20 tech habits to improve your life

A few new habits can make the difference between staying on task, finding what you need, and getting things done--or having a tech meltdown.

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20. Print Smart to Reduce Costs

You've already paid an arm and a leg to refill your home printer, so get into some smart printing habits to save money on ink and paper. Wherever possible, preview your document before you print, and shrink the selection down to fewer pages, or print only the pages you need in the document. Set your printer to the lowest quality (draft mode) when possible, and opt for double-sided printing or print several pages per physical page (when you're printing out PowerPoint slides, for example). When you're printing Web pages, use the [[xref:https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4111|Aardvark Firefox add-on|Aardvark Firefox add-on]] to delete big colorful advertisements and other unwanted elements before you print. When you don't really need a hard copy, opt to print to a PDF document instead. Mac users can do this by default; Windows users can download the free [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,25138-order,4-page,1-c,desktoppublishing/description.html|CutePDF|CutePDF]] to print any document to PDF.

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