Lori Kaufman

Lori Kaufman is a writer who likes to write geeky how-to articles to help make people's lives easier through the use of technology. She loves watching and reading mysteries and is an avid Doctor Who fan.

Chrome makes it very easy to switch profiles while in the browser. If other people use your computer and you want to prevent them from accessing your Chrome profile—which contains your bookmarks, history, and possibly even saved passwords—you can lock it with your Google account password.

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Cortana in Windows 10 is more than a simple search feature. It’s a personal assistant similar to Siri on iOS or OK Google on Android. Information entered into Cortana is stored on your PC and in your Bing account so results can be customized to you.

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As you type into the Search box in Windows’ File Explorer, a list of suggestions displays below the box. These suggestions are from the history of previous searches you’ve typed.

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If you’re using Microsoft Office 2013 or 2016, you may have noticed that the Microsoft Office Picture Manager is not included. Picture Manager was included in Office 2010 and earlier and allowed you to easily view, edit, and manage pictures.

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By default, LibreOffice saves files in the Open Document Format (ODF). However, it also reads and writes files in Microsoft Office formats (DOC and DOCX). If you collaborate with others on Microsoft Office documents, but you use LibreOffice, you can choose to always save files as Microsoft Office files to make it easier to exchange those documents back and forth.

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LibreOffice has many useful features, but you can add even more. Much like Firefox add-ons or Chrome extensions, you can add extensions to LibreOffice to expand its capabilities.

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If you’re stuck without a mouse temporarily, don’t worry—you can still use your PC. You’ll be glad to know that it’s possible to move the cursor around in Windows using only the keyboard.

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If you have a large number of worksheets in your Excel workbook, it may be hard to find a specific worksheet. Sorting your worksheet tabs alphabetically would make it easier to find what your looking for.

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Facebook Messenger on iOS has its own set of emoji, different from the emoji you’re used to seeing in standard iOS apps, such as Messages. If you don’t like the look of the Messenger emoji, you can switch to iOS’ default emoji instead.

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If you find that your guests are asking fairly often to use your computer temporarily to check their email or look something up on the web, you don’t have to let them use your personal account or create a special account for each guest.

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Among the many improvements in iOS 10 is the ability to access your favorite widgets on the lock screen. Instead of unlocking your iPhone by swiping right, now you’ll see a screen full of widgets.

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If you have a bunch of user accounts on your Windows PC that you don’t need anymore, it may be time to clean them out. Today we’ll take a look at how to delete a user account in Windows.

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If you have a large worksheet in an Excel workbook in which you need to combine text from multiple cells, you can breathe a sigh of relief because you don’t have to retype all that text. You can easily concatenate the text.

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Multitasking was introduced in iOS 9, allowing you to use multiple apps at once on an iPad. There are three different types of multitasking—Slide-Over, Split View, and Picture in Picture—and they are all on by default.

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If you enter a lot of sequential values in your Excel worksheets, the Fill Handle can help you save time by automatically filling cells with incremented values. What if you find the fill handle doesn’t work?

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The Fill Handle in Excel allows you to automatically fill in a list of data (numbers or text) in a row or column simply by dragging the handle. This can save you a lot of time when entering sequential data in large worksheets and make you more productive.

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If you’re using the free alternative to Microsoft Office, LibreOffice, and you like using keyboard shortcuts, you can customize the shortcuts in each LibreOffice program and for all LibreOffice programs in general.

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The cat command is very useful in Linux. It has three main functions related to manipulating text files: creating them, displaying them, and combining them.

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If you’ve upgraded to Windows 10 but don’t love what you see, there are ways to make Windows 10 look and act like Windows 7. That way, you can get the familiar interface you love while still taking advantage of Windows 10’s other useful features.

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We’ve all done it before. We’re typing fast and then realize that we had the Caps Lock key on and the case on our text is bACKWARDS. That’s easy to change in Microsoft Word, but what if you use the free alternative, LibreOffice Writer?

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Sometimes, you don’t need to open an image in a photo editor–you just want to make sure which file is which. Instead of opening each file, you can preview each one in Ubuntu’s file manager program, Nautilus, without opening them.

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OneNote 2016 is a great program for taking, storing, and syncing notes, but how do you protect private information you store in those notebooks? No worries–you can keep them safe with a password.

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Windows 10 adds a bit more to the taskbar: now, you can search (or use Cortana) without pressing the Start button, and you can click a “Task View” button to see all your windows. Don’t want these taking up space? Here’s how to hide them.

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Styles in Word allow you to easily apply a consistent look throughout your entire document, rather than formatting everything manually. If you want to review your formatting, you can display the styles applied to the paragraphs in the left margin for quick reference.

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If you want to remove several subdirectories within another directory using the command line in Linux, generally you have to use the rm command several times. However, there is a faster way to do this.

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