How to Use Free Microsoft Sticky Notes App for Windows 10

How to Use Windows Sticky Notes

The Microsoft Sticky Notes app for Windows 10 is free and easy to use. I use Microsoft Sticky Notes app on my¬†Windows PC as a tool when I’m working to quickly jot down important reminders. These colorful notes remain visible on the desktop and can be moved, resized, or minimized at any time. Sticky notes […]

How to Create Multiple Virtual Desktops Using Windows 10

Creating multiple virtual desktops in Windows

Microsoft Windows 10 has a feature for creating multiple virtual desktops that you can toggle. This provides more space to organize your workspace and helps to streamline workflow. Multiple desktops are useful if you need to run several programs at once as I do. Creating new desktops is easy and can be accomplished right from […]

How to Find Text You Copied

Find text copied

Instructions How to FIND Text You Copied (Ctrl + C) in Windows Using the Windows Clipbook Viewer to See the Text Did you ever wonder what folder or file stores the text you copy? Copying text is usually done by pressing the Ctrl + C keyboard keys but nothing happens visually when you do this. […]

Print Your Screen in Windows Using the Print Screen Key to Capture a Screenshot

Print screen key

Where is that Print Screen Key Located? The Windows Print Screen key is normally located at the top right of your keyboard in close proximity to the “F-Lock Key” and is typically identified by the letters Prt Scrn. See the example below. Make sure F-Lock is off before attempting to use the Print Screen Button. […]

How to Take Screenshots

How to take screenshots

What is a Windows screenshot? A screenshot is an image copy of what you see on your computer screen. A screenshot can be captured from basically anything you are looking at. Examples include web pages, pictures, open programs or documents such as MS Word, PDF files, or literally anything you can see on your computer’s […]

Disk Cleanup in Windows to Improve Performance

Windows disk cleanup

Why should I perform disk cleanup in Windows XP? Disk Cleanup will help improve your computer’s performance by deleting files that are not crucial such as temporary internet files that only serve to assist in speeding up page load time for sites you revisit, and tend to take-up significant disk space. Disk cleanup combined with […]

How to Change Windows Screen Resolution

Change Windows screen resolution

Simple instructions for how to change Windows screen resolution inside Windows Display Properties in order to increase or decrease resolution. Steps for Windows Display Properties Screen Resolution 1. Right click on an empty area on your desktop and choose Properties. This will bring up the Display Properties window. 2. In the Display Properties window, choose […]

Windows sound is not working: Check the speaker connection on the back of the computer

Windows sound not working, Check speaker connection

If your Windows sound is not working there are some steps you can take to diagnose the problem. The following steps begin with simple issues like muted sound, sound playback device, speaker connection, and other Windows sound instructions and diagnostics. How to tell if your speaker connection is plugged-in Most computers have at least three […]

Windows sound is not working: Check Windows sound playback device

Windows sound not working, playback devices

If your Windows sound is not working there are some steps you can take to diagnose the problem. The following steps begin with simple issues like muted sound, sound playback device, and other Windows sound instructions and diagnostics. How to tell if a Windows sound playback device is enabled STEPS 1 & 2: Check to […]

Windows sound is not working: Check mute, sound is muted, unmute

Windows sound not working, unmute

If your Windows sound is not working there are some steps you can take to diagnose the problem. The following steps begin with simple issues like muted sound, sound playback device, and end with more involved Windows sound instructions and diagnostics. How to tell if Windows sound is set to mute STEP 1: Start with […]

Windows sound is not working: find sound drivers with Windows Update

Windows sound not working, update drivers

If your Windows sound is not working and it’s due to having missing or corrupt sound drivers you can often find the sound drivers you need with Windows Update. Use Windows Update to find the sound drivers you need STEPS 1 & 2: Open Windows Update through your Start Menu and typing “Windows Update”. Click […]

Windows sound is not working: Missing sound drivers in device manager

Windows sound not working, missing drivers

If your Windows sound is not working this could be because your sound drivers are not installed, missing drivers or incorrectly configured drivers. This can be checked by opening Device Manager and looking for yellow exclamation or yellow question marks. Check Windows Device Manager for missing sound drivers indicated by yellow exclamation or question marks […]

Windows Icons Appear Too Big

Question received: My icons appear too big on my desktop. I’m not sure what happened to make them look too big. Can you help make them smaller? Icons that are too big could either be fixed inside your Display Properties Appearance or within Settings Screen Resolution. First, make sure you aren’t running in safe mode. […]

How to Get an Image Size in Pixels in Windows

This example shows you a fast way to get image size dimensions in pixels using Windows. It’s sometimes useful to see this dimension size information at-a-glance and especially if you need to see many images at once inside a folder. Steps to view image size in pixels for newer versions of Windows: 1. Open and […]