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Articles of the day
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And ah yes! What is the difference between brown sugar and white sugar?
Sure, they are different in color but brown sugar is much more flavorable.
Brown sugar is simply white sugar with molasses.
What's this about the mobile versions for websites?
They are much less cluttered.
Some interesting news about Orkids!
There are over 20,000 species of these wonderful flowers.
They grow mainly in Thailand and South florida.
You can certainly cross breed them.
Want to know how to cook rice the right way?
Try doing this:
2 cups of water to every cup of rice!
What's this about rice milk?
It is loaded with lots of calcium and other nutrients.
How do crickets make their melodious sounds?
By rubbing their legs together.
Taken from Melanie Mama's corner
With a huge bouquet of thanks to Dan Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tips for finding files
Finding a file is a lot like looking for a pair of socks when you get
dressed in the morning. You can't really start working until you locate
those socks, and it's something you need every single day. Windows can't
help you find your socks any faster, but it can definitely lend you a hand
when it comes to finding your files. Here are some ways to find and organize
your files, no matter where they might be stored.
Special Note: Information provided in this article is for windows-vista and
Windows-7 users. However, the same searches are achieved in Windows-xp but
in a different manner. In the original article, no keystroke was given for
accessing the search box in a folder. Here are the keystrokes to use and
1. In Windows-vista and Windows-7, pressing the "windows key" also called
"start button" places the cursor into an edit field for completing a search
of all content in the computer. Once typing part or all of a search string
in this edit field, results are shown below the search. If using
ascreenreader, arrow down to hear these results,.
2. If in a folder and using Windows-vixta or Windows-7, pressing f3 will
achieve the same result as explained above. However, the search will only
include content in the chosen folder.
3. When using Windows-xp, a search of any folder or drive can be started by
pressing the f3 key. Then enter part or all of a search string.. If no
other requirements are needed, just press enter and the search starts.
Results show up in a list. When searching using a screenreader, you can
tab to the list and arrow down through results. This list is one tab to the
left of "stop when a search is taking place. If the search has completed,
the results are found just left of the "address bar" when using a
screenreder. I press shift plus tab a few times and then locate the list of
When using a screenreader, if you wait until hearing
"yes", this means the search is completed. Then just shift tab a few times
and you are placed into the list of results.
The "yes" is referring to a question if you are finished searching.
You can reach a search field that will scan all a computer's contents by
pressing "windows key" also called "start button" along with the letter f
for "find. You are placed in to a "search results" screen. When pressing
enter or clicking on any of the three choices, more options are provided.
The first three options are:
A"pictures, music, videos" alt plus p
b. "documents, spread sheets etc" alt plus o
c. "all files and folders" alt plus l
4. On many newer laptops, there is a "FN" key. It is the second key from
the left bottom edge of the keyboard. This means one key to the right of a
left control key. Frequently when using any function key, (found above the
numeric keys), holding the "FN" key is necessary for the common action
usually expected to be carried out. For example, usually pressing f3 in a
folder opens a search edit fieled. With the newer laptop keyboards, the
command would be "FN plus f3" to open a search edit field. If you press any
of the function keys alone, other actions will take place that you might not
Now starts the original article
1. Where should I start searching?
There are so many ways to find files on your computer that you might not
know where to start. Most of the time, you will probably start by using the
search tools that are available within any folder.
2. Which search method should I use?
The method you use depends upon what you're searching for, and where you're
searching for it. The following table with three columns and four rows
describes the different search methods and when they're useful:
When it's useful
The Search box
If you're looking for a file or folder located in a common folder (such as
Documents or Pictures), you can often find it fastest by using the Search
box at the top of the folder window. For more information, see Use the
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