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Customizing the Start Menu in Windows 10

October 20, 2020

Posted in: Microsoft or Windows, Tech Tips

Windows 10 Start Menu The Start Menu on Microsoft Windows is a central launching point for your computer applications and for performing various tasks. Today, it combines the tiles of older Windows 8 with a stylish, touch-friendly user interface. You can  customize the Start Menu to increase productivity; here are a few tips on doing that. Resize the Start...

How and Why to Change Your Cursor

Posted in: Apple, Microsoft or Windows, Tech Tips

How to change mouse pointer size on a Mac “Then, you’ll click here.” “I’m just going to make that edit here.” “Do you see my mouse?” These are just a few examples of comments you'll hear during online meetings with screensharing during this new work-from-home era. While sharing or collaborating on documents during online meetings, it can be hard for people to follow along...

Making a Formula in Excel

Posted in: Microsoft or Windows, Tech Tips

Just like a calculator, you can create simple formulas in Excel to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.  Simple formulas always start with an equal sign (=), followed by constants that are numeric values and calculation operators such as plus (+), minus (-), asterisk (*), or forward slash (/) signs. Entering a Formula Click into the...

Understanding the “Status” Icons of Microsoft OneDrive

Posted in: Microsoft or Windows, Tech Tips, Working Remotely

One drive status icons One of the many helpful services that come along with a Microsoft 365 subscription is that of "Files On-Demand." It makes the files and folders stored in OneDrive available on your PC without eating up local storage space. What does this mean? Well, let’s say you have a folder called "Closed Matters" with  hundreds of...

How to make the most of Microsoft Teams

Posted in: Microsoft or Windows, Mobile, Tech Tips, Working Remotely

Microsoft Office Teams badge icon The legal world is quickly adopting Microsoft Teams as preferred online collaboration platform. Not only does it offer options for chatting, video calls, document collaboration and project management, but it's also included totally free with Microsoft 365! Many courts are using Teams for online hearings and more law firms than ever are using it to...

Take, annotate and share screenshots on Windows 10

Posted in: Microsoft or Windows, Tech Tips

There are many reasons you may want to take screenshots in Windows 10. Perhaps you want to show a coworker how to use a specific program, or maybe you want to show the IT Gal an error on your computer. Whatever your reason, creating screenshots and marking them up is very straightforward on Windows 10...

New Service in Microsoft Word Checks Grammar In Word, Outlook and on Webpages

Posted in: Google/Chrome, Microsoft or Windows, Outlook, Tech Tips, Word

"Microsoft Editor" is an AI-powered, writing virtual assistant that offers basic suggestions in grammar and spelling as you type. It not only quickly catches typos and mistakes, but it also can help you communicate more clearly. And it does so in more than 20 languages! Editor is a new and constantly developing service that comes...

How to Change Desktop Icon Size in Windows and MacOS

Posted in: Apple, Microsoft or Windows, Tech Tips

Screen shot of desktop icons Do you ever feel like you need binoculars to see the icons and text on your desktop? Well, they can be pretty small by default. Strain no more!  It’s easy to increase the size of your icons so they are easier to identify; just know that the bigger you make them, more real estate they...

Share a Word Document but Allow Only Comments

Posted in: Microsoft or Windows, Tech Tips, Word

Comments only word doc sharing Sometimes you may want to send a Word document rather than a PDF for comments. The benefit here would be not having to flip between the PDF doc and the Word doc to make your edits based on those outside suggestions. One of Microsoft’s Word “protect” features allows you to share a document with others...

How To Change Default Programs In Windows 10

Posted in: Microsoft or Windows, Tech Tips

Windows is set to default your email client to Windows Mail - but maybe you're an Outlook lover. It also sets a Windows browser such as Internet Explorer or the new Edge as your default internet browser - but maybe you prefer Chrome or Firefox. Well, let's make it so those programs step aside and let...