How To Change Your Default Web Browser in Windows 7

By default, the program that you use to access the Internet in Windows 7 is Internet Explorer. However, for one of many possible reasons, you may want to change the default to a different option installed on your computer, such as Mozilla’s Firefox. Changing this setting will open all Web pages in the new program, […]

How to Show File Extensions

Windows 7 will, by default, hide the extension of a known file type. In many instances this is perfectly acceptable, but you may find yourself needing to modify the file type or extension, or you may need to identify a specific file when multiple files share the same name. Modify this setting in the “Folder […]

How to Change Startup Items

If your computer is visibly slower with each successive start, then programs that have added themselves to the “Startup” menu might be the source of the problem. Windows 7 includes an option for you to selectively enable and disable these items.   Step 1 – Click the “Start” button at the lower-left corner of your […]

How to Print a Two Page Spreadsheet on One Page in Excel 2010

Handling an Excel spreadsheet that prints out on more than one page can be cumbersome. Additionally, the second page may not have all of the necessary labels, making it difficult to understand the data that you are viewing. Fortunately you can configure your document to reduce the scale of the worksheet and so that everything […]

How to Convert a VIDEO_TS Folder For iPad

If you have DVD folders on your computer that you want to put on your iPad, the folders must first be converted to the MP4 file format. You can use the Handbrake software, which you can download for free from the Handbrake Download page to perform the conversion. Note that Handbrake will not remove any […]

How to Remove the Dell Dock

The process that takes you from setting up a new computer to discovering how to remove the Dell Dock is a pretty standard one. You’ve ordered a new computer from Dell, you waited for the computer to be built, then it finally arrived at your home or place of business. You unpacked everything, set it […]

How to Open Any File From Your Keyboard

You can assign the opening of any program or file, such as a document, audio clip or application, to a combination of keys on your keyboard. This can help to speed up any computer task and is ideally suited for those tasks that you need to perform frequently.     Step 1: Open the folder […]

How to Create an Animated GIF in Photoshop CS5.5

You can easily and quickly create an animated GIF in Photoshop CS5.5. This procedure is accomplished by creating a new image in Photoshop that is the same size as the images that you want to include in the animation, then dragging your existing files into the Photoshop canvas. Make a few adjustments to the animation, […]

How To Change the Windows 7 Clock from 12-Hour to 24-Hour Format

Windows 7 gives you a lot of control over most of the elements that you see as you are using the operating system. Included among these options is the ability to customize the format in which your clock is displayed. This allows you to specify whether you want your clock to display in a 12-hour […]

How to Change the Default Windows Explorer Folder in Windows 7

Windows 7 includes a “Windows Explorer” icon in the task bar at the bottom of the screen. This allows you to access your computer’s file system through one click, from any screen. However, the default folder that opens when you click the icon may not be as helpful for you as it could. Fortunately you […]