Posts Tagged ‘office productivity’

Shutting Down Windows Does Not Fix the Problem

shutting down windows does not fix the problem

Most of us know that the first thing to try when something isn’t working right on the computer is to shut it down and restart it. With Windows 8 and 10, however, it’s likely that shutting down windows does not fix the problem or problems. Why is this? Windows doesn’t shut down completely when you use the shutdown feature. Why Doesn’t Windows Shut Down Completely? Windows has a Fast Startup feature that is set to default unless you change it. It’s a hybrid of the hibernate and shut down features so that your operating system loads much quicker when you…

How to Organize Your Windows Files

organize your windows files

Now that we know the benefits of why you should organize your windows files, we can take a look at a simple method on how to best organize them. It takes some time and thought, but once it’s set up, it’ll be easy to maintain. Here’s one way to begin to organize your Windows files. How to Organize Your Windows Files Step 1: Start with creating a brand-new root folder nested directly under the hard drive. Do NOT nest it into the default Documents folder because this is the default dumping ground for Windows. Call it something simple, like “Personal…

5 Reasons to Organize Your Windows Desktop

organize your windows desktop

Just like in the physical world, the computer world isn’t much different. If your desktop is cluttered and unorganized, you’re going to be less productive and probably frustrated. Here are some other reasons you might want to organize your Windows desktop. 5 Reasons to Organize Your Windows Desktop The problem with saving everything to the default “My Documents” or “Documents” folder is that it’s a technical dumping ground for just about everything you download to your computer. Keeping your important files in this folder means that your files will get easily lost among the junk files or folders that get…

9 Cool Windows 10 Features You Probably Didn’t Know About

Cool Windows 10 Features

How many people actually take the time to explore the new fun features on their computer? Here are 9 cool Windows 10 features you probably didn’t know about: 9 Cool Windows 10 Features You Probably Didn’t Know About Hey Cortana Feature – Cortana, Window’s virtual assistant, can be summoned simply by saying, “Hey Cortana!” You’ll need to enable this feature under settings first. Windows 10 Touchpad Gestures – If your Windows 10 computer has a touchpad, a few shortcuts just got easier. Check out these cool Windows 10 features for the touchpad. Ransomware Protection – Controlled access provides basic ransomware…

Chocolatey – New Package Manager for Windows

package manager for Windows

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a package manager for Windows? Soon to be gone are the days when you use a trusty search engine to search for the software you’re looking to install on a Windows operating system, hoping you’ve found the correct and most updated version. You then click through a series of windows rather quickly and hope you didn’t forget to uncheck that sneaky little box which will install some random, obnoxious toolbar or antivirus software that you’ll never use and now you have no idea now how to get rid of it. Meanwhile, you’re losing valuable…

How to Edit a PDF Without Adobe Acrobat

edit a pdf without adobe acrobat

PDF files are an essential part of doing digital business. There may be times, however, when you want to edit a PDF without Adobe Acrobat because you don’t own a license to use the full version. There is an easy and FREE way to edit a PDF without Adobe Acrobat. It’s through Google Docs and here’s how you do it. How to Edit a PDF Without Adobe Acrobat First, you’ll need to have a google account, which most people do. If you don’t, you can sign up for one for free. Once you’ve established an account, open up any browser…

My Internet Browser Uses a Lot of RAM

Internet Browser Uses a Lot of RAM

You may have noticed that your internet browser uses a lot of RAM; possibly more than many of the desktop programs you might use. This is most certainly true if you use the newest versions of Chrome and Firefox. But is it really a bad thing that your internet browser uses a lot of RAM? First you have to understand how RAM works. How Does RAM Work? It’s usually a good thing when your computer utilizes RAM. RAM works like a quick reference for recently used information, using it as a quick access to the programs and information you use…

How to Transfer Files from Computer to Phone

Transfer Files from Computer to Phone

With remote work and business on-the-go, the ability to transfer files from computer to phone has become an important necessity. There are several ways to do this; some can be complicated… or it can be simple. How to Transfer Files from Computer to Phone One of the most common ways to transfer files from computer to phone has been to email the file or files to yourself and then pull the email up on your phone. Another way might be to upload the file or files to a cloud or cloud service, such as Dropbox, and use the phone app…

How Do I Check for Windows Updates Manually on My PC?

check for windows updates manually

Windows updates are an important part of securing your computer. Updates are released regularly to ensure you’re protected from the latest digital threats. If you don’t have automatic updates installed, you might be wondering how to check for Windows updates manually. How To Check for Windows Updates Manually Checking for security updates is simple. Select the search bar at the bottom left of the computer and type in “check for updates”. The first option should take you right to the Windows Update page if you’re using Windows 10, or the Control Panel for Windows 7. The information displayed on both…

5 Habits of Respected Leaders

5 habits of respected leaders

Managing a team of individuals can be challenging, and at times, downright frustrating. Being a leader is often a thankless job and sometimes can feel like you’re trying to reign in a crowd of kindergartners. Becoming a better leader almost always creates a better team. Here are 5 habits of respected leaders in the workplace to help get you started.   5 Habits of Respected Leaders   Value Your Employees – This means to be real with your employees and make a focused effort to compliment them on their strengths and guide them in a direction which capitalizes on those…