Windows comes bundled with a basic text editing program called WordPad. You can consider it a light version of Microsoft Word and more advanced than other simple text editors like NotePad. This tool enables you to create, edit, view, and print text documents. It can be used to type memos, create quick reports or other simple documents. In this article I will share where to find WordPad, how to work with the ribbon based interface, how to create & save a new document and how to print it.
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What is this feature: InPrivate, Private Browsing, Incognito or Private Tab? What does it do for you and how safe does it keep you? Today we will have a look at what these privacy modes have to offer, in the five most used browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari.
Windows 8 apps are applications that run in full screen mode in Windows 8. They can provide both basic and advanced functionality, depending on how they were designed. But, at least so far, they provide basic functionality just like apps you’d use on your iOS or Android tablet. While using them on a mobile device feels comfortable and familiar, their inclusion on the desktop OS will be a bit of a shock to many users. They take up the whole screen without leaving your task bar or including the minimize, maximize or close buttons Windows users come to expect. While this will be jarring for first timers, they really are simple to work with and can be a lot of fun. If you find yourself baffled by this new form of Windows application, read on for all the tips you’ll need for getting around in Windows 8 Apps.
In one of our previous articles, we mentioned that Windows 8 has removed a few features from Windows 7, even though they were used by quite a few people. One of the most important missing features in Windows 8 is desktop gadgets. Therefore, I searched for a way to restore gadgets to Windows 8 and found one. With the help of a tool created by an enthusiast named Helmut Buhler, you can use desktop gadgets in Windows 8. Let’s learn how it works.
Many websites have covered what’s new in Windows 8 but very few have covered the tools and features that were included in Windows 7 that no longer exist in Windows 8. That’s why I decided to make a side by side comparison and identify the programs and features that were removed in Windows 8 and those that have been replaced by newer alternatives. Let’s see what I have learned.
Many of you know that Paint is a drawing tool that can be used for simple drawings and basic image editing. Paint has been included in every version of Microsoft Windows, starting with Windows 1.0 which was released in 1985. After more than 20 years of development, Paint reached version number 6.1 in Windows 7 and 6.2 in Windows 8. Even though the version number is different between Windows 7 and Windows 8, the application is the same in both operating systems. But, compared to earlier versions of Windows, Paint has been changed and improved dramatically, after years of stagnation. It finally feels like a basic image editing tool worth taking into consideration.
In this article we will show you where to find Paint, how to work with the new interface and which are the most important options and improvements.
The new Windows Calculator offers more precise calculations than ever and it also has a new and powerful interface. It now integrates the basic standard calculations with programming, scientific calculations and statistics. Beyond this, there are also other features which are very useful: things like mortgage calculation, a multifunctional converter and a few more options which deserve their share of attention. In this article I will present them one by one and also share some possible usage scenarios.
The Narrator program, one of several Ease of Access tools, can be used to read aloud text that appears on your screen. This can be useful for people who have vision or language issues and prefer to hear rather than to read. In this article we will go over how to access Narrator, what options it has available, and some basic shortcuts that will make it easier to use.
Everybody knows that installing lots of drivers and software on a computer increases its vulnerability from a security standpoint. As you install stuff, the complexity increases as well as the likelihood of encountering security issues. I always wanted a tool to evaluate how the security of a system evolves while installing software that you plan to use and so far I haven’t found one. Luckily, Microsoft released a free evaluation tool named Attack Surface Analyzer. If you want to learn more about it and how to use it, read this article.
Unfortunately Windows Live Photo Gallery does not provide native support for viewing RAW photos, created with modern digital photo cameras. Also, when trying to view or edit such pictures, you get errors with weird codes like 0x88982f61. If you have a digital camera shooting RAW pictures, then read this guide to learn how to view them in Windows Live Photo Gallery.
If encrypting a partition with TrueCrypt can be a lengthy and painful process, the decryption is a lot smoother and faster. In this guide, I would like to share the steps involved, to make you feel comfortable and confident enough to go ahead with the process.
In previous articles we talked about Microsoft Signature and what you get when buying a Microsoft Signature PC. But... there is one important downside to this program: it is available only in the US and only in Microsoft stores. What if you live in an area where Microsoft stores are not available? What if you live in Europe or Asia? Well... you will have to transform your computer into a Microsoft Signature PC by yourself. And this guide will show how.