Tech Tip – Disabling Your Laptop’s Touchpad

If you’d like to avoid accidentally moving the cursor around while typing on your Windows 11 laptop, here’s how to disable the touchpad: – On the taskbar, right-click the Windows start button and select ‘Settings.’ – Left-hand sidebar, select ‘Bluetooth & devices.’ – In the right-hand pane, click the ‘Touchpad’ heading. – Move the toggle […]

Tech Tip – Helpful Hyphens

You can use a hyphen after a search term to exclude words that you don’t want Google to search for. For example, the search may be for a mustang horse rather than a mustang car. Here’s how it works: – In the Google search box type mustang –car to exclude any references to cars. Note […]

Tech Tip – Upload An Image To Google To Aid A Search

Google’s Image Search allows you upload an image (or paste in the URL) to identify what a product is and where it can be found on the Web. This could be very useful when searching for Christmas presents. Here’s how it works. – Go to Google and click on ‘Images’ (top right). – Click on […]

Tech Tip – Find Images With Transparent Backgrounds In Google

If you need to quickly find images on any subject which already have a transparent background, there’s a quick and easy way to do it with Google’s Image Search. Here’s how: – Go to Google and click on ‘Images’ (top right) for Image Search. – Type in what you’re looking for, e.g. Christmas, and hit […]

Tech Tip – Sharing In Microsoft OneDrive

Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage system at Onedrive.com allows you to share files and folders with other members of your team, control who has permission to just view or to edit files and folders, and work together on them at the same time. Here’s how it works: – To share files of folders using a link, […]

Tech Tip – Find And Share The QR Code For Any Website

If you’d like a quick way to share a page from any website, Google Chrome gives you the option to share a QR code for any page. Here’s how it works: – After making sure that your Google Chrome browser is updated to the latest version, go to the page on any website that you […]

Tech Tip – Set Pages To Load Automatically In Chrome

If you’d like to save time by making your most often used and/or favourite pages load automatically whenever you open Google Chrome, here’s how: – In Chrome, click on the three dots top-right and select ‘Settings’. – In the left-hand menu select ‘On startup’. – Select ‘Open a specific page or set of pages’. – […]

Tech Tip – Stop Password Risk From Google’s Enhanced Spellcheck

It’s been reported that if you have Google’s Enhanced Spellcheck enabled, it could be sending everything you type to Google’s servers, including passwords. Here’s how to stop that from happening: – To check if you have enabled Google’s ‘Enhanced spell check’ copy and paste chrome://settings/?search=Enhanced+Spell+Check into the Chrome address bar (the omnibox). – If ‘Basic […]

Tech Tip – Keep Gmail Safe From Third-Party Access

If you’ve ever given your Gmail address for access to any third-party website, app, or game, there’s a way check which apps you’ve given access to, clean up any apps you no longer use, and keep your account safe. Here’s how: – Go to myaccount.google.com. – Click on ‘Security’. – Scroll down to ‘third-party apps with […]