9 Shortcut Keys Every Windows User Should Know

August 8, 2014

Shortcut keysShortcut keys are insanely useful. You have no idea how many lives they safe everyday. They help you stay concentrated, save time and be more productive. Furthermore, using them makes you look like a Geek :)

You try to find shortcuts for getting successful; you look for an easier way to earn money, you wander here and there for get-rich-quickly schemes. But why not learn some shortcut keys that actually work and are worth looking for.They will rescue you from many headaches, trust me. Here are some of those useful shortcut keys that I personally use.

1) Direct Access to Task Manager

You first press Ctrl+Alt+Delete which takes you to the logon screen and then you open Task Manager from there, right? Why waste time by going through 3 steps when you can do it in one. Just press Ctrl+Shift+Escape.

2) Creating a New Folder

We make a lot of folders, right? But for that, you don’t need to use your mouse anymore. Just press these 3 keys  Ctrl+Shift+N and get your new folder.

3) Switching Windows

Suppose you have couple of minimized windows and you want to restore any one of them. You can do that by pressing Alt+Tab, keep pressing Tab Button for moving from one window to another.

4) Delete Files Permanently

Do you know? Whenever you delete files and send them to the Recycle Bin, they still occupy some space. To delete files permanently, you need to use Shift+Delete.

5) Show Desktop

Sometimes, you need to see the desktop and you minimize couple of windows to get there. You can all avoid all that work by simply pressing Win+D, pressing it again will bring you back to the previous opened window.

6) Locking Computer

Suppose you feel thirsty and you need to get out of the room for water. While you are also afraid that someone may take a look at your work and mess  with it. You can simply kill that fear by pressing Win+L. It will lock your computer and will ask for password for re-login. Make sure that you have set a password on your account.

7) Select All

Time comes when you want to select everything in a folder. You can do that by pressing Ctrl+A. It will select all files and folders. This shortcut can be used to select all the text when you are writing something in Notepad, WordPress or MS Word etc.

8) Moving to First/Last Element

You want to select the last file or folder? Why do so much scrolling down when you can do it with one Key? Just press END button and it will take you there. For doing the opposite, you may press the HOME button and you will see the move to the first element.

9) Open Everything

To open certain Programs & Utilities, you may use their Short Names.Just open Start, type their short names and hit Enter. You can open Start by pressing Window key which is located beside the  left Alt key. Following are the shortnames for some Progams & Tools.

Short Names Programs
calc       Calculator
regedit      Registry Editor
osk   On-Screen Keyboard
cmd  Command Prompt
winword   MS Word

They are not finished yet, there are many more :)

All these shortcut keys are quiet helpful and they are widely used. They save lot of my time and they will do the same for you. Go ahead, play with them and also don’t forget to SHARE this post with other people.

Thanks :)

7 Possible Reasons behind a Slow Computer

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7 Possible Reasons Behind a Slow Computer

August 2, 2014

Slow ComputerWe all use computers and we use it for different purposes. A day comes when our computer starts taking more time than it usually does.There can be various reasons behind it.

I just feel sad when I see people wasting their hard earned money on little tune ups when they can do it all by themselves. If you are reading this right now, I want you to read till the end. So that you can prevent your friends from wasting their money.

Following are some common reasons why your computer runs slow.

1) Installing Unnecessary Programs

All of us are guilty of committing this mistake. We keep softwares that we don’t even use. These softwares keep draining your computer’s resources because they are always running in the background. So you better delete them if you don’t need them.

2) Not enough space

Windows uses some space to store Log files, Temporary files and Error reports on your computer. Make sure that there is at least 5 Gb free space available in the drive where Windows is installed. Otherwise, your computer will will get slowed down and won’t work properly.

You can analyze how your hard disk has been used and which folder is occupying how much space. To do this, install this simple and free tool called WinDirStat.
Here is the Download Link and Screenshot.

WinDirStats

4) Old Processor

With a passage of time, processor’s efficiency drops down. It stops working the way it was supposed to work. It shows 100% CPU usage even when you are doing nothing. The end result is , slow speed and increased temperature. You can do nothing about it other than changing your Processor.You can check the  CPU usage by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Escape and clicking on the Performance tab.

CPU Usage

5) Too Many Programs Running

Running too many programs simultaneously also results in slow speed.You can check how many programs are running and how much RAM the individual program is using.Just press Ctrl+Shift+Escape, click on Processes tab and there you are.To close any program, just click on the End Process button.

Background processes

6) Startup Programs

There are some programs that run automatically when you start your computer.You can check them by going to Start>All Programs>Startup and can remove them from the Startup.It’s better to keep your startup folder empty.

startup programs

7) Registry Issues

What is Registry? It is like a database where Windows stores its configuration info.It tells computer how to work and how not to.Registry related errors and issues make your computer run like a snail.

You can fix all the Registry issues using this free tool called CCleaner.CCleaner is not only a Registry Cleaner , it also does following things:

Here is the Download link and screenshot of CCleaner.

Registry Cleaner

7) Viruses and Malwares

Your computer might be victim of viruses and malwares. It usually happens when you plug in any infected USB or download softwares from Un-Authorized Sites. To cope with this issue, you should install any Antivirus and keep it updated.

Accoding to PcMag, following are some great Antiviruses.

Just install any free AntiVirus and you will do fine. Antiviruses are not worth spending money unless you are some big enterprise with a lot of competitors and enemies :)
 

As you just read, there can be various factors behind a slow computer. You just need to find the exact reason and rest of the job is easy.Share this post with your friends and prevent them from wasting their money.

9 Things I love about Blogging and Which keep me Going

July 29, 2014

love bloggingIn start, we all take blogging as a piece of cake. After some time the result is obvious, we came up disappointed , demotivated , annoyed and tired of Blogging. But before you quit, I want you to take a look at following good things about Blogging. Sure it takes one heck a lot of effort, work, patience, devotion and motivation to get your hands over them. But knowing these things about Blogging will certainly help you stay motivated. Share this post with your friends and they will always remember you in prayers :)

1) Boss of your Own

When you blog, you don’t follow any instructions. It is just you and your blog, you can do whatever you want, however you want and whenever you want. You are the boss of your own.

2) Blog is more than a Website

Your blog is not just a website with one URL Address. It is one heck a lot of things. It is your home on Internet, it is your diary, it is your novel, it is your business etc.

3) Write in your own style

You write in your own style when you blog.I assure that no English Professor will come and scold you.Blogging is not like writing an application or writing a cover letter for a job.You bring your own writing style into your Blog.

4) Present however you Want

Suppose you have written an article.Now you can invent your own way of presenting it.You are free to use Bold, Underline, Italics texts or Headings, Images, Alignments etc.

5) It’s all free

You don’t need to pay any publisher for getting your article published.You don’t need to pay commission for selling your products.You can freely advertise anything or run any promotional campaign on your blog.

6) No Boundaries

Write an article, hit publish and you have sent it to the whole World.Now anyone from any part of the world can access it.You don’t need to pay any media channel or newspaper for that.

7) Making New Connections

You get to know the people who have same interest as yours. They may contact you for any question,help or maybe offer you a job by judging your capabilities from your Blog.

8) Find New Friends

It’s fun when people contact you after reading your Blog or leave comments on your Articles.You share you knowledge with them and they return you the favor with their friendship.

9) Gives you a Voice

Blogging provides you with a platform to speak your World.You can share your thoughts, knowledge, experience, feelings etc with the World.Nobody is gonna stop you.

Last Words

I always say this to my readers “Blogging is not a sprint race; it is marathon“. So you need to stay consistent and motivated.Success does not come overnight, it takes time.Of course this post is incomplete without your participation.Feel free to drop a comment and share what you love about Blogging :)

Image Credits goes to Darkbly

7 Blogging Lessons You can Learn from Muhammad Ali

July 25, 2014

Do you know Muhammad Ali? He was known as the Greatest Person ever lived on this Planet.He Boxed for about 22 Years and was the first Heavyweight Boxer to become 3 times World Champion. He was quite successful throughout his life and was the most famous Athlete at his time.

Muhammad Ali Quotes

His life is full of Wisdom and Lessons that everyone Should learn to be successful in his Life.While in this Blog Post, we will talk from the Blogging Perspective Only.So let’s have a look on his Quotes and see what they teach us about Blogging.

 

1) I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.

Blogging is not like a sprint Race; it is Marathon. You can not expect instant results from your Blog.It takes months for your Blog to start showing some Results.I assure you that Blogging is not a difficult Job , it is just Time-Taking Job.

 

 2) What keeps me going is Goals.

You should set small Goals for every day.Setting small goals and achieving them gives you a Boost and help you stay Motivated.Achieving those goals make you feel like you are making progress.

 

 3) It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.

Blogging is all about doing experiments and taking challenges.You need to write with confidence and have self believe.If you don’t believe in yourself then how your Readers will? Always stay positive,you will get the positive results and same goes for vice versa.
How to stay Motivated as a Blogger?
 

 

4) The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.

Learning Process never stops , it goes from a Cradle to the Grave. Blogging is an ultimate learning process.You learn from your mistakes and experiments.You get wisdom by reading other people’s Blog and the comments you receive from your readers etc.Your way of thinking keeps changing and you keep bringing new ideas into Blogging.

 

5) Age is whatever you think it is.You are as old as you think you are.

You are never too young and you are never too old to Blog.It is all about your Knowledge,Experience and the way you Convey them to your Readers.Age has nothing to do with Blogging or any other aspect of life.If you think you are getting Old then don’t worry, because everybody is.

 

6) The man who has no Imagination has no Wings.

Being imaginative is very important in Blogging.You think from the Readers Perspective when you are writing and you try to generate new ideas for your Blog Posts.If you are not imaginative , then there is very less difference between You and a Tree.

 

7) Service to others is the Rent you pay for your room on Earth.

Let me ask you a question.Why you made a Blog? To convey information? While information was already there on Internet and your Blog does not make any difference to it.So why you made a Blog?

Actually the purpose of your Blog should be to help your Readers.You should try to Blog like your Readers are very lazy and you should try hard to make their life easier.That’s what they want from your Blog and if you do that, they will keep returning to your Blog.

Spoon Feed your Readers so that they can’t help themselves from Subscribing to your Blog.
How to write an Awesome Post for Your Readers?

 

So those were some Muhammad Ali’s Quotes.He was known of his Self-Confidence and ability to learn new things.He is my idol, I learned a lot of things from Him.You should learn too.It will really help you a lot in your Life.

Tell me what you think about above Quotes and don’t forget to share this post with your Friends.

How to Stay Interested and Devoted to Your Blog?

July 18, 2014

A time comes especially in the beginning of your Blogging Journey when you don’t get any Comment and Traffic on your Blog.These two factors are really discouraging for Bloggers and many of them soon lose hope cause of them.It is very hard and necessary to stay consistent, interested and regular in Blogging.For all these things, you need Motivation.

So I made an Infographics for you guys, composed of some Awesome Quotes from some Awsome Bloggers.

Blogging-Quotes