Set Google Chrome as the Default Browser in Windows 7

It’s pretty common for people to prefer and install third-party Web browsers like Firefox or Chrome. Use these steps to set Google Chrome as the default Web browser in Windows 7. Click the Start button at the bottom-left of the screen. Select Default Programs from the right column. Click the Set your default programs button. […]

Change the Windows 7 List Separator

Windows 7 has a default list separator that can affect certain files you create and edit on your computer, such as .csv files. Use these steps to change the Windows 7 list separator. Click the Start button. Choose Control Panel. Select Change Display Language. Click the Formats tab. Click the Additional Settings button. Enter the […]

How to Delete a Font in Windows 7

Adding fonts in Microsoft Windows gives you an effective way to acquire the fonts that you need to use in your documents or design programs. But if you have too many fonts, then you might need to uninstall some. Use these steps to delete a font in Windows 7. Click the Start button. Select the […]

How to Change the Default Windows Explorer Folder in Windows 7

Clicking on the folder icon in your taskbar is going to open Windows Explorer so that you can browse for files. Use these steps to change the default folder in Windows 7. Navigate to the folder to use as the Windows Explorer default. Right-click the folder and choose Properties. Highlight the file path at the […]

How to Show File Extensions in Windows 7

The files that you have on your computer all have a different file type. Use these steps to show file extensions in Windows 7. Open Windows Explorer. Click Organize. Click Folder and search options. Select the View tab. Remove the check mark next to Hide Extensions For Known File Types. Click Apply, then OK. Our […]

How to Switch to Portrait Orientation in Windows 7

In a traditional setup your monitor is displayed in the landscape orientation, where the bottom and top edges of the screen are longer than the sides. But your situation might dictate that a portrait orientation would be better, so you might be wondering if that’s possible. Fortunately Windows 7 can be modified to display your […]

How to Turn Off Autoplay in Windows 7

When you insert a CD or DVD into the disc drive on your Windows 7 computer, it probably launches a program based on the type of media on the disc. This might be a music player if there are audio files on the disc, or it could be a DVD player if it’s a movie. […]

Where Did My Desktop Icons Go in Windows 7?

Are you accustomed to navigating your computer and its files largely from the desktop? This is a convenient location where you may save your important files, and where you might access your favorite programs via shortcut icons. But it’s possible for these icons to be come hidden, which could make your typical computer using experience […]

How to Lock the Screen After Inactivity in Windows 7

Locking your computer when you are away from it is an effective way to make sure that others can’t use it without knowing your password. In many corporate environments you are required to lock your computer whenever you step away from it as a security precaution, but it’s easy to forget to do it. Fortunately […]

How to Change a Printer Name in Windows 7

It’s possible that you have more than one printer¬†installed on or connected to your computer. If you have ever gotten a new computer, or used your computer in a different place, then you may have had reason to print to a different computer. Windows will not delete that printer when it is no longer visible […]