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Can I add some kind of notes or messages in a PDF file?
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ADITYA SHARMA
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Sep 10, 2020
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So @Mohit Kumar, PDF is a file format developed by Adobe to present documents containing text and images in such a way that the layout of the document remains the same no matter on which device it is opened. PDF files have the ability to contain a lot of types of data like form fields, layers, videos, and even 3-dimensional objects. PDF files cannot be edited once shared with anyone which thus they have become a standard for files that a user should only be able to read and not edit. PDF files have also become pretty common when it comes to file sharing, over any other file type. But though PDF files cannot be directly edited, users can do add two things, namely notes and signatures on PDF files. Notes allow users to add snippets of information related to a part of the file and in your case, the notes feature is going to help you out and I am going to tell you how to do add them, both on a mobile phone and a laptop. A) ADDING NOTES ON MOBILE PHONE 1. Open the PDF file on your mobile phone. 2. At the top of the screen, you will see three options to the right of the file name. Click on the Comments option. 3. Now click on the Add new option to add a new comment. 4. Tap on an area where you want to comment. You will now see a square box will sliders, using which you can adjust the height and width of the box. Adjust the size of the box as per your wish and then click on the ADD COMMENT button. 5. Type the comment and once done, click on the Comment button. You will notice that the area that you had selected will have turned yellow and if you click on that yellow area, the comment will be shown. You can also see all the comments in the file by clicking on the Comment option (as done in step 2). *** THE STEPS MENTIONED ABOVE ARE FOR THE DRIVE PDF VIEWER APPLICATION. B) ADDING NOTES ON LAPTOP 1. Open the PDF file, using the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC application, on your laptop. 2. Above the document, you will see a few options. Click on the Comment option. 3. Click on the area where you want to add the comment and the comment box will appear. Type the comment and click on the Post button. *** YOU CAN ALSO ADD A COMMENT FOR A PARTICULAR PIECE OF TEXT BY SELECTING THE TEXT AND THEN CLICKING ON THE COMMENT OPTION. I hope that I am able to answer your question, but if you still have any queries, then feel free to ask. And do check out the Instagram account of our site @draditech(https://www.instagram.com/draditech/) and do not forget to follow it.
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How to send the text written with the image when sharing an image?
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ADITYA SHARMA
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Sep 08, 2020
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So @Aayush, WhatsApp is the most popular global mobile messenger application worldwide, as of 2019, with nearly 1.6 billion monthly active users, leaving behind Facebook Messenger with 1.3 billion users. Along with being the most popular mobile messenger, WhatsApp is also the third most popular social network worldwide, following Facebook and YouTube. It allows users to send messages free of cost and share every file format, as long as it is under 100 MB. It also gives its users the freedom to write a caption to an image, which will be the text below the image, so as to share additional information about an image or simply their views about it. An issue regarding this caption text is that when you want to share an image with a caption to someone, then only the image is sent and not the text and there is no option to extract the text from the image and send it along with the image. This leads to the loss of caption text, which may be valuable, and users have no way to send it. But luckily, there is a way to share the image with the caption text, though it not generally used and today, I am going to tell you that way. 1. Open the WhatsApp application on your mobile phone and go to the image, with caption text, that is to be shared. 2. To share images, people generally click on the forward icon present to the right of the image. Instead of doing this, long-press the image, and from the options that appear at the top, click on the Share icon. 3. Now click on the WhatsApp option in the Share With section and then click on the contact or group in which you want to share the image and the image will be sent along with its caption text. I hope that I am able to answer your question, but if you still have any queries, then feel free to ask. And do check out the Instagram account of our site @draditech(https://www.instagram.com/draditech/) and do not forget to follow it.
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How do I check if the microphone of my PC is working or not?
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ADITYA SHARMA
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Sep 06, 2020
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So @Puneet, during online meetings, people often complain of others being unable to hear them, either partially or completely. There may be many reasons for that like poor internet connection, the speaker at the receiver's end not working properly, or the microphone at the speaker's end not working properly, or maybe the site from which you conduct meetings doesn't have the permission to access the microphone. Each issue has its own solution and as you have asked about the issue of the microphone not working properly even after by connecting an earphone, I recommend you to check if you properly inserted it and if it is the device being used to receive the input. So today I will tell you how to check if the microphone of your PC is working or not and how to check if an external microphone is being used or not. A) CHECKING IF AN INSTALLED MICROPHONE IS WORKING PROPERLY 1. Go to the Settings application on your PC and then click on the System option. 2. From the list of options that appear at the left-hand side, click on the Sound option 3. At the right-hand side, below the heading of Input, you will see Test your microphone subheading with a bar below it. Speak into the microphone and see the bar rise and fall as you speak. If the bar moves then the microphone is working properly and if it doesn't, then click on the Troubleshoot button to fix your microphone. B) CHECKING IF AN EXTERNAL MICROPHONE IS BEING USED 1. Go to the Settings application on your PC. 2. Click on the System option, and then click on the Sound option from the list of options that appear at the left-hand side. 3. At the right-hand side, below the heading of Input, you will see Choose your input device subheading with a dropdown box below it. Click on the dropdown box and choose the input device you want to be used. *** IF YOU ARE FACING THE ISSUE ON A WEB BROWSER THEN MAKE SURE THE SITE VIA WHICH YOU CONDUCT MEETING HAS ACCESS TO THE MICROPHONE. *** IF YOU ARE FACING THE ISSUE IN THE APPLICATION OF A SOFTWARE, THEN CHECK THE INPUT DEVICE FOR THAT PARTICULAR APPLICATION. I hope that I am able to answer your question, but if you still have any queries, then feel free to ask. And do check out the Instagram account of our site @draditech(https://www.instagram.com/draditech/) and do not forget to follow it.
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How to access the contents of a .ZIP file?
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ADITYA SHARMA
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Sep 04, 2020
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So @Arjun W., ZIP is an archive format that reduces the size of files by compressing them and supports lossless data compression. It saves the disk space and reduces the network transfer time. ZIP files are single files that contain one or more compressed files that make it easy to keep related files together and make the transfer faster & efficient. It is the most popular compression format used in the Windows environment & WinZip is the most popular compression software. Only one download is needed to obtain all the related files and the transfer is faster as the files are compressed. ZIP files also help when there are large files that are seldom used as they can be compressed & extracted only when needed, thus saving the valuable disk space. No additional software is needed to zip or unzip ZIP files as both Windows & macOS systems come with built-in features that allow users to zip & unzip files without any other software and make the extraction process simple & easy. 1. Open File Explorer and navigate to the location of the ZIP file. 2. Right click on the file and then click on the Extract All... option. 3. Now you will be presented with a location where the extracted files will be stored. By default, it is the same location as the location of the ZIP file. To change it, click on the Browse... button. 4. Check the Show extracted files when complete option so that extracted files folder will be opened once the extraction process is complete. 5. Click on the Extract button to start the extraction process. I hope that I am able to answer your question, but if you still have any queries, then feel free to ask. And do check out the Instagram account of our site @draditech(https://www.instagram.com/draditech/) and do not forget to follow it.
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I typed a long piece of text in Word in all smalls but I now want the first letter of each word capitalized. How do I do it?
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ADITYA SHARMA
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Aug 31, 2020
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So @Khanna, Microsoft Word is a word processor developed by Microsoft. For Windows, it is available as a stand alone application or as a part of the MS Office suite. It is the most widely used word processing program and Word files are commonly used as the format for sending text documents as nearly all users with a computer can read a Word document by various means like using its application, using Word viewer and many more. It offers its users with a huge variety of features and tries to solve any difficulty that they face. It often happens that we type a piece text in a hurry and forget about the case of the text and once we complete typing, we remember that we had to take care of the case also. If the text is small in size then it can be retyped, though not a wise option, but if it's long, then it becomes a really difficult task. But don't worry as Microsoft Word provides its users with a feature called Change Case that solves this issue. 1. Open the MS Word file whose text case you want to change on your laptop. 2. Highlight the text whose case is to be changed. 3. Under the Home tab, click on the Change Case option, represented by Aa. 4. You will see 5 options in the drop down box. Each option's use along with an example is given below: - i) Sentence case - capitalizes the first letter of a sentence & leaves all the other letter as lowercase. Example: - << sample text. >> changes to << Sample text. >> ii) lowercase - excludes capital letters from the selection and changes all the letters to lowercase. Example: - << Sample Text >> changes to << sample text >> iii) UPPERCASE - capitalizes all the letters in the selection. Example: - << sample text >> changes to << SAMPLE TEXT >> iv) Capitalize Each Word - capitalizes the first letter of each word and leaves the other letters as lowercase. Example: - << sample text >> changes to << Sample Text >> v) tOGGLE cASE - reverses the case of each letter in the selection. Example: - << Sample Text >> changes to << sAMPLE tEXT >> The option that suits your need is the Capitalize Each Word option. Click on it and the first letter of each word will be capitalized. I hope that I am able to answer your question, but if you still have any queries, then feel free to ask. And do check out the Instagram account of our site @draditech(https://www.instagram.com/draditech/) and do not forget to follow it.
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How to make a web page read aloud in a web browser?
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ADITYA SHARMA
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Aug 30, 2020
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So @Vikram, we often find ourselves in situations when we have multitask and if someone read an article for us, then we could use that time to do some other equally important stuff. Also, with the world going digital, books have become e-books that you can download or read online. People also read articles and blogs online rather than reading them on paper. But this digitization comes with a major drawback of staring at a screen, either of your mobile phone or your computer, for a long time which might be detrimental to our eyes. A few options like night mode do help relieve the stress but there is still some stress on your eyes as you have to stare at a screen. With the advancement of technology, there are a lot of voice assistants that read a web page for you that save both time and eyes. Some web browsers require plug ins to do so, while some have it as an inbuilt feature. So today I am going to tell you how to make web pages read out loud in two of the most commonly used web browsers, Microsoft Edge & Google Chrome. A) MICROSOFT EDGE Microsoft Edge allows you to read out all types of web pages but doesn't require any additional plug in to be installed. There are 4 ways using which you can enable the inbuilt Read aloud feature. [I] 1. Open Microsoft Edge application on your laptop and go to the web page that want Microsoft Edge to read aloud. 2. Towards the right of the URL of the web page, you will see an icon by the name Enter Immersive Reader. Click on that icon OR 2. Press the F9 key on your keyboard. 3. Now the layout of the web page will change and any irrelevant content like ads will be removed and you will enter the Immersive Reader mode. Just below the URL, you will see a few options. Click on the Read aloud option. *** IF YOU DON'T SEE THE OPTIONS THEN BRING YOUR CURSOR DOWN FROM THE TOP OF THE SCREEN TO THE MIDDLE OF THE SCREEN. 4. Now Microsoft Edge will start reading the web page for you. You can change the settings like the speed and voice type of the narrator's voice by clicking on the Voice options option. [II] Alternatively, right click on the web page you want to read aloud and then click on the Read aloud option. [III] Alternatively, click on the three dots present at the top right corner and then click on the Read aloud option. [IV] Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut to enable the Read aloud option, which is Ctrl+Shift+U. B) GOOGLE CHROME Google Chrome doesn't have an inbuilt reading feature and requires a plug in to be installed, using which, you can read out any web page. 1. Open Google Chrome application on your laptop and then go to the Chrome Web Store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/extensions). 2. Search for Selection Reader (Text to Speech) and install the plug in by clicking on the Add to Chrome button. 3. Now a dialog box will come, asking for your confirmation. Click on the Add extension button. 4. Now go to the web page that you want Google Chrome to read out loud and select the text that want it to read and then right click on the selected text and then click on the Read out selection option. I hope that I am able to answer your question, but if you still have any queries, then feel free to ask. And do check out the Instagram account of our site @draditech(https://www.instagram.com/draditech/) and do not forget to follow it.
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How to make a Google Drive file available even when my device is offline?
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ADITYA SHARMA
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Aug 29, 2020
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So @Jahnvi, a major issue with any of the cloud based services is that almost all of them require an Internet connection to function properly as they need to update the files on their cloud server to update the changes and save the files. If a person doesn't have an Internet connection then it becomes really difficult to access the files and makes changes in them, but fortunately a few cloud services like Google Drive make your files available even when you are offline. Google Drive & its components like Google Docs, Sheets & Slides need Internet connection to open files & perform actions like editing, saving etc. Once a file is available for offline use, it can be opened & edited and any changes made will be saved locally and once you get Internet connection, the changes will be updated in the online version. But there's a twist in shared files as the people with whom you have shared the files won't be able to see any changes you make as for that, you have to have an Internet connection. Generally, the changes made online by other people will replace the offline changes made by you. So today I am going to tell you how to make files available for offline use on the Google Drive mobile application. 1. Open the Google Drive application on your mobile phone/tablet. 2. Go to the file that you want to make offline. Click on the three dots present at the bottom right corner of the file. 3. Click on the Make available offline option from the list of options that appear. *** THE FILE MADE OFFLINE WILL HAVE A SMALL ICON INDICATING THAT THE FILE IS AVAILABLE FOR OFFLINE USE. *** YOU SHOULD BE CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET TO ENABLE THE OFFLINE MODE. *** OFFLINE AVAILABILITY OF FILES SHOULD BE ENABLED ON EACH DEVICE SEPARATELY. *** GOOGLE FILES WILL TAKE UP THE STORAGE ON YOUR DEVICE IF YOU MAKE THEM OFFLINE. I hope that I am able to answer your question, but if you still have any queries, then feel free to ask. And do check out the Instagram account of our site @draditech(https://www.instagram.com/draditech/) and do not forget to follow it
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What are the types of USB cables?
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ADITYA SHARMA
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Aug 27, 2020
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So @Ankit, USB (Universal Serial Bus) is basically an industry standard establishing specifications for cables and connectors along with protocols for connection, communication & power supply between computers. A huge variety of USB hardware exists, including various connectors with the USB-C being the most recent one. On the basis of speed, there have been 4 generations of USB, namely, USB 1.x, USB 2.0, USB 3.x & USB4, under which the different types of USB cables come. So today I will briefly tell you about the different generations of USB and types of USB cables. A) DIFFERENT GENERATIONS OF USB 1. USB 1.x The USB 1.x was introduced in January 1996 with defined data transfer rates of 1.5 Mbit/s (MegaBits per second) as Low Speed, for low data rate devices like mice, joysticks & keyboards, and 12 Mbit/s as Full Speed, for higher speed devices like printers & floppy disk drives. 2. USB 2.0 The USB 2.0 was released in April 2000, with a greater signaling rate of 480Mbit/s (60MB/s) named High Speed. The modifications in USB 2.0 included Mini A & Mini B connector, On The Go supplement, that made possible for 2 USB devices to communicate with each other without the need of a separate of USB host, support for dedicated chargers, along with a few more. 3. USB 3.x The USB 3.0 was released on 12 November 2008 and added a SuperSpeed transfer mode for a transfer rate of 5.0 Gbit/s (GigaBits per second). USB 3.2 was released in September 2017 and introduced 2 new SuperSpeed+ transfer modes with data rates of 10 Gbit/s (1.25 GB/s) & 20 Gbit/s (2.5 GB/s). 4. USB4 The USB4 was released on 29 August 2019 and is based on Thunderbolt 3 protocol and is compatible with Thunderbolt 3 and backwards compatible with USB 3.2 & 2.0. USB4 products must support 20 Gbit/s and can support 40 Gbit/s throughput. B) DIFFERENT TYPES OF USB CABLES 1. TYPE A Type A is the standard flat and rectangular interface that you would find on one end of nearly every USB cable. Most computers have multiple (ranging from 2 to 3) USB-A ports to connect devices using the Type A cable. This cable, like most of the others, can be inserted in one way only. 2. TYPE B Type B is an almost square connector and is mostly used for powered devices that connect to a computer like printers. On some devices, the Type B ports have no data connections as they are used solely for accepting power from the upstream device. You won't find many of them nowadays as most devices have moved onto smaller connections. 3. MINI USB Mini USB, introduced along with USB 2.0, is a smaller connector and was standard for mobile devices before the introduction of Micro USB. It was initially used for a variety of devices like MP3 players, digital cameras & mobile phones, but isn't very common nowadays. Mini USB is referred to as deprecated meaning that it can be used, but manufacturers don't recommend it because of the availability of a much better technology called Micro USB. 4. MICRO USB Micro USB has width similar to that of a Mini USB, but almost half the thickness, thus enabling its integration into thinner portable devices. It is also designed to reduce the mechanical wear on the device due to continuous connection & disconnection. Micro USB ports are frequently seen on Android mobile phones & tablets and various other devices like digital cameras & video game controllers. It also supports USB OTG, that allows mobile phones to function as a host for devices like a mouse, keyboard, or USB flash drive, while Mini USB doesn't. It is the current standard for mobile phones and tablets, though some of them have moved onto USB-C. 5. USB-C USB-C is the newest USB cable and is a reversible one, unlike any type before, that promises higher data transfer rates. It connects to both hosts & devices and is meant to be future proof. You will see it on many new laptops & smartphones like the MacBook and the Pixel & OnePlus phones. LIGHTNING Lightning isn't a true USB cable type but is proprietary power connector created & designed by Apple. It can be used to connect Apple devices like iPhone, iPad, AirPods to host computers, external monitors and other peripherals. It is similar in size to a USB C cable and comes standard on all Apple devices released since September 2012. It may be inserted into the female port using either side but requires adapters to connect with other peripherals and is not of much use without them. I hope that I am able to answer your question, but if you still have any queries, then feel free to ask. And do check out the Instagram account of our site @draditech(https://www.instagram.com/draditech/) and do not forget to follow it.
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How to properly uninstall a laptop application?
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ADITYA SHARMA
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Aug 24, 2020
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So @mohitkhanna1985, there are many a times when people are stuck with a few applications & programs that they no longer want or use and these apps & programs just sit in their hard disks and use up valuable space. People often struggle with the procedure of properly removing these apps from their systems in such a way that their removal doesn't harm their computers. Windows originally provided only one way, using the Control Panel, which still works great and is generally preferred, using which users could uninstall the apps, but Windows 10 provides a few more options. Windows' built-in option sometimes leave a bit of app data behind and that's why people use third party uninstaller apps like Geek, IObit and Revo Uninstaller, but that's a separate topic and I won't discuss much about it in this answer. So today I am going to tell you three Windows' built-in ways using which you can uninstall an application or a program present on your laptop. A) FROM THE CONTROL PANEL 1. Open the Control Panel by right clicking on the Start button and then clicking on the Run option. Type control panel in the text box and then click the OK button. 2. Under the Programs heading, click on the Uninstall a program option. 3. Now the Programs & Features section will open, containing a list of all the programs installed on your laptop. Right click on the program you want to uninstall and then click on the Uninstall option. You may have to go through the Uninstall wizard, if your program requires it. *** USING THE CONTROL PANEL, YOU CAN ONLY UNINSTALL PROGRAMS & NOT WINDOWS 10 APPLICATIONS. B) FROM THE START MENU 1. Open the Start menu by clicking on the Start button. 2. Right click on the application/program you want to uninstall and then click on the Uninstall option. *** IF YOU ARE UNINSTALLING A PROGRAM, THEN THE PROGRAMS & FEATURES SECTION WILL OPEN. FOLLOW THE STEPS ABOVE TO UNINSTALL THE PROGRAM. *** IF YOU ARE UNINSTALLING A WINDOWS APPLICATION, THEN YOU WILL SEE A POP UP, TELLING THAT THE APP & ITS RELATED INFO WILL BE DELETED. CLICK ON THE UNINSTALL BUTTON TO CONTINUE. C) FROM THE SETTINGS MENU 1. Open the Settings of your computer by clicking on the Settings icon. 2. Scroll down the and click on the Apps option. 3. Now you will see a list of the all the apps & programs on your computer, arranged according to size. You can search the app using the search bar or scroll and find it. Click on the app you want to uninstall and then click on the Uninstall button. *** YOU CAN UNINSTALL BOTH PROGRAMS & WINDOWS APPLICATIONS USING THE START MENU AND THE SETTINGS MENU. I hope that I am able to answer your question, but if you still have any queries, then feel free to ask. And do check out the Instagram account of our site @draditech(https://www.instagram.com/draditech/) and do not forget to follow it.
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How to set backgrounds in Gmail?
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ADITYA SHARMA
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Aug 23, 2020
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So @himanshu, Gmail is free email service developed by Google using which users can access their mails both on the web and by its mobile application. At launch, on April 1, 2004, it offered its users a storage capacity of just 1 GB per user, which has now increased to 15 GB per user. It also allows users to receive mails up to 50 MB in size & send up to 25 MB. To send files of greater size, users can insert files from Google Drive rather than attaching them. Google's mail servers also automatically scan emails for purposes like filtering spam and malware, and to add context sensitive ads next to emails. By 2018, Gmail had over 1.5 billion active users worldwide. It also takes care of the security of its users and their information by measures like supporting HTTPS since its launch, Two step verification and a few more. Along with security, Gmail also takes care of the background of the Gmail screen when viewed on laptops, and provides its users with various backgrounds that the users can choose from and set. 1. Open Gmail (https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/) on your computer, via a web browser. 2. At the top right corner, you will see 4 options. Click on the Settings option, represented by the gear icon. 3. Now you will see the Quick settings box, containing a few general settings. Click on the View all option, besides the THEME heading. 4. Now you will see various themes. Scroll down the themes and click on the one that you like and that background will be set. You can also upload some of your own pictures by clicking on the My photos option at the bottom left corner. *** YOU CAN ALSO MAKE CHANGES TO SOME THEMES BY CLICKING ON THE TEXT BACKGROUND, VIGNETTE OR BLUR OPTION AT THE BOTTOM AND CLICKING ON THE SAVE BUTTON, TO SAVE THE CHANGES. I hope that I am able to answer your question, but if you still have any queries, then feel free to ask. And do check out the Instagram account of our site @draditech(https://www.instagram.com/draditech/) and do not forget to follow it.
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I want to clear the chat of a WhatsApp group but also want to save some messages. How do I do so?
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ADITYA SHARMA
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Aug 22, 2020
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So @Kartik, WhatsApp allows its users to send text and voice messages, make voice and video calls and share images, documents and other media. Two major means by which people can communicate are via personal chat or via groups. It also became the world's most popular messaging application by 2015. It allows users to send all the file types and when you are allowed to send more, you send more and quickly fill the group with media. For some people, this maybe annoying and they would have to constantly delete messages and everything works fine when you don't have anything useful, but when you do, it becomes a bit difficult to delete the messages as there is no option that allows you to delete custom range of messages. It's either all or none, but there is a trick using which you can keep the messages you want and delete the unwanted ones and today, I am going to tell you how to do so. 1. Open the WhatsApp group whose media you want to delete. 2. Long press the messages and the media you want to save. Now, at the top of the screen, you will see a few options. Click on the Star icon to star the messages. You can do this by selecting all the messages and media at once. 3. Now click on the Clear Chat option and the dialog box, as shown below, will appear. Un-check the Delete starred messages checkbox and then click on the CLEAR MESSAGES option. This will delete all the media of the group but will keep the messages and media that you had starred. I hope that I am able to answer your question, but if you still have any queries, then feel free to ask. And do check out the Instagram account of our site @draditech(https://www.instagram.com/draditech/) and do not forget to follow it.
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How do I create a new file in the MS Office mobile app?
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ADITYA SHARMA
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Aug 21, 2020
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So @Samarth, Microsoft Office is a family of client and server software & services developed by Microsoft. Its first version contained only MS Word, MS Excel & MS PowerPoint. It comes in many different versions made for different types of users and computing environments. Originally launched on August 1, 1988, MS Office only had the desktop version for Windows & MacOS laptops, which still continues to be the most widely used version. Along with the desktop version, Microsoft also has mobile apps for Android & iOS phones and and a web version that runs on a web browser. The iOS compatible app was released on June 14, 2013 in the United States while the Android compatible app was released on July 31, 2013. The mobile apps remain less used than the desktop apps and users, especially the new ones, face a little difficulty working on it and performing the normal tasks they used to on the desktop app. So today I am going to tell you how to create any type of file on the MS Office mobile app. 1. Open the Office mobile app. 2. At the bottom of the screen, you will see 3 options, the Home option, the Actions option and a create option, displayed by a plus symbol inside a circle. Click on the Plus symbol. 3. From the 3 options that now appear click on the Documents option. 4. Now you will see various options using which you can create a Word or Excel or PowerPoint file. Select the option that suits your needs and your new file will be created. I hope that I am able to answer your question, but if you still have any queries, then feel free to ask. And do check out the Instagram account of our site @draditech(https://www.instagram.com/draditech/) and do not forget to follow it.
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How to disable the auto start of Spotify's desktop app for Windows laptop?
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ADITYA SHARMA
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Aug 19, 2020
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So @Chetan, Spotify is a Swedish music streaming and media services provider. Along with just providing its users with songs, it also provides them with a variety of podcasts from different record labels & media companies. It comes in two versions, a free one and a paid subscription one, and gives its users great benefits ,like offline and ad free streaming, in the paid one. Launched in 2006, it only had mobile applications for Android and iOS phones, but recently Spotify also launched its PC compatible apps for both Windows (https://www.spotify.com/in/download/windows/) and MacOS (https://www.spotify.com/in/download/mac/) laptops. Despite the great features in the Windows application, some users faced the issue of the application automatically restarting along with the computer. Some thought of it as a bug, but no, it isn't a bug and rather a feature that can easily be disabled, without uninstalling the application. So today, I am going to tell you two methods to disable the option. A) DISABLING BY GOING TO THE SETTINGS OF THE APP 1. At the top of the screen, you will see your username, along with a drop down box arrow. Click on that arrow to access the contents of the drop down box. 2. Amongst the contents of the drop down box, click on the Settings option. 3. Now you will see the general settings of the app. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and below the Autoplay settings, you will see the SHOW ADVANCED SETTINGS button. Click on it to the view the advanced settings of the app. 4. Below the Startup & Window Behaviour heading, you will the option of automatically opening the Spotify application, followed by a drop down box. Click on that drop down box, which will be the first one out of the two present. The default value of the box will be Minimized. Click on the No option to completely disable the auto start of the application. B) DISABLING USING THE SHORTCUT METHOD 1. When you open the application when it has automatically restarted, you will a dialog box, like the one shown below, at the top of the screen. Click on any of the underlined text. 2. Now you will be directed to the Startup & Window Behavior settings. Follow the step 4, as listed above, and disable the auto start of the application. I hope that I am able to answer your question, but if you still have any queries, then feel free to ask. And do check out the Instagram account of our site @draditech(https://www.instagram.com/draditech/) and do not forget to follow it.
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How to disable the camera access for a particular site in Microsoft Edge?
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ADITYA SHARMA
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Aug 17, 2020
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So @Vikram, a website is a collection of web pages and related content, identified by a common domain name. There exists two types of websites, namely, public websites, like social media & online shopping sites that are accessible to all, and private websites, like a company's personal website for its employees. To function properly, each website needs certain permissions, like video calling website needs microphone & camera permission and Google's voice search feature needs microphone permission. However, it is not true that of the permissions that a website needs, all are necessary for its proper functioning. Some maybe truly necessary, causing no harm to you, but some may also steal some of your private information if you give them certain permissions. So it's better to block such websites from getting certain permissions. Just like any other web browser, even Microsoft Edge allows to block websites from getting access to camera, microphone and other such things. The process of blocking the permissions of a website is a pretty simple one and is as follows. 1. Open the Microsoft Edge application on your computer by clicking on its icon. 2. Click on the three dots present at the top right corner, just below the Close option. 3. From the list of options that appears, click on the Settings option. 4. A new tab named Settings will open, containing a few options at the left hand side. Click on the Site permissions option. 5. Now click on the Camera option and the permissions regarding the camera will come in front of you. 6. Click on the Ask before accessing toggle button to turn it OFF. Now whenever you open a website, requiring camera access, you will have to give the permission to each site individually. You can also block the access for a particular website by disabling the option in the website itself. If you do so, then the website's name will come under the Block category. *** YOU CAN PERFORM THE STEPS ABOVE TO BLOCK OTHER PERMISSIONS ALSO. I hope that I am able to answer your question, but if you still have any queries, then feel free to ask. And do check out the Instagram account of our site @draditech(https://www.instagram.com/draditech/) and do not forget to follow it.
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How to make the lists in Word start from a number/alphabet different than the first one?
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ADITYA SHARMA
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Aug 16, 2020
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So @Meenakshi, lists are really helpful in arranging elements in a particular order. They come in two types, ordered & unordered, the difference being that in ordered lists, the elements have a fixed order but in unordered lists, that is not the case, and still both the types fulfill the basic purpose. MS Word supports both of these types by providing bulleted & numbered lists. A good thing about these lists is that when you add or remove an entry in the list, the numbering automatically changes. Bullets & numbering can also be applied directly to paragraphs so as to covert them to lists. Word also provides its users with a variety of symbols that they can use in their lists. Though some issues with lists have popped up, but Microsoft has tried its level best to solve them in the earlier stages only. One such issue was dealing with starting of numbered lists and was that when a new list was started after a previous list, the numbering would continue from the previous one only. This issue was solved by Microsoft and is somewhat related to yours as even this issue deals with starting of numbered lists and a bringing a change in it. So today I am going to tell you how to change the starting of a numbered list. 1. Select the list whose numbering you want to change. 2. Right click on the selected text and click on the Set Numbering Value.. option. 3. Click on the Start new list option in the dialog box that appears. In the Set value to box, enter the value from which you want to start the list. You can enter either a numeric value or an alphabet, depending upon how your list is numbered. 4. Once done, click on the OK button and the changes will be implemented in the list. *** YOU CAN ALSO CHANGE THE NUMBERING IN BETWEEN A LIST BY CLICKING ON THE ELEMENT FROM WHICH YOU WANT THE CHANGE AND FOLLOWING THE STEPS ABOVE. I hope that I am able to answer your question, but if you still have any queries, then feel free to ask. And do check out the Instagram account of our site @draditech(https://www.instagram.com/draditech/) and do not forget to follow it.
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How do I see all the media of a Whatsapp group at one place?
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ADITYA SHARMA
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Aug 14, 2020
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So @Daksh Singhla, WhatsApp is an American messaging and Voice over IP service, currently owned by Facebook, Inc. It allows users to send text and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share images, documents and other media with their contacts or in a group. Its application runs on both mobile devices and on desktop computers, as long as the mobile is connected to the Internet while the desktop app is being used. It has over 2 billion users worldwide, as of February 2020, and has become the primary means of e-communication in many countries. A few of the reasons why it is so popular are that it allows you send messages free of cost and share literally every file format, as long as it is under 100 MB. But sometimes this can also lead to problems when you have too much media in a group or in a personal chat and it becomes really difficult to search the media shared long back. But don't worry as today, I am going to tell you how to see all the media shared in a group. 1. Open the WhatsApp application. 2. Open the group whose media you want and go its Group info by clicking on its name at the top of the screen or by clicking at three dots present at the top right corner and then clicking on the Group info option. 3. Below the group description, you will see the Media, links, and docs option. Click on it. 4. Now you will see all the media sorted into images, documents and web links and you can see the sorted media by clicking on its respective option. The media will also be sorted according to the month in which it was sent. I hope that I am able to answer your question, but if you still have any queries, then feel free to ask. And do check out the Instagram account of our site @draditech(https://www.instagram.com/draditech/) and do not forget to follow it.
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How to change what happens when I connect my phone to my PC via a USB cable?
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ADITYA SHARMA
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Tech Expert
Aug 13, 2020
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So @Ruchi , file transfer basically allows you to transfer any type of file, irrespective of its size, from one device to another. This may be from a mobile phone to a laptop or from a laptop to a flash drive or even from a laptop to another laptop. People mainly use Bluetooth or a USB data transfer cable to transfer files between devices, out of which a USB cable is more preferred. Different ways of file transfer have different protocols, that also depend on for what purpose is the connection being made. Android has different protocols that allow you to connect your phone in different modes to a computer. The default one is set to the 'Charge this device' option and when you connect your phone, it will only charge and won't show any files to transfer, just like what happened in you case. There are four modes available in Android mobile phones, and they are as follows: - A) Charge this device This option is the default one and lets your phone charge via the computer, but with a greater efficiency, and allows no file transfer of any type. B) Transfer files This option makes use of the Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) and allows you to view and transfer all file formats available on your phone from your computer. You will basically be able to view each and every file present on your phone, in its corresponding location, and can also transfer files to and from your computer. C) Transfer photos This option uses Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) and makes your phone act as a digital camera. Only specific image files and some other file types will be visible on your computer. Only the Pictures folder and DCIM folder will be visible on your computer. D) Use device as MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) Starting with Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), Android has added the MIDI option for MIDI devices like keyboards and other musical instruments. To transfer files to and from your computer you should select the Transfer File option. Changing between the options is pretty easy and the steps are as follows: - 1. Swipe down from the top of the screen and click on the USB charging this device option. 2. Now you will see the four options as listed above. Click on the Transfer files option and your mobile phone will start transferring files to and from your computer. *** THE OPTIONS ON YOUR DEVICE WOULD HAVE NAMES SIMILAR TO THE ONES SHOWN ABOVE. I hope that I am able to answer your question, but if you still have any queries, then feel free to ask. And do check out the Instagram account of our site @draditech(https://www.instagram.com/draditech/) and do not forget to follow it.
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How to take screenshot on a laptop?
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ADITYA SHARMA
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Tech Expert
Aug 12, 2020
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So @pranav, screenshots are great way to capture what is present on the screen and save it. They capture all that is present on the screen and then allow you to edit it and use it. They turn out really helpful when you have to share something that is present on your computer's screen as capturing the screen using an external camera is obviously not a wise decision. There are many types of screenshots, that basically capture different parts of the screen and store them at different locations, that you can take. So today I am going to tell three different ways of taking a screenshot. A) TAKING THE SCREENSHOT OF THE WHOLE SCREEN To capture the whole computer screen that is visible to you press the Print Screen (PrtSc) button. This will copy the entire screen to the clipboard and you need an additional application like MS Paint to save that image, by pasting it onto the application. But luckily, starting from Windows 8.0, pressing Windows + PrtSc will save the screenshot in the Image folder in the Pictures library. The screen will go dim when the screenshot is captured. The folder in which the screenshot is saved will have the path like: - C:\Users\{User Name}\Pictures\Screenshots B) TAKING THE SCREENSHOT OF THE ACTIVE SCREEN ONLY To capture the active screen, which is the currently focused window in the current window manager, press Alt + PrtSc and the active screen would be captured. This would be better understood with an example. Suppose Google Chrome, File Explorer & Notepad are open. If you click on Notepad, then it becomes the active screen and Alt + PrtSc will capture only the Notepad window. C) TAKING THE SCREENSHOT & SAVING IT IN THE ONEDRIVE FOLDER To capture the screenshot and save it in the OneDrive folder on your laptop, press the PrtSc button. This will save the screenshot in the Screenshots folder in the Pictures folder in the OneDrive folder. The Screenshot folder's file path would be like: - C:\Users\{User Name}\OneDrive\Pictures\Screenshots *** WHILE TAKING THE SCREENSHOT, THE MOUSE POINTER IS NOT CAPTURED AND THE SCREENSHOT IMAGE IS FREE OF IT. I hope that I am able to answer your question, but if you still have any queries, then feel free to ask. And do check out the Instagram account of our site @draditech(https://www.instagram.com/draditech/) and do not forget to follow it.
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How do update the Android version on my phone?
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ADITYA SHARMA
Tech Expert
Tech Expert
Aug 11, 2020
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So @Amar, Android is a mobile operating system designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices like tablets and smartphones. It was introduced in 2007, though the first commercial Android device was launched in 2008. It has been the worldwide best selling OS on phones since 2011 & on tablets since 2013. Since its first version, Android 1.0, one of the few versions with no particular name, Android has introduced various updates to bring its users with state of the art features and modern technologies, with the latest version being Android 10, that was launched in September 3, 2019. With added features and improved security, people are eager to update the Android version of their phone and get their hands on the latest features. So today, I am going to tell how to update the Android version of your phone. 1. Open the Settings of your mobile phone. 2. Select the About Phone option (in some devices, this option may be present as System). 3. Now click on the Check For Updates option (in some devices, this option may be present as an individual option). If any update is available at the moment, then an Update button will appear. 4. Click on the Update button. Depending upon the OS you want to update to, you'll see options like Install Now, Reboot & Install or Install System Software. Click on that option and once the update is complete, switch on your phone and you will be able to use the updated version of Android. *** MAKE SURE YOU ARE CONNECTED TO Wi-Fi AND HAVE STORAGE SPACE, GREATER THAN THE SIZE OF THE UPDATE, AVAILABLE. I hope that I am able to answer your question, but if you still have any queries, then feel free to ask. And do check out the Instagram account of our site @draditech(https://www.instagram.com/draditech/) and do not forget to follow it.
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How to add files in Google Drive?
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ADITYA SHARMA
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Tech Expert
Aug 10, 2020
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So @bhoomi20, Google Drive is a file storage & synchronization service developed by Google. It allows users to store files on Google's servers, sync their files across devices and share files with other. Along with the web version, it also has apps for Windows & macOS computers and Android & iOS smartphones and tablets. It offers users free 15 GB storage through Google One, though paid plans of 100 GB, 200 GB, 2 TB etc storage are available. Along with synchronizing their files, users can also back up their mobile and app data in Google Drive so that their data is safe even if the device isn't. Google Drive provides a really smooth way to add files to it and access them using its app or website. Today, I will tell you three ways to add a file or an image to Google Drive. A) ADDING AN IMAGE FROM THE FILE BROWSER 1. Open the File Browser application. 2. Select the image you want to add and open it. 3. At the bottom of the screen, you will see a few options. Click on the Share option. 4. Now, you will be shown various ways via which you can share. Click on the Save to Drive option. 5. A new window will open, showing you the information regarding the file. You can edit the name of the file, select the account to which it is added and change the folder in which it is added. 6. Once done, click on the Save option and your image will be saved in Google Drive. B) FIRST METHOD TO ADD A FILE 1. Open the file you want to add to the Google Drive. 2. At the top, you will see a few options. Click on the option with the Google Drive symbol and plus sign in it. 3. A new window will open, showing you the information regarding the file. You can edit the name of the file, select the account to which it is added and change the folder in which it is added 4. Once done, click on the Save option and your file will be saved in Google Drive. B) SECOND METHOD TO ADD A FILE 1. Open the file you want to add to the Google Drive. 2. At the top, you will see a few options. Click on the three dots present at the top right corner 3. Now select the Send file... option. 4. From the list of options that appear, click on the Save to Drive option. 5. A new window will open, showing you the information regarding the file. You can edit the name of the file, select the account to which it is added and change the folder in which it is added 6. Once done, click on the Save option and your file will be saved in Google Drive. *** THE LAST TWO METHODS ABOVE WORK WHEN YOU ARE VIEWING THE FILE USING THE DRIVE PDF VIEWER APP. I hope that I am able to answer your question, but if you still have any queries, then feel free to ask. And do check out the Instagram account of our site @draditech(https://www.instagram.com/draditech/) and do not forget to follow it.
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