Get to the desktop quickly

Have you ever had lots of programs running at the same time cluttering up your screen, and you suddenly need to get to the desktop quickly.
Well here is the answer.

There is a key called a windows key and it’s between your ctrl key and your alt key, Hold down this key and press d and then let go of both keys. And you will instantly see you’re desktop.

Here are some others:

  • Windows key and E (This will open windows Explorer)
  • Windows key and R (This will open the run dialogue box)
  • Windows key and F (This will open the search dialogue box)
  • Windows key and L (This will lock your computer – does not work on all O/S)
  • Windows key and U (This opens the utility manager)

Corona Virus

Here at the IT Guru we are still actively working to support all our customers both Businesses and home users.

We are able to remotely support you and your computer systems. If you need help please contact us on 01454 633269 or you can contact us via the Contact Us page.

Stay Safe and Stay Home.

Updated Free Software

We updated the free software section with some very useful software. Why no take a look HERE.

Windows 10 Upgrade

Are you fed up with Microsoft trying to persuade you to upgrade to the latest operating system when your current one is perfectly fine.

Download this software from the link provided below and follow the instructions included to remove those unwanted nags, and lets not forget the secretly downloaded files to your computer without your permission. Ive seen over 10gb of files downloaded without the users permission, and they were on a 5gb internet usage cap.


PCI DSS Compliance

We at the IT Guru Ltd take your security very seriously and as such we have completed the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) validation process, and have enrolled in Trustwave’s Trusted Commerce Program to validate our compliance. Please click on the logo below for further information.


Top 15 Free Software Downloads

Here we have created a list of the top 15 free software downloads.

They are in no particular order.

A great program for backing up your precious documents.

This is a great alternative to Microsoft’s Office package. It is also compatible with office documents.

This gives basic antivirus protection

Microsoft’s answer to keeping all your files across your network up to date.

This is a free alternative to Internet Explorer 8 or 9

A great alternative to Microsoft’s Outlook

This is one of the best internet communication programs on the market, and the quality is fantastic.

Great online maps and global mapping software.

Great photo editing software with some very powerful features.

A Great indexing software, never lose the location of a file or email again! Alternative to windows desktop search or Google desktop search.

Good program to keep out those pesky Trojans and spyware programs.

This program installs codec’s for almost all video types.

Can be used to bring back to life those dead or stuck pixels.

Free program to help to keep your computer free of Trojans and spyware.

This program can encrypt personal data so prying eyes can’t see. A Very powerful program.

Fraudulent Lloyds TSB email

We have noticed over the last couple of hours there is fraudulent email going out from “Lloyds TSB” asking customers to confirm banking details.

The email is titled “Your Llyods TSB Account Has Been Limited” and looks to come from but this is not a legitimate email.

Please note “DOT NOT REPLY TO THESE EMAILS” delete them immediately.

If you have responded to one of these emails, don’t panic. Just talk to your bank immediately to reset any passwords and access you have.

THE IT GURU Support Team

Comming Soon Free Software

Comming soon to our website is a whole section dedicated to free software.

We hope to have this new section ready by the beginnning of the month under the “Customer Support” section.

Please check back very soon.

Change your Internet Browser

Are you fedup of your current internet browser or you would like to try out one of the many other internet browsers?

Select a diffrent internet browser from the list below.

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