1 Secret To Reducing Time On Your Slow Computer

By Jerry Martin

If you have done just about everything that you possibly can to make your computer as fast as it can go and are still looking for a bit more then you have come to right place, well sort of. See what most people don't seem to realize is that you can actually be the main bottle neck that is slowing down your computer. There really are two things that are slowing your down: the first is that you really need to know how to type quickly and the second is that you need to know at least a few basic windows shortcuts.

When it comes to typing you have to understand that most people simply just don't really realize how much time it is that they are wasting. By using the hunt and peck method. (hunt and peck is when you use your pointer finger from both hands to pick on one letter on the keyboard at a time). It is drastically reducing your productivity and you should really invest some time into learning how to type properly. Now, I'm not going to teach you how to type properly in this article but I do highly recommend that you spend the time to learn how to do it. Think of it like this - you might as well invest some time right now to learn how to type quicker so that you will save a lot of time in the future.

Now when it comes to using the windows keyboard shortcuts you are going to have to practice them in order to remember them so that you will be able to use them without thinking. Now keep in mind that most of the shortcuts that I am going to show you are just for the Windows environment and some can be used on most windows programs (like Office, Excel etc...). If there are some programs that you use frequently I suggest that you take the time to learn a few of the shortcuts that it has to offer - you spend a lot of time using the programs anyways, why no reduce the amount of time you spend looking for things on it?

The first shortcut is used for switching between windows that you have open. Instead of pointing and clicking on them in the task bar at the bottom of your screen, just hold down the Alt button and press the Tab one a few times to cycle through your open programs. To get to your task manager use Ctrl + Shift + Esc - its much faster than the traditional way, especially in Vista. To close a program use Ctrl + F4 and to save a program like a Word document press Ctrl + S. Also if you want to get to the desktop when you have a few windows open, press the windows button + M.

Now what you are going to want to do is to practice these as much as possible and on a regular basis. Try and use them as much as you can when you are using your computer so that you will get the most usage out of them. Trust me, once you get use to using them you will never want to go back.

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