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How to Open Remote Assistance in Windows 10 / 8 / 7

July 4th, 2018 by Admin

Windows Remote Assistance allows someone (or helper) you trust to take over your PC and provide remote technical support. It’s something similar to TeamViewer or UltraVNC. This tutorial will show you different ways to open Remote Assistance in Windows 10 / 8 / 7.

Method 1: Open Windows Remote Assistance from Run Command

Press the Windows key and the R key at the same time to open the Run command box, type in msra and hit Enter.

This should open up Windows Remote Assistance in no time.

Method 2: Open Windows Remote Assistance via Search

Just click the Start button and directly type “remote assistance“. The search box will show up and deliver the results. Click the option “Invite someone to connect to your PC and help you, or offer to help someone” to launch Windows Remote Assistance.

Method 3: Open Windows Remote Assistance from Control Panel
Open the Control Panel. Type “remote” into the Search box in the upper right corner of the window, and then click the link labelled “Invite someone to connect to your PC and help you, or offer to help someone else“.

Method 4: Create a Desktop Shortcut to Start Windows Remote Assistance

If you need to provide remote technical support to your customers frequently, it’s a good idea to create a desktop shortcut to start Windows Remote Assistance. Follow these steps:

  1. Right-click an empty area on your desktop, and select New -> Shortcut from the context menu.

  2. Type “%windir%\system32\msra.exe” into the location box, and click Next.

  3. Give the shortcut a name, and click Finish.

A new shortcut appears on your desktop. Double-click or tap it, and it will open the Windows Remote Assistance app immediately.

Easy Ways to Install Fonts on Windows 10

July 2nd, 2018 by Admin

How do I add a custom font to Windows 10? Windows comes with lots of fonts pre-installed, but many users might get tired of them and would like to install some stylish and elegant fonts on their computers. In this tutorial we’ll show you the easiest ways to install fonts on Windows 10.

Method 1: Install Fonts from Windows 10 Store

  1. Press the Windows + I keys together to access the Settings app, then click on Personalization.

  2. Choose the Fonts tab on the left side, and then click the “Get more fonts in Microsoft Store” link on the right side.

  3. The Microsoft Store app will list all free and paid fonts available to your computer. Just select the font you like and then click the Get button.

  4. It will download the font and automatically install it on your computer. After installing, you can use the font in your Office Word, Adobe Acrobat or Photoshop applications.

Method 2: Install Third-Party Fonts You’ve Downloaded

Most fonts are distributed inside of a zip archive. After you’ve downloaded it, follow the steps below to install it on your Windows 10 system:

  1. Right-click on the .zip archive of your preferred fonts in File Explorer, and then select Extract all from the context menu.

  2. After extraction, go to the extracted folder and you should see one or more font files with the extensions .ttf or .ttc. Simply right-click on them and select Install from the context menu.

    Another way of installing fonts is to drag and drop the .ttf or .ttc files into the system directory: C:\Windows\Fonts.

  3. Now, you can view the installed font in the Control Panel.

    That’s it!

How to View the Fonts Installed in Windows 10

July 2nd, 2018 by Admin

Where are fonts stored in windows 10? In this tutorial we’ll show you 3 quick ways to view all the fonts installed on your Windows 10 computer.

Method 1: View Installed Fonts Using Control Panel

Open the Control Panel and set it to Large icons. Click on Fonts.

You should see all the fonts installed in Windows 10. If you want to check if a specific font is installed or not, just type in its name in the search box to find it.

Method 2: View Installed Fonts from File Explorer

Press the Windows + R keys simultaneously to bring up the Run box. Type fonts and hit Enter.

It will open the folder C:\Windows\Fonts in File Explorer and you can view all fonts installed on your computer.

Method 3: View Installed Fonts from Settings App

Open the Settings app and click Personalization.

Select the Fonts tab in the left side, you’ll see a list of all the fonts installed on your PC.

Just choose a specific font and you can preview or delete it if you like.

How to Open Color Management in Windows 10 / 8 / 7

June 28th, 2018 by Admin

Colors on your monitor look weird or is it darker than normal? If your monitor’s color and brightness are messed up, you can use the Color Management to calibrate your monitor by installing the proper color profile to help get more accurate colors. In this tutorial we’ll show you quick ways to open Color Management in Windows 10, 8 and 7.

Method 1: Open Color Management via Search

Click the Start button and then type “color management“, click on the Color Management shortcut that appears as the first result.

Method 2: Open Color Management via Run

Press the Windows key + R together to get to the Run dialog box. Type colorcpl and press Enter to launch Color Management.

Method 3: Open Color Management from Control Panel

Open the Control Panel. Select Large icons from the “View by” drop-down menu on the upper-right corner, and you can then access the Color Management utility directly.

Method 4: Open Color Management from Command Prompt or PowerShell

When you’re at the Command Prompt, type colorcpl and hit Enter. This will open the Color Management window immediately.

Another similar way is to run the same command in Windows PowerShell console.

Conclusion

Calibrating your monitor is a simple task to help you make sure colors look as accurate as possible on your computer’s screen. If you need to switch the color profile as often as you want, it’s necessary to create a desktop shortcut to access the Color Management utility (c:\windows\system32\colorcpl.exe).

How to Password Protect PDF Document with Microsoft Word

June 27th, 2018 by Admin

How can I password protect a PDF file without Adobe Acrobat? Since Microsoft Office 2010, it allows you to export a Word document to a PDF file or protect an existing PDF document with a password. In this tutorial we’ll walk you through the steps to password protect a PDF document with Word 2016 / 2013 / 2010.

How to Password Protect PDF Document with Microsoft Word?

  1. Create your document or open an existing PDF document using Microsoft Word.
  2. Click the File menu and then select the Save As tab. Browse to a location where you would like to save the PDF file.

  3. In the Save As dialog box that appears, select PDF (*.pdf) from the Save as type: drop-down box.

  4. Click the Options button at the bottom.

  5. At the bottom of the Options window, check the box next to “Encrypt the document with a password” and then click OK.

  6. Enter the password you want to encrypt the PDF file twice and then click OK.

  7. When you’re back to the Save As dialog box, enter a name for the PDF file and click the Save button.
  8. Now, if you open that PDF file with Adobe Reader or Microsoft Edge browser, you’ll be prompted to enter the document open password before you can view or edit it.

That’s it!

3 Quick Ways to Minimize Open Windows / Applications in Windows

June 21st, 2018 by Admin

Is there a shortcut to minimize all currently open windows at once? Of course, you can minimize each windows individually until all are minimized but this method is quite inefficient. This tutorial will show you 3 quick way to minimize all open windows / applications running in Windows 10 / 8 / 7.

Method 1: Using Win + D Keyboard Shortcut

Simply press the Windows key and the D key simultaneously on your keyboard. This will minimize all the currently open windows at once. To restore minimized windows, press the Windows + D keyboard shortcut again.

If you want to minimize all open windows except the one that’s currently active on your desktop, click on title bar of the window that you want to keep in the foreground, hold down your left mouse button and shake it (move left and to right very fast).

Method 2: Using the “Show Desktop” Button

The Show Desktop button is a small rectangular sectioned area on the far right side of Windows taskbar. Clicking the Show Desktop button will show you the desktop immediately, with all currently open windows minimized. When you click that button again, it will restore all the windows back onto the screen.

Method 3: Using Windows Taskbar

Just right-click an empty area in the taskbar and select the “Show the desktop” option from the context menu, it will minimize all open windows and and show the desktop.

If you want to restore all minimized Windows to their original location, right-click on the taskbar again and this time you have to click the “Show open windows” option.

That’s it!

How to Add Desktop Toolbar to Windows 10 Taskbar

June 21st, 2018 by Admin

The desktop toolbar allows you to quickly access all shortcuts on your desktop, including Control Panel, This PC, Network, User Profile, Recycle Bin. This tutorial will show you how to add the desktop toolbar to the taskbar in Windows 10, and move it to the left side of the screen.

Add Desktop Toolbar to the Taskbar

Right-click an empty space on the taskbar, and then select Toolbars -> Desktop from the popup menu.

The desktop toolbar will appear in the taskbar, next to the system tray. Click the two little arrows >> on the right side of the desktop toolbar, and you can view all items located on your desktop in one long list.

Move the Location of Desktop Toolbar

How can I move the desktop toolbar to the left so that it’s next to the Start button? Here’s how:

Right-click an empty space on the taskbar, click the “Lock the taskbar” option to uncheck it.

Now you’ll see the dotted vertical divider on the left and right edges of the desktop toolbar. Just drag the divider to move the desktop toolbar to the far left side of the screen.

Remove Desktop Toolbar from the Taskbar

Right-click an empty space on the taskbar, and then navigate to Toolbars and uncheck the Desktop option. This will remove the desktop toolbar from Windows taskbar immediately.

That’s it!

How to Enable Quick Launch Toolbar in Windows 10, 8 or 7

June 20th, 2018 by Admin

Quick Launch is a small toolbar that resides in your Windows taskbar that allows you to quickly launch programs that you place in it. Since Windows 7, Quick Launch toolbar was removed from the taskbar but you can get it back. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to enable Quick Launch toolbar in Windows 10/8/7, add your favorite programs to it, and move the Quick Launch toolbar to the left of taskbar.

Enable Quick Launch Toolbar

Simply right-click an empty space on the Windows taskbar, and then select Toolbars -> New toolbar.

When the “New Toolbar – Choose a folder” window appears, paste the following path into the Folder field and press Enter. Then click Select Folder.
%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

Now, Quick Launch toolbar will appear on the far right of the taskbar.

Add Programs to Quick Launch Toolbar

If you want to add the applications you use the most to the Quick Launch toolbar, do the following:

Press the Windows key + R to bring up the Run dialog box. Type the following path and press Enter.
%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

Windows Explorer will open the Quick Launch folder. Now you can drag your favorite applications or shortcuts and drop them here.

When you’re done, your application icons will appear in the Quick Launch toolbar for quick access.

Move Quick Launch Toolbar to Left

If you want to move the Quick Launch toolbar to the left, right-click the taskbar and uncheck “Lock the Taskbar” from the popup menu. Click on the left edge (two vertical dotted lines) of the Quick Launch toolbar, and drag it over to the left as far as it will go.

Remove the Quick Launch Toolbar

If you don’t want to use the Quick Launch toolbar any more, right-click an empty space on the taskbar, select Toolbars and click on Quick Launch to uncheck it.

Now you’ve successfully removed Quick Launch toolbar from Windows taskbar.