20 October 2012

Windows keyboard shortcuts

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I don't know about you... But, I like knowing shortcuts so I can do things faster and more efficient. I only know Windows shortcuts... :) But, here's a link to a page of windows, mac and multiple different OS's shortcuts:

I'm just doing some basic shortcuts... Nothing fancy-smancy... :)

First off, Desktop shortcuts:

Alt + Tab = Switch between open windows/programs

Alt + Shift + Tab = Same as above just opposite direction

Alt + F4 = Close window

Secondly, Browser and some Software shortcuts:

Ctrl + F = Find/Search

Ctrl + T = New tab

Ctrl + W = Close tab

Ctrl + Enter = Adds the www. .com... So, you type in "blogger" then press Ctrl + Enter and it should go to "www.blogger.com" . Sometime's, not very often, Google chrome will go straight to Google instead of the site... But, that does not happen very often... :)

Ctrl + Tab = Go to next tab

Ctrl + Shift + tab = Go to previous tab

F11 = Fullscreen

These shortcuts are used in every single thing that I have used on my computer and online:

Ctrl + X = Cut

Ctrl + C = Copy

Ctrl + V = Paste

Ctrl + P = Print

And just so you know... Space bar = Play/Pause in most music programs on your computer and online :P

Sources: Wikipedia

02 October 2012

Some hardware stuffs


This is my understanding on some of the basics of computer hardware... If you have comments or suggestions, please share! :)

·        What is:

a)     RAM:     RAM stands for Random Access Memory.
b)    GPU or VC:    GPU stands for Graphics Processing Unit. You may know this component by its other name, Video Card.
c)     CPU: CPU stands for Central Processing Unit.

·        How it works:

a)     RAM:     RAM helps with your computers speed. It does this by storing programs that you have opened so that when you close the program and you want to open it again, it will load faster. RAM resets after you shut-off your computer.
b)    GPU/VC:         The GPU speeds up your computer by adding more graphical power to your applications. And sometimes it will accelerate the refresh rate on your computer. But, that mostly depends on your monitor. It also helps with image processing in photo editing programs, like Photoshop.
c)     CPU:      This is the main component of your computer. The CPU is basically a very complex switch and works with 1's and 0's (on and off... Hence the switch reference. :P).

If you want more info, go to these sites:

Sources: Wikipedia