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Customise Windows 8.1 to display the desktop at Start-up

A common complaint I hear about Windows 8 and 8.1 is the fact that the computer does not display the desktop at Start-up. Instead, it goes straight to the new Start Screen. Windows 8 saw the introduction of the start ...
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Customise the Windows 8.1 Start Screen

I don’t think I need to discuss in depth the issues that users have had when migrating to the Microsoft Windows 8.0 and 8.1 operating systems. It was meant to be a new approach and unfortunately, users were just not ...
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How to resize a photo to use as your Desktop Wallpaper

How to resize a photo to use as your Desktop Wallpaper

As a follow-up to my previous post, how to set your own photo as your Desktop Wallpaper, I’m going to show you how to adjust the size of a photo being used as your desktop wallpaper. By resizing a photo you ...
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How to set your own photo as your Desktop Wallpaper

Let’s talk wallpaper! Just to be clear, I’m not referring to the type which you might find stuck to a wall, I’m talking about that desktop area of your computer which you can customise with your favourite photo or piece ...
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Adjust the brightness of your computers screen

Adjust the brightness of your computers screen to avoid eyestrain

With us spending more and more time at our computer screens, it’s important that you adjust various aspects of your working environment to minimise issues relating to Work Health & Safety (WHS), formerly known in Australia as Occupational Health & ...
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Backing up your data

Backup your files – a vital step to securing your data

There is nothing worse than pressing the “on” button on your computer to find no response, no lights, and no sounds, nothing, zip, zilch… I have had this happen before, and in fact, my husband’s computer has decided to do ...
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Easy ways to move between windows

Easy ways to move between windows

Let’s face it, we are a population of multi-taskers and when we are on our computer it is no different. I always have multiple windows and applications open at once, it is rare for me to use just one or ...
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GodMode: Computer Maintenance Heaven

GodMode: Computer Maintenance Heaven…

Now let’s be honest, the title of this post got you a little intrigued right? I remember the first time I heard about a hidden feature of Windows called GodMode I thought for sure it was a joke, but then ...
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