I was forced into a little work life balance yesterday when the charger port on my laptop decided to malfunction. After about 15 minutes of power cord twisting, manipulation and tape, I was able to create the perfect placement for charging. I am not able to move the laptop out of fear of losing the all important power plug tweak; so there it sits on the floor until further notice.
Thanks to continual time management, scheduling and beginning the work day at 6 AM, all vital projects had been managed. Organizational and productivity skills are a life saver. This daily preparation and task management saved me many headaches and hair pulling while my laptop was in a prone position for getting juiced back up.
After doing some initial research, Friday evening was my night to choose a laptop and I wasn’t coming home empty handed. What I wasn’t aware of was that EVERY computer comes with Windows 8. I had only heard nightmares and a variety of complaints – I was up for the challenge with the learning curve: up until 3:30 AM that is!! I woke at 6, hit snooze until 7 AM and have been here almost all day/night configuring, transferring files, working, screaming, swearing and finding my place with Windows 8 and a new laptop.
Windows 8 Shortcuts | APPS
I was delighted to find SHORTCUTS amongst their APPS, making my life just a little easier. While I continue to hit a few roadblocks OR maybe five, I am jumping the hurdles. I have read them, practiced them and of course forgotten many and I would like to share the FREE PDF I made of Windows 8 Shortcuts to help us all. Something else that has eased the transition a bit were the tips from the previous post on Keyboard Shortcuts. They have come in handy, especially with developing a comfort level with a new keyboard and touchscreen.
What tips or tricks can you share about Windows 8?