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Windows PowerShell font and window is too small

Today when I opened a PowerShell window, I found that it opened maximized normally, but stayed that way for a few seconds only, before actually shrinking down to a very small size. This made the Windows PowerShell font and window […]

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How to make a Checklist in Word 2013

With Microsoft Office applications, you can create a simple To Do list or make a checklist in Word 2013 and check off items electronically. The underlying trick for doing so is very simple and takes not more than few minutes. The […]

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Force Internet Explorer to restore last browsing session

A few days back, we have seen what we can do when Internet Explorer (IE) doesn’t restore last session. Today, in this article, we will see to how to force IE to start from the last browsing session. To some, this may sound incorrect, because […]

How do you tell if your computer has a virus

How do you tell if your computer has a virus

How do you tell if your Windows computer has a virus and infected? Seriously! You have an  antivirus software installed and you go about using the computer with the feeling that it is well-protected and hence malware-free. But maybe, just maybe, […]

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Exit Explorer using Taskbar Context Menu in Windows 8.1

There may be times when you may want to terminate explorer.exe. Maybe your explorer hangs or freezes frequently and you need to exit or restart explorer. To do this, you will normally start the Task Manager. Select explorer.exe from the processes, […]

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Add Dropbox as a Cloud Service to Office 2013

It was quite a relief to see the Cloud integration feature rolled out in the current version of Office – Microsoft Office 2013. What disappointed users however, was the fact that apart from OneDrive, there was no support for other […]

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Turn off Hardware Graphics Acceleration in Office 2013

Microsoft Office 2013 is great software for Windows 8 and I am guessing that quite a few of you may be using it on your system. This productivity suite contains many technologies in-built inside it and sometimes due to them […]

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Change Function key behavior in Dell laptops

One thing I did not like about my Dell Inspiron 15 7537 Windows 8.1 laptop keyboard was the behavior of the Function and Multimedia keys – that is, the top most row in the keyboard. On my earlier Dell XPS, I […]

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Protect and secure your USB Flash Drive from Virus

USB plug and play devices are the easiest to use. They are also the easiest method to infect computers. There are plenty of tools available in the market that claim protection against USB infections. In this article on how to […]

Minimize Outlook to System Tray

How to minimize Outlook to System Tray in Windows 8.1

If you use Microsoft Outlook 2013 on Windows 8.1, as your default email client, then you may have noticed that, when you minimize Outlook, it minimizes to the taskbar and continues to occupy space. This can create a problem if […]

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Disable Spell Checker & Auto-Correct in Windows 8.1

In Windows 8 and later editions, there is a built-in spell checker that is embedded in your system. The spell checker and auto-correct is supposed to work over different sections of Windows uniformly. In many scenarios, you might find the […]

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