketing companies etc. Systems are also being infected to be used as a robot, to spread the malware via the internet and conceal the true identity of the origin. Although IE9 has placed several security measures in place to counter this, as evidenced in the following article the vulnerability is still with the end user. Always ask yourself, is Free really free? What is the cost that I am really paying for this free program? Is the cost acceptable? Do some research on Bing and Google to see what others are saying about the software you are about to download before making the decision.
Read more about IE9 and how 1 in 14 dowloads are malicious.....


One of the best features in Windows 7 is the Snap feature. This allows the user to simulate having multiple monitors while only having one. To complete this shortcut have the desired window as the in use window and hold the windows key down then press the right arrow key to move the screen to the right. If you want to make it the only visible screen on the monitor or maximize the screen press the Windows key and press the up arrow. Play with this to see all of the control it allows you with the Windows key and all arrows on your keyboard. To watch a video of this feature click here!   Until next next time… Happy computing!


Today’s Computer Tip Of The Day is one that will amaze and astonish you. Ever been filling out a form online and tab over one or two places too many? Frustrated with having to grab the mouse and click in the selection box that you need to enter in your information? Wish there was a keyboard shortcut to help make this simpler? Well there is, simply hold the shift key down and click the tab button one time to return to the previous box. For each additional hop backwards, continue to hold down the shift key and continue to click the tab key until your destination is reached. We hope this helps! Have a great day