Office 2007 saw the addition of the Ribbon feature, which some users found confusing. However, you can use it to your advantage by adding your own custom tabs containing commands you use often. This allows for quicker and easier document creation.
By default, when you open PDF files in most PDF readers, they open to the beginning of the file, even if you were on a different page the last time you had the file open.
Chrome doesn’t really need to be restarted often. But, if for some reason you want to restart Chrome without having to close and reopen it manually—which takes a few clicks—there’s a quick and easy way to restart the browser with a bookmark.
You’ve created a local account in Windows and you want to use Cortana. However, you need a Microsoft account to activate and use Cortana, but you don’t want to convert your local account to a Microsoft one. What a dilemma.
Google Authenticator protects your Google account from keyloggers and password theft. With two-factor authentication, you’ll need both your password and an authentication code to log in. The Google Authenticator app runs on Android, iPhone, iPod, iPad and BlackBerry devices.
Email threads allows you to see all emails sent and received with the same subject line grouped together into one conversation. Threaded view has been available in macOS for a while, and is now available in the Mail app in iOS 10.
Chrome allows multiple people to use Chrome on the same computer, with each profile having its own custom bookmarks, settings, and themes. By default, Chrome opens to the profile used the last time the browser was opened.
For more than a year now, Gmail has allowed you to undo the sending of an email. However, this feature was only available when you use Gmail in a browser, not in the Gmail mobile apps. Now, an “Undo” button is finally available in Gmail for iOS.
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.
If you use Outlook to check and manage your email, you can easily use it to check your Gmail account as well. You can set up your Gmail account to allow you to synchronize email across multiple machines using email clients instead of a browser.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Do you spend a lot of time using Windows Explorer? Wouldn’t it be handy if you could start your favorite program right from within the Explorer window? There’s an easy way to add applications to your Favorites List in Explorer.
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.