Tech Tip – Stop Skype From Opening Automatically

If you would like to stop Skype from opening and appearing automatically, every time you log into or start-up Windows 10, here’s how: – Go to ‘Settings’ (type ‘Settings’ in the taskbar and select it). – Click on ‘Apps’. – On the ‘Apps and Features’ page, left-hand side, click on ‘Startup’. – Switch the Skype […]

Tech Tip – Optimising Storage

You can make sure that you are making the best use of the space on your computer by using the Storage Sense feature in Windows 10.  Here’s how: When enabled, Storage Sense will automatically work in the background when your PC is getting low on space to free-up space by ridding your system of unwanted, […]

Tech Tip – How To Unsend’ An Email With Gmail

If you use Gmail and if you would like to avoid sending an email to the incorrect recipients, without the promised attachments, with the wrong subject line, or worse, here’s how: – Gmail settings offer the option of pausing an email delivery up to 30 seconds, thereby buying you valuable time to stop it from […]

Tech Tip – Faster Startup

If your computer’s getting a little slow and you would like to save time by having a faster computer startup with Windows 10 by trimming down the number of programs that try to load on startup, here’s how: – Go to Settings > Apps > Startup. – Look at the list of programs, whether they’re […]

Tech Tip – Organising Tabs With A ‘Bounce’

In Windows 10, if you would like a fast and easy way to stay organised by instantly getting a birds-eye view of each tab that you have open without interrupting the flow of your work this tip is for you. – Click on the tab part of the current window that you are working on. […]

Tech Tip – Windows 10 Emoji/Kaomoji Keyboard

If you would like a fast and easy way to include emojis in your writing or get access to a free resource of extra graphics when using Windows 10, you may not know that Windows 10 now has an integrated emoji and Kaomoji keyboard. Here’s how to find it: To load the emoji/kaomoji keyboard: – […]

Tech Tip – Sending Delayed Emails

In Microsoft Outlook you can delay the delivery of an individual message or you can use rules to delay the delivery of all messages by having them held in the Outbox for a specified time after you click Send.  Here’s how: To Delay the delivery of a message: – When composing the message, select the More options arrow from the Tags group in […]

Tech Tip – Jump Lists

In Windows 10, if you would like to return quickly and easily to a location that you have recently visited, the ‘Jump List’ feature in the taskbar can help. Here’s how it works: – Jump list works for browsers, folders, and other programs where the icons are displayed in the taskbar at the bottom of […]

Tech Tip – Tracking Prevention With Microsoft Edge

If you use the Windows 10 Microsoft Edge browser and you’d like to improve your security and privacy by blocking potentially harmful trackers, here’s how: – In Microsoft Edge, select Settings and more  > Settings  > Privacy and services. – Set Tracking prevention ‘On’. – Select the level of tracking – Basic, Balanced (the default), or Strict. – ‘Basic’ blocks potentially harmful […]