Seven Methods to Turn Off a Windows 10 PC

When it comes time to turn off a Windows 10 PC, you might not know the best way to do it. But there’s more than one way to shut down your computer, and we will show you seven different methods that do the trick.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
September 30, 2021

When it comes time to turn off a Windows 10 PC, you might not know the best way to do it. But there’s more than one way to shut down your computer, and we will show you seven different methods that do the trick.

This is for Windows 10 devices

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If your PC is “stuck”, one of these methods should do the trick. I have a shutdown/restart process on this PC that runs every night at 10 pm. I find this very helpful in clearing out the cache and other files so that I have a “clean” PC every morning. Also, by doing this, your PC will perform better. We do not advise keeping your device running all the time. Its best to turn it off or shutdown/restart your PC ever so often. Let’s explore seven ways to turn off your PC.

Method 1 – Use the Power Button

Perhaps the easiest way to turn off your Windows PC is by pressing the power button. Years ago, you always had to shut down Windows within the software itself before flipping your PC’s power switch so that you did not lose any data. These days, PC power buttons are wired to send a signal to the operating system to begin a shutdown process when you push it. (Note! It is recommend that you hold down the button only for a few seconds to avoid shutdown problems). The button can also be configured to put your PC to sleep.

The only catch is that the power button on many laptops do not usually shut down the machine. Instead, it often puts the laptop to sleep or turns off the display. If that’s the case, you might be better off using a shutdown method as listed below. Refer to below image:

Power 1
Push this button, resembles HAL in 2001 A Space Odyssey

Method 2 – Use Login Power Icon

On your Windows 10 login screen, click the power icon in lower right-hand corner. Next, click the Shut down option.

Method 3 – Use the Start Menu Icon

First, click the Start button, which is the Windows logo button in the left-hand corner of your screen.

Next, in the Start menu that pops up, select the Power icon in the left side of the menu. Next, click Shut down in the small secondary menu that appears. After a moment, all apps will close, and the PC will power off. See below image:

Power 2
Accessing Start Menu icon

Method 4 – Use Right-Click On Start Menu

You can also shut down your device from a hidden menu if you right-click the Start menu or press Windows+X on your keyboard.

After the menu is loaded, select Shut down or Sign out. Now, choose the Shut down option from the sub-menu. See following image:

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Using Right-Click on Start Menu

Method 5 – Use Ctrl-Alt-Del Keyboard Shortcut

If you press Ctrl+Alt+Delete on your keyboard, a special screen will appear that allows you to launch the Task Manager, Switch user, and more. You can turn off your PC from here, too. Like in Method 2, in the lower-right corner of the screen, click the Power icon and select Shut down in the menu. Refer to below image:

Using Ctrl-Alt-Del shortcut

Method 6 – Use Alt-F4 Keyboard Shortcut

In Windows, this shortcut usually closes the currently active window. But if you click the de3sktop (or minimize all windows) and press Alt+F4, a special Shut Down Windows box will appear. In the drop-down menu, select Shut down (although it’s usually selected by default), and then click OK. Your PC will shut down after that. See below image:

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Using Alt-F4 shortcut

Method 7 – Use the Command Prompt

If you prefer to do things from the Command Prompt, you can shut down from there as well. First, open the Start menu and type Command in the Cortana search box, and then hit Enter. In the search results at upper-right hand corner, click on Command Prompt. With the prompt open, type

shutdown /s

at the prompt and press Enter. You will see a warning pop-up that lets you know that Windows is about to shut down. After a minute, Windows will shut down fully and your PC will power off. See following image:

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Using Command Prompt

Quote For the Dquote

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.

Isaac Asimov

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How to Change Back to Old Safari on iPhone

iOS 15 introduced a redesigned Safari interface that puts the address bar at the bottom of the screen.

If you prefer to keep it at the top of the screen, like most web browsers, it can be easily swapped

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
September 29, 2021

iOS 15 introduced a redesigned Safari interface that puts the address bar at the bottom of the screen. Refer to below image:

Safari 1
New Safari

If you prefer to keep it at the top of the screen, like most web browsers, it can be easily swapped. Let’s explore how this is done.

This is for the iPhone running iOS 15 or above

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There are a few advantages to having the address bar at the bottom. First, it’s easier to reach with one hand on a large screen. Second, it puts all the browser controls in one place. If you are still not convinced to give it a try, let’s switch it back. Personally, I like the old Safari.

First, open the Settings app from the home screen. See below image:

Safari 2
Accessing Settings

Now, scroll way down and tap Safari. See following image:

Safari 3
Accessing Safari

Next, go to the Tabs section and switch it to Single Tab. Refer to below image:

Safari 4
Toggle to Single Tab

Now, the address bar is back at the top of the screen and the other browser controls are still at the bottom. See below image:

Safari 5
The old Safari

Regardless of which interface you prefer, the same amount of content is visible, so it’s just a matter of what you like best.

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Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.

Steve Jobs

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How to Add the Developer Tab in Office Apps

Sooner or later, you will need the Developer Tab in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Outlook. Even if you know nothing about programming, there are buttons on the Developer tab that are necessary for some of the clever features in Office.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
September 28, 2021

Sooner or later, you will need the Developer Tab in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Outlook. Even if you know nothing about programming, there are buttons on the Developer tab that are necessary for some of the clever features in Office.

The Developer tab is not displayed by default, but you can add it to the ribbon in a few easy steps.

This is for devices running Microsoft Office

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First, open an Office app, like Word, and any document. Now, right-click within any Tab in the Ribbon and select Customize the Ribbon. Refer to below image:

Ribbon 1
Select Customize the Ribbon option

Next, in the right-hand side, select All Tabs from the drop down menu and simply checkmark the Developer tab box. Now, select OK to enable the Developer tab. See below image:

Ribbon 2
Enable the Developer tab

Next, exit your Office app, restart the app and load your document. You will see the Developer tab in your ribbon. Just click the tab to view its options. See following image:

Ribbon 3
Your Developer tab

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Ray Bradbury

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How to Access Power User Menu in Windows 10

The Power User Menu is available by default (you do not have to download it) in Windows 10, Windows 8.1, or Windows 8 as a pop-up menu with shortcuts to management, configuration, and other “power user” Windows tools.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
September 23, 2021

The Power User Menu is available by default (you do not have to download it) in Windows 10, Windows 8.1, or Windows 8 as a pop-up menu with shortcuts to management, configuration, and other “power user” Windows tools.

It’s also referred to as the Win+X Menu.

This is for devices running Windows 10

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What’s in the Power User Menu

The Power User Menu is, at its most basic, a context menu that provides quick access to some of Windows 10’s more advanced or frequently accessed features.

Here’s a list of what’s on the Power User Menu by default, along with a shortcut key that you can use to launch that program from the menu. With the Power User Menu already open, just hit one of those keys to immediately open that shortcut. (Note! According to your configuration, all of these options may not be listed.)

  • Apps and Features (F): Opens Apps & Features in the Settings app.
  • Mobility Center: Opens Windows Mobility Center, a place in which to quickly adjust certain audio, visual, and battery settings.
  • Power Options (B): Opens Power & Sleep in the Settings app.
  • Event Viewer (O): Opens Event Viewer, which shows a log of app and system messages.
  • System (V): Shows the system information of your machine in the Settings app.
  • Device Manager (M): Opens Device Manager, which lets you configure and/or troubleshoot your PC hardware.
  • Network Connections (W): Opens your network status information in the Settings app.
  • Disk Management (K): Opens Disk Management, which allows you to manage your disks and drives.
  • Computer Management (G): Opens Computer Management, a feature that contains admin tools like Event Viewer and Disk Management.
  • Windows PowerShell (i): Launches PowerShell.
  • Windows PowerShell Admin (A): Launches PowerShell as an admin.
  • Task Manager (T): Opens Task Manager, which displays resource usage and process statistics.
  • Settings (N): Opens the Windows Settings app.
  • File Explorer (E): Opens File Explorer.
  • Search (S): Opens Windows Search and places the cursor in the Search bar.
  • Run (R): Opens Run, a feature that lets you open folders and run programs with commands.
  • Shut Down or Sign Out: (First, press U, and then press i to Sign Out, S to Sleep, U to Shut Down, or R to Restart).
  • Desktop (D): Minimizes everything.

Open the Power Menu

There are two equally simple ways to access the Power User Menu. If you are a fan of keyboard shortcuts, then press Win+X The Power User Menu will open. Another way is by just right-clicking the Start menu in the bottom-left-hand corner of your desktop. The Power User Menu will then open. Refer to below image:

Menu 1
The Power User Menu

How to Customize the Menu

One of the easiest ways to remove, reorder, rename, or add items to Power User Menu, is to use a graphical program that can do it for you.

The favorite is Win+X Menu Editor, which lets you add your own programs to the menu as well as Control Panel shortcuts, Administrative Tools items, and other shutdown options like Hibernation and Switch User. It’s also just a click away to restore all the defaults and get the regular Power User Menu back. The problem with this app is its preinstalled software requirements. The Editor wants you to install WinZip and WinZip Driver Updater. The WinZip app has a trial version (21 days), the Updater does not offer a trial version. To me, these requirements are a major downside to installing the Editor unless the apps are already installed.

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How to Crop Photos on iPhone and iPad

The stock Photos app for iOS and iPadOS comes with a built-in editing tool that can let you automatically resize a pic. Besides, you can also get rid of the unwanted parts manually to ensure there is no blemish. You do not need any photo editing apps to rotate, crop, or straighten your photos. 

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
September 22, 2021

There could be all sorts of reasons why you would like to crop photos on your iPhone and iPad. Maybe you are not pleased with the actual size of the image or want to make it perfectly fit a frame.

The stock Photos app for iOS and iPadOS comes with a built-in editing tool that can let you automatically resize a photo. Besides, you can also get rid of the unwanted parts manually to ensure there is no blemish. You do not need any photo editing apps to rotate, crop, or straighten your photos.

However, the best part is that you can go back to the original size just in case the end result does not turn out as expected. Let’s see how this is done.

This is for the iPhone and iPad

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Crop Your Photo

First, open the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad and navigate to the photo that you want to crop. In the top right-hand corner, tap the Edit button. Refer to below image:

Crop 1
Selecting to Edit a photo

Now, in the photo editing view, you will see the bottom toolbar. Tap the Crop button which looks like a box with arrows around it. See below image:

Crop 2
Selecting the Crop button

Next, you will see the image surrounded by a white frame. Swipe in from any edge to crop the image. You can do this from all corners. Just, lift your finger to see the cropped image. See following image:

Crop 3
Cropping a photo

Now, you can also crop the image using a specific aspect ratio if you need the photo to be a perfect square. Tap the Aspect Ratio button in the top toolbar which looks like overlapping boxes. Refer to below image:

Crop 4
Selecting the Aspect Ratio button to crop a photo

Next, you can choose the Aspect Ratio (such as “4:3” or “16:9”) or switch between the Portrait and Landscape formats.

Even after selecting the Aspect Ratio, you can continue to crop the image. The difference is that now, the Aspect Ratio will be locked. If you do not want to use the Aspect Ratio feature, choose the Original option. See below image:

Crop 5
Selecting an Aspect Ratio

Now, if you are satisfied with the crop dimensions, tap the Done button in the bottom toolbar on iPhone. See following image:

Crop 6
Selecting the Done button

Your photo will be cropped, and the result displayed on the screen. Refer to below image:

Crop 7
Original on left, cropped on right

Do not forget that you can share the photo with your friends using the Share button in the bottom toolbar which looks like a box with an arrow coming out of it. See below image:

Crop 8
Selecting the Share icon

Undo Your Crop

All edits in the Photos app are non-destructive. This means that you can revert any photo to its original state.

First, open the photo in the Photos app. Tap the Edit button in the top right-hand corner. See following image:

Crop 9
Selecting the Edit button

Now, in the bottom right-hand corner on iPhone, tap the Revert button. Refer to below image:

Crop 10
Selecting the Revert button

Next, in the pop-up, choose the Revert to Original option. See below image:

Crop 11
Revert your photo back to the original

Now, your photo will be back to its original form!

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How to Check if Chrome 93 is Installed

Google Chrome 93 is officially here. There is plenty to be excited about. For example, with Chrome 93, progressive web apps (PWAs) feel a lot more like native desktop apps, as clicking on a link can open an associated web app. There’s also improved multi-screen support for web apps, making this an update web app users will love.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
JSeptember 21, 2021

Google Chrome 93 is officially here. There is plenty to be excited about. For example, with Chrome 93, progressive web apps (PWAs) feel a lot more like native desktop apps, as clicking on a link can open an associated web app. There’s also improved multi-screen support for web apps, making this an update web app users will love. Let’s explore how to install Chrome 93.

This is for Windows, Android, Mac, iPhone, and iPad

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Some new features are related to recently closed tabs, a Material You theme for Android 12, a new Google Search UI on Android, the ability to sync Two-Factor OTP codes across devices (a true game-changer), the ability to use note-taking apps right from the browser, a new context menu on iPhone, and so much more.

Chrome 93 will now also show Google Drive documents on the New Tab page. The suggested documents will appear in a card underneath the Search Bar, allowing you to easily access recently edited Google Docs or Sheets.

First, you can check for an update by going to the three-dot menu hamburger icon on the top-right of Chrome. Next, click Help followed by About Google Chrome. Refer to below image:

Chrome 93 1
Selecting the About option

Now, the Chrome Settings window open. If Chrome is outdated, it will automatically download and install the latest version. See below image:

Chrome 93 2
Your Chrome version

Now, close Chrome and restart the app.

If you are on iPhone or Android, update the app as you would for any other application.

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How to See Amazon Kindle Book Page Numbers

When you read paperback and hardcover books, you use page numbers for tracking progress and for discussing parts of the book. But, by default, Amazon Kindle only shows you your location in the book.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
September 16, 2021

When you read paperback and hardcover books, you use page numbers for tracking progress and for discussing parts of the book. But, by default, Amazon Kindle only shows you your location in the book. Let’s find out how to see it’s page numbers.

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If a Kindle book has a Print Length section on its Amazon page, it means you will be able to see real page numbers as you move through the book. Refer to below image:

Book 1
Viewing Print Length

Once enabled, page numbers will be visible in the bottom left-hand corner of the reading screen (replacing the Location or Reading Progress).

First, navigate to the Your Library section in the Kindle e-book reader. See below image:

Book 2
Selecting an e-book

Next, tap a book to start reading. See following image:

Book 3
Tap a book to read

Now, tap in the top part of the screen to reveal the toolbar. Refer to below image:

Book 4
Reveal the toolbar

Next, select the “Aa” button. See below image:

Book 5
Tap the text option

Now, tap the More tab and select the Reading Progress option. See following image:

Book 6
Tap More and Reading Progress options

Next, select the Page in Book option. If this option is blacked out, it means that real page numbers will not be available for this book on Kindle. Refer to below image:

Book 7
Select Page in book option

Now, go back to the reading view. In the bottom left -hand corner of your screen, you will now see the page number. See below image:

Book 8

View the page number

You can quickly cycle through all the Reading Progress options (Page in Book, Time Left in Chapter, Time Left in Book, Location in Book, and Note) by tapping the text in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen. See following image:

Book 9
View the Reading Progress options

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How to Add a Web Page to Chrome’s Reading List for iPhone and iPad

The Reading List is a similar concept to bookmarks but intended for reading material that you find online. At the time of this writing, it’s available in Chrome on the desktop (Windows, Mac, and Linux) and for iPhone and iPad. The feature is not available on Android.

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September 15, 2021

The Reading List is a similar concept to bookmarks but intended for reading material that you find online. At the time of this writing, it’s available in Chrome on the desktop (Windows, Mac, and Linux) and for iPhone and iPad. The feature is not available on Android. For this blog post, we will explore this feature for the iPhone and iPad.

This is for the iPhone and iPad using Google Chrome

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Chrome for iPhone and iPad has two different ways to add web pages to your Reading List. It can either be done from Chrome or from another app.

Method 1 – Within Chrome

First, find a page to save for later, and then tap the Share icon in the address bar. Refer to below image:

Reading 1
Accessing the Share icon

Next, select Read Later from the menu. See below image:

Reading 2
Selecting Read Later option

That’s it! The page is now in your Reading List.

Method 2 – Use an App

The second method allows you to add things to the list from outside of Chrome. Now, find a news article or story that you would like to read later in any app. In our example, we are using Apple News. Next, find the Share icon in the app and tap it. See following image:

Reading 3
Accessing the Share icon

Now, find Chrome in the app row and select it. If you do not see Chrome, tap the three-dot More menu. Refer to below image:

Reading 4
Finding the Chrome app

Now, find Chrome from the app list and tap it. See below image:

Reading 5
Selecting Chrome app

Next, from the Chrome menu, tap Read Later. See following image:

Reading 6
Selecting Read Later option

To access the Reading List on your iPhone or iPad, first, open Chrome and tap the three-dot Menu icon at the bottom. Refer to below image:

Reading 7
Accessing the Menu icon

Next, select Reading List from the menu. You will notice a number that indicates unread pages. See below image:

Reading 8
Accessing Reading List option

Now, the Reading List will open with Unread pages at the top and Pages You’ve Read at the bottom. Pages marked with a green check are ready to read offline. See following image:

Reading 9
Your Reading List

Next, tap Edit in the bottom corner to manage the list. Refer to below image:

Reading 10
Selecting to Edit your Reading List

From here, you can select pages and delete or mark them as read. See below image:

Reading 11
Selecting Delete or Mark as Read option

The Reading List is a nice, simple alternative to apps that provide similar services. It all happens right inside of Chrome without any additional software.

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