dotTech http://dottech.org Professional Technologians Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:55:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 How to add more items to Send To menu in Windows [Tip] http://dottech.org/167435/how-to-add-more-items-to-send-to-menu-in-windows-tip/ http://dottech.org/167435/how-to-add-more-items-to-send-to-menu-in-windows-tip/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:55:52 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167435

The Send To option on the context menu gives you a handy shortcut for moving folders and documents to alternative locations. Although you don’t need any extra software to add new items to the Send To submenu, you can’t add new entries…

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How to automatically resize windows to fit desktop in Windows [Tip] http://dottech.org/167230/how-to-automatically-resize-windows-to-fit-desktop-in-windows-tip/ http://dottech.org/167230/how-to-automatically-resize-windows-to-fit-desktop-in-windows-tip/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:52:41 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167230

An autotile option that automatically resizes open windows to fit the desktop is not included with Windows. However, with the Plumb application we can add an autotile option to Windows. That’s a software package which automatically…

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How to change cursor into a stick in Windows [Tip] http://dottech.org/167210/how-to-change-cursor-into-a-stick-in-windows-tip/ http://dottech.org/167210/how-to-change-cursor-into-a-stick-in-windows-tip/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:41:12 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167210

If you’re looking for some software to customize the cursor with, consider adding PointerStick to Windows. That’s software which adds a stick to your mouse cursor. As the stick considerably expands the cursor, it makes it clearer

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How to check and fix GPS in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/167589/how-to-check-and-fix-gps-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/167589/how-to-check-and-fix-gps-in-android-tip/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:33:08 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167589

Are you having trouble loading some GPS-dependent apps in your Android smartphone or tablet? Does it take too long for your device to detect your location? Perhaps, there’s something wrong with your device GPS.

Speaking of which, here’s…

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How to open tabs in full-screen mode in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/167176/how-to-open-tabs-in-full-screen-mode-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/167176/how-to-open-tabs-in-full-screen-mode-in-chrome-tip/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:26:26 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167176

Google Chrome has a full-screen mode that you can open by pressing F11. Pressing that key then removes all the browser tabs and options. With the browser tabs removed, you cannot open alternative page tabs in full-screen mode. However, with…

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How to hide and restore extension icons in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/167509/how-to-hide-and-restore-extension-icons-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/167509/how-to-hide-and-restore-extension-icons-in-chrome-tip/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:22:09 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167509

Having two or three extension icons on your browser’s omnibox is no big deal. It still won’t make your browser too messy and crowded. However, when you have ten or more active extensions, then that’s a totally different story. You might…

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How to automatically copy text without formatting in Chrome [Tip] http://dottech.org/167438/how-to-automatically-copy-text-without-formatting-in-chrome-tip/ http://dottech.org/167438/how-to-automatically-copy-text-without-formatting-in-chrome-tip/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:21:49 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167438

With Chrome, you can easily copy text from any site or web page and then paste it anywhere you like. It’s just that by default, you will not be able to paste the text without its encoded formatting. You can only do this by choosing the “Paste …

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How to create shared photo albums in Facebook [Tip] http://dottech.org/167206/how-to-create-shared-photo-albums-in-facebook-tip/ http://dottech.org/167206/how-to-create-shared-photo-albums-in-facebook-tip/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:21:20 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167206

Did you know that you can also create shared photo albums in Facebook? By creating shared photo albums, you can invite your friends to contribute their own photos to your shared album. It’s a great way to combine photos from fun events such …

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What is SpyHunter and how to use it? [Guide] http://dottech.org/166406/what-is-spyhunter-and-how-to-use-it-guide/ http://dottech.org/166406/what-is-spyhunter-and-how-to-use-it-guide/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:11:46 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166406

Every computer user wants to live in a virus-free internet environment. However, this is not likely to happen since there is no way you can stop crimes completely. When you are facing your paralyzed computer with a sense of deep frustration,…

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How to remove Personal Antivirus malware [Guide] http://dottech.org/166928/how-to-remove-personal-antivirus-malware-guide/ http://dottech.org/166928/how-to-remove-personal-antivirus-malware-guide/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:11:40 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166928

Don’t be fooled by this so called Personal Antivirus! If you ever downloaded this program to use as a defender of your computer, you were tricked. It is like a thief getting himself into a police station and pretending to catch other thieves.  …

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How to make a Gantt Chart in OpenOffice Calc in Windows [Guide] http://dottech.org/167412/how-to-make-a-gantt-chart-in-openoffice-calc-in-windows-guide/ http://dottech.org/167412/how-to-make-a-gantt-chart-in-openoffice-calc-in-windows-guide/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:17:15 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167412

A Gantt chart is a project planning tool that illustrates a project’s duration. The Gantt charts show the expected start and finish times of each stage of a project. You can quickly set up a Gantt chart with the OpenOffice spreadsheet …

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How to turn images into LEGO bricks mosaic [Tip] http://dottech.org/167313/how-to-turn-images-into-lego-bricks-mosaic-tip/ http://dottech.org/167313/how-to-turn-images-into-lego-bricks-mosaic-tip/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:12:03 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167313

In a previous post, you’ve learned a simple way on how to create a photo mosaic. This time, you will learn how to transform images into creative LEGO bricks mosaic. It’s a great way to turn your ordinary photos into astounding artworks that…

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How to add bookmarks with thumbnails in Chrome [Guide] http://dottech.org/165134/how-to-add-bookmarks-with-thumbnails-in-chrome-guide/ http://dottech.org/165134/how-to-add-bookmarks-with-thumbnails-in-chrome-guide/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:31:00 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=165134

Thumbnail images of website pages are something that the foremost browsers such as Chrome and Firefox are widely embracing on their New Tab pages. However, at the moment they don’t include any thumbnail images for your bookmarks. Nevertheless,…

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How to create a color palette from images online [Tip] http://dottech.org/167434/how-to-create-a-color-palette-from-images-online-tip/ http://dottech.org/167434/how-to-create-a-color-palette-from-images-online-tip/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:21:44 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167434

Ever wondered if you can use a photo to generate a color palette that you can use for web design and graphic editing? If you do, then you’d be delighted to know that you can actually create a color palette out of the images that you have on your computer.…

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How to remove users from Facebook group chat [Tip] http://dottech.org/167078/how-to-remove-users-from-facebook-group-chat-tip/ http://dottech.org/167078/how-to-remove-users-from-facebook-group-chat-tip/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:21:08 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167078

In Facebook, there’s an option that allows users to communicate with each other via group chat. By starting a group chat, you can send messages to multiple friends at the same time and vice versa. You can also add and remove members from the …

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How to customize scroll wheel settings in Windows [Tip] http://dottech.org/167036/how-to-customize-scroll-wheel-settings-in-windows-tip/ http://dottech.org/167036/how-to-customize-scroll-wheel-settings-in-windows-tip/#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:17:56 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167036

Today, most mouses have at least three buttons. A standard mouse has two buttons plus a scroll wheel that counts as a third. You can scroll through website pages with that wheel, and to further customize its settings add KatMouse to Windows XP,…

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How to create images from text in Windows [Tip] http://dottech.org/167083/how-to-create-images-from-text-in-windows-tip/ http://dottech.org/167083/how-to-create-images-from-text-in-windows-tip/#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:12:34 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167083

Website designers always try to ensure that all the headings on their pages are displayed in the correct size and font. However, they cannot be sure that fonts will be displayed correctly on each system unless they add the headings to the page…

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How to play a video with SRT file in Windows [Tip] http://dottech.org/167305/how-to-play-a-video-with-srt-file-in-windows-tip/ http://dottech.org/167305/how-to-play-a-video-with-srt-file-in-windows-tip/#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:07:46 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167305

So, you’ve downloaded this video from the web but you can’t fully understand it because it’s been dubbed in a different language or dialect. Luckily, the video has an SRT file so all you need to do is to play the video together with its subtitle…

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How to add a Paste and Search option in Firefox [Tip] http://dottech.org/167254/how-to-add-a-paste-and-search-option-in-firefox-tip/ http://dottech.org/167254/how-to-add-a-paste-and-search-option-in-firefox-tip/#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:06:07 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167254

In a previous article I told you about Firefox’s Paste and Go option. That’s an option that copies selected text into the address box. However, you can’t copy any other text into alternative search boxes with Firefox’s…

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How to enable automatic deletion of file versions in Google Drive [Tip] http://dottech.org/167307/how-to-enable-automatic-deletion-of-file-versions-in-google-drive-tip/ http://dottech.org/167307/how-to-enable-automatic-deletion-of-file-versions-in-google-drive-tip/#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:30:11 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167307

In Google Drive, you can edit or update a document and still manage to recover its previous versions. It also doesn’t matter if your file wasn’t saved or uploaded in a Google format because you can still view and manage its versions. The thing…

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How to turn off location in Facebook Messenger [Tip] http://dottech.org/167137/how-to-turn-off-location-in-facebook-messenger-tip/ http://dottech.org/167137/how-to-turn-off-location-in-facebook-messenger-tip/#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:29:49 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167137

With Facebook Messenger, you can easily contact your friends no matter where they are in the world. You can even send photos, voice recordings, smilies and stickers. Even so, you should still be careful not to accidentally reveal your actual…

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How to bookmark tweets from Twitter [Tip] http://dottech.org/167309/how-to-bookmark-tweets-from-twitter-tip/ http://dottech.org/167309/how-to-bookmark-tweets-from-twitter-tip/#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:29:24 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167309

In Twitter, you have the option to mark tweets as favorites. Other than this, there’s actually no way for you to save or bookmark a tweet right within your account. You’ll have to manually bookmark tweets. To do so, you’ll have to take advantage…

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What is Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and how to use it? [Guide] http://dottech.org/166900/what-is-malwarebytes-anti-malware-and-how-to-use-it-guide/ http://dottech.org/166900/what-is-malwarebytes-anti-malware-and-how-to-use-it-guide/#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 03:35:06 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166900

If you don’t want to get a full version of antivirus software by paying a considerable amount of money, but are bothered by widespread Trojan viruses, Malwarebytes comes to the rescue. Malwarebytes (full name: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware)…

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How to activate Flip 3D effect with mouse cursor in Windows [Tip] http://dottech.org/167330/how-to-activate-flip-3d-effect-with-mouse-cursor-in-windows-tip/ http://dottech.org/167330/how-to-activate-flip-3d-effect-with-mouse-cursor-in-windows-tip/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:47:46 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167330

Windows Flip 3D is the 3D preview of open windows. You can trigger the 3D preview in Windows Vista and 7 by pressing the Win + Tab keyboard shortcut. Alternatively, Flip 3D can also be triggered without any hotkey with the FlipCorner utility.…

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How to create a color palette from an image in Windows [Tip] http://dottech.org/167361/how-to-create-a-color-palette-from-an-image-in-windows-tip/ http://dottech.org/167361/how-to-create-a-color-palette-from-an-image-in-windows-tip/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:41:16 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167361

If you find some color schemes in an image that you would love to include in your website pages, consider adding Pictures to Color to your software library. That’s software that retrieves a color palette from the picture. Then it also …

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How to create graphs without using any spreadsheet software [Tip] http://dottech.org/165189/how-to-create-graphs-without-using-any-spreadsheet-software-tip/ http://dottech.org/165189/how-to-create-graphs-without-using-any-spreadsheet-software-tip/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:08:08 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=165189

Spreadsheets are undoubtedly the best applications for graphs and charts. However, those who don’t have any spreadsheet applications at their disposal can still set up graphs. Head over to the Chart Creator site, in the shot below,…

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How to add text, images and notes to PDF documents online [Tip] http://dottech.org/166513/how-to-add-text-images-and-notes-to-pdf-documents-online-tip/ http://dottech.org/166513/how-to-add-text-images-and-notes-to-pdf-documents-online-tip/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:00:41 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166513

There are numerous software packages that you can edit PDF (Portable Document Format) documents with, but not all are freeware. If you don’t already have any PDF editors installed, check out the PDFescape website. That’s a Web…

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How to remove an app from Google Drive [Tip] http://dottech.org/166577/how-to-remove-an-app-from-google-drive-tip/ http://dottech.org/166577/how-to-remove-an-app-from-google-drive-tip/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:55:47 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166577

Since Google Drive supports apps, you also need to learn how to remove or disconnect these apps from your cloud storage account. Keep in mind that even if you delete an app or extension from your browser, it won’t be automatically removed from…

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How to display notifications on top of any lock screen in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/167208/how-to-display-notifications-on-top-of-any-lock-screen-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/167208/how-to-display-notifications-on-top-of-any-lock-screen-in-android-tip/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:54:12 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167208

There are different ways to spice up your app notifications in Android. With Android Lollipop being officially released, you can even upgrade your device to display heads-up notifications.

Speaking of which, you can also go for an iPhone-like…

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How to disable Facebook chat notifications in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/167076/how-to-disable-facebook-chat-notifications-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/167076/how-to-disable-facebook-chat-notifications-in-android-tip/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:53:54 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167076

By default, Facebook will immediately notify you whenever you get a message from your friends in chat groups and even in one-on-one conversations. The notifications will usually sit on your phone or tablet’s notification bar. The thing…

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How to make Start Menu transparent in Windows XP, 7, and 8 [Tip] http://dottech.org/167154/how-to-add-a-transparent-start-menu-to-windows-7-and-8-tip/ http://dottech.org/167154/how-to-add-a-transparent-start-menu-to-windows-7-and-8-tip/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:16:55 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=167154

Windows Aero adds transparency to windows, but not the Start menu. However, you can still add a transparent Start menu to Windows, XP, 7 and 8 with StartMenu7. As Windows 8 doesn’t have a Start menu, StartMenu7 is an even better addition to …

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How to add sticky notes to app windows in Windows [Tip] http://dottech.org/166992/how-to-add-sticky-notes-to-app-windows-in-windows-tip/ http://dottech.org/166992/how-to-add-sticky-notes-to-app-windows-in-windows-tip/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:45:47 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166992

Sticky Notes are one of the accessories included with Windows. With that accessory you can stick notes to the desktop. However, they don’t include any options that stick them to application windows. To add notes to software windows,…

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How to set up a 3D photo presentation in Windows [Guide] http://dottech.org/166756/how-to-set-up-a-3d-photo-presentation-in-windows-guide/ http://dottech.org/166756/how-to-set-up-a-3d-photo-presentation-in-windows-guide/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:53:23 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166756

There are various ways that you can showcase your photos. As a matter of fact, there are plenty of software packages that have photo slideshow or collage options. With the Showcase image application you can set up photo presentations with a …

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How to add a blur or trail effect to images in Paint.NET in Windows [Tip] http://dottech.org/166942/how-to-add-a-blur-or-trail-effect-to-images-in-paint-net-in-windows-tip/ http://dottech.org/166942/how-to-add-a-blur-or-trail-effect-to-images-in-paint-net-in-windows-tip/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:47:52 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166942

Paint.NET is a freeware package with loads of options that you can use to edit your pictures with. In addition, you can add quite a few more effects to the software with its plug-ins. Among the plug-in options that you can add to Paint.NET is…

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How to add a caption to a picture in MS Word 2007 [Tip] http://dottech.org/166880/how-to-add-a-caption-to-a-picture-in-ms-word-2007-tip/ http://dottech.org/166880/how-to-add-a-caption-to-a-picture-in-ms-word-2007-tip/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:40:40 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=166880

In Microsoft Word 2007, you can insert objects and photos to your document. This will also help you explain or discuss any topic through detailed charts and illustrations. Of course, it will also be much better if you can add photos with captions.…

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