David Pogue is one of the most well-respected (and well known) personalities in the tech world. For the past thirty years David has seen the tech industry grow from a fledgling industry into the most dominant corporate power in America. He has worked as a columnist for the New York Times, hosted NOVA and is currently serving as a personal technology columnist for Yahoo Tech. 

David Pogue TED Talk

After watching his TED talk it’s easy to see why everyone seems to be so attracted to him. With an energetic style of delivery and simple, easy to digest information it’s hard not to find yourself getting caught up in this David Pogue TED talk. So, if you haven’t watched the video above, we highly recommend that you do. But, if you don’t have time (or don’t like movies) we have provided those tips below.

3 Top Time-Saving Tech Tips

If you’re like me you probably spend most of your day in front of a computer. And, if you do, you’re probably looking for ways to improve your productivity on a system that you may just be getting used to. These tips should help you with that.

1. Don’t Use the Scroll Bar

Scrolling down, swiping, or sliding your finger along the wheel on your mouse is a complete waste of time. And it’s exhausting. To scroll more effectively just press the spacebar. It will take you down one page at a time and make for a much better experience.

2. Don’t Open Pop Up Menus

This David Pogue TED talk also goes into (and solves) something I absolutely hate; popup menus. If you’re wondering what those are, they’re those scrolling menus on those delivery information forms. Typically you have to use them to find your state. Instead of scrolling try pressing tab until you reach the menu, press the first letter of your state and keep pressing that button until your state shows up.

3. Use Control +

Tired of tiny type? Me too. But to get rid of that you only have to press two buttons. With control + you can zoom in as far as your eyes desire (and control – will bring you back out again). So say so long to tiny type!

These three tips are just a sampling of that David Pogue TED talk, but they should save you quite a bit of time and make you more productive. We’ll have a follow up with some other TCI tech tips next week. Until then, take care!

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