Copy Error Messages Into Your Browser To Search for a Solution

BY STANLEY ZAROWIN

COPY ERROR MESSAGES INTO YOUR BROWSER TO SEARCH FOR A SOLUTION 
 I’m a sole proprietor, and I’m having problems with my computer. I’ve been writing down the error messages that pop up and using that information to google for solutions. But it’s a real pain writing out all those error-message codes. Is there an easier way to do a search?

 First of all, congratulations for trying to fix the problem yourself. The search technique you’re using—googling for specific help—is a very effective way to get answers. Although your search may be time-consuming, in the long run what you’re doing is a good investment because it enhances your computer knowledge so you can use your computer more effectively.

Now to address your problem, rather than just jotting down the error message, highlight it with your mouse then copy it (Ctrl+C) to your Clipboard . Then, when you’re at your browser, just paste it (Ctrl+V) into your search engine. Good luck.

SPONSORED REPORT

2018 financial reporting survey: Challenges and trends

Learn the top reporting challenges that emerged in a survey of more than 800 finance, accounting, and compliance professionals across the world, and compare them with your organization's obstacles.

PODCAST

How the skill set for today’s CFO is changing

Scott Simmons, a search expert for large-company CFOs, gives advice for the next generation of finance leaders and more, including which universities are regularly producing future CEOs and CFOs.