dotTech http://dottech.org Professional Technologians Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:45:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 How to restore the Up button, title bar text and icons in Windows Explorer [Tip] http://dottech.org/174748/how-to-restore-the-up-button-title-bar-text-and-icons-in-windows-explorer-tip/ http://dottech.org/174748/how-to-restore-the-up-button-title-bar-text-and-icons-in-windows-explorer-tip/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:45:49 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174748

Classic Shell is a freeware software package that you can customize the Start Menu with, as covered in this article. It also includes Classic Explorer Settings for you to customize Windows Explorer with. With that package you can restore…

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How to count the number of characters in a cell using the LEN function in Excel [Tip] http://dottech.org/174926/how-to-count-the-number-of-characters-in-a-cell-using-the-len-function-in-excel-tip/ http://dottech.org/174926/how-to-count-the-number-of-characters-in-a-cell-using-the-len-function-in-excel-tip/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:43:27 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174926

Excel doesn’t have a word count, but the LEN function is something that counts text characters in cells. That counts all the text in a selected cell and returns the value. In addition, you can also combine the LEN formula with the LEFT or…

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How to round off numbers with the MROUND function in Excel spreadsheets [Tip] http://dottech.org/174959/how-to-round-off-numbers-with-the-mround-function-in-excel-spreadsheets-tip/ http://dottech.org/174959/how-to-round-off-numbers-with-the-mround-function-in-excel-spreadsheets-tip/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:36:57 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174959

If you enter numbers with lots of decimals into spreadsheets, you can round them off to integers (whole numbers) in a couple of ways. Firstly, Excel has cell formatting options that round numbers. In addition, Excel also includes an MROUND

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How to find the average and sum of database values in Excel spreadsheets [Guide] http://dottech.org/174849/how-to-find-the-average-and-sum-of-database-values-in-excel-spreadsheets-guide/ http://dottech.org/174849/how-to-find-the-average-and-sum-of-database-values-in-excel-spreadsheets-guide/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:34:55 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174849

Excel is not the best software package to set up databases with. However, you can still set up effective flat-file (single table) databases with the application. Excel 2010/2013 includes database functions such as DAVERAGE and DSUM. With…

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How to customize the Extended Send To menu in Windows 7 [Tip] http://dottech.org/174918/how-to-customize-the-extended-send-to-menu-in-windows-7-tip/ http://dottech.org/174918/how-to-customize-the-extended-send-to-menu-in-windows-7-tip/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:06:16 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174918

The Windows Explorer Send to menu gives you a shortcut to move folders and documents. Windows 7 also has an Extended Send to menu that includes extra options and shortcuts. This is how you can open and customize the Extended Send to menu.

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How to open the Explorer context menu in Windows Media Player [Tip] http://dottech.org/174611/how-to-open-the-explorer-context-menu-in-windows-media-player-tip/ http://dottech.org/174611/how-to-open-the-explorer-context-menu-in-windows-media-player-tip/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:00:06 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174611

There are numerous plug-ins available for Windows Media Player that add more to the software package. Windows Media Player Plus is a plug-in that adds various enhancements to the program. For instance, with that plug-in you can access the …

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How to play more audio and video formats in Windows Media Player [Tip] http://dottech.org/174625/how-to-play-more-audio-and-video-formats-in-windows-media-player-tip/ http://dottech.org/174625/how-to-play-more-audio-and-video-formats-in-windows-media-player-tip/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:59:45 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174625

The Windows Media Player supports a variety of video and audio formats. However, there are still a number of audio and video formats that it doesn’t support among which are FLAC and DivX. To play more media formats in WMP, check out the …

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How to quickly find the maximum and minimum values in Excel [Tip] http://dottech.org/174840/how-to-quickly-find-the-maximum-and-minimum-values-in-excel-tip/ http://dottech.org/174840/how-to-quickly-find-the-maximum-and-minimum-values-in-excel-tip/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:59:32 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174840

If you need to find the maximum and minimum values from a range of Excel spreadsheet cells, the MAX and MIN functions will come in handy. The MAX function returns the highest value from a range of cells. You can add the MIN function to find the lowest

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How to enter subscript and superscript values in a cell in Excel [Tip] http://dottech.org/174517/how-to-enter-subscript-and-superscript-values-in-a-cell-in-excel-tip/ http://dottech.org/174517/how-to-enter-subscript-and-superscript-values-in-a-cell-in-excel-tip/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:59:14 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174517

If you use Excel spreadsheets to enter chemical equations in, you should add subscript formatting to the formula’s molecules. Subscript formatting is a number, figure or symbol that is smaller than the standard font type. Chemical…

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How to add and show the song lyrics in Windows Media Player 12 [Tip] http://dottech.org/174578/how-to-add-and-show-the-song-lyrics-in-windows-media-player-12-tip/ http://dottech.org/174578/how-to-add-and-show-the-song-lyrics-in-windows-media-player-12-tip/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:57:37 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174578

Windows Media Player has a variety of plug-ins that you can add to it. Among them is the Lyrics Plugin that adds lyrics to Windows Media Player. So when you play the song in Windows Media Player, the lyrics are shown in the Now Playing mode.

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How to add color gradients to text in Word 2010/13 documents [Tip] http://dottech.org/174567/how-to-add-color-gradients-to-text-in-word-201013-documents-tip/ http://dottech.org/174567/how-to-add-color-gradients-to-text-in-word-201013-documents-tip/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:57:26 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174567

Most word processors have options to change the font color with. MS Word 2010 also includes a variety of gradient options. With those options you can add color gradients to text in MS Word documents.

Open MS Word 2010/13, and then enter some text…

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How to get a detailed information about a cell in a spreadsheet in Excel [Tip] http://dottech.org/174548/how-to-get-a-detailed-information-about-a-cell-in-a-spreadsheet-in-excel-tip/ http://dottech.org/174548/how-to-get-a-detailed-information-about-a-cell-in-a-spreadsheet-in-excel-tip/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:57:12 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174548

CELL is an Excel 2010 function that you can add to spreadsheet cells. The function does not calculate anything, but instead gives you further details for spreadsheet cells. With the function you can find out cell color, width, address details…

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How to merge cells in spreadsheets using the CONCATENATE function in Excel [Tip] http://dottech.org/174506/how-to-merge-cells-in-spreadsheets-using-the-concatenate-function-in-excel-tip/ http://dottech.org/174506/how-to-merge-cells-in-spreadsheets-using-the-concatenate-function-in-excel-tip/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:57:00 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174506

CONCATENATE is an Excel function that you can add to spreadsheets to merge cells together. The function merges both text and numbers in alternative cells into one. As such, with CONCATENATE you can quickly merge columns and rows in spreadsheets.…

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How to add pictographs to spreadsheets in Excel 2010 [Tip] http://dottech.org/174480/how-to-add-pictographs-to-spreadsheets-in-excel-2010-tip/ http://dottech.org/174480/how-to-add-pictographs-to-spreadsheets-in-excel-2010-tip/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:56:51 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174480

A pictograph is a graph with pictures. The number of pictures in the graph shows you a specific value. Excel 2010 does not include any direct options to set up pictographs, but with a little customization you can convert bar graphs to pictographs.…

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How to add the SUMIF function to spreadsheets in Excel 2010/13 [Tip] http://dottech.org/174456/how-to-add-the-sumif-function-to-spreadsheets-in-excel-201013-tip/ http://dottech.org/174456/how-to-add-the-sumif-function-to-spreadsheets-in-excel-201013-tip/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:56:37 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174456

The basic SUM function in Excel is sufficient for adding a variety of numbers across a range of cells. However, what if you only need to add a few numbers that match a specific criteria from a range of cells? If that is so, add the SUMIF function to…

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How to root Galaxy S5 G900H in XXU1BOA7 Android 5.0 Lollipop [Guide] http://dottech.org/175819/how-to-root-galaxy-s5-g900h-in-xxu1boa7-android-5-0-lollipop-guide/ http://dottech.org/175819/how-to-root-galaxy-s5-g900h-in-xxu1boa7-android-5-0-lollipop-guide/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:55:13 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=175819

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is no longer the current flagship under the Sammy name as the all new S6 was officially launched just the other day along side the S6 Edge. For the most part, we seem to be stuck in a smartphone funk where nothing new is coming…

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How to install CWM Recovery in Samsung Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355H/M [Guide] http://dottech.org/175812/how-to-install-cwm-recovery-in-samsung-galaxy-core-2-sm-g355hm-guide/ http://dottech.org/175812/how-to-install-cwm-recovery-in-samsung-galaxy-core-2-sm-g355hm-guide/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:53:15 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=175812

The Samsung Galaxy Core 2 is now out as of around mid 2014 and comes with Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box. if you are growing tired of playing with the transparent status bar, white navigation bar, immersive mode, the new location menu and other…

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How to remove promoted tweets, trends and accounts in Twitter [Tip] http://dottech.org/175825/how-to-remove-promoted-tweets-trends-and-accounts-in-twitter-tip/ http://dottech.org/175825/how-to-remove-promoted-tweets-trends-and-accounts-in-twitter-tip/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:40:41 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=175825

Twitter monetizes its platform by including sponsored tweets, sponsored trending topics and sponsored profiles. If you’re a Twitter user who wishes to opt out from these types of sponsored content, then you can do the following steps. …

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How to mark all links as read in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/175723/how-to-mark-all-links-as-read-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/175723/how-to-mark-all-links-as-read-in-chrome-tip/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:40:26 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=175723

If you go to sites likes Reddit and Hacker News, you won’t be able to differentiate the links that you’ve already clicked and visited from the ones that you still haven’t viewed. This would often lead you to clicking the same link twice.…

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How to easily switch to distraction-free reading in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/175690/how-to-easily-switch-to-distraction-free-reading-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/175690/how-to-easily-switch-to-distraction-free-reading-in-chrome-tip/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:40:13 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=175690

In Chrome for mobile, there’s an experimental feature that allows users to switch to “Reader Mode” while viewing online posts and web pages. This helps the user focus on what he or she is reading and not on the ads, annoying pop-ups and …

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How to automatically set the default YouTube playback quality [Tip] http://dottech.org/175688/how-to-automatically-set-the-default-youtube-playback-quality-tip/ http://dottech.org/175688/how-to-automatically-set-the-default-youtube-playback-quality-tip/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:38:25 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=175688

It’s good to know that YouTube continues to introduce more features that its loyal users would enjoy. However, there are still a lot of features that’s lacking in the said video community site. One of these is the ability to set a custom default…

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How to make sites easier to read with Reader Mode in Chrome for Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/175610/how-to-make-sites-easier-to-read-with-reader-mode-in-chrome-for-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/175610/how-to-make-sites-easier-to-read-with-reader-mode-in-chrome-for-android-tip/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:38:15 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=175610

When browsing sites using your Chrome mobile browser, you have the option to view the site in its mobile-friendly mode or default desktop mode. However, there’s no guarantee that both modes won’t contain elements that will obstruct your…

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How to enable advanced search settings for browsing history in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/175561/how-to-enable-advanced-search-settings-for-browsing-history-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/175561/how-to-enable-advanced-search-settings-for-browsing-history-in-chrome-tip/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:37:44 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=175561

If you press “Ctrl + H” in Chrome, you will be immediately taken to your browser’s History page. The History page is where you can view and manage your browsing activity. It is where you can view all of the sites and pages that you’ve previously…

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How to easily create and share polls online [Tip] http://dottech.org/175559/how-to-easily-create-and-share-polls-online-tip/ http://dottech.org/175559/how-to-easily-create-and-share-polls-online-tip/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:37:18 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=175559

If you want to create polls that you can easily post and share anywhere, then you don’t need to look any further. This post will teach you how to create simple polls that you can easily share to your blog, Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr account.…

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How to write a private online journal in just 280 characters [Tip] http://dottech.org/175557/how-to-write-a-private-online-journal-in-just-280-characters-tip/ http://dottech.org/175557/how-to-write-a-private-online-journal-in-just-280-characters-tip/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:36:57 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=175557

In Twitter, you can write a tweet in 140 characters. Now, what if you want to keep a journal of your day-to-day life without writing too much? 140 characters might not be enough but you can pretty much sum up your day in 280 characters. So if you’re…

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How to view all image links from any web page in a lightbox in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/175478/how-to-view-all-image-links-from-any-web-page-in-a-lightbox-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/175478/how-to-view-all-image-links-from-any-web-page-in-a-lightbox-in-chrome-tip/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:35:33 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=175478

Suppose you have a couple of index pages filled with image links. Apparently, you will need to click each link to view the image. The problem is once you view the image, you will need to press the back button to go back to the link directory. If you’re…

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How enable endless scrolling in Google Search [Tip] http://dottech.org/175459/how-enable-endless-scrolling-in-google-search-tip/ http://dottech.org/175459/how-enable-endless-scrolling-in-google-search-tip/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:35:21 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=175459

By default, the Google Search page results will only show up to ten results per page. If you want to show more results per page, just go to the search settings. Unfortunately, there’s a limit. The maximum number of results that you can show per…

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How to calculate percentage value in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/175453/how-to-calculate-percentage-value-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/175453/how-to-calculate-percentage-value-in-chrome-tip/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:35:13 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=175453

If Google Search is your default search engine, then you can easily make calculations just by entering your desired formula in the search bar. For example, you can do addition or subtraction. You can even convert values and calculate percentages.…

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How to launch apps using finger gestures in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/175451/how-to-launch-apps-using-finger-gestures-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/175451/how-to-launch-apps-using-finger-gestures-in-android-tip/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:34:58 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=175451

Some smartphones, like Oppo’s Find 5 Mini, have a built-in ability to launch apps via gesture controls. All you need to do is to set and draw a custom gesture on your screen and voila! You can immediately launch the app that you want including…

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How to enable extended settings in the Android notifications area [Tip] http://dottech.org/175392/how-to-enable-extended-settings-in-the-android-notifications-area-tip/ http://dottech.org/175392/how-to-enable-extended-settings-in-the-android-notifications-area-tip/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:34:37 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=175392

With extended settings, you can update your screen lock pattern, adjust the ringer volume, etc. right within the notifications area. Just swipe from the top of your phone screen and that’s it. You can already see the icons for your extended…

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How to set a transparent screen in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/175390/how-to-set-a-transparent-screen-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/175390/how-to-set-a-transparent-screen-in-android-tip/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:32:37 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=175390

To prevent accidents, smartphone users are often advised to stop looking at their devices while walking or crossing the streets. Just think about it. If you’re too focused on your smartphone, it would be difficult for you to notice what’s…

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How to create a logo in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/175262/how-to-create-a-logo-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/175262/how-to-create-a-logo-in-chrome-tip/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:32:19 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=175262

Do you need a logo for your business or work? If you do, then you have multiple options. If you’re willing to pay, then you can commission a professional logo designer to design and create your logo. If you have some knowledge in graphic editing,…

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How to automatically create a table of contents in Google Docs [Tip] http://dottech.org/175260/how-to-automatically-create-a-table-of-contents-in-google-docs-tip/ http://dottech.org/175260/how-to-automatically-create-a-table-of-contents-in-google-docs-tip/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:31:49 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=175260

Short documents usually don’t need a table of contents but what if you’re dealing with books and research papers? What if you have a document with over a hundred pages and it doesn’t even have its own table of contents? If you’re viewing…

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How to quickly shorten a URL in Google Docs [Tip] http://dottech.org/175258/how-to-quickly-shorten-a-url-in-google-docs-tip/ http://dottech.org/175258/how-to-quickly-shorten-a-url-in-google-docs-tip/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:31:19 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=175258

Thanks to URL shorteners, you can easily convert lengthy links to short links. Speaking of which, most of these URL shorteners work as standalone tools. You need to visit the tool’s page first and paste the link that you wish to shorten. Now,…

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How to automatically send notes to Evernote, Twitter and Google Calendar [Tip] http://dottech.org/175224/how-to-automatically-send-notes-to-evernote-twitter-and-google-calendar-tip/ http://dottech.org/175224/how-to-automatically-send-notes-to-evernote-twitter-and-google-calendar-tip/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:30:26 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=175224

IFTTT has recently released three “DO” apps and one of it allows you to automatically save and share notes to multiple sites and services including Evernote, Twitter and Google Calendar. These “DO” apps work on Android smartphones…

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