Windows 11 will be available from 5th October 2021

Yes, I know, we thought Microsoft had promised us that there wouldn’t be any more versions of Windows. Windows 10 will go on forever. To infinity and beyond If you look into it a bit deeper, though, Microsoft never actually said that “Windows 10” would go on forever. It’s more a question of branding and …
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Clipboard History

Copy and Paste is possibly the most useful little technique in computing Copy and paste is by no means unique to Windows. It certainly preceded Windows and, as far as I know, is offered by all operating systems. Generally speaking, I’m not really one for shortcuts, except for programs that I use a lot. In …
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An Unashamed Plug

I’ve just surprised myself having a fresh look at my own website Years ago, I designed websites for a few of my clients, but stopped offering this service for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the technology was advancing so rapidly that it was hard to keep up while still offering other computer support services. Secondly, …
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Resetting Windows

What happens if Windows won’t start? No, it’s not the end of the world (or even civilisation as we know it, Jim) If Windows won’t start up, and the hardware and drive are otherwise OK, a number of options are presented on-screen. These include attempting to “repair” Windows, and “restoring” Windows to a previously saved …
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Use “Quick Parts” in Word to re-use pieces of text

You can save pre-defined pieces of text for re-use in different Word documents In my last blog post, I described how you can use “autocorrect” in Word to correct your oft-repeated spelling mistakes automatically, and also to replace several words with just a few keystrokes. There is a similar option called “Quick Parts” for more …
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Using AutoCorrect in Microsoft Word

AutoCorrect is a feature in Microsoft Word that is much more useful than just correcting errors If, like me, you habitually make the same typing errors over and again, then you can use Word’s AutoCorrect feature to solve the problem. For instance, whenever I type the word “insurance” it always comes out as “insurnace”. If …
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Computer chips are in short supply

There is a shortage of computer chips and it could last for two years Computer chips are the small wafers of electronic circuitry that provide computers with their processing ability and the memory to hold the data that they need while doing that processing. It’s not just “pure” computers that use chips. More and more …
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