The ‘My People’ feature in Windows 10 lets you pin your closest contacts to your taskbar, thereby making it easier and quicker to email, chat with (text and video), or send files or media to them. Here’s how to set it up: – Click the People icon / button in the Taskbar’s notification area (bottom […]
Many of us are used to using Amazon’s digital voice-activated assistant for all kinds of things at home. You can also use it via Windows 10 in the office. Here’s how: Many new computers may come with the Alexa App pre-installed. Look for the Alexa app in the Start menu or type ‘Amazon Alexa’ in […]
In Windows now, by default, your File Explorer opens the Quick Access screen when launched. If you’d rather go back to the old way of displaying your system drives first, here’s how: – Right-click the Quick access link on the left. – Choose Options- – Choose ‘This PC’ from the top drop-down menu.
If you want to be able to quickly edit the metadata of any files in Windows 10 (e.g. set when photos were taken), and add tags and categories to files, it can be done in 2 easy steps. Here’s how: – In File Explorer, use the Shift+Alt+P to bring up the details pane. This shows […]
If you’ve got a mix of display settings that suits your preferences and needs e.g. a certain thumbnail size, in Windows you can easily set this as the default for all folders of the same type. Here’s how: – Open the View tab on the File Explorer ribbon. – Click Options. – Click Apply to […]
If you have multiple File Explorer windows on your screen, the clutter and confusion can get in the way of the task at hand. Here’s the fast and easy way to re-arrange them: – Right-click the taskbar. – Choose Show windows stacked or Show windows side by side. – That’s it!
Sometimes in Windows, when you double click on a file to open it e.g. a file that’s been sent to you, the wrong app can open. Here’s how to make sure you select the right app for your file: – Right-click your file. – Choose Open with, then Choose another app. – Make sure the […]
If you need to access certain files or folders quickly in Windows, you can help yourself by being able to easily create instant shortcuts to them. Here’s how: – Go to the folder or file that you’ll need fast access to. – Hold down Alt then drag it from a File Explorer window to the […]
If you’re running Windows and you’d like to save some space on your disk, there is a way to quickly pack files into a compressed archive, with no third-party software required. Here’s how: – Select the files you want to compress. – Right-click on part of the selection. – Choose ‘Send to and Compressed’ (zipped) […]
If you have a number of files in Windows that you want to rename but don’t want to waste time renaming them all one-by-one, here’s a quick way to rename them all at once: – Select multiple files (with Shift+click or Ctrl+click) in File Explorer. – Right-click on them and choose ‘Rename’. – The filename […]