If you sometimes have too many windows open and you need to clear things up and / or get back to the desktop view in Windows 10 as quickly as possible, here are a couple of tips that can help. Windows 10 has a ‘shake your screen’ feature that enables you to quickly clear all […]
If you’re using Windows 10 and you want to make sure you’re not exposed to the security risks posed by insecure wireless networks, there is a quick and easy way you can protect your Wi-Fi connectivity. Here’s how: Go to Settings. Go to Network & Internet > Wi-Fi Make sure that the ‘Connect to suggested […]
If you want to set up quick and easy cloud storage from your Windows PC for storing, sharing and saving files across your different devices you can use OneDrive. Here’s how to set it up: – If you have a Microsoft account e.g. @outlook.com, @hotmail.com, @live.com email address, Xbox Live or Skype account you can […]
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 […]