Category Archives: Tech Tip


Tech Tip – Making Your Browser Remember Your Passwords

Tech Tip – Making Your Browser Remember Your Passwords

Your browser may have a Password Manager but sometimes an issue (e.g., conflicting extensions) may cause the browser not to save or remember your passwords. Here’s how to fix the issue for popular browsers Chrome and Edge: For Google Chrome: – Open the Chrome menu (the three dots top right) and select ‘Settings’. – Select ‘Autofill’ on the sidebar. – Choose the option labelled ‘Passwords’…

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Tech Tip – 3 Top Google Maps Tricks To Try

Tech Tip – 3 Top Google Maps Tricks To Try

The Google Maps mobile app now has many useful and surprising features. Here are 3 top Google Maps tips you may like to try: 1. Remember Where You Parked – When using Google Maps on Android, on reaching your destination, tap the blue location dot. – Select ‘Save your parking,’ which adds a label to the Maps app, identifying where you parked. – Tap that…

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Tech Tip – How To Run Older Programs Using the Windows 10/11 Compatibility Mode

Tech Tip – How To Run Older Programs Using the Windows 10/11 Compatibility Mode

If you’d like to run favourite but no longer compatible versions of older programs, apps, and games (legacy software) on Windows 10/11, try using ‘Compatibility Mode’.  Here’s how. To enable legacy software that worked on old versions of Windows on your current Windows 10/11: – In the search box on the taskbar, type the name of the program or app you want. – Select and…

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Tech Tip – Organise Your Chrome Bookmarks With Folders

Tech Tip – Organise Your Chrome Bookmarks With Folders

If you’d like an easy way to organise all your Google Chrome browser bookmarks, try putting them in folders.  Here’s how: To create a bookmark folder: – On your computer, open Chrome. – Top right, click on the 3 dots, then ‘Bookmarks’ and ‘Bookmark manager’. – Top right, click on the 3 dots and ‘Add new folder’. OR – If you use the bookmarks bar,…

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Tech Tip – A Fast Way To Open Items From Your Taskbar

Tech Tip – A Fast Way To Open Items From Your Taskbar

If you’d like super-fast and easy way to open the items/programs that are pinned to your Taskbar in Windows 10, here’s how: – Look at the Taskbar and note which number order (left to right) the item/program is that you’d like to open. – Use the keyboard shortcut Windows key + [Number key], with the number key corresponding to the position of the pinned program…

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Tech Tip – Using Google To Search Within A Website

Tech Tip – Using Google To Search Within A Website

If you’d like to quickly search within a whole website (e.g. a competitor’s website for specific term or subject) here’s a quick way to do so using Google. – Go to Google. – In the search field, type “site:” followed by the URL of the site and your search terms. For example: site:bbc.co.uk Christmas – This should return all pages (and many images) in the…

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Tech Tip – Using Windows ‘Hello’ For Easier and Safer Device Sign-In

Tech Tip – Using Windows ‘Hello’ For Easier and Safer Device Sign-In

Microsoft Hello offers a way for Windows 10/11 users to get a more personal (and secure) way to instantly access Windows 10 devices using a PIN, facial recognition, or fingerprint. Here’s how to set it up: – In your device, Select “Start > Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options”. – Select “Manage how you sign in to your device”. There are three choices to sign…

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Tech Tip – Changing Your Default Web Browser in Windows

Tech Tip – Changing Your Default Web Browser in Windows

If you’d like to change your default Windows 10 web browser from Edge to Chrome or Opera, here’s how: – In the ‘Start’ menu and select ‘Settings’ or type ‘Settings’ in the Windows search field. – In ‘Settings’, select ‘Apps’, and select ‘Default apps’ on the sidebar. – Scroll to the ‘Web browser’ section and select ‘Microsoft Edge’. – Choose which browser you’d like to…

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Tech Tip – Using The Spacebar To Speed Up Email Reading

Tech Tip – Using The Spacebar To Speed Up Email Reading

Here’s how to use the Reading Pane and Spacebar in Outlook to sort through your daily emails more quickly: – In Outlook, select “View” and “Reading Pane.” – Select the Reading Pane to sit on the right-hand side. – Select the top email in your inbox. – Press the Spacebar so that Reading Pane will scroll down to reveal the lower section of your email…

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