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Windows 8, 7 Tips & Tricks

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Clicking (single-clicking)
To click an item, point to the item on the screen, and then press and release the primary button (usually the left button).
Clicking is most often used to select (mark) an item or open a menu. This is sometimes called single-clicking or left-clicking.

To double-click an item, point to the item on the screen, and then click twice quickly. If the two clicks are spaced too far apart, they might be interpreted as two individual clicks rather than as one double-click.
Double-clicking is most often used to open items on your desktop. For example, you can start a program or open a folder by double-clicking its icon on the desktop.

To right-click an item, point to the item on the screen, and then press and release the secondary button (usually the right button).
Right-clicking an item usually displays a list of things you can do with the item. For example, when you right-click the Recycle Bin on your desktop, Windows displays a menu allowing you to open it, empty it, delete it, or see its properties. If you're ever unsure of what to do with something, right-click it.

Picture of the Recycle Bin with right-click menu open




Turn Your Images Into A Collage – Then Into A Desktop Wallpaper

Select the photos you wish to use then go to Create–>Picture Collage. Your images will then appear as one of the collage styles and you will have options to try out other ones.

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Once the collage has been made, there is an option to then make your creation into a desktop wallpaper.



Remove ENG from Widows 8 taskbar

  • Click the ENG on the taskbar

  • Click Language preferences

  • Click Advanced Settings in the window that opens

  • Tick the Use the desktop language bar when it's available checkbox

  • Click on the Options link, the Text Services and Input Languages window will appear

  • Click on the Hidden radio button

  • Click on OK, then on Save

  • Close the Language window


Picasa - Create A Gift CD

Want to share, lets say, birthday snaps with your friends and family? Why not make them a CD having all of your favorite birthday pictures on it. Picasa Gift CD feature is out to simplify the process of writing images to disc. Just select the snaps from album, under Create menu, select Create  a Gift CD, specify image size followed by disc name, and finally click Burn to write the selected album(s) to CD.

burn disc 1

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