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It can be quite often on a PC when you need access to special characters such as foreign currency symbols, specialist mathematical characters, or common foreign language characters.  Traditionally in Windows you’ve had to open the Character Map app, find the right character, and in the…

As Windows 7 finally ends all support I looked back at the book that started it all, my self-published Windows 7 Power Users Guide.  I had previously written a 68 page Power Users Guide for Windows Vista which the new media editor at Windows Vista:…

If you use Windows 10 on a laptop you can configure and customise your trackpad to help you get more from it, and work in more of a way that makes you both comfortable and productive.  From Settings, open Devices and then Touchpad.  Here you will find options…

Microsoft have revamped the search facility in Windows 10 to make it much simpler to use.  You can search either from typing when the Start Menu is open, or by clicking in the search box, or the magnifying glass icon that sits next to the…

Windows Update can sometimes be a pain.  While it’s both necessary and helpful to have security and stability updates automatically delivered to your PCs, this all too often results in restarts and downloads happening at the most unhelpful times. Fortunately it’s very easy to control…

If you are using a PC with pen support, such as a Microsoft Surface Pro, or a 2-in-1 laptop, then you might find the Windows Ink Workspace useful.  This is a button (a picture of a pen drawing a curvy line) next to the clock on…

If you use a pen with your Windows 10 PC, then you might find the settings you can use to control that pen very useful.  You can find them in Settings under Devices and Pen & Windows Ink.  Here you can tell Windows if you are right…

The Snip & Sketch tool in Windows is a pen and ink-friendly way to annotate screenshots.  You can find it in the Start Menu, or take a screenshot and have Snip & Sketch open automatically by pressing the Windows key + Shift + S. With…