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Top 10 keyboard shortcuts everyone should know

Using keyboard shortcuts can greatly increase your productivity, reduce repetitive strain, and help keep you focused. For example, highlighting text with the keyboard and pressing Ctrl + C is much faster than taking your hand from the keyboard, highlighting the text using the mouse, clicking copy from the file menu, and then putting your hand back in place on the keyboard. Below are our top 10 keyboard shortcuts we recommend everyone memorize and use. Ctrl + C or Ctrl + Insert Copy the highlighted text or selected item. Ctrl + V or Shift + Insert Paste the text or object that’s in the clipboard. Ctrl + Z and Ctrl + Y Undo any change. Fo

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What is a Bitcoin / Cryptocurrency Faucet?

A faucet is the name given to any website or app which gives away free coins. There are many bitcoin faucets on the net, as well as many similar service for other coins. The name ‘faucet’ literally means a tap, like the ones you have for your kitchen and bathroom sinks. Following this same metaphor, the small amount of coins that users are able to claim from the site are often called ‘drops’. At most faucet sites a user may claim their free coins by providing a payment address and completing a Captcha puzzle to prove that they are human. Usually your computer’s IP address will be recorded when you make a claim, and you will not be a

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ip tcp adjust-mss causing browsing problems

Cisco Router causing browsing problems after installing a cisco router I saw that users were not able to browse the internet, strangely enough they could open the home page or the landing page of a website but could browse no further, as in click a link on the site or view the next page. after a few hours of troubleshooting it turned out to be a really simple fix all I had to do was make a minor tweak to the mass adjust. ip tcp adjust-mss 1300 What does the ip tcp adjust-mss do. Any packet that contains an initial tcp header flowing through your router will be examined against the mss. The mss in the header will be lowered to this amount if

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Free WordPress Gold Price Plugin

Found this handy little plugin, where by using only shortcode you can place the Kitco price of gold anywhere on your website in pages, posts, widgets and RSS feed. The gold price output is simple plain text so is unobtrusive. The live gold price output aligned with the Kitco spot gold bid price and is never more than $0.07 per gram different than the published kitco price. Advantages over other solutions: It updates automatically every 1 minute. There are no costs, backlinks or advertising! Its FREE If you have any questions or need help with the plugin please email us at info@gold-feed.com Looking for the paid version of this plugin? Visi

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UPS Delivery Notification Tracking Number

If you receive an email with the following subject? and it has an .html attachment there is a good chance that it is a virus, the attachment is a very good copy of a DHL notification tempting you into clicking a link which installs some nasty stuff.     Subject: UPS Delivery Notification, Tracking Number AQ4QALSP4NJ3X7J50Y Sending address: auto-notify@ups.com Display Name: UPS Quantum View  

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How to setup XAMPP on windows

How to setup/install apache (XAMPP) on windows XAMPP is probably the simplest and Fastest way to get Apache installed on your Windows 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, and 7 system. XAMPP contains: Apache, MySQL, PHP + PEAR, Perl, mod_php, mod_perl, mod_ssl, OpenSSL, phpMyAdmin, Webalizer, Mercury Mail Transport System It will run on any Win32 Systems, Step 1: Download XAMPP Here: http://www.apachefriends.org/download.php?xampp-win32-1.7.4-VC6-installer.exe Step 2: Run the Installer, it is an extremely simple insall process, Default setup will be perfect 99% of the time   Step 3: After the installation, you can find the XAMPP control Utility

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How to Enable hidden themes Windows 7

How to Enable hidden themes Windows 7 Windows 7 by default has only few themes available for customization. People who are not satisfied with these in build themes can get few more themes for Windows 7 which are actually hidden. These themes are available for certain regional countries such as Australia, Canada, Great Britain, United States and South Africa. These themes can be revealed and used by the following steps. Open Windows Explorer and click Organise Select Folder and Search Options and navigate to the View tab. Select Show hidden files, folders and drivers and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended). Click Yes,

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Foxit Adobe Acrobat Alternative Free

Foxit Adobe Acrobat Alternative Free PDF is one of the most trusted and advanced way documentation. In PF, you get lot many options which are not there in Word. The most important thing is compatibility. You can open any PDF document on any computer using a reader. Since PDF reader “Adobe Acrobat” is bit bulky in size and takes much space, here is another reader for PDFs which is light in weight i.e. less bulky and really open faster than Acrobat. Yes, It is free. Foxit Reader is a free PDF reader for windows, Linux. Here is the Download Link for Windows and Linux. Download Foxit Reader for Windows Download Foxit Reader for Linux Advantag

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Really reset a blackberry to factory defaults

How to do a real Factory Defaults Reset on a Blackberry Probably the only tool you will ever need to reset your blackberry to factory defaults is JL_Cmder, This handy little tool is a Java based app which allows you to do the low-level reset required in order to remove IT policies. You can even remove the devices OS all together, really handy for some Corrupt OS after failed update scenarios (507 Error) To do a full factory defaults reset on a blackberry: Download JL_Cmder v1.9.3 Here Connect your blackberry with the USB cable to your computer Extract the JL_Cmder to a directory Run the JL_Cmder.cmd Press Any key to continue. You will then

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How to find your google+ url

Finding your Google+ URL is really simple. Firstly Log in to Google+ (http://plus.google.com) Click on the “profile” tab to view your own profile: Then look at the URL in yout browser, it should look something like: https://plus.google.com/100702557265550860511/posts 4) That will be your Google+ URL.

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Quick Simple Reliable backup using Robocopy

Quick Simple and Reliable backup using Robocopy Robocopy (Robust File Copy) is a command-line file copying tool in Windows Vista. Although Robocopy is available for free with the download Windows Resource Kit (Click here to download) since Windows NT 4.0, it has never been an official feature of the operating system until the arrival of Vista. Unlike other built-in file copying commands such as Copy and XCopy, Robocopy is designed for reliable copy or mirroring of entire folders of any size, and in the copying process, ensure that all NTFS ACLS, attributes, owner information, alternate data streams, auditing information, timestamps and proper

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How to Set Up In-house Helpdesk for Free

How to Set Up In-house Helpdesk for Free If you support multiple users, computers, networks, printers, or servers then you know that keeping track of current problems or keeping inventory on all of your devices can sometimes be overwhelming. It can be even tougher if you have multiple engineer and are trying to keep track of what has and hasn’t been done. The good thing is that there is a free solution that will greatly help you with all of this. In the following tutorial, I would like to show you how to set up and use this tool. Spiceworks IT Desktop is a free Network Inventory, Help Desk, Reporting, Monitoring and Troubleshooting applica

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List of useful Blackberry Shortcut Keys

List of useful Blackberry Shortcut Keys Blackberry Message shortcuts In a message Depending on the typing input language that you are using, some shortcuts might not be available. To reply to a message, press R. To reply to all in an email message or a PIN message, press L. To forward a message, press F. To file a highlighted email message, press I. To view the email address of a contact, highlight the contact in the To or From field. Press Q. To view the display name, press Q again. To move to the last cursor position after you close and reopen a received email message or PIN message, press G. In a message list To open a highlighted m

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Search the Internet from Windows Start Menu

Search the Internet from Windows Start Menu The start menu search box is convenient way to search through PC – but you can also use this search box to perform double duty by making to search the internet from well within the Start menu search. To enable this log on with an administrator account and perform this: In the Start menu search box, type ‘gpedit.msc’ (without quotes) and press enter to run the Group Policy Editor. Go to User Configuration –> Administrative Templates –> Start Menu and Taskbar. Double click “Add search internet link to Start Menu”, and then from the screen that appears, select Enabled. Then click O

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Java Troubleshooting guide

Java Troubleshooting guide Verify that the browser you are using has Java enabled. Internet Explorer Click Tools and then Internet Options Select the Security tab, and select the Custom Level button Scroll down to Scripting of Java applets Make sure the Enable radio button is checked Click OK to save your preference Chrome users Enter about:plugins in the search field. In the Plug-ins list, look for Java and check whether Java is enabled (if the Disable link appears, Java is already enabled) Click on the Enable link (if available) Check the Always allowed box to stop additional Chrome warnings   Check that Java is

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