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I've been a Mac user for a decade, but I've always hated Apple's default one-button mouse, and I've never gotten comfortable with trackpad gestures. I grew up using a three-button mouse on the family Amiga. Years later, I loved scroll wheels, trackballs, and mice with thumb buttons, but I wanted more.
We've gotten so used to drag-and-drop working everywhere that when an app refuses to accept an image or document that's clinging desperately to your cursor, it comes as a surprise. The "drag" part of the operation is usually more restricted, except in the case of Google Chrome, where even the download bar is getting in on the action.
The standard keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10 are all well and good — but have you ever wanted to create your own key combinations to launch the apps you use most often? It's not difficult to set up, and the feature has been built into Windows for a long time. Here's how to access it.
You know what's cooler than having lots of skills? Having skills you can use with one hand tied behind your back. Here are our top 10 tricks that only take 25 per cent of your limbs to accomplish.
No matter how well you prepare, hooking up an extra display to your Windows machine can sometimes put you in a weird limbo where none of your screens are showing what you need, leaving you with no choice but to reboot (at worst). Next time this situation pops up, keep this simply shortcut in mind: Windows key + P.
Crème brûlée is a flawless dessert but, unless you have a kitchen torch, you're probably not making them at home. But the Food Network claims to have a hack for getting that perfect, caramelised, crunchy sugar layer using a simple metal measuring cup. Whether it actually works is a mixed bag, though.
It's easy enough to add events to Google Calendar, and you can even do it from your email. If you use Chrome, there's another way to add events quickly directly from your address bar.
There are many ways to open a new window or instance of an application. Simply selecting it again from the programs list; right-clicking its icon on the taskbar and using the context menu; or typing its name into the Start Menu search box... the list goes on. But they're all less convenient and slower than using Shift or the middle mouse button.
If you use Microsoft Word for work, or on any regular basis, you know how much time a couple of quick shortcuts can save you, especially if you use them every day. This graphic runs down eight tips for Word that may be familiar to daily drivers, but still useful for students, office workers, and resume builders alike.
Keeping your hands off the mouse and on the keyboard can be a big time saver, but only if you know the shortcuts that make navigating the web easy in the first place. This cheat sheet is packed with keyboard shortcuts for common features on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Google+ and even a few for Ello.