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Choosing More Than One

Notebook ComputingIf you want to choose more than one photo, email letter, etc. in a listing of many (for example: to delete, to review etc.), just click on the first item and then holding the shift key down, click on the last item. All items within that list will be chosen.

Similarly, if you only want to select a few specific items, click on the first item and then while holding the control (ctrl) key down, click on each item that you which to choose.

Internet tips and tricks:

You don't need the http:// portion of a web page

When typing an Internet address you do not need to type http:// or even www. in the address. For example, if you wanted to visit Computer Hope you could just type computerhope.com and press enter. To make things even quicker, if you're visiting a .com address you can type computerhope and then press Ctrl + Enter to type out the full http://www.computerhope.com address.

Use Internet search engines to their full potential

Make sure to get the most out of every search result. If you're not finding what you want try surrounding the text in quotes. For example, if you were searching for 'computer help' this actually searches for pages that contain both computer and help and not necessarily pages that have computer and help next to each other. If you search for "computer help" with the quotes around the search query this will only return pages that actually have computer and help next to each other.

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