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Google Docs is great, but because it typically requires an internet connection to use, getting things done when you're offline can be challenging. If you're... [Read More]
After Windows starts up, it waits about ten seconds before opening your startup programs. This "startup delay" lets your desktop and Windows services finish loading,... [Read More]
Windows 10 lets you customize how you see the contents of your folders by adding or removing the preview/details pane, viewing layout of icons, grouping and sorting,... [Read More]
Although most people prefer to forget about Windows 8 entirely, some people did enjoy the full-screen Start menu—especially those on tablets with touchscreens. Here's how to... [Read More]
A file with the .lit file extension is an eBook in the Microsoft eReader file format. LIT (short for "Literature") files are eBook formats designed... [Read More]
Windows Timeline extends the Task View mode to show you the history of activities performed on your PC—or even your other devices if you have syncing... [Read More]
Menu shortcut keys provide a fast and easy way to navigate through specific applications in Windows. They work by underlining the key to press on... [Read More]
Many websites have strict rules that limit the size and type of image format you're allowed to upload. With JPG being the go-to file format... [Read More]
If you accidentally change a touchpad setting, if your touchpad is acting up, or if you want a fresh start without customizations, you can reset your... [Read More]
A file with the .avi file extension is an Audio Video Interleave file. AVI is a commonly used video format that contains both audio and video. [Read More]
The DIR command is a powerful Windows Command Prompt function that lists all files and subdirectories contained in a specific directory. The DIR command also... [Read More]
By default, Windows 10 hides scrollbars in Windows Store apps when they're inactive. When you move your mouse, the scrollbars reappear. If you find this... [Read More]
A file with the .mp4 file extension is an MPEG-4 video file format. MP4s are one of the more common video file formats used for... [Read More]
Snapping windows is a great feature. Drag a window to the corner or side of your screen and Windows automatically resizes it to fill that space.... [Read More]
Sketchup (formerly Google Sketchup) is 3D modeling software that's easy to use and has an extensive database of user-created models available for download. You can... [Read More]
When you type an address into your web browser, a lot of things happen behind the scenes. And most of that is determined by the... [Read More]
A file with the .wma file extension is a Windows Media Audio (WMA) file. Microsoft created the format to avoid the licensing issues associated with the MP3... [Read More]
While laptop touchpads can be useful—especially those that support gestures—they can also be annoying. They're just too easy to accidentally hit when you're typing. If... [Read More]
PDFs can get pretty big, especially if you're adding lots of images and objects. If you've created a PDF that's too big—maybe you're trying to email it... [Read More]
A file with the .dat file extension is a generic data file that stores specific information relating to the program that created the file. Some apps that... [Read More]