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How to Increase Monitor Viewing Size & Easy Computer Search

Sometimes the simplest tips are the best. That being said, we are going to pass along a quick tip to make viewing your monitor easier and links to a couple of sites that you can download to make searching your computer easier.

Screen View (Increase/Decrease)

If you are having trouble viewing a page you can easily increase the page size – and reduce back to normal – by simply hitting a couple of keys.

keyboard

Increase the page size by . . . holding down the Ctrl key and at the same time hit the ” + ” key on the NUMERIC pad. This will increase the page size in increments of 25% each time this key combination is hit.

Decrease the page size or return to normal by . . . holding down the Ctrl key and at the same time hit the ” – ” key on the NUMERIC pad. This will decrease the page size in increments of 25% each time this key combination is hit.

Easy Computer Search Applications

If you’re like me, you’ve probably lost or misfiled documents, images, etc. in your computer. Finding these documents can be challenging – especially if you do not remember the file name or date – since either or both of these are usually required to perform a search (Windows).

But no more. There are two applications you can download (links are below) that will allow you to search your computer and its drives easily. They are the same in that they both search your computer – but a little different in operation, so you may want to snag both of them.

EverythingSearch

Everything is a small application that bypasses Windows. It consists of two mains parts: the search box – the results page. The best part is that the application creates an index of all the files/folders on your computer allowing you to search the ‘new’ index in real time displaying the search results as you type. Everything also offers the ability to connect to HTTP, FTP and ETP servers for remote searches. For more information or to dDownload this application, visit this link.¬†

snowbirdsearch

Snowbird is another search application program that works very much like Everything – with the exception that it allows you to search inside of files for specific words. This is helpful if you remember a word inside the document but not the document name itself. For more information or to download this application, visit this link.

Note:  While we have downloaded both of these applications, IF you have any doubts or concerns about downloading a program/application into your computer you should not do so.

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