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Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!

Data Doctors Tech Tips | Ken Colburn & Brandon Disney
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Original Air Date: Dec 3, 2019

Faster Way to Get Help

All the wonderful software programs that you use on your computer rarely, if ever, comes with any type of traditional printed instruction manual and for good reason.

The industry standardized on dynamic manuals that can be easily changed, but that requires users to know how to find them on the company's support website.

Fortunately, there's a much simpler way to get help with just about any computer program that you're using...a nearly universal shortcut to help on any Windows-based software program is available by pressing the F1 key at the top left of your keyboard.

You'll either get a help screen from within the program or be sent to a specific website that has support links for the program in question.

If you're using a Mac-based computer, you can access the Help menu by pressing Command-Shift and the ? key to get a help search box.

Not only will you always get the specific help options for what you're running, it'll be the most up-to-date info, unlike something that was printed years ago.