How To Tag Someone In An Email In The Mail App In Windows 10

People miss important emails all the time. They either forget to respond to an email or they deem an email not relevant to them. With so many emails sent to our inbox everyday, it's hard to make sure the right person replies. That's why those meetings that should've been an email happen. Windows 10 comes with a stock Mail app. It's basic but enough to meet primary email needs. Clearly, Microsoft doesn't want anything competing with Outlook but wants to give users a mail app in their out-of-the-box PC. The Mail app has just been updated and a tag feature has been added to it. The tag feature is a call-to-attention that lets you tag someone in an email. Here's how it works. Read More

How To Find The Current Desktop Background Image In Windows 10

Windows 10 remembers the last few images you set as your desktop background. It has an easy switching feature in the Settings app that lets you set a recently wallpaper image as the background in one click. If you open the Settings app and go to Personalization>Background you can see the last five images you used for your desktop background, including the current one. Windows 10 saves a copy of these images so, even if you accidentally delete the original image, you don't lose your desktop background. In the event you do delete the image by accident, you can get it back from the copy Windows 10 keeps of it. Here's how you can find the current desktop background image in Windows 10. Read More

How To Change The Mail App Background In Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with a stock Mail app. It isn't anything to write home about and Microsoft has made it so that it doesn't compete with Outlook. For a basic app, it's reasonably good. The Mail app supports multiple accounts and the People and Calendar apps are integrated in it well enough. It also has some really neat customization features which let you set a custom color and background for the app. You can set a different color and background for each account you've added to the app . This gives you an easy way to differentiate which account you're currently using. Here's how you can set a color and change the Mail app background in Windows 10. Read More

How To Add Photos, Videos, And GIFs To Your Whatsapp Status

Facebook bought Whatsapp a few ago. The only noteworthy change made to Whatsapp since the acquisition was support for GIFs. For the most part, Facebook left Whatsapp the same as they found it until now. Facebook has long been copying features from Snapchat and including them in the Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram apps. Following this, Whatsapp has a new way to share status updates and these updates closely resemble stories that you share on Snapchat. You can add photos, videos, and GIFs to your Whatsapp status with this new feature. It remains visible for twenty-four hours and you can control who it is visible to. Here's how it works. Read More

How To Snooze Tabs In Firefox

Mozilla develops experimental features for Firefox. A user running the stable version of Firefox can test these experimental features out by installing the Test Pilot add-on. A new experimental feature called Snooze tabs has been added via the Test Pilot add-on and it lets you postpone when you browse a tab. A snoozed tab is a tab that you can dismiss until later. You can select a time and date for when the tab will open next. Here's how you can snooze tabs in Firefox. Read More

Open Google Keep Or Evernote From The Note Button In The Action Center [Windows 10]

The Action Center in Windows 10 has a handy little Note button. It lets you create a new note in the OneNote UWP app. Microsoft has  basically no customization options for this button. You have to tweak the registry to change the behavior of the Note button in the Action Center. We covered a little tip on how to bind the Note button to the OneNote desktop app by changing a registry key. You can change this very same key and have it open Google Keep or Evernote's web interface. Here's how you can open Google Keep or Evernote from the Note button in the Action Center. Read More

How To Share Multiple Photos In One Post On Instagram

Instagram has just added a new feature and this one hasn't been ripped off from Snapchat. When you post to Instagram, you can share multiple photos in one post. The limit is ten photos per post. The feature is rolling out to users slowly. Even if the feature hasn't rolled out for you, you will still be able to see these multiple photo posts in your feed. Instagram lets you apply filters and edit photos in your post the same way it has always done. Here's how you can share multiple photos in one post on Instagram. Read More

How To Fix OneNote Not Saving Local Backups

The OneNote 2016 desktop app has an odd little bug that prevents it from saving local backups. The app takes regular local backups so that you never lose your notes and notebooks. If you have sync enabled across devices or to OneDrive, the local backup may be slightly less important but important nevertheless. OneNote backs up everything automatically but you can also force it to take a back-up anytime. If you're experiencing this bug, the app fails to create local backups of your notebooks. Fortunately, there is a simple way to fix OneNote not saving local backups. Here's how. Read More

How To View Suggested Videos In Full Screen Mode On YouTube

When you play a video on YouTube, you get suggestions for other videos to watch. This is how you end up going down the rabbit hole; you watch one suggested video after the other. Before you know it, it's 4pm. The YouTube app for iOS and Android lists the suggested videos below the video player. This is when you have the video open in the standard viewing mode. If you go to full screen mode, the suggested videos disappear, or so they used to. An update to the app now lets you view suggested videos in full screen mode on YouTube. Here's how. Read More

How To Find Which Apps Slow The iPhone Down

If developers don't update apps to be compliant with the latest iOS version, the apps can slow your iPhone down. If you launch such an app on your phone, iOS warns you that it might slow your device down. This is an unfortunate problem that arises when developers do not update their apps regularly. As iOS evolves, minor and major changes to the OS effect how apps run. Apple updates developers regularly with these changes and makes the beta version of the next iOS available to them so they can update their apps. Not all developers will comply with it though and this leaves you with apps that can slow your device down. iOS 10.3, currently in public beta, now lets you view a complete list of which apps slow the iPhone down. Read More

How To Turn Off Spelling And Grammar Check In OneNote

OneNote has a built-in spelling and grammar check feature. The feature is more or less the same as the one in MS Office. It's useful to say the least but not everyone takes the neatest, most grammatically correct notes. For a lot of people, the notes they take are quick thoughts that may be rife with spelling and grammar mistakes. If you feel the proofreading feature in OneNote isn't all that useful, you can get rid of it. Here's how you can turn off spelling and grammar check in OneNote. Read More

How To Transform A URL Into An Emoji Link

Emoji domains are now a thing. Instead of a URL, an emoji domain will have several frowny faces that you will enter in the address bar to open a website. At the back end you still have a series of numbers that direct you to the website. The emoji are a mask for it making a domain name easier to remember. Domain owners are the ones who have to register an emoji domain. You, as an end user, can't impact this in anyway. However, if you like emoji in your URL, you can use Linkmoji to transform a URL into an Emoji link. Read More

How To View Tabs In Full Screen Mode In Chrome

You can go full screen in any Chrome tab. The full screen feature isn't limited to just media i.e. videos. If you're using a web app to type, using it in full screen will help avoid distractions. The full screen mode hides all tabs that you have open in the same Chrome window. The Taskbar/Dock disappear as well though you might still get alerts from apps. Tab Revolution is a Chrome extension that lets you view tabs in full screen mode. The tabs appear when you move your mouse to the top of the screen. You can click a tab to switch to it. Read More

Bind The Action Center Note Button To A Section In OneNote [Windows 10]

The Action Center in Windows 10 has quick access buttons that let you toggle the WiFi, Airplane mode, and create a new note. The Note button is linked to the OneNote UWP app. If you click this button, it will open OneNote ready for you to type a new note. The only thing is, there are actually two OneNote apps. The OneNote UWP app comes bundled with Windows 10 whereas, if you have the Office Suite installed, a second OneNote app comes with it. This second OneNote app is a desktop app. If you prefer using the OneNote desktop app, you can bind the Action Center Note button to open a section in OneNote. Here's how. Read More

How To Clear The Cache For A Particular Website [Chrome]

Chrome has a built-in tool to flush the cache. You can use it to purge your browser's cache from the last hour, day, week, month, or since forever. The downside to this tool is that it will delete everything indiscriminately. If you want to clear the cache for a particular website, Chrome seemingly has no controls for this. Ctrl+F5 doesn't do the trick either; it executes a hard reload of the page but the cache remains intact. Here's how you can clear the cache for a particular website in Chrome. Read More

How To Customize Heading Levels Shown In Table Of Contents In MS Word

The day I learned to generate an automatic table of contents in MS Word was a glorious one. It saved, and refined many an assignment and project I'd have to do. MS Word lets you auto-generate a table of contents, a table of figures, and a bibliography. The headings in MS Word are what make the auto-generated table of contents work. The headings can all have sub-headings; you can start with a level one heading and add additional sub-headings to it. By default, the table of contents in MS Word shows the first three heading levels. Here's how you can customize heading levels shown in the Table of contents in MS Word. Read More

How To Remove Hat, Gloves, And The Backpack From Your Pokèmon Go Avatar

Do you ever think your Pokèmon Go avatar is over-dressed? When you customize the avatar, you can give it all the gear that Ash had when he set out on his journey. This means that in addition to the essentials, i.e. pants and a shirt, your avatar also wears a hat, gloves, and carries a backpack. You can of course customize these items and Niantic has items that you can buy for your avatar. If you'd rather just stick to the essentials the game lets you remove the hat, gloves, and backpack from your Pokèmon Go avatar. Here's how. Read More

How To Customize The Appearance Of Subtitles On Netflix

If you're going to put text on an image remember one golden rule; white text with a black outline can be read on anything. The image, no matter how busy/dense it is, will not render the text unreadable. The same goes for subtitles; you obviously can't have black subs on anything but white doesn't always look great either. Netflix supports subtitles across all its apps. The default color that Netflix displays subtitles in is white. If you're watching anime, the white subtitles often get lost or are hard to read. Here's how you can customize the appearance of subtitles on Netflix to make them easier to read. Read More

How To Play YouTube In The Background In iOS

YouTube, as a rule, doesn't let you play videos in the background. If you exit the app and/or lock your screen, it stops playing and there isn't anything you can do about it. If you've jailbroken your device then there is probably a Cydia tweak that lets you play YouTube in the background. The alternative for users who do not jailbreak is to use third-party apps that let you play YouTube in the background. The thing is, all this is unnecessary. If you're willing to inconvenience yourself with a third-party app, you can just use Safari, Chrome, or Firefox and YouTube's mobile interface to the same effect. Read More

How To Fast Forward Netflix By Ten Seconds [iOS]

The Netflix app has a rewind button that lets you go back by ten seconds. The web interface doesn't have these buttons but the Windows 10, iOS, and Android apps all do. Unfortunately, none of these apps have a fast forward button. If you accidentally miss a part of the series you were watching, you can jump back in ten second increments. If you want to skip the long intro of a show, there is no fast forward button to use. You have the seek bar at your disposal but it isn't the most convenient way to fast forward anything. There is however a much easier way to fast forward Netflix by ten seconds.

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