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another keyboard shortcut for taking a screenshot in Windows 10?

Windows key + F (press them together at the same time)

Yes, that will instantly take a picture of your full screen.
It will launch a Feedback Hub window.
But close it without even letting it load. It’s ok.

Now look in your “Pictures” folder.

Look for the new subfolder that starts with the word “Feedback…” followed by a bunch of letters and numbers.

Open it. There’s the screenshot. Boom!

Cool, eh?

P.S. There is also the triple key combo Windows key + Shift + S,
or the double combo of Windows key + W.
Each has it’s own benefits. Win + F is still cool.

P.P.S. Macs/macOS? Option + Shift + 3, a triple combo. Or try it while pressing 4 instead to get crosshairs to select just part of your screeen!

start of my focus filter products/services … at least for my self! :-)

In case it helps anybody — was inspired to do this after remembering I used to use Thunderbird with the Lightning Calendar extension and it was so nice to not see my Inbox and subfolders immediately. Was distracted a lot less.

I had a choice when I opened Thunderbird of only seeing Email or Calendar, etc.; probably got more work done!

Here’s a web based alternative without having to use a portable USB drive version of it! 🙂 And it goes everywhere if you use a tab syncing service like ___ or ___. Will blog on those later. Stay tuned.

Anyway here it is 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/downtownrogerbrown/posts/10158579425611187 Will show it inline here later so you won’t have to click. But quick URL paste for now. Gracias!

service: How to filter content @ home?

1st off, the best filter? The gift of some sort of fire/love inside your heart and mind that keeps you headed where you want to be going. Yes, a higher power or at least a belief in something good if not someone. See 2014-04-05 for one example, i #believe it. But I do not judge atheists. We’re all in this together, our shared humanity.

2nd, as a “fire line” so to speak, set up a filter on your home router! Why? No matter whether someone connects on your Wifi or if they plug a cable in at home, they will be protected/filtered.

How?
Get either A.) an expensive pro-consumer or business style router where it gives you such fine-tuned Admin controls, or
B.) get a decent home router where you can add in software that does such excellent filtering.

I recommend choice B.

Really? Yes, and on choice B.) you can even go super easy with OpenDNS, they have a free service plan, where you can create custom blacklists or whitelists. Side-tangent fun thought? Imagine if you had a cool whitelist at your home for your family. You could make a game for the children to see if they can discover the sites on your whitelist. Like maybe a top 5 sites-of-the-day whitelist for when you at least temporarily need to be really focused and not surfing just for fun. 🙂 But I digress.

AND for the filtering that I am even more excited about — you just install something like OpenWRT or Tomato on your router and then you get very cool administrator(think “parental”) controls.

Would love to either set it up for you at your home OR walk you through remotely via Zoom or any other videoconf app like Meet or Teams or Facetime. Let me know, please. Would love to develop this as a skill while serving whatever you need. I already have been using OpenDNS for years, and I also have played around with OpenWRT on my home router a little.

P.S. Will give you a great discount here with the holi-days like Christmas/Hannukah/New Years 2021. Starting @ $15/hr.

Let me know, gracias,

Roger Brown @ 801-356-1032 or [email protected]

P.P.S. you can also set controls on a per-device basis. So for example Johanna’s filters are different than Rubio’s based on maturity, etc.. Time limits/controls too. Very cool stuff. Hit me up!

Need a screenshot? Am loving Firefox’s built-in tool.

Just wanted to do a micro-blog post here about the Screenshotting tool in Firefox.  I love it!  Screenshots from websites are what I mostly do so having it right in the browser instead of having to do a keyboard combo on Mac or open Snipping Tool on Windows makes it really convenient.  It has a page block or element feature that is better than any screen shot tool/app that I’ve seen so far.  Thank you,  Mozilla Foundation!