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10 or So Windows Keystroke Shortcuts

Use these Windows keystroke shortcuts to handle common activities, such as cutting and pasting text, quickly and easily, or to open key windows. [more…]

Computers For Seniors For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Computers offer a world of convenience for seniors, but they can be a little intimidating, too. To get started off right, see this checklist for what to look for before buying your computer. After you've [more…]

Create Strong Passwords

A strong password can be one of your best friends in protecting your information in online accounts and sites. Never give your password to others, and change passwords on particularly sensitive accounts [more…]

Working with File Explorer's View Ribbon

File Explorer contains menus that display sets of tools in an area known as the Ribbon. Depending on what you have selected in File Explorer, the menus that run across the top of File Explorer vary. All [more…]

How to Adjust Microsoft Edge Settings

You can work with a variety of settings to adjust how Microsoft Edge works. Click the More Actions button at the far right end of the Microsoft Edge address bar, and then click Settings in the menu that [more…]

How to Create a Playlist

A playlist is a saved set of music tracks you can create yourself — like building a personal music album. You might create a playlist for a party or road trip, for example. [more…]

How to Choose the Right Monitor for Your Computer

Monitors are the window to your computer's contents. If you're buying a desktop computer, it will come with a monitor that may or may not suit your purposes, or you might upgrade to a better monitor. The [more…]

How to Choose Features for Faster Computer Performance

Your computer contains a processor on a computer chip. The speed at which your computer runs programs or completes tasks is determined in great measure by your computer's processor speed, which is measured [more…]

How to Connect the Monitor, Keyboard, and Mouse

Your computer comes with a monitor, keyboard, and mouse. You should connect these before turning on the computer. Your computer will offer several types of connection ports [more…]

How to Work with a Touchscreen on Your New Computer

Windows 10 is designed to work with a touchscreen computer, though not all computers include a touchscreen feature. If you do own a touchscreen computer or tablet device, placing and moving your finger [more…]

How to Create a New User Account in Windows 10 on Your New Computer

Windows 10 allows you to create multiple user accounts; each account saves certain settings and allows you to control files and folders separately. Below are the procedures that you can follow to get a [more…]

Understanding Tabs in Internet Browsers

Several browsers use tabs (the following figure shows tabs in the Microsoft Edge app), which allow you to keep multiple web pages open at once and easily switch among them by clicking the tabs. A [more…]

How to Add Your Own Notes to a Web Page in Microsoft Edge

With Microsoft Edge you can add your own highlighting and notes to a web page. For example, you might do this to capture your own experience with a recipe or instructions for a project. After you start [more…]

How to Add a Website to Favorites and Create a Folder in Microsoft Edge

If there's a site you intend to revisit, you may want to save it to Microsoft Edge's Favorites list in the Hub so you can easily go there again.

To use this feature: [more…]

How to View Your Browsing History in Microsoft Edge

If you went to a site recently and want to return there but can't remember the name, you might check your browsing history in Microsoft Edge's Hub to find it. [more…]

Understanding Technology Risks on the Internet

Your computer comes with an operating system (such as Microsoft Windows) built in, and that operating system has security features. Sometimes that operating system has flaws — or new threats emerge after [more…]

How to Download Files Safely from the Internet

The two tricks to downloading files while staying safe from malware are to only download from sites you trust and to never download file attachments to emails that you aren't completely sure are safe. [more…]

How to Use InPrivate Browsing in Microsoft Edge

InPrivate Browsing is a feature that stops Microsoft Edge from saving information about your browsing session, such as cookies and your browsing history. InPrivate Browsing allows you to block or allow [more…]

Understanding Instant Messages (IMs)

Instant messaging (often called just IMing) used to be referred to as real-time email. It used to be strictly synchronous, meaning that two (or more) parties could communicate in real time, without any [more…]

How to Use the Skype App to Make Calls

The Skype app, which is available as a free download in Windows 10, enables you to send IMs to friends, as well as to make voice and video calls.

To make a call to a contact, you have to connect a microphone [more…]

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