Both Windows 7 and Windows 8 give you the ability to set, in detail, the format used for displaying dates, times, your local currency and the measurements system used by the operating system. If you would like to know how to change all these settings and more, don't hesitate to read this step by step guide.
Clock, Language, and Region
How to configure the clock, language, and region settings in Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Do you want to configure in detail all the date and time settings available both in Windows 7 and Windows 8? Would you like to customize the format of the date and time, change how Windows updates the local time using time information from public servers? In this tutorial you will learn all this and more.
If you collaborate with people all over the world, it is very useful to add more clocks to Windows 7 and Windows 8, so that you can quickly view the time in other parts of the world. Luckily, Windows makes it easy to add additional clocks to the notification area of the taskbar, on the Desktop. Here's how it works:
Windows Phone 8 devices generally have English plus your native language as the default keyboard input languages available for typing messages and emails. In today’s world many of us know more than one language and we communicate with people all over the world. In such scenarios we need more than one keyboard input language installed on our phone. How do you add a new keyboard input language in Windows Phone 8? Let’s find out in this tutorial.
The region or the home location is a rather hidden setting in Windows 8 which is important when using the operating system and even more important when trying to find, access and use localized apps. If you have set the wrong region, you won’t be able to find certain apps or access relevant content for your location. Here’s how to change the location in Windows 8 so that you can solve such problems.
What if you bought your Windows Phone from another country and you want to switch the default display language to your own native language? Can you do that? Yes you can, unless you are using a more exotic language for which Windows Phone does not provide support. Let’s assume that this is not the case though, and see how the usual process works. As you will see from this tutorial, it’s not that complicated.
One of the things I do not like about the Start screen in Windows 8 is the fact that it doesn’t show the time and date, as the taskbar does on the Desktop. I wish Microsoft had provided an easy way to add a clock in a live tile. Luckily there are quite a few apps available to fill this gap. The better ones cost money but there are also some free alternatives to consider. In this roundup, I tested the latest free apps and tried to identify the best app for showing the time on the Start screen. Here’s what I found.
If you are a multilingual person, you are likely to switch between multiple input languages in your work day. Luckily, there are several methods for doing this, some faster than others. In this tutorial I will cover all of them in detail, so that you can choose the method that works best for you.
Not too long ago, we wrote a tutorial on how to add or remove keyboard input languages in Windows 8. To continue with the topic of working with languages, I would like to show how to install and enable additional display languages. I’m sure many of our readers would like to switch between at least two languages in their daily work. And, luckily, Windows 8 makes it easier than ever to find, install and switch between multiple languages.
Many Windows users from all over the world need to use more than one keyboard input language in their work. Some of our team members at 7 Tutorials use at least two languages on a daily basis. Windows 8 comes to meet our needs by making it easier than ever to work with keyboard input languages. Adding and removing languages is very easy. As you will see from this detailed tutorial.
Have you ever had problems with running applications written in more complex languages which use special character sets like Chines, Arabic, Russian or Hebrew? If you have, then you should read this article about Unicode and changing the language used for non-Unicode programs. If this sounds like gibberish to you, don’t worry - read on and you will understand what Unicode is, how it works and how to make Windows 7 correctly display programs which use non-Unicode character sets.
While working with the applications included in the Windows Live Essentials package, I discovered that there are no options to change the display language in their configuration menus. That’s when I started to ask myself: how can this be achieved without having to uninstall the applications and reinstall them in a different language? To my surprise, making this change is actually not that hard - you simply need to search for the appropriate configuration options in a rather unexpected place: the Windows 7 Control Panel and make a few clicks. This tutorial will explain how this works.