Close many applications at-once

When you’re done working on your computer for the day, you probably close each open application one by one. If so, chances are that you’ve wished that you could close all you open applications at the same time.

To do so, hold down the [Ctrl] key and click on each application button on your taskbar. When you do, you’ll notice that each button remains selected.

Once you’ve selected all the application buttons on the taskbar, right-click on any one of them and select the Close Group command from the shortcut menu. When you do, all your applications will close.

If you have any application in which an open file hasn’t yet been saved, that application will prompt you to save the file.

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Shareable Spreadsheets on Google

Google has just launched a spreadsheet (Excel) software on the net. This allows you not only to edit and save your spreadsheets on the internet (which means they are stored on secure servers and you’ll never lose your data due to a hard disk crash), but also allows you to get multiple people working on the spreadsheet.

Whats more.. its completely free and dosent take a lot of hard disk space like Microsoft softare!! And its never going to crash.

Have a look at spreadsheets.google.com

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MS Word Line Numbers

Sometimes it can be helpful to add line numbers in the left margin of a Word document. Reviewers can then refer to the exact location of some text instead of giving a general description eg “near the top of the 4th page.”

When the Line Numbering feature is turned on you can print or email the file so that the reviewers can open the file with the line numbers displayed.

To turn on line numbering

  1. Click File, Page Setup
  2. Click the Layout tab, then select the Line Numbers button
  3. Within the Line Numbers box, click before “Add Line Numbering”
  4. Make your selections
    If you want the entire document to have line numbering then you would choose “Continuous”.
    Select “Restart each page” if you want to re-number each page beginning with the same number, such as 1.
    Use the “Count by” box to skip lines. For example, type in the number 10 if you only want a number placed next to every 10th line.
  5. Click OK and line numbers are applied to the file.

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How Not to Get Hooked by a ‘ Phishing’ Scam

“We suspect an unauthorized transaction on your account. To ensure that your account is not compromised, please click the link below and confirm your identity.”

“During our regular verification of accounts, we couldn’t verify your information. Please click here to update and verify your information.”

Have you received email with a similar message? It’s a scam called “phishing” — and it involves Internet fraudsters who send spam or pop-up messages to lure personal information (credit card numbers, bank account information, PAN number, passwords, or other sensitive information) from unsuspecting victims.

Phishers send an email or pop-up message that claims to be from a business or organization that you may deal with — for example, an Internet service provider (ISP), bank, online payment service, or even a government agency. The message may ask you to “update,” “validate,” or “confirm” your account information. Some phishing emails threaten a dire consequence if you don’t respond. The messages direct you to a website that looks just like a legitimate organization’s site. But it isn’t. It’s a bogus site whose sole purpose is to trick you into divulging your personal information so the operators can steal your identity and run up bills or commit crimes in your name.

Tips to help you avoid getting hooked by a phishing scam:

  • If you get an email or pop-up message that asks for personal or financial information, do not reply. And don’t click on the link in the message, either. Legitimate companies don’t ask for this information via email. If you are concerned about your account, contact the organization mentioned in the email using a telephone number you know to be genuine, or open a new Internet browser session and type in the company’s correct Web address yourself. In any case, don’t cut and paste the link from the message into your Internet browser — phishers can make links look like they go to one place, but that actually send you to a different site.
  • Use anti-virus software and a firewall, and keep them up to date. Some phishing emails contain software that can harm your computer or track your activities on the Internet without your knowledge.

    Anti-virus software and a firewall can protect you from inadvertently accepting such unwanted files. Anti-virus software scans incoming communications for troublesome files. Look for anti-virus software that recognizes current viruses as well as older ones; that can effectively reverse the damage; and that updates automatically.

    A firewall helps make you invisible on the Internet and blocks all communications from unauthorized sources. It’s especially important to run a firewall if you have a broadband connection. Operating systems (like Windows or Linux) or browsers (like Internet Explorer or Netscape) also may offer free software “patches” to close holes in the system that hackers or phishers could exploit.

  • Don’t email personal or financial information. Email is not a secure method of transmitting personal information. If you initiate a transaction and want to provide your personal or financial information through an organization’s website, look for indicators that the site is secure, like a lock icon on the browser’s status bar or a URL for a website that begins “https:” (the “s” stands for “secure”). Unfortunately, no indicator is foolproof; some phishers have forged security icons.
  • Review credit card and bank account statements as soon as you receive them to check for unauthorized charges. If your statement is late by more than a couple of days, call your credit card company or bank to confirm your billing address and account balances.
  • Be cautious about opening any attachment or downloading any files from emails you receive, regardless of who sent them. These files can contain viruses or other software that can weaken your computer’s security.
  • Forward spam that is phishing for information to the original organization that is sought to be represented, so that they can initiate action, and block the same.

Archiving Folders to save disk space

Windows XP makes it easy to compress or zip files.
This is especially handy when you want to send a
folder containing several files in an e-mail message.
To compress a file or folder:

1. Right-click the file that you want to compress.
2. Point to Send To and click Compressed (Zipped)
Folder.

Windows XP immediately creates a new compressed folder
in the same location as the source file. You can
identify the new compressed folder by a little zipper
on the folder’s icon. You can then safely delete the
original file.

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Windows Logo key Shortcuts

The Windows logo key, located in the bottom row of
most computer keyboards is a little-used treasure.
Don’t ignore it. It is the shortcut anchor for the
following commands: Windows: Display the Start menu
Windows + D: Minimize or restore all windows Windows +
E: Display Windows Explorer Windows + F: Display
Search for files Windows + Ctrl + F: Display Search
for computer Windows + F1: Display Help and Support
Center Windows + R: Display Run dialog box Windows +
break: Display System Properties dialog box Windows +
shift + M: Undo minimize all windows Windows + L: Lock
the workstation Windows + U: Open Utility Manager

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Moving Excel Sheets – Very Easy !!

Moving Right Next Door

As I’m sure we all know, you can rearrange worksheets in an MS Excel file with a simple click-hold-and-drag of the sheet tab.

But, did you know that you can also move worksheets from one workbook to another using the same method?
No?
Well, good news, you can, and it’s really as easy as it sounds.
First, open both workbooks. (The one with the worksheet and the one to which the worksheet needs to be relocated).
Next, arrange your workbooks side by side using the Window menu, Arrange choice and then making a choice from the Arrange window. Click OK.
Next, you need to click and hold the sheet tab to be moved.
Now, still holding down the left mouse button, drag the sheet tab into the other file.
You’ll see the small triangle that appears when a sheet is moved, so you can tell where it will be located.
When it’s where you need it to be, simply release the mouse button.
Voila!
The sheet is moved from one workbook to another. No fuss, no muss!