Tutorials

Computer and mobile technology can be tricky at the best of times, and you’ll often run into issues. We offer basic tutorials for installing and using various programs, as well as some possible fixes to problems. There’s also tips for various apps.

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How to enable the new TweetDeck Preview interface in Firefox and Chrome

Twitter has announced a new interface for the popular web app, TweetDeck. The social network says that it is testing the TweetDeck Preview UI by randomly selecting users in the United States, […]

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Use the Windows Task Manager to find power leeching processes quickly

Sometimes, when you are using a mobile Windows device, e.g. a laptop or notebook running Windows 10, you may notice that the device's battery power is consumed rather quickly. Sometimes, this can […]

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How to download YouTube videos with Internet Download Manager

Internet Download Manager (IDM) has been my preferred download manager for quite some time on Windows devices. It is easy to use, very powerful, and one of the best video and media […]

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How to turn off the News and Interests feature of Windows 10

News and Interests is a new feature of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system that is currently in testing. Introduced in Insider build 21286, News and Interests is available in certain geographical regions […]

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How to turn off Text Predictions in Word and Outlook

Microsoft announced the upcoming release of a text prediction service in Word and Outlook last year. Text predictions, as the name suggests, predict words and phrases users are likely to type, and […]

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Create your own SDelete shortcut for secure file deletion

When you delete files or folders on Windows, they are not deleted right away. Windows has a recycle bin, and it is the place that all deleted files go to by default. […]

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How to sum numbers in LibreOffice Calc automatically

LibreOffice Calc is a popular Microsoft Excel alternative that is part of LibreOffice. You can download LibreOffice for all major desktop operating systems and Calc will be installed alongside other modules automatically. […]

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Here is why some NordVPN specialty servers are not displayed in your client

NordVPN is a popular VPN service that supports a vast number of regions and servers, has a strict no-logging policy, was audited twice in the past two years, and comes with a […]

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What is Meet Now in Windows 10 and how to uninstall it

If you are running a recent version of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, you may have noticed the new Meet Now taskbar icon that the company added in October 2020. Microsoft plans […]

How to add a hotkey for delayed screenshot capture in ShareX

How to add a hotkey for delayed screenshot capture in ShareX

Though I have reviewed many screenshot tools -- QuickSnip, HolzShots, or AutoScreenshot, my personal favorite has always been ShareX. I'm sure it's the same with some/most of you. Despite being a stellar […]

How to identify fonts on any webpage using Firefox

How to identify fonts on any webpage without using an extension in Firefox and Chrome

Webpages consist of several visual elements, even though we may not normally notice them. All we see is text, links, images, and forms, right? Observe the text style on a webpage closely, […]

How to fix OneTab not working in Firefox after recent update

How to fix OneTab not working in Firefox

The popular tab-saving extension OneTab was updated to 1.45 recently. Unfortunately the latest version of plugin seems to be buggy. Several Firefox users have reported that the update has deleted the history […]

How to fix blurry text in programs on Windows 10

How to fix blurry text in programs on Windows 10

Recently, a friend of mine asked for my help with an unusual issue. He told me that some programs on his computer had blurry text in their GUIs. This is what affected […]

How to fix volume keys not working on USB Keyboard in Windows 10

How to fix volume keys not working on USB Keyboard in Windows 10

The volume keys on my USB keyboard stopped working out of the blue. Pressing the volume -, volume - and the mute button did not make a difference. But I was able […]

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How to jump to the last row with data in Microsoft Excel or Google Spreadsheets

Tools like Microsoft Excel, LibreOffice Calc, or Google Spreadsheets are widely used both in the business world and also at home. If you work with large tables regularly, you may wonder if […]

How to import saves from DraStic to DeSmuME

How to import saves from DraStic to DeSmuME and vice-versa

DraStic is hands down the best Nintendo DS emulator for Android devices. It's a premium application that I've been using for years. Did you know that saves that you make in-game using […]

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How to set up a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot in Windows 7 or above without any software

I came across a router which had an issue with the Wi-Fi; the LAN connection was working fine but the wireless functionality appeared to be busted. My friend wanted a temporary fix, […]

What are Facebook Containers

What are Firefox Containers?

You may have heard of Firefox Containers. But do you know what they are? How do they help us? To understand the purpose of this feature, you need to understand how web […]

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How to disable autoplay videos in Telegram Desktop

Autoplaying videos are one of the biggest annoyances on the Internet. Nobody likes a loud, blaring, noisy video to play unexpectedly. Sadly, many websites think it's cool to have them. I have […]

How to copy, select and search text in ePub books using SumatraPDF - issue

How to copy, select and search text in ePub books using SumatraPDF

SumatraPDF has been our go-to PDF and ePub reader for quite a few years, and I'm sure that some of you may be using it too. I'll admit to using Microsoft Edge […]

How to install VMWare tools if the option is grayed out

How to install VMWare tools if the option is grayed out

VMware is a set of tools that allows you to efficiently and effortlessly manage files, programs, and installations between your different virtual systems and allows you to control everything from your primary […]

How to use Sandboxie for browsing, downloading and installing programs

How to use Sandboxie for browsing, downloading and installing programs

Sandboxie is a great tool to have in your computer's security arsenal. For those unaware, it creates an isolated space (sandbox) on your hard drive that you may execute files in that […]

How to customize elements in the Spotify UI with Spicetify-cli

How to customize Spotify with Spicetify-cli themes

Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming services. If you use the desktop app on Windows, Linux or macOS, but dislike how it looks, you may be interested in customizing […]

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Back to Basics: How to block Windows programs from accessing the internet

Today, in our Windows 10 beginner's guide series, we'll be looking at how to block Windows programs from accessing the internet. Tip: check out some of the previous parts of the series, […]

How to change the default save location on Windows 10 - choose a drive

Back to Basics: How to change the default save location in Windows 10

Continuing with our beginner friendly back to basics guides, this time we show you how to change default save locations in Windows 10. The operating system saves all documents, pictures, music etc […]

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Extract images and other content from Office documents with this simple trick

Here is a quick tip to extract images and other content from Microsoft Office, LibreOffice, or OpenOffice documents among others. While it is possible to save images embedded in Office documents in […]

Where are desktop backgrounds (wallpapers) stored in Windows 10

Where are desktop backgrounds (wallpapers) stored in Windows 10?

The Windows 10 operating system comes with a set of wallpapers and the ability to refresh wallpapers regularly from a pool of images. The following guide provides users of Windows 10 with […]

How to import tabs from Chrome to Firefox and vice versa 2

How to import tabs from Chrome to Firefox and vice versa

So, you have decided to switch from Chrome to Firefox, or maybe it's the other way around. The problem is you have a lot of tabs opened, and you can't abandon the […]

How to whiteout text in PDFs using DocHub

How to whiteout text in PDFs using DocHub and Google Docs

Filling up a PDF form is pretty easy. You fire up a PDF editor application, use the text tool in it and type away. Editing a PDF which already has text in […]

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How to use the first page as the icon for Microsoft Office documents

Microsoft Office documents that you save on your computer or device use the same generic icon by default. The only distinguishing factors are the filename and the location of the document because […]

Basic things to do after a clean install of Windows 10

Basic things to do after a clean install of Windows 10

Whether you have just finished installing Windows 10 on a computer or updated to Windows 10 for the first time, there are a few things that you may want to do; this […]

How to speed up your computer the right way - get an SSD

How to speed up your computer the right way - get an SSD

In my last article here on the site, I suggested that running system cleaners, tune-up tools, and other third-party tools for the purpose of speeding up your PC significantly is not advised. […]

PSA Don't use system cleaners, they won't speed up your PC

PSA: Don't use system cleaners, they won't speed up your PC

Every time someone asks me to fix a slow computer I almost certainly get a question about a program that I'd recommend to speed up the system. I hate these kinds of […]

How to set up an SFTP server in Windows using OpenSSH

How to set up an SFTP server in Windows using OpenSSH

Transferring data wireless over local network isn't something new, people have been doing that for a long time. You may be aware of what I'm talking about: an FTP connection. With an […]

How to customize the settings in mpv

How to customize the settings in mpv

The free media player mpv is an incredible program despite its simple interface. The one thing it may appear to lack is customization when you look over what it has to offer […]

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How to disable the email signature in Avast Free Antivirus

People often ask me which antivirus I recommend, and while I suggest Windows Defender (and uBlock Origin) for most people on Windows 10, I have wondered how other programs fare. Earlier this […]

How to fix You'll need a new app to open this calculator

How to fix "You'll need a new app to open this calculator"

Windows 10 is no stranger to errors. But this one was new, and not a blue screen error. When I tried to run the Calculator application, it told me this. "You'll need […]

How to fix an exception occurred error during CFW install on Nintendo 3DS 

If you own a Nintendo 3DS or 2DS console, you are probably aware of CFW. Custom firmware is very useful for a lot of reasons. Installing a CFW can be a bit […]

How to configure the DNS in iOS

How to configure the DNS in iOS 

We taught you how to configure Safari in iOS to take control of how the browser works. Continuing with our internet tweaks, we are going to tell you how to configure the […]

How to configure Safari in iOS

How to configure Safari in iOS - A user-friendly and privacy focused guide

Most iPhone and iPad users don't often pay attention to how their default browser works, unless they run into an issue. We have written a user-friendly and privacy focused guide, to teach […]


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