Those tricks you love to make life easy
We hope some of the following tips will make your life easier in the digital space
- Cut & paste, if find yourself using Ctrl-V (keyboard option) to paste last clipped item, take a look at Win-V instead and be very surprised (scroll up and down to see what is available).
- Changing case of a word – toggle between UPPER/lower/Title case using Shift+F3 or Shift+Fn+F3 depending on keyboard.
- Scanning – save the hassle of buying a document scanner – use your phone – a number of options available:
- Microsoft lens app – capture a range of document including white boards, includes options to straighten and colour correct.
- Use Notes app to scan text or document – eg open notes>create new note>click on camera and choose scan document to get PDF or scan text to OCR your document
- Editing text on iPhone – struggle with moving the cursor to correct your text – then press and hold the space bar and slide your finger on space bar and move the cursor so can easily correct your message.
- In Google you can type a math question in the search tab like 5 x 5 and it’ll give you the answer and open a calculator for you.
- In Google you can convert currency, for example type 50USD to GBP and it’ll do the conversion at the current exchange rate.
- At home or on your mobile, if you want to check if a website has any dangerous or malicious content like stealing your credentials, you can search for it here and see a report: https://transparencyreport.google.com/safe-browsing/search
- If you receive a scam SMS, forward it to 7726 so your provider can take a look and block the sender’s phone number. If there’s a website listed in the SMS, don’t visit the site but do copy the website address into a new email and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll protect yourself and probably thousands of others from being defrauded, potentially out of their life savings.
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