Friday, April 2, 2010

Gypsy Quick Tips

I was over on the Cricut message board last night and came across a thread about a feature on the Gypsy that apparently a lot of people didn't know.  I added a tip of my own that I had recently stumbled across, and then I started thinking that it might be a good blog entry - a few "little known" Gypsy tips.  For some of you, this might be old news, but for others, it will make you love your Gypsy even more!
Here are 4 good ones to know:

1) On the keyboard overlay screen, hold down the upper left silver button and click on any key to see it full screen size.  Release the button and tap again to close it.  This is an awesome one because you can see the image in detail!

2) When you're on a screen that has a list you can scroll through vertically, the left silver buttons scroll through the list one item at a time.

3) On the work mat, if you zoom in as far as the Gypsy will let you, you are looking at your image (or the part of the image that you can see) at the actual size it will cut.

4) When using the search function, searches are case sensitve. All keywords are lower case, so for best results, don't use capital letters when performing a search.

Cricut Kisses and Crafty Wishes!


cowbelleru said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to share the tips you find. I'm a new beginner with the G and I'm having a really hard time getting the hang of it. So all of your tips helps me, if no one else.


CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [03 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Mary said...

With your help I just might start to like my gypsy. I haven't much liked it.

khattykathi said...

Thanks for your help. I know the gypsy can be a bit intimidating, but, given time and practice, it's sooo much fun. Keep up all the good work.

kathib from salt lake

Nedine Scraps said...

Thanks for the great Gypsy tips! These are absolutely wonderful.

lynn said...

i did not know the first 3 tips-thank you so much!

scrapqueen141 said...

Just wanted to let you know that I loved your tips and will be featuring them on the Fantabulous Cricut blog on May 1st for Quick Tip Tuesday!

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