I want to select a sentence. Sometimes, instead of the sentence, the entire paragraph is selected. Inside a table, contents of the entire cell are selected. I quickly undo and then try to select the text again, this time with a bit more caution, but alas, the problem still remains. It is inexplicable and frustrating. Here is what you do in such cases.
The Text Selection action replay
I want to select the second paragraph.
I am using Shift Right Arrow to select the text, one character at a time.
Usually we get frustrated at this point. We give up the effort and start all over again … HOPING that it will work this time. It never does!
Fortunately, there is a simple solution to this selection nightmare.
The solution is … Press SHIFT and LEFT ARROW once. That’s all.
Even if you use Shift CTRL RightArrow to select word by word, this problem can occur. The solution is exactly the same: Press Shift LeftArrow.
Continue reading Irritant: Excessive Text selection
We often need to forget a Wi-Fi hotspot or change its properties. This was easily possible by using the right click menu (also called the context menu). With Windows 10, there is no context menu. Frustrating! Here is the solution.
Click on the network icon in taskbar to open the list of connections. At the bottom click Network Settings. Now you see another list of Wi-Fi networks. DO NOT go there. Click on Manage Wi-Fi settings.
Ignore the Wi-Fi Sense settings on top. Scroll down to Manage Known Networks. CLICK (not right click) on the network you want and then finally you see the Forget button.
Enjoy the experience!
Some documents seem to be so cluttered with these blue wavy lines that we cannot read the content at all. Here is a solution to this problem and explanation of the root cause and the REAL solution.
Continue reading Irritant: Too many blue wavy lines in Word?
Sometimes we get Word document containing a numbered list – but it is actually not proper numbering. It is manually typed 1 <space><space> Text kind of numbering.
How to repair this issue and put proper numbering? Simple. Just select the data and apply Numbering from the Home tab. That’s all – Word is smart enough to understand the problem and solve it. Just ONE CLICK. Did you know that? (BTW, one more click and you can remove all the numbering.)
Some of you must have wasted lot of time REMOVING the existing bad numbering
You want to see all items.
Control Panel shows grouped items.
Here is the solution.
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Continue reading Irritant: Cannot see ALL Control Panel items
||This applies to you as well.
Here is an example of an irritating feature which is there for more than 10 years…
Read on to find out why Microsoft is doing it.
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Continue reading Why does Microsoft add features which irritate billion+ people?
This is a common irritant. There is a simple solution.
Apply it NOW.
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Continue reading Instant Relief: Word attachments open in reading view (half page)
This is a troubleshooting article on Edit Margins. Common problem and quick solution. If the top and bottom margin is missing in the page layout view in Word, don’t get confused. Spend 2 minutes to find out the solution and the logic behind it.
Continue reading Common problem: Word Header / Footer missing: Edit Margins
I am sure you have faced this problem before.
You copy pasted something from Excel to Word and the width of the page was not enough. The table is now cut off beyond the right edge of the page. The solution?
Continue reading Table going outside the page? Try Autofit to Window