Viewing two applications simultanously

We all know how to minimise and maximise our Windows applications and use the top bar to move them around the screen to view more than one or easily switch between them.

Split your screen for 2 Windows Application

BUT… did you know if you use your mouse to move the Windows Program / Application to one edge of the screen, the Window will automatically be forced to fill 50% of the screen. Do this with one program to the left of your screen and the other to the right and you can look and edit either screen without the annoying graphics overlaying the other.

Split your screen by dragging your Windows Application to the edges of the screen

Split your screen by dragging your Windows Application to the edges of the screen

The benefits of this is that you can work from one document whilst viewing the other.
Simply double click on the top bar again to expand to full screen.

Loftbag Bean Bags

Loftbag cow bean bag floor cushion

I just love the Loftbag bean bags, they are huge comfy bags for your home and garden. The faux hide floor cushions have a velvety texture.

Bean bags bring glamour

Loftbag Gold Bean Bag

Loftbag Gold Bean Bag (also available in Silver)

The gold and silver luscious bean bags offer glitz and glamour to your room, nightclub or students union bar.

If it is animal instinct that is driving you wild, then you choose from the leopard or tiger options.

Inner liner bean bags

Each Loftbag Animal has an inner liner, is fire resistant and 350l of micro beans.

Bean bags are a great extra chair with excellent supportive values. The kids will prop them against the wall, lie flat or upside to find the right position.

There are lots of beanbags at Magic Bean Bags including bean bag chairs, bean bag cushions, outdoor bean bags etc. Visit MMB for a huge selection of beanbags for your home, school, office and club.

Dalmation Loftbag available at Magic Bean Bags

Loftbag Animals - Dalmation

Use Google for much MORE than Searching the Internet

Did you know that Google does much more than indexing the internet ready for your fact finding missions

By simply typing directory into the search query bar you can instantly find out the temperature in Dubai, the time in Sydney, convert inches to cm, define a dodecahedron, solves crosswords with the synonym search etc.

Take a look and see for yourself !


Enter the sum and hey presto! e,g, sqr 5 or sqr 81 or 4 + 7 (23 – 9)


Need a map? Type the town, city or postcode and ‘map’ e.g.  Wellingborough Map


Enter ‘weather’ and the town, city or postcode e.g. weather Kent


As Google usually ignores common words such as and or where, you can force Google to include these words by using a ‘+’ e.g. Star Wars +I


Type ‘time’ and a Town or City e.g. time Chicago


Use ‘define’ in your search – extend the definiton by clicking the ‘define in context’ link e.g. define rhombus

Unit Conversion

Convert height, weight, length, mass or currency etc. e.g. 250GBP to USD

Book Search

Search by Title or Author – e.g. One Who Flew Over the Cookoo’s Nest

Synonym Search

Enter a phrase or word with a ‘~’ e.g.  ~healthy eating

Blanks / Wildcard

Use an asterix or ‘*’ in place of unknown words e.g. Alexander Graham Bell invented the *

Use ” “

Quote marks force Google to look for an exact search e.g. “My ferret scratches holes in my carpet”

Use OR

The OR function to find out something or something else (you can also use the vertical bar | for OR) e.g. paris OR marseille


The AND operator forces Google to list searches with all the keywords you have entered e.g. paris AND marseille

Use –

You can force Google to omit certain keywords from their results (remember the – must sit next to the word to be omited, without a space) e.g. horses shetland


you can use a micture of the above to really refine your search e.g. sydney or canberra “package holiday”

Spell Checker

Type in a word and Google will offer you a suggested correct spelling e.g. hypnatherapy

Free to Use- Google Calculator, Dictionary, Unit Conversion, Maps, Book Search, Weather, Queries, Time Around the World… Just type your query into the search bar and hey presto complicated calculations, cm to inches or weather in Sudan appears!!!!

If you are teacher and want to display these in your classroom or ICT sute then you can download POSTERS from our Fresher Schools Website. Google Searches.