Working in Windows
To stop Windows 7 windows from flying around: “How to Disable Aero Snap,” at How-to Geek.com.
Browser tips for happier reading online.
To view your browsing history: Ctrl+H (Mac: Apple+H). Even more fun, try it on a friend’s computer . . .
Working with MS Word
“Taming MS Word’s Infuriating Features.”
“Advice for Writers: Preparing Your E-Manuscript.”
Quick tweaks to MS Word settings to make life easier.
Wildcard searches in MS Word.
“Combining Documents for Efficient Copyediting.”
In Word, toggle your tracking on and off (Ctrl+Shift+E). No more carpal tunnel syndrome!
Mouseless browsing, one paragraph at a time: Use Ctrl+ Arrow keys.
To get rid of all caps, put your cursor in a word; hit Shift+F3. Do it again. And again. Is that cool or what.
In Word, save miles of mousing with Ctrl+Shift+8, which shows/hides hard returns and space marks.
In Word, single-space your text in a jiff: type Ctrl+1. (Then, just for fun, Ctrl+A, then F4.)
In MS Word, to go back to where you were: Alt+Ctrl+Z
Remove hyperlinks and unlock fields in MS Word: Select All (Ctrl+A), then Ctrl+Shift+F9.
Using Tracked Changes
A toggle for viewing tracked changes in MS Word.
Creative Word Processing
An easy solution to a word-processing challenge.
“Spacing Out with Color.”