Jump To It!
Picture this: you’re working on a big document and you’re making some adjustments just on page 17, but you forgot something you needed on page one. So, what do you do? You end up scrolling all the way back up to the first page. Once you find what you needed, you have to go all the way back down to page 17. Aye, make it stop!
Here’s a quick way to solve that conundrum. Simply hold down the Shift key and press F5. The cursor will automatically jump to the exact place where the cursor was before you moved it.
Now, even better. You’re still on page 17 and you save and close the document. When you re-open it, the cursor will be at the very top of the first page. Press Shift+F5 again and you’ll immediately jump right back to where you were on page 17. How lovely is that?!
Select It All
Have you ever wanted to highlight a complete document or page all at once instead of dragging your mouse all the way from the bottom to the top of the page just so you can copy and paste it somewhere else? If it is two pages or more, it can get redundant to use your mouse for all of the text. Even then, sometimes your finger slips off the mouse and you have to start all over again.
If you're tired of all that nonsense, you can select all of the text on a page all at one time. All you have to do is select it all!
There are two ways you can do this. One is going to the Edit menu in whatever program you're working in (a Web page, MS Word, etc) and choose Select All. That will highlight the complete page of text, pictures, etc. Then you can just copy and paste the material wherever you want it. The job will be done much faster than using your mouse!
The other way to select it all is by using Ctrl + A. This keyboard shortcut will do the exact same thing. Just click once on the page you want to copy, press Ctrl and A at the same time and poof, it's done!
Drag, Drop, And Save Those Web Pics!
Ever stumble upon a really cool picture while you're surfing? You know, the kind you're just itchin' to share with anyone who'll look? Maybe it's a picture of a cute little puppy hanging off a couch, maybe it's a funny kid with pie all over his face, maybe it's your Aunt Edna in her swimsuit—OK, maybe not.
In any case, saving that digital snippet can be a bit of a pain. First, you right-click, then you have to select "Save Picture As" from the menu, and then you have to pick a folder and save it, blah, blah, blah...
All right, granted if that's the worst thing that happens to you all day you're living a pretty good life. But still...
Here's what I do when I want to just snag a picture fast—I drag & drop it to my desktop . Just left-click the picture, keep your mouse button down, then plop it onto your desktop. So easy it should be illegal. Of course, if your browser is maximized and you can't see your desktop this isn't gonna work.
However, there is a hidden danger within this tip you need to be aware of (alright, it's not really a "danger" but you know how dramatic I get sometimes). If you drag and drop a photo that's linked to a web page, you'll end up with a shortcut to that link instead of a picture on your desktop.
Just think—after you have that little photo on your desktop, you can create a new e-mail message, drag and drop the photo to it, and send it off to everyone you know. Isn't the internet great?