Pressing CTRL + T in Firefox and I.E 7.0 will create a new tab in the browser.
Pressing F11, removes the address bar (URL bar) in Internet Explorer
You can lock Windows XP by pressing the Windows button and the "L" button, simultaneously. For Windows 2000 you need to press "CTRL + ALT + DEL. Then press " Lock Computer ".
If your computer crashed and won't boot properly, reboot your system and press F5 ( for Windows 2000) F8 ( for Windows XP ). Select "Last Known Good Configuration", and press ENTER.
Windows Vista and XP will generally run faster in 64-bit. Be careful however, as some applications won't run properly. For example, a 64-bit application won't run on a 32-bit platform, but a 32-bit application will only run at 32-bits on a 64-bit platform.
If you ever wanted to switch from windows to window, press on ALT + Tab to do so. If you wish to scroll through the opened, but minimized windows, then keep "ALT" button down and tap "Tab"to cycle through them.
TIPS : Windows
It is always good to keep your system up to date. Microsoft Windows is the most vulnerable platform out there mainly because it is the most sought out system to hack! Microsoft provides a short-cut to update your system, providing that it is a legal copy. Simply click on Tools in Internet Explorer and select Windows Update.
Always install a good anti-virus program on your system. It is important to do so. You protect yourself from viruses and also others when you send them a file or an email.
Don't use Windex or Fantastic on your LCD screens or laptop screens, unless you want to get a new one. There are other special made cleaning solutions that are available at any computer or home & office stores. Just ask the clerk there.
Always defrag your system. It organizes your files on the hard drive so that the system can read them faster.
When you buy a refurbished or used computer, always ask for the installation CDs and driver CDs with it. Sometimes, the seller / vendor might give them to you. This can save you hundreds of dollars and time not needing to look for the computer drivers.
Always make sure your system has the latest updates. This could save you headaches in the long run.
NEVER - purchase a newer operating system until you have heard the whole story about it. If your current OS is running fine and you want some of the functionality that a newer OS has, seek well known third-party solutions. Sometimes, upgrading to a newer OS could cause you a lot of headache like Windows ME or Windows Vista!
If you decide you wish to upgrade to a better OS, never purchase the upgrade. Always get the full version. We have noticed in the past, an upgraded operating system, whether it be (Linux, MAC or Windows), can become more sluggish than having a clean full installation. It is always favorable to install a brand new and complete OS, than to upgrade.
Problem : You would like to mount your usb stick or external drive. How do YOU do it?
USB Stick: Recently, ( three years ago or so), many linux flavours would be able to see the usb stick as soon as you insert it inside of your usb port. You shouldn't have any problems seeing it.
External Drive : Recently ( three years ago or so [ i.e debian, fedora, mandrivia] ), there are some linux flavors that would mount the media in /media. The best thing to do is to do a mkdir /media/NewName, where New Name would be what you would like to call the device. Then you would proceed to do the following :
Problem : You would like to install an rpm file. How do YOU do it?