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Tech Tip – Windows 11 : Customise Your Touchscreen Keyboard

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If you have a touchscreen PC, Windows 11 gives you the option to customise the touch keyboard with different colours and themes. Here’s how: – To enable the touch keyboard in the first place, right-click the taskbar and select ‘Taskbar settings’.  – Click on ‘Touch keyboard’ to turn it on. – To customise the touch keyboard, press the ‘Windows’…

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Tech News : Survey Reveals 55% Of Devices Can’t Upgrade to Windows 11

Survey Reveals 55% Of Devices Can’t Upgrade to Windows 11

A survey by IT asset management platform Lansweeper has revealed that 55 per cent of devices are not capable of upgrading to Windows 11.  Survey  The survey, based on an estimated 30 million Windows devices from 60,000 organisations, has revealed that on average, only 44.4 per cent of workstations are eligible to receive the automatic upgrade.  Was A Concern…

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Tech Tip – Setting Up ‘Gestures’ In Windows 11

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Being able to use gestures on the touch screen or touchpad of your Windows 11 device can help make work faster and easier. Here’s how to set them up: Gestures that are supported by Windows 11 include tapping, scrolling, zooming, and three and four-finger-finger gestures. Here’s how to enable them on the touch screen of a Windows 11 device….

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Tech News : Microsoft’s Self-Updating Emails

Microsoft's Self-Updating Emails

As part of its roll-out of the collaborative working ‘Loop’ app, Microsoft has announced that as part of its ‘365 Roadmap’, self-updating Loop elements can now be included in Outlook emails. What Is Loop? In November 2021, Microsoft unveiled its ‘Loop’ collaborative app which it described as “a flexible canvas with portable components” designed for assisting with new hybrid working patterns….

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Tech Tip – Windows 11 : Realign The Start Button To The Left

Tech Tip

If you’ve started using Windows 11 and, as a long-time Windows user, you’d prefer the Start button to still be on the left rather than centred, here’s how to move it back: – Press the Windows Key + I to open the ‘Settings’ app. – Select ‘Personalisation’ and ‘Taskbar’. – Select ‘Taskbar behaviours’. – Click ‘Left’ under ‘Taskbar alignment’. 

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Tech Tip – How To Make Sure All Data Is Removed When Re-Setting A Windows Device

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If you need to use the “Remove everything” option to reset a Windows device, and don’t want to leave any data behind (a known current issue), here’s the latest workaround from Microsoft: – Sign out or unlink OneDrive before resetting the Windows device. Instructions can be found in the “Unlink OneDrive” section of the Microsoft support pages: Turn off, disable,…

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Tech News : Windows Updates Can Take 8 Hours

Windows Updates Can Take 8 Hours

According to new research by a Microsoft program manager, it could take as long as 8 hours, connected to the Internet, for devices to fully download Microsoft updates. The Update Challenge – Time A blog post in Microsoft’s Tech Community by program manager David Guyer, highlighted how one important challenge for Microsoft is trying to understand why Windows devices…

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