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How to Use Windows Narrator

Windows 10 contains several accessibility settings built in to make it easier and more inclusive for people who have difficulty using all the regular functions of their computers. Narrator is a screen-reading app for people ...

What is an XLSX File (and How Do I Open One)?

A file with the .xlsx file extension is a Microsoft Excel Open XML Spreadsheet (XLSX) file created by Microsoft Excel. You can also open this format in other spreadsheet apps, such as Apple Numbers, Google Docs, and OpenOffi...

How to Convert a WMA File to MP3

Windows Media Audio (WMA) files use a proprietary format developed by Microsoft and used by media players built into Windows, like the Windows Media Player. Many other, better, players don’t support WMA files, but they&...

How to Use the Windows 10 Calculator

The built-in Windows calculator has come a long way since first being introduced with Windows 1.0 in 1985. It includes different modes, date calculations, and some handy everyday conversions functions. Here’s how you ca...

What Is a REG File (And How Do I Open One)?

A file with the .reg file extension is a Windows Registry file. It’s a text-based file created by exporting values from the Registry and can also be used to add or change values in the Registry....

How to Set Up and Test Microphones in Windows 10

Whether you’re dictating with speech recognition or talking to a family member or gaming buddy over voice chat, speaking can be faster and clearer than typing. Luckily, setting up a microphone on Windows is simple and e...

How to Use Touchpad Gestures for Windows 10

If you’ve used a touchpad in Windows 10, you’re no doubt aware of the basic single-finger tapping and two-finger scrolling gestures. Windows 10 also packs in some additional gestures you might not have tried....

What Is an AZW File (And How Do I Open One)?

A file with the .azw file extension is a popular file format for storing eBooks for Amazon’s Kindle line of eReaders and devices using the Kindle app. Along with storing things like bookmarks, annotations, and last kn...

How to Change the Size of Text in Windows 10

Sometimes the size of the font on your computer can be too small or hard to see due to display scaling issues on higher-resolution screens. Luckily, Windows 10 lets you resize text to your liking. Here’s how....

How to Turn On and Use Bluetooth in Windows 10

These days, most mobile devices come with Bluetooth. If you’ve got a reasonable modern Windows 10 laptop, it’s got Bluetooth. If you have a desktop PC, it might or might not have Bluetooth built, but you can alway...

How to Change Your Account Picture in Windows 10

Your account picture is what you see on the Windows sign-in screen and the Start menu.  Windows assigns new user accounts on Windows 10 a generic profile picture, but it’s easy to change that to any image you want. H...

What Is a PHP File (And How Do I Open One)?

A file with the .php file extension is a plain-text file that contains the source code written in the PHP (it’s a recursive acronym meaning PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) programming language. PHP is often used to deve...

How to Change Recycle Bin Settings in Windows 10

Any time you delete something in Windows, it goes to the Recycle Bin. It sits there until the Recycle Bin reaches it’s preconfigured maximum size (or until you empty the bin), at which point Windows deletes the oldest f...

What Is an M4V File (and How Do I Open One)?

A file with the .m4v file extension is an MPEG-4 Video (M4V) container file format, also known as an iTunes video file. This is the primary type of file used when purchasing or renting any video from the iTunes store....
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