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How do I make Internet Explorer open in full-screen mode?

Q: Internet Explorer doesn’t fill the screen when it opens. I can press F11 to make it fill the screen. But how can I open Internet Explorer so the Web page fills the monitor without hitting F11 or clicking the resize icon in the top-left corner? A: When you open Internet Explorer, it normally opens […]

Favorite Windows Key shortcuts

Almost everybody knows at least one Windows Key shortcut: Simply press the Windows Key () and the Start menu opens, ready for you to launch a program with a click of the mouse. Yet, Windows comes with about 30 other Windows Key shortcuts, where you hold down the Windows Key and press a single letter […]

How do I retrieve what I’ve saved when I press Ctrl+S?

Q: I have a real dummy question. If I press Ctrl+S, how do I retrieve the material that I saved? A: Holding down the Ctrl key and pressing the letter “s” is one of many Windows shortcut keys. Shortcut keys are time savers, letting you keep your fingers on the keyboard while working, rather than […]

Keyboard shortcuts in Windows 7’s WordPad

Most people begin computing by poking their way through menus, picking and choosing tasks as they stumble across them. When you’ve worked with a program for awhile, you might prefer learning a few keyboard shortcuts: quick key combinations that perform tasks faster than you can click a menu. Windows 7 offers zillions of keyboard shortcuts; […]