Category Archives: Windows 10


Featured Article : Wonders of OneNote

Featured Article : Wonders of OneNote

In this article, we look at what OneNote is and what it can do, plus we look at some of the competing programs available. OneNote Microsoft’s OneNote is a cross-functional notebook app/note-taking program that is part of the Microsoft Office Suite, along with programs like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. OneNote can be used for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. Users can create multiple ‘notebooks’…

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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 News : Teams App Blocked Emergency Call

Tech News : Teams App Blocked Emergency Call

It was recently discovered that a bug in the Pixel 3 phone meant that users who had the Teams app installed (even though they weren’t logged in) couldn’t call the US emergency 911 number. What Happened? A Reddit user reported that they had needed to call an ambulance for their grandmother who appeared to be having a stroke. The user dialled 911 just by typing…

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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 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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Featured Article : Facebook (Meta) To Integrate Workplace With Microsoft Teams

Featured Article : Facebook (Meta) To Integrate Workplace With Microsoft Teams

Facebook/Meta has announced that it is integrating Workplace with Microsoft’s collaboration app Teams to enable users to share information more easily between the two platforms. What Is Workplace? First announced in 2016, originally Facebook’s internal messaging board, and formerly known as ‘Facebook At Work’, Workplace is the work-focused version of Facebook’s social app. The app is a communication tool that connects everyone in a company,…

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Tech Tip – A Quick Look At Your Desktop

Tech Tip – A Quick Look At Your Desktop

If you’re browsing the Internet or working on file in Windows 10 but you need a fast look at your desktop here’s how: – While in a browser or working on a Microsoft Office file e.g., Word, find the tiny vertical line to the far, right hand-side of the bottom taskbar. – Click on the line. Everything will be minimised so you can see your…

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Tech Tip – Open Pinned Programs Easily With Keyboard Shortcuts

If you use certain Windows 10 Microsoft Office programs often, you can pin them to the taskbar and then open them quickly and easily with keyboard shortcuts.  Here’s how: – If you have a program open e.g., Word, hover your mouse over it (in the taskbar), right mouse click and select ‘Pin to taskbar’. Do this for any other programs you also want to pin…

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Tech Tip – Get Gmail in Your Windows 10 Mail App

Tech Tip – Get Gmail in Your Windows 10 Mail App

If you’d like a tidy, easy way to see your Gmail emails and Microsoft emails all in one place in Windows 10, here’s how to set it up: – Click on ‘Start’ and type ‘Mail’, and select the Mail app. – Open the app, right hand side click “+ Add account” and select Google/Gmail from the list. – Enter your Gmail login details and complete…

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Tech Tip – Minimise All Windows Instantly With The Show Desktop Button

Tech Tip – Minimise All Windows Instantly With The Show Desktop Button

If you’d like to know a fast way to minimise all your open windows with one click in Windows 10, here’s how. – Look at the bottom far right-hand side of the screen, to the right-hand side of the ‘notifications’ icon. You will see a tiny, vertical line. – Click on the line and all your open desktop windows are instantly minimised. – Click on…

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