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Making text larger in your browser

These instructions were created for most Windows web browsers – but highlight a useful feature in Firefox. Send me a comment if you have a query.

To view a PDF copy of this tutorial, click on the link under the image.

If you enjoy this article, please click on β€œLike” to let me know – and/or write a comment belowπŸ™‚

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Changing the default progam for opening files

These instructions were created for Windows 10, but will be very similar for older versions of Windows such as 7, Vista and XP. Send me a comment if you have a query.

To view a PDF copy of this tutorial, click on the link under the image.

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Windows 10 Date and Time Formats

By default, most UK PCs are setup to use the 24 hour clock, so 1.13pm shows as 13.13 and the date in the common format of 24.04.16 like this:-


To adjust it, right click with your mouse on the date/time to reveal this menu:-

After choosing “Adjust date/time”, you will see this screen:-

After selecting “Change date and time formats”, you’ll see a screen to adjust the Date and Time formats as shown below:-

As you can see, the default menus use coding which is hard to understand, so I’ve shown examples beside each to help you.

Once you’ve selected your settings, click on the left arrow to return to the previous screen to see the result. Then you can close the window completely.

Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcut

Here’s an excellent shortcut, especially if you’re using Windows 8 – To view the Desktop, simply press the Windows logo key with the letter D

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Is your computer s-l-o-w-i-n-g down?

Causes of computer slowness