Different Platforms have different 'modifier keys'. If e.g. shortcut 1 is for home, you would press Alt+1 on Chrome for Windows, but Alt+Shift+1 on Firefox for Windows Shift+Alt+# Firefox for PC Ctrl+Option+# Safari for Mac Ctrl+Option+# Firefox for Mac Ctrl+Option+# Chrome for Mac Alt+# Chrome for PC minus2. Standard Shortcuts 1 home 2 timeline/profile 3 friends 4 messages 5 notifications 6 general account settings 7 privacy settings 8 Facebook's Facebook page 9 legal terms 0 help center M new message ? search minus3. Newsfeed Navigation J/K Scroll forward through News Feed / Scroll backwards through News Feed C Comment on selected story I Like or unlike a story minus4. Lightbox Mode L Like or unlike a photo Arrow Left/Arrow Right skip back and forth between photos
minusMove and Resize Active Window Win+Arrow Down Set window to Restored (if Maximized) or Minimized (if Restored) Win+Arrow Up Maximize window (if Restored) Win+Shift+Arrow Down/Win+Shift+Arrow Up Maximize Restored window vertically / Restore window to previous state Win+Arrow Right/Win+Arrow Left Move Restored window to left/center/right. Works across multiple monitors Win+Shift+Arrow Right/Win+Shift+Arrow Left Move window to left monitor / to right monitor when using multiple monitors Alt+Space Opens the title bar menu Alt+Space+Enter Restore Window Alt+Space+X Maximize Window Alt+Space+N Minimize Window F11 Turn full page view on or off 'Maximized' means full screen, 'Restored' means variable window size, and 'Minimized' means minimized to taskbar. minusSwitch between Applications Alt+Tab, Alt+Shift+Tab Cycles through open programs in taskbar. Hold alt and continuously press tab to move forward between applications. Release keys to switch to application selected. Add shift to reverse direction. Alt+Ctrl+Tab, then use arrow keys to select application Cycles through open programs in taskbar without needing to hold alt continuously. Press alt+ctrl+tab once, then continue with arrow keys and press enter on application. Alt+Esc/Alt+Shift+Esc Cycle through programs on taskbar in the order they were opened or accessed Win+Tab Cycle through programs using Aero Flip 3D Ctrl+Win+Tab Cycle through programs on Taskbar using Aero Flip 3D Win+G Cycle through Gadget Window minusManage Multiple Windows Win+D Minimize all windows on all Monitors. Press again to restore previous state Win+M Minimize all windows on current Monitor Win+Shift+M Restore previously minimized windows on current Monitor Win+Home Set all windows to Minimized on current Monitor except active Win+Space Preview Desktop / make windows transparent (May not work with all Settings) minus2. Accessing Windows Features Win+E Start Windows Explorer (in My Computer) Win+R Open the Run window Win+F Open Windows Search. f3 on empty desktop works, too. Win+L Lock the keyboard/ computer Win+F1 Display Windows Help Alt+Shift Change keyboard language layout if multiple language layouts are active* Shift when inserting CD or DVD Prevent CD or DVD from automatically playing Win+P Choose Presentation Display Mode Win+X Open Mobility Center * When working with multiple Keyboards Layouts (e.g. Spanish/English/German). Add unlimited Layouts under Regional settings and activate language bar in Taskbar to see current language. Switch with shortcut any time. minus3. Windows 7 Taskbar Win or Ctrl+Esc Activate Start Button. Then use arrow keys, space and enter to navigate within Start Menu Win+T Go to first item in taskbar, continue with arrow keys Win+B Go to first item in system tray Shift+click on a taskbar item Start new instance of taskbar item Ctrl+Shift+click on a taskbar item Start new instance of taskbar item as administrator Shift+right-click on a taskbar item Show the window menu for the program Win+1...9 Switch to application in position N on taskbar (or launch pinned application) Shift+Win+1...9 Start new instance of taskbar item in position N on taskbar Unfortunately, Microsoft removed the possibility to select multiple taskbar items in Windows 7 minus4. Navigating Desktop Arrow Keys Navigate between and select single icons on desktop (when focus is on the desktop) Home/End Select first / select last object on desktop Enter Launch active icon Shift+F10 Activate context menu of active icon by simulates right mouse button. Once in the context menu use arrow keys, a-z and enter to select item tab, shift+tab on empty desktop Navigate between desktop, the quick-launch bar, task bar and notification bar. Then use arrow keys and enter or space to activate specific icons A, B, C, ... Pressing the initial letter of the name of any objects will highlight the respective application or folder. Continue typing the object name if multiple objects start with the same letter minus5. Windows Explorer minusBasics Win+E Start Windows Explorer (My Computer) Alt+Arrow Up Go up one folder Alt+Arrow Left/Alt+Arrow Right Go to previous folder / go to next folder Tab/Shift+Tab Switch focus forward/ backward between Address bar, Search Bar, Toolbar, Navigation Pane, and File List (Default is usually File List) Alt+D or f4 Jump to the Address bar and select absolute address. Copy address with ctrl+c if desired Ctrl+E or ctrl+f Jump to Search Box in Explorer Ctrl+N Open new instance of Windows Explorer F11 Maximize window minusNavigate File List and Navigation Pane Arrow Keys Navigate between files and folders Enter Open folder or start application Home/End Jump to first / jump to last item F2 Change the file name of active item F2, then arrow left/Arrow Right Move one character to the left / to the right in item name F2, then ctrl+Arrow Left/Ctrl+Arrow Right Jump one word to the left / to the right of item name F2, then home /End Jump to beginning / jump to end of item name F2, then ctrl+a Select complete object name including suffix (default excludes suffix) Arrow Left/Arrow Right Expand folder / collapse folder (navigation pane only) minusFile List Alt+P Display or hide Preview Pane Alt+V then D View details. Check View menu for more options Alt+V then X View extra-large icons. Check View menu for more options Ctrl+mouse scroll wheel Change size of icons minusSelect Items in File List and Navigation Pane Shift+Arrow Up/Arrow Down Select multiple adjacent items (directly above or below) ctrl with arrow keys and space Select multiple non-adjacent items. Hold ctrl, use arrow keys to move to next item, and press space to add/remove from selection Ctrl+A Select all A ...Z and 1..9 Press the initial letter any item to jump to it. Continue typing the full name if multiple items start with the same letter minusManipulate Items in Explorer Ctrl+C, Ctrl+X, Ctrl+V ctrl+C for copy, Ctrl+X for cut and Ctrl+V for paste Ctrl+Z Undo an action Ctrl+Y Redo an action Delete Delete an item and place it into the Recycle Bin Shift+Delete Delete an item permanently without placing it into the Recycle Bin Shift+F10 Activate context menu of active object. Replaces the right mouse button. Once in the context menu use arrow keys, a-z and enter to get to the selection Ctrl+Shift+N Create new folder Alt+Enter Open Properties dialog box minus6. Photo Viewer Arrow Left/Arrow Right Go to next / go to previous photo Ctrl+. Rotate photo clockwise Ctrl+, Rotate photo counter-clockwise [+]/- Zoom in / zoom out (or mouse wheel) Ctrl+0 (zero) Fit to Window Delete Delete current photo Shift+Delete Permanently delete current photo Alt+Enter Show properties of current photo Alt+E or Ctrl+S Email current photo Ctrl+C Copy current photo file to clipboard Alt+O Open current photo in other application (e.g. Paint of Office) minus7. Dialog Boxes Ctrl+Tab/Ctrl+Shift+Tab Move forward / move backwards through tabs Tab/Shift+Tab Move forward / move backwards through options Alt+underlined letter Perform the command (or select the option) that goes with that letter Enter Replaces clicking the mouse for many selected commands Space Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box Arrow Keys Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons F4 Display the items in the active list Backspace Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box minus8. Windows Admin minusAdmin Tasks Ctrl+Win+F Search for Computers (with Active Directory activated) Win+Pause/Break Display System Properties which holds system properties, computer name, device manager and so on Ctrl+Shift+Esc Opens Windows Task Manager minusRemote Desktop Alt+Page Up/Alt+Page Down Move between programs from left to right / from right to left Alt+Insert Cycle through programs in the order that they were started in Alt+Home Display the Start menu Ctrl+Alt+pause/break Switch between a window and full screen Ctrl+Alt+End Display the Windows Security dialog box Alt+Delete Display the system menu minus9. Windows Help Tab Move between links Alt+C Display the Table of Contents Alt+N Display the Connection Settings menu F10 Display the Options menu Alt+Arrow Left/Alt+Arrow Right Move back / move forward to the previously/ next viewed topic Alt+A Display the customer support page Alt+Home Display the Help and Support home page Home/End Move to the beginning / to the end of a topic Ctrl+F Search the current topic. Press tab to leave Ctrl+P Print a topic F3 Move the cursor to the search box. Press tab to leave minus10. Ease of Access and Magnifier minusEase of Access Win+U Open Ease of Access Center Press Shift five times. Turn Sticky Keys on or off Press Num Lock for five seconds Turn Toggle Keys on or off Right Shift for eight seconds Turn Filter Keys on or off left Alt + left Shift +Num Lock Turn Mouse Keys on or off left Alt + left Shift + prtScn Turn High Contrast on or off (Careful, will change theme!) minusMagnifier Win+[+] Start Magnifier and zoom in Win+- Zoom out with Magnifier active Ctrl+Alt+I Invert colors in Magnifier display Win+Esc Exit Magnifier Ctrl+Alt+Arrow Keys Move the Magnifier windows Note: Microsoft lists more shortcuts for Magnifier, but not all of them seem to work.
EBay EBay is one of the most widely used ways to sell items online. Membership is free to sign up. You set up an auction for your item. Use the site’s template to create the auction page. Upload a picture, write a product description, and set the length of the auction and initial bid. Customers bid on the item until the auction ends and submit payment through the site. EBay takes a percentage of the sale as a fee. The amount is based on the final sale price. You can set a reserve, which means if the bids don't reach a certain point, the item doesn't sell. Online Craft Fairs Online craft fair sites work well for people who want to sell hand-made items online. You set up a free virtual store and tag your items with various keywords to help consumers find the items. Some sites even allow consumers to request the types of items they want. Some online craft sites are Etsy, DaWanda and Lovli. Social Networking Sometimes, people have a built-in audience for their goods through friends and family. One of the most common ways to keep in touch with friends and family is through social networking. You can post information and pictures of your items on Facebook, MySpace or Twitter. With some people having in excess of several hundred friends, the audience can be quite wide. Buy.com even offers a garage sale application for use on Facebook.
Start Fresh 1.Research and compare e-commerce software providers and Facebook store applications. Pick one that you find easy to use and set up and fits your business needs. 2.Create an eye-catching logo that is representative of your business. Design it yourself, hire a graphic artist, or ask customers for help. 3.Make sure that your store is well organized. All photos should be in titled albums with thoughtful descriptions and information should be updated and complete. 4.Delete any tabs that aren’t currently being used and focus on quality content. Clear your wall, deleting any unwanted or unprofessional posts. Experiment with different features, trying only a few at a time. Starting simple is key. Emphasize Your Products 1.Update your store often with new merchandise information and include many photos of your products. Communicate with your customers, letting them know when sold-out items will be restocked. 2.Use a professional to photograph your products. Barter with local photographers to receive services free of charge in exchange for promotion of their Facebook pages on your page. Create a signature look for your product photographs that ties them to the theme of your store and its logo. 3.Make sure to add a “Like” button on each item for sale in your external e-commerce site so that clients can promote your products. Promote Your Store 1.Ask your customers and fans to help you promote. Encourage them to share your link by holding contests with incentives. Word of mouth about your store will travel faster with Facebook, and nothing attracts more attention than a large number of Facebook fans. 2.Get clients and fans involved with polls, Facebook only sales, discounts and offer prizes to fans who refer the most number of friends. 3.Ask customers to leave positive feedback directly on your Facebook page and to email you with any complaints. 4.Make your page as interactive as possible. Think of it as an e-store, a blog, a customer review and ranking page, a client forum and a promotional newsletter. 5.Cross-promote your brand by adding pages from complementary brands and services to your page, and by posting on their pages. Behind the Scenes 1.Log in to your store often; respond to fan questions and comments, and verify links are in working order. 2.Use your name and photo to give customers a feel for who you are. 3.Track your statistics. Carefully read your Facebook feedback, observing what kind of posts have shown the most interaction and increased fans or sales. 4.Tweak your page preferences and settings for optimal use. If your customers are getting constant news feeds when you post, limit the number and keep them meaningful. 5.Visit other Facebook stores often to review successful promotions of other vendors.
Wi-Fi is just radio waves, and many things can cause interference. But a strong Wi-Fi signal can give you faster performance and better coverage distance, so it’s important to properly position and configure your router for optimal signal strength. I’ll show you how; it just takes a few minutes. Point the Antenna Up Routers generally have physical antennas that are adjustable. The antenna often comes pointed horizontally to fit the router inside its box. For maximum signal strength, position your router’s antenna vertically, pointing straight up. If you have two antennas, you won’t get better performance by pointing them in different directions. Position Your Router Properly Consider where you put your router. If you have a large home or office, place the router close to the center to maximize coverage. If you position the router at one end of the building, you may have poor (or no) signal at the other end.But keep in mind that if you already have your router positioned at one end of your home and the signal strength is just fine on the other side, you don’t need to move it. For maximum coverage, the router should also be high up. Placing it on the floor is the worst location possible – place it on a high shelf, if possible. Don’t place the router on or near large metal objects, such as metal shelves or filing cabinets. These can block the signal. Metal or stone walls can also block Wi-Fi, while wood and plaster walls won’t cause any problems. You might be able to root out other sources of interference. For example: microwave ovens, 2.4 GHz cordless phones, and 2.4 GHz baby monitors all have the potential to interfere with a Wi-Fi signal. I’ve personally experienced a Wi-Fi signal to my laptop dying every time a microwave oven was turned on. The microwave oven was in direct line-of-sight between my laptop and the router. The solution? Move any one of them so that the microwave isn’t in between. If you get interference from a cordless phone, you might want to purchase newer 5.8 GHz cordless phones; these workon a frequency band other than Wi-Fi and don’t cause any interfere. If you’re in an area with many different Wi-Fi networks — such as an apartment complex or even just a house close to other homes — your neighbors’ Wi-Fi networks are probably interfering with yours. To minimize this, move your router further away from the other Wi-Fi access points, if you can. For example, if you’re in an apartment and have a router in the corner of your room, your neighbor’s router might be right on the other side of the wall. But the best thing you can do is switch to a different Wi-Fi channel. You access this option on your router’s settings page — check your router’s instruction manual for instructions on how to do that. (If you don’t have the instruction manual, you can almost certainly find the instructions online.) Locate the Wi-Fi channel option in the router’s web interface and change it to a different channel with less interference. It might take a little experimentation to find the best one, but you can get help choosing a Wi-Fi channel using the Wi-Fi Analyzer app for Android phones and tablets, which will monitor the Wi-Fi networks near you and recommend the least-cluttered Wi-Fi channel for your network. Unfortunately, similar apps aren’t available for iPhone or iPad due to the limitations Apple places on app developers. That’s it — all you really have to do is position your router well and choose the ideal Wi-Fi channel to optimize your network. Of course, buying a new router that supports modern, improved Wi-Fi standards may also offer you a signal strength and speed boost.
1.Locate the function key on your keyboard (F1 through F12) that has an icon of a touchpad. This is often a rectangle with two smaller rectangles below it, representing the touchpad and its two buttons. 2.Press and hold the "Fn" key, usually found in the lower left area of your keyboard. 3.Press the touchpad function key and then release both keys. If this does not enable your touchpad, try holding the "Fn" key down and pressing the touchpad function key twice in a row. Shortcut Key Method 1.Press the Windows icon key on your keyboard and hold it down until the Start menu pops up. If your keyboard doesn't have a Windows icon, press "Ctrl-Esc" at the same time. 2.Use your arrow keys to locate the Control Panel and press "Enter." 3.Navigate to "Mouse" with your arrow keys and press "Enter" to open the mouse control dialog box. Then, press "Alt-F" together to access the tabs at the top of this box. 4.Navigate using the arrow keys to "Device Settings" or "Touchpad" or the similar option on your system and press "Enter." 5.Press the "Tab" key until the "Enable" option or a check box next to it highlights and then press "Enter." Press "Tab" again until you are highlighting "OK," and press "Enter." Your touchpad will be re-enabled.
1.Power your laptop off completely. 2.Take the battery out of the laptop. Typically the battery is located underneath the laptop towards the top. 3.Leave the battery out for 30 seconds. This will allow the laptop to refresh itself. 4.Put the battery back into the laptop. 5.Power your computer on. Once your computer has rebooted, check to see if the keyboard is working. 6.Open the "Start" menu on your laptop, if the keyboard is still locked up. 7.Click on the Control Panel. 8.Go into the "Accessibility" options. 9.Open the tab labeled "Keyboard". 10.Make sure none of the boxes have a check in them. If the laptop has Microsoft Vista as the operating system, go to the "Ease of Access" option and go to "Change how your keyboard works." Make sure none of the boxes in that section are checked. 11.Click the "Save" button. 12.Exit the Control Panel and begin typing to see if the keyboard is now working.