Small Bytes Vol. 81 – Sue T-O’s Top 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

  1. Ctrl-X   >>   Cut
  2. Ctrl-C   >>   Copy
  3. Ctrl-V   >>   Paste
  4. Ctrl-F   >>   Find
  5. Ctrl-A   >>   Select All
  6. Ctrl-Z   >>   Undo
  7. F4   >>   In Microsoft Word, it repeats the last action performed. Read more about it in this article at Tech for Luddites.
  8. Windows-L   >>   Locks your computer (unlock with Ctrl-Alt-Del)
  9. Windows-D   >>   Shows your desktop (press again to bring programs back up)
  10. Alt-Shift-D   >>   In Microsoft Word, it enters the current date.

That’s all for this time. Stay tuned for the next Small Bytes!

Small Bytes Vol. 80 – Mozilla Thunderbird Address Book

Yesterday’s announcement about my new email address sparked a conversation about how to remove an old email address from Mozilla Thunderbird’s address book. By default, Thunderbird collects the addresses of anyone you send an email to and saves them so you can easily send an email to them again later. This is great until someone changes their email address or you don’t want them to show up in auto-fill suggestions anymore. To remove someone from the automatically collected addresses, try the following:

  1. Click  the Address Book button at the top of Thunderbird (next to the Write button)
  2. Click on Collected Addresses on the left side of the window
  3. In the Search box at the top right, type in the name of the person you want to remove
  4. Select the appropriate search result
  5. Click the Delete button
  6. Close the Address Book window

Did you know?… When in Thunderbird, you can press Ctrl+N or Ctrl+M to create a new email and Ctrl+Enter to send it.

That is all for this time, stay tuned for the next Small Bytes!

Small Bytes Vol. 79 – Oldies But Goodies

Looking through the archives I found a couple of tips I wanted to remind everyone about…

Did you know?… You can select an entire document by pressing Ctrl-A. Combine that with Ctrl-C (copy) and Ctrl-V (paste) and you have a fast and easy way to select, copy, and paste an entire document more efficiently. And in Microsoft Word, there are easy ways to select an entire word, sentence, and paragraph.

  • To select a word, double-click anywhere in the word.
  • To select a sentence, hold the Ctrl key on the keyboard and click anywhere in the sentence. (You must click off the sentence to before you can select another sentence in this manner.)
  • To select a paragraph, quickly click 3 times anywhere in the paragraph.

That’s all for this time. Stay tuned for the next Small Bytes!