How to Sort Text in Word

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When most people think of sorting text in an application, they think of sorting cells in an Excel spreadsheet. However, you can sort text in Word as long as there is something that tells Word where the different parts of text begin and end. In this article, I’ll show you a couple of ways you […]

Fix Windows Cannot Configure This Wireless Connection

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Recently, I had a client that was not able to connect to his wireless network with the built-in wireless card on his laptop. Basically, the connection suddenly dropped one day and he decided to buy a wireless USB stick in order to keep working until he could fix the problem. However, the built-in wireless adapter […]

How to Merge MP3 Files

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As an avid music listener, I too wished before to easily combine together an album’s songs into a single file. Merging several mp3 files into one has many benefits. It can continuously play my favorite songs with just a click of a button, save disk space, and manage my mp3 collections better. The World Wide […]

5 Easy Ways to Speed Up a Slow Windows 7 Computer

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In terms of optimizing your computer, Help Desk Geek’s 99 Ways to Make Your Computer Blazingly Fast is tough to top; but if you don’t have the time to initiate all of those helpful fixes in one session, there are some quick and easy steps that you can take to rejuvenate a slow computer, all […]

Turn on Private Browsing Mode in Chrome and Opera

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We have previously talked about private browsing mode in Firefox (Turn on Private Browsing in Firefox) and Internet Explorer (Enable Private Browsing in IE 11/Edge). This post will cover how to surf the web privately in Google Chrome and Opera. Note that browsing the web in private browsing mode doesn’t guarantee that everything you do is […]

Play Corrupted and Damaged Videos

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It’s always a pain when your favorite movies or video files become corrupt or damaged. You can recover them using sophisticated media recovery programs and I’ve already written about a couple tools you can use to repair corrupt AVI files, for example. However, most of the time, the recovered video will lose its original format and settings. […]

Change How Windows Prompts for Admin Approval Mode

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Windows 7, 8 and 10 user accounts that have administrative privileges operate differently than admin accounts in previous versions Windows. Rather than giving administrative accounts complete and unbridled access to everything on the PC, these accounts operate as normal user accounts until an action requiring admin privileges pops up. At this point, the account enters Admin […]

Print the Contents of Any Windows 7 Folder

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Since Windows 95, there has been a missing feature in the operating system that frustrates many users. Microsoft has never given us an easy way to print the contents of a folder. There are several workarounds to this problem but some solutions are easier than others are. Why Print Folder Contents? Any folder in Windows […]

How to Use the YEARFRAC Function in Excel

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One of the limitations of subtracting dates in Excel is that the application can only give you either the number of days, the number of months, or the number of years separately, rather than a combined number. Luckily, Microsoft included a built in Excel function to give you precise differences between two dates in a […]

Disable SSID Broadcast for Airport Express, Airport Extreme, and Time Capsule Wireless Routers

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When SSID broadcast is disabled for your wireless router, your wireless network is pretty much in stealth mode. Meaning, that your wireless network isn’t visible to computer’s that have wireless cards or wireless adapters. Not only is this a good way to keep your wireless network protected, but also a good way to prevent hacking, […]