Techniques

Customize the Windows 10 Send To menu

Posted on July 26, 2017. Filed under: Techniques, Windows 10 | Tags: , |

Right-click on a file or folder, choose Send To, and open or move files.

Don’t see the place or program you want? Create a shortcut.

  1. Open the Run box (Windows key + R)
  2. type the command shell:sendto
  3. press Enter. That opens the folder filled with everything you see on the Send To list.

You can delete and/or add shortcuts to folders and programs.

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How to Refresh Your Google Play Music Library and Find Your Missing Tracks

Posted on June 8, 2017. Filed under: Google, MP3, Music, Techniques | Tags: , , , |

HowToGeek advises: One of Google Play Music’s strengths, aside from the verbal workout you get from its lengthy name, is that you can upload your own music, follow podcasts, and sync all of your songs and tracks across all devices. Occasionally, however, Play Music takes a while to figure out that you’ve uploaded new songs or that there are new episodes of your favorite podcasts. Here’s how to refresh your library and find your missing tracks.

Source: How to Refresh Your Google Play Music Library and Find Your Missing Tracks

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How to Fill Out PDF Forms Using Google Drive

Posted on May 26, 2017. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Google, PDF, Techniques | Tags: , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post: While there are many ways to fill PDF forms, one of the simplest and most convenient ways is to fill PDF forms using nothing more than Google Drive.

Source: How to Fill Out PDF Forms Using Google Drive

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The Complete Guide to Speeding Up Your Virtual Machines

Posted on May 3, 2017. Filed under: Techniques, Utilities | Tags: , , , , |

HowToGeek posts: Virtual machines are demanding beasts, providing virtual hardware and running multiple operating systems on your computer at once. As a result, they can sometimes be a little slow. Here are some tips to help you squeeze every last drop of performance out of your virtual machine, whether you’re using VirtualBox, VMware, Parallels, or something else.

Source: The Complete Guide to Speeding Up Your Virtual Machines

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Make Your Windows Desktop Spectacular With a Custom Rainmeter Theme

Posted on April 28, 2017. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Techniques, Utilities | Tags: , , |

Rainmeter can help you create a truly spectacular desktop with just a few clicks. We’ll show how you.

Source: Make Your Windows Desktop Spectacular With a Custom Rainmeter Theme

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Windows 7-10 tip: Use the Magnifier tool to zoom in on text or objects

Posted on March 1, 2017. Filed under: Techniques, Utilities | Tags: , , , , |

ZDNet has a post: Even if you have 20/20 vision, there are times when it’s helpful to zoom in on a portion of your display. For anyone with less-than-perfect eyesight, the Magnifier tool can help prevent eyestrain.

Note that this works in earlier versions of Windows also!

Source: Windows 10 tip: Use the Magnifier tool to zoom in on text or objects | ZDNet

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NPR Training for sound production

Posted on February 13, 2017. Filed under: Sound, Techniques | Tags: , , , , , |

Ear training, the practice of learning how to recognize certain sounds, is a must for audio producers. We need to be able to spot problems and identify them to before they impact quality or snowball into larger technical problems. This post will help you identify problematic audio, prevent the most common problems and recognize when it’s time Continue Reading >

Source: NPR Training | NPR

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How to Prevent Windows Users From Changing the Desktop Background

Posted on January 27, 2017. Filed under: Techniques | Tags: , , , |

HowToGeek has advice: If you want to prevent users of a PC from changing the desktop wallpaper, it’s not too hard to do. Here’s how to make it happen.

Source: How to Prevent Windows Users From Changing the Desktop Background

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How to Create an NFC Tag That Connects Any Android Phone to a Wi-Fi Network

Posted on November 9, 2016. Filed under: Android, Everything, Phones, Techniques, wireless | Tags: , , , |

HowToGeek has a post: NFC is one of those tools that is great to have, but so ridiculously underused by the majority of Android users. While it can be used for advanced automation of things on your Android phone, it can also be used for equally as simplistic stuff: like easily sharing your home Wi-Fi data with friends.

Source: How to Create an NFC Tag That Connects Any Android Phone to a Wi-Fi Network

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Extract The Licence Keys From Your Installed Software

Posted on November 9, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Security, Techniques | Tags: , , , |

Gizmo’s Freeware has a solution: You know the problem. A program is misbehaving on your computer so you decide to fully remove it and then reinstall it. But although you have the installation CD, or you can download the installer from the vendor’s web site, you can’t find the installation key that you paid for. So you’re unable to reinstall the program.

Source: Extract The Licence Keys From Your Installed Software | Gizmo’s Freeware

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How to remove unwanted apps from Windows 10 (even though Microsoft doesn’t want you to)

Posted on October 18, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Techniques, Windows 10 | Tags: , , , |

TechRepublic has a post: Certain Windows 10 apps can’t be uninstalled the normal way–they have to be removed with PowerShell commands. Here’s how you do it.

Source: How to remove unwanted apps from Windows 10 (even though Microsoft doesn’t want you to) – TechRepublic

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Eight Lesser-Known Windows 10 Features and Settings Worth Exploring

Posted on October 18, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Techniques, Windows 10 | Tags: |

Gizmo’s Freeware has a post: There are many new features and settings in Windows 10 and much has been written about the major ones. However, there are also quite a few lesser-known additions and here are some that I think are worth pointing out. You will generally need administrator privileges to make system changes.

Source: Eight Lesser-Known Windows 10 Features and Settings Worth Exploring | Gizmo’s Freeware

Includes:

  • inactive scroll windows
  • command prompt functions
  • video recorder
  • print to PDF format
  • “sideloading” apps from non-Microsoft sources
  • check storage space used by apps
  • background app management
  • quick & easy shutdown/signout feature
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How to Make the $50 Amazon Fire Tablet More Like Stock Android

Posted on October 18, 2016. Filed under: Android, Everything, Techniques | Tags: , |

HowToGeek has a post: Amazon’s Fire Tablet may be one of the best deals in tech–especially when it occasionally goes on sale. It may feel limited, but with a few tweaks–no rooting necessary–you can turn it into an almost-stock Android tablet perfect for reading, watching, and even light gaming.

Source: How to Make the $50 Amazon Fire Tablet More Like Stock Android

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How to Use Android’s Wi-Fi Assistant to Keep Your Phone Safe on Public Networks

Posted on October 18, 2016. Filed under: Android, Everything, networking, Security, Techniques, wireless | Tags: , , , |

HowToGeek has a post: If you aren’t using Android’s “Wi-Fi Assistant”, you should. It automatically secures unsafe public wireless networks by using a Google VPN, so attackers can’t access your data.

Source: How to Use Android’s Wi-Fi Assistant to Keep Your Phone Safe on Public Networks

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How to Remove Programs from the “Open With” Context Menu in Windows

Posted on October 18, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Macros & Shortcuts, Techniques | Tags: , , , |

HowToGeek has a post: If your “Open With” right-click menu is getting a little cluttered, why not get rid of entries you don’t use? With a little Registry hacking, it’s easy to do.

Source: How to Remove Programs from the “Open With” Context Menu in Windows

Remember: making changes in the Registry is a tricky business and it’s a good idea to make a backup first!

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Windows 10 tip: Stay organized using virtual desktops

Posted on September 29, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Techniques, Windows 10 | Tags: , |

ZDNet posts: You no longer need third-party software to use virtual desktops, now that this feature is included in Windows 10 as part of Task View. Here’s how to create extra desktops and move open apps and windows between them.

Source: Windows 10 tip: Stay organized using virtual desktops | ZDNet

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How to Get Desktop Icons Up Quickly in Windows 10

Posted on June 27, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Techniques, Windows 10 | Tags: , , |

Dave’s Computer Tips has advice for those who would rather keep their desktop icons in Windows 10.

Source: How to Get Desktop Icons Up Quickly in Windows 10 | Daves Computer Tips

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How To Make Windows 10 Look and Feel Like Windows 7

Posted on June 27, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Techniques, Windows 10, Windows 7 | Tags: , , |

Not everyone gets used to the new Windows 10 interface. If you want to use Windows 10 and it’s new features (or have to use Windows 10 for various reasons) but would be happier with the Windows 7 interface, then this article is a must read.

Source: How To Make Windows 10 Look and Feel Like Windows 7 | Gizmo’s Freeware

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How to Fix: Increase Thumbnail and Icon Size in Windows 7, 8, 10

Posted on June 27, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Techniques, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 | Tags: , , , , , |

Infopackets advises on How to Fix: Increase Thumbnail and Icon Size in Windows 7, 8, 10

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How To Speed Up Your PC

Posted on May 11, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Microsoft Windows, Techniques | Tags: , , |

Dave’s Computer Tips posts: If you do a search on-line for tips about speeding up your computer, you’ll find a ton of tips, tweaks, and programs claiming to help you speed up your…

Source: How To Speed Up Your PC | Daves Computer Tips

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