“In these days, a man who says a thing cannot be done is quite apt to be interrupted by some idiot doing it.” — Elbert Green Hubbard (1856-1915) U. S. author, editor, printer.
Notes, log books, emails, and snippets of conversations to assist novice computer users, if not spread around my desk or on my computer, found their way into a print or online version of ‘quikbits’.
Although ‘quikbits’ was discontinued over a year ago, almost every day I am reminded that novice computer users, and especially novice Linux users, fall between the cracks in so far as the opportunity to access and use resources to assist them to use their computers better.
I have revitalised quikbits in the form of perspicuity, and the initial articles include:
- Select, then do: Three magic words that unlock much of the potential on your computer
- Attaching a file to an email message: How to include items with your email message, for example, digital photographs or wordprocessing documents.
- How many spaces between sentences?: Use only one wordspace between sentences.
- How not to waste hours following your nose: Speed up your web browsing with tabs.
- Don’t want the rubbish bin in the picture: How to extract just that part of the image you want.
These articles are not new, but they continue to provide answers to those that ask. So as well as a bit of decluttering here, hopefully these snippets in the form of perspicuous quikbits will assist some more novice Linux users.