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Desktop Shortcuts Give Quick Access to Applications and Folders
The standard method to access applications and folders in Windows is through the Start menu. Using the Start menu is slow because you have to open cascading menus to find the entry for the application you want. Desktop shortcuts give you quicker access because you only have to double-click on an icon to launch the application or open the folder. More ...

Display Control Panel Utilities in Windows 7 Start Menu
A quicker way to access Control Panel utilities is to configure the Start menu so that the individual Control Panel utilities appear in a sub-menu to the Start menu Control Panel menu item. More ...

Record Your Own Windows Startup Greeting
When you start your computer in the morning you are greeted with the Windows default startup music. In this article, I show you how easy it is to replace the default startup sound with your own personal greeting. This is something you might do to start your day on a more cheerful basis, or something you might setup for a special friend or relative. More ...

Google Apps vs Microsoft Office 365: Which is Best for Your Business?
As more companies move their file storage and editing, email and team collaboration software to the cloud, they must decide which cloud-based business application to use Google Apps or Microsoft Office 365. More ...

My Favorite Windows 7 Tips and Tricks
Windows 7 is fast, stable and has a lot of very cool new features. I have a few tips and tricks to help me get the most from Windows 7, and I thought I would share some of my favorites with you. More ...

How to Cancel a Print Job in Windows 10
Just realized you sent the wrong 26-page document to the printer? In Windows 10 you need to use the print queue to cancel a print job. More ...

Windows 7 - Five Ways to Move or Copy Files or Folders
At its core, the PC is a device for working with and storing files. Two common things done with files is to move them or to copy them. Did you know that Windows provides at least five different ways to copy or move a file or folder? More ...

The Secret to Passing the Microsoft Office Specialist Exams
If you are trying to get ahead in you career today, you will know that the computer skills you have under your belt are what will make the difference between you moving up the ladder or down. When it comes to trying to prove your computer competency in using office applications there is no other certification path that stands out like the Microsoft Office Specialist program. More ...

Headphones: earbuds, on-ear, over-ear. What's the Difference?
Some modern sound circuits support changing their output impedance to better match the type of headphone that you plug into your computer. More ...

Know Your Keyboard Shortcuts
Being without a mouse can be frustrating. That's when knowing some basic keyboard shortcuts comes in handy. Here are some common keyboard shortcuts that you will want to keep taped to the back of your keyboard or laptop. More ...

Windows 10 File Explorer Ribbon
In previous versions of Windows, Windows Explorer had a toolbar at the top of the window. In Windows 10 File Explorer the toolbar has been replaced with the Ribbon. The purpose of the Ribbon is to make it easier for newbies to use Explorer commands. More ...

How to Write Protect a File
Write protecting a file prevents anyone, including you, from editing or accidentally deleting the file. Follow the steps below to write protect a file. More ...