Tech Tip – 3 Helpful Chrome Tricks

3 Helpful Chrome Tricks

Here are 3 tips/tricks for Google Chrome to help with queries and searches that can be typed directly into the address bar (also known as the Onnibox): Find websites that are similar – For example, type related:bbc.co.uk – This will deliver results showing similar (media) websites. – The same type of search can be carried…

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A 21 Shortcut-Key Salute

A knowledge of keyboard shortcuts in Windows can save time and help users to make the most of the many helpful features of their operating system. With this in mind, and with 2021 coming to a close, here are 21 helpful keyboard shortcuts to take into the coming year. 1. Use Win + V to…

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Tech Tip – Adjust The Sound For Specific Apps

If you would like to have better control of the volume levels of individual apps that you have open on Windows 10 this can easily be done via the settings (Sound) section and the hidden ‘Volume Mixer’. Here’s how: Using (Sound) Settings – Click on the Start button and select ‘Settings’ or type settings into…

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Tech Tip – How To Wipe Your Phone Or Laptop Before Selling It

If you would like to sell a phone, laptop, tablet, or other device, but would like to know how to completely wipe it first, here’s how: Firstly, make sure you’ve backed up things like your photos, other important files, and WhatsApp chats. Next: Windows Laptops – Type “Reset” into the Start search box and select…

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Tech Tip – Weather App In Windows 10

For this week’s topical tech tip, with weather conditions causing so much disruption and damage in the UK, Windows 10 provides personalised weather content to you via a desktop app: – Type ‘weather’ in the search box (bottom left) and select ‘MSN Weather’. – Select whether you want the temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit and…

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Tech Tip – Format Painter

If you’re preparing a Word document in Windows 10 and you like the look of the formatting in one section and you’d like a quick and easy way to apply the same formatting to other sections, try using ‘Format Painter’. You can find Format Painter on the top left of the screen – a paintbrush…

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Tech Tip – Read Without Distractions

If you need to read a web page without the distractions of adverts or unwanted recommendations, Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 provides an easy way to do this. – In Microsoft Edge (top), click on the “Reading View” icon (open book symbol). – Alternatively, type Ctrl+Shift+R.

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Tech Tip – Record Your Screen (Easily)

Although the built-in Windows 10 feature ‘Game Bar’ was designed for ‘screenshotting’ games, it can actually be used by anybody as a fast and easy way to take and use a screenshot. For example: – Press Windows Key + G to open the Windows 10 game bar. – Click on the ‘Take Screenshot’ option, top…

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Tech Tip – Snip & Sketch

If you need to be able to quickly grab areas of your screen, annotate them and share them, Windows 10 has an easy toIf you need to be able to quickly grab areas of your screen, annotate them and share them, Windows 10 has an easy to use Snip & Sketch app. To use Snip…

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Tech Tip – Google Keep

If you need to jot down ideas and to-dos and share them with team members, you may find ‘Google Keep’ a useful tool. With Google Keep you can: – Record voice memos within Google Keep on your Android or iOS device. – Transcribe text from pictures, so you don’t have to worry about typing up…

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