Windows provides a handy tool called Magnifier which allows you to enlarge different parts of the screen. With it, you can see the whole screen or just the parts of it that you want, by using the different magnification levels and types of views available. In this article, we show you how to open the Magnifier tool, how to use it and configure it to fit your needs and, finally, how to set it to launch at your computer startup. We cover all the modern Windows operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7.
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Some users do not use the Shut down button from the Start Menu to power off their Windows computers. Instead, they prefer to use the hardware power button found on their PCs and devices. If you are such a user, you might want to change the default behavior of the Shut down button from the Start Menu into something else, which you are likely to use more frequently: Log off, Lock, Restart, Sleep or Switch User. Or you might prefer to configure the hardware power button that’s found on your Windows computer or device, to put it to sleep instead of shutting it down as it happens by default. This tutorial will show you how to do these things in Windows 7, as well as in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10:
Have you ever wondered in how many different ways you can open Internet Explorer? Did you find yourself in a situation where you just couldn’t find a shortcut for it and had no idea how to launch it? It’s a common problem with many solutions to it. If you are curious to find them all, read this roundup of ways to open Internet Explorer in all modern Windows versions: Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
Windows 10 has a new Settings app that was supposed to replace the old Control Panel. Unfortunately it doesn't succeed in this regard as there are many settings and tools that you will find only in the Control Panel. Also, the Control Panel is hidden when compared to earlier versions of Windows and the more Microsoft updates Windows 10, the more hidden it gets. If you want to see all the ways for starting it in Windows 10, read this guide:
If there’s one thing Windows smartphones fans like about their devices is the way tiles are displayed on the Start screen. There’s something beautiful about the simple and minimalistic way shortcuts, tiles, and information are displayed on Windows 10 Mobile. While the Start Menu in Windows 10 for computers is very similar, what’s different about it is that it takes a lot more screen space and it is not so neatly organized. Fortunately, you can make the Start Menu in Windows 10 look simpler and very similar to what you see on Windows 10 Mobile. All you need is a few minutes and a couple of clicks and taps:
So, you've had enough of Windows 10 already? Well, probably not, but you need to turn off your computer or tablet, and do some other things every once in awhile. Or maybe you just need to get to a fresh start after installing some new software, or you need to pack up your computer or device to take it with you. No matter the reason, we'll show you eight different ways you can shut down or restart your Windows 10 device. Don't worry, the number of options doesn't mean that this is a tricky task, there are some simple ways to shut down Windows 10. Let's see them:
One of the most annoying features of OneDrive is that it automatically creates photo albums from the pictures that you upload to this storage service and it notifies you about each album it creates. If you take many pictures and store them in OneDrive, this can drive you crazy, and you will want to turn it off. Here’s how:
Since Android is such a popular operating system for smartphones and tablets, people often find that they need to change the keyboard to a different input language, rather than their device's default. Others need to write in two or more languages. In this guide, we'll describe the steps you need to take to install and change the input language of the keyboard on your Android smartphone or tablet:
The Control Panel is one the most used features in Windows 7, and it’s still a critical tool in Windows 8.1 and even in Windows 10. And that’s for a very good reason: it includes many useful tools and configuration items. Although over time, the Control Panel has received many usability improvements, there are still quite a few people who love the “very classic” way of viewing Control Panel items that were used in the old Windows XP. If you are part of this guild of traditional users, here are all the ways to switch between the different Control Panel views available in Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1:
It is very likely that everyone knows how to pin folders and Start Menu items to the taskbar. However, that's not everything that you can pin to it. Today, we will see how to pin special Windows folders like This PC, Computer, Libraries, Administrative Tools, and whatever components of the Control Panel you would like. As you will see from this tutorial, the procedures are more or less the same in Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Let’s get started: