dotTech http://dottech.org Professional Technologians Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:17:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 How to reorder windows in taskbar in Windows [Tip] http://dottech.org/170832/how-to-move-the-windows-in-xpvista-taskbars-tip/ http://dottech.org/170832/how-to-move-the-windows-in-xpvista-taskbars-tip/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:27:37 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170832

In Windows 7, you can change the window icon positions on the taskbar by dragging them. However, you can’t drag the window tabs in Vista or XP. That is unless you install Taskix, with which you can also reorder the windows on the Windows…

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How to search documents by size and date in Windows Explorer [Tip] http://dottech.org/170741/how-to-search-documents-by-size-and-date-in-windows-explorer-tip/ http://dottech.org/170741/how-to-search-documents-by-size-and-date-in-windows-explorer-tip/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:16:03 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170741

You can find most document files in Windows Explorer with specific keywords. However, keywords might not always be enough to locate a specific document. If that is so consider entering a couple of Windows 7 Explorer search operators for document…

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How to add a new Start menu strip in Windows Media Center [Tip] http://dottech.org/170884/how-to-add-a-new-start-menu-strip-in-windows-media-center-tip/ http://dottech.org/170884/how-to-add-a-new-start-menu-strip-in-windows-media-center-tip/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:13:17 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170884

You can customize the Windows Media Center with a few add-ons/plug-ins. Among them is the Power Playlist available for both Windows 7 and Vista Media Centers. That adds a strip to Windows Media Center with five tiles that play audio slideshow…

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How to change the Start Menu color in Windows 10 [Tip] http://dottech.org/171203/how-to-change-the-start-menu-color-in-windows-10-tip/ http://dottech.org/171203/how-to-change-the-start-menu-color-in-windows-10-tip/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:05:06 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=171203

It’s safe to say that Start Menu is the most wanted feature in Windows 10. It brings back what a lot of people has screamed about since Windows 8 released. In Windows 10, Start Menu is not just like the one in Windows 7; it is a combination of…

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How to create a custom calendar in MS Word 2007 [Guide] http://dottech.org/170955/how-to-create-a-custom-calendar-in-ms-word-2007-guide/ http://dottech.org/170955/how-to-create-a-custom-calendar-in-ms-word-2007-guide/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:59:15 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170955

This holiday season, you might want to give some custom-made calendars as presents. With custom calendars, you can include your family picture or even use it as a calendar background.

Speaking of which, you do not really need to spend much on…

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How to manually install the Play Store app in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/170946/how-to-manually-install-the-play-store-app-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/170946/how-to-manually-install-the-play-store-app-in-android-tip/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:58:01 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170946

Most Android users prefer to download apps from the Play Store. Simply put, the Play Store is a place where you can find, download and install legit apps. Now, what if you have an Android device that supports a different app market? How do you manually…

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How to edit photos using the double exposure effect in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/170959/how-to-edit-photos-using-the-double-exposure-effect-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/170959/how-to-edit-photos-using-the-double-exposure-effect-in-chrome-tip/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:55:58 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170959

In a previous post, you’ve learned how to create double exposure photos using your Android tablet or phone. Now, what if you also want to do it on your browser? Can you also make stunning photos using the double exposure effect in Chrome?

Well,…

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How to translate website text in Opera [Tip] http://dottech.org/170579/how-to-translate-website-text-in-opera-tip/ http://dottech.org/170579/how-to-translate-website-text-in-opera-tip/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:55:39 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170579

This article told you about how to add translation options to Firefox. You can also add translation options to the Opera browser much the same. For that add the XTranslate extension to Opera.

XTranslate is an extension that you can install…

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How to do a reverse image search online [Tip] http://dottech.org/170534/how-to-do-a-reverse-image-search-online-tip/ http://dottech.org/170534/how-to-do-a-reverse-image-search-online-tip/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:53:40 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170534

You should check the copyright of images on the Web before you add them to your blog or website. To check the copyright you’ll need to find matching images, which you can do with the TinEye image search engine. It’s one of the few reverse…

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How to display the bookmarks bar as a popup menu in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/170957/how-to-display-the-bookmarks-bar-as-a-popup-menu-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/170957/how-to-display-the-bookmarks-bar-as-a-popup-menu-in-chrome-tip/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:50:16 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170957

In Chrome, the bookmarks bar is located at the top of your browser page and right below the address bar. It is like a quick access menu for all of your favorite sites. You can either hide or show it. You can also customize it by only showing the page…

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How to add extra features to YouTube in Firefox [Guide] http://dottech.org/170561/how-to-add-extra-options-to-youtube-in-firefox-guide/ http://dottech.org/170561/how-to-add-extra-options-to-youtube-in-firefox-guide/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:13:54 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170561

YouTube is the foremost video website, but there’s plenty that could be added to it. To add extra options to YouTube, check out the YouTube Enhancer Plus extension for Firefox. That’s an add-on that gives you an extra YouTube toolbar…

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How to quick launch browsers from a Windows Jump List [Tip] http://dottech.org/170689/how-to-quick-launch-browsers-from-a-windows-jump-list-tip/ http://dottech.org/170689/how-to-quick-launch-browsers-from-a-windows-jump-list-tip/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:37:03 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170689

There are a variety of browsers that you can add to your computer. If you use a few alternative browsers, it would be handy to have a browser Jump List on the Windows taskbar from which to open them all. Well, the Browser Chooser software gives you…

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How to set the Start Menu as default in Windows 10 Technical Preview [Tip] http://dottech.org/170261/how-to-set-the-start-menu-as-default-in-windows-10-technical-preview-tip/ http://dottech.org/170261/how-to-set-the-start-menu-as-default-in-windows-10-technical-preview-tip/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:34:34 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170261

Many people dislike Windows 8 because it forces them to use the Start Screen. Yes, Microsoft eased that with Windows 8.1 when they provided a setting to boot directly to desktop. It’s still not what people asking. A majority of Windows…

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How to insert and format page numbers in MS Word 2007 [Tip] http://dottech.org/170484/how-to-insert-and-format-page-numbers-in-ms-word-2007-tip/ http://dottech.org/170484/how-to-insert-and-format-page-numbers-in-ms-word-2007-tip/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:22:45 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170484

In MS Word 2007, you can add and format page numbers according to the type of document that you want. It’s not really that difficult to do. You just need to become familiar with the tools and options that are available in the said word processing…

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How to automatically add videos to search in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/170948/how-to-automatically-add-videos-to-search-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/170948/how-to-automatically-add-videos-to-search-in-chrome-tip/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:16:45 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170948

When searching for a particular content online, you could either look for supplementary resources such as images and videos. Speaking of the latter, wouldn’t it be better if you can at least have the video alongside with the results from …

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How to search Google, Yahoo and Bing with a single keyword in Opera [Tip] http://dottech.org/170602/how-to-search-google-yahoo-and-bing-with-a-single-keyword-in-opera-tip/ http://dottech.org/170602/how-to-search-google-yahoo-and-bing-with-a-single-keyword-in-opera-tip/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:16:19 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170602

Google, Bing and Yahoo are three of the foremost search engines. The ultimate search engine would be one that combines Google, Bing and Yahoo, wouldn’t it? You can add a search engine to Opera that does exactly that with the Ultimate Search

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How to add a countdown widget to the Android home screen [Tip] http://dottech.org/170952/how-to-add-a-countdown-widget-to-the-android-home-screen-tip/ http://dottech.org/170952/how-to-add-a-countdown-widget-to-the-android-home-screen-tip/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:07:54 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170952

Most of you are probably looking forward to spending time with your family and friends this Christmas and New Year. While waiting, you can’t really help but get busy with other things such as planning your holiday events and gift shopping.…

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How to backup contacts and call logs in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/170722/how-to-back-up-contacts-and-call-logs-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/170722/how-to-back-up-contacts-and-call-logs-in-android-tip/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:22:34 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170722

Whether you’re switching phones or performing a factory reset, you definitely need to consider the idea of backing up your contacts and call logs. If you’re performing factory reset, then it’s most likely for your data to be wiped out.…

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How to adjust desktop icon spacing in Windows 7 [Tip] http://dottech.org/171139/how-to-adjust-desktop-icon-spacing-in-windows-vista7-tip/ http://dottech.org/171139/how-to-adjust-desktop-icon-spacing-in-windows-vista7-tip/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:53:10 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=171139

If there are lots of icons on your desktop, you can add more space by reducing the icon spacing. You can adjust the spacing between the desktop shortcut icons on both the Windows Vista and 7 platforms. Those platforms have options for both vertical…

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How to display Windows 10 Store apps in full-screen mode [Tip] http://dottech.org/170809/how-to-display-windows-10-store-apps-in-full-screen-mode-tip/ http://dottech.org/170809/how-to-display-windows-10-store-apps-in-full-screen-mode-tip/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:49:57 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170809

One of the greatest and long-awaited features Windows 10 brings is that Windows Store apps run in windowed forms just like legacy Windows desktop applications. They have a tittle bar and even three buttons: minimize, maximize, and close.…

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How to adjust the number of website suggestions in the Firefox address bar [Tip] http://dottech.org/170469/how-to-adjust-the-number-of-website-suggestions-in-the-firefox-address-bar-tip/ http://dottech.org/170469/how-to-adjust-the-number-of-website-suggestions-in-the-firefox-address-bar-tip/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:46:21 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170469

Browser address bars are a little more than URL (Universal Resource Locator) text boxes. Now they are also search tools that you can enter keywords in. When you enter a keyword, they then show you a list of matching websites in a drop-down list.…

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How to add a custom clock in Opera [Tip] http://dottech.org/170571/how-to-add-a-custom-clock-in-opera-tip/ http://dottech.org/170571/how-to-add-a-custom-clock-in-opera-tip/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:43:18 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170571

Clocks aren’t something incorporated into browsers. However, with extensions we can add clocks to browsers. You can add a customizable clock to Opera with the oClock extension.

Open this page on the Opera Software website to add oClock…

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How to keep the last two tabs in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/170819/how-to-keep-the-last-two-tabs-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/170819/how-to-keep-the-last-two-tabs-in-chrome-tip/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:31:20 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170819

In Chrome, you can use keyboard shortcuts to quickly open and close tabs. It’s a convenient option but what if you overdo the pressing on your keyboard and you unintentionally close all the tabs? It’s going to be very troublesome because…

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How to monitor accounts for suspicious activity in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/170817/how-to-monitor-accounts-for-suspicious-activity-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/170817/how-to-monitor-accounts-for-suspicious-activity-in-android-tip/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:31:04 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170817

Nowadays, it’s important to take preemptive measures against hackers and data thieves. The thing is you can’t always monitor your accounts 24/7 so if ever your account gets hacked, it would be too late for you to act upon it. In worst case…

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How to save and mark articles to read later in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/170726/how-to-save-and-mark-articles-to-read-later-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/170726/how-to-save-and-mark-articles-to-read-later-in-chrome-tip/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:30:42 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170726

There are times when you get interrupted while reading a post or article. At times like these, it would be best to bookmark and save the post. The problem is you can’t always be sure that you can remember where you left off.

To keep yourself from…

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How to enable the Charm Bar in Windows 10 [Tip] http://dottech.org/169638/how-to-enable-the-charm-bar-in-windows-10-tip/ http://dottech.org/169638/how-to-enable-the-charm-bar-in-windows-10-tip/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:35:24 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=169638

As you are experiencing all the features in Windows 10, you’ll probably try to compare and contrast Windows 10 and Windows 7/8. You can tell that Microsoft made improvements on top of the features from Windows 8. In Windows 8, as you …

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How to use the new snap feature in Windows 10 [Tip] http://dottech.org/170346/how-to-use-the-new-snap-feature-in-windows-10-tip/ http://dottech.org/170346/how-to-use-the-new-snap-feature-in-windows-10-tip/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:32:10 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170346

Windows snapping is a great feature introduced in Windows 7. It allows you to snap two windows to each half of the screen so you can drag and drop files or compare information between them. This feature basically stays the same in Windows …

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How to hide the scroll bar in Microsoft Word 2007 [Guide] http://dottech.org/170597/how-to-hide-the-scroll-bar-in-ms-word-2007-guide/ http://dottech.org/170597/how-to-hide-the-scroll-bar-in-ms-word-2007-guide/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:27:36 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170597

In a previous post, you’ve learned an interesting trick on how to customize MS Word 2007 to make it appear like a minimalist text editor. It’s a great option for users who just wish to focus on their writing without any distractions. Now, …

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How to open multiple page links in Opera [Tip] http://dottech.org/170552/how-to-open-multiple-page-links-in-opera-tip/ http://dottech.org/170552/how-to-open-multiple-page-links-in-opera-tip/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:22:11 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170552

You can’t open multiple page tabs at once with the Opera browser. However, there’s this great Snap Links extension for the browser that does exactly that! With Snap Links you can open multiple page links by dragging a box over them.…

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How to convert Firefox into a file manager [Tip] http://dottech.org/170488/how-to-convert-firefox-into-a-file-manager-tip/ http://dottech.org/170488/how-to-convert-firefox-into-a-file-manager-tip/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:20:16 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170488

Windows Explorer is the file manager included with Windows, but there are plenty of alternatives. You can even convert the Firefox browser into a file manager! All that’s required is the IE Tab add-on for the browser that embeds Internet…

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How to save videos for offline viewing in YouTube for Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/170815/how-to-save-videos-for-offline-viewing-in-youtube-for-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/170815/how-to-save-videos-for-offline-viewing-in-youtube-for-android-tip/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:17:41 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170815

Did you know that YouTube has an offline video feature? With the said feature, you can save videos and playlists for offline viewing. No need to manually download the video using a third-party service or app.

If you want to know how this feature…

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How to easily switch accounts for the same website in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/170728/how-to-easily-switch-accounts-for-the-same-website-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/170728/how-to-easily-switch-accounts-for-the-same-website-in-chrome-tip/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:17:11 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170728

Do you own multiple accounts for the same website? What do you usually do when you want to log in on both accounts at the same time? Other users may opt to open one account at a regular window while the other in Incognito. There are also those who would…

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How to split or cut MP3 files [Tip] http://dottech.org/170892/how-to-split-or-cut-mp3-files-tip/ http://dottech.org/170892/how-to-split-or-cut-mp3-files-tip/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 04:43:41 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170892

Another dotTech article told you about how to merge MP3 files. You can also do the opposite and split MP3s up into smaller files. MP3Splitter is a freeware package that you can add to Windows to split MP3 audio files.

Open this page and click the…

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How to search Google, Amazon, YouTube and Wikipedia at once in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/170394/how-to-search-google-amazon-youtube-and-wiki-at-once-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/170394/how-to-search-google-amazon-youtube-and-wiki-at-once-in-chrome-tip/#comments Fri, 12 Dec 2014 20:46:54 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170394

When you search for website pages, you’re usually limited to just the one search box. However, with the Ozone extension you can search multiple sources such as Google, Amazon, Wiki and YouTube by entering just one keyword. Then the search…

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How to highlight and drag without holding the left mouse button in Windows [Tip] http://dottech.org/170777/how-to-highlight-and-drag-without-holding-the-left-mouse-button-in-windows-tip/ http://dottech.org/170777/how-to-highlight-and-drag-without-holding-the-left-mouse-button-in-windows-tip/#comments Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:02:46 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170777

To select text to copy, you would usually press and hold the left mouse button when dragging over it. However, you can highlight and drag without holding the left mouse button. Windows has a ClickLock option that enables you to hold the left mouse…

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