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.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
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:

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Your Reading List

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

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Selecting to Edit your Reading List

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

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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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How to Turn Off Mouse Acceleration in Windows 10

If your cursor keeps overshooting your target on your Windows 10 desktop, the culprit might be a feature known as Mouse Acceleration. Disabling it might increase your pointer accuracy, letting you land right on point every time.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
September 14, 2021

If your cursor keeps overshooting your target on your Windows 10 desktop, the culprit might be a feature known as Mouse Acceleration. Disabling it might increase your pointer accuracy, letting you land right on point every time.

This is for devices running Windows 10

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What is Mouse Acceleration

Mouse Acceleration in Windows 10 is a feature that increases the distance and speed at which your cursor moves across the screen in response to the speed with which you move your physical mouse.

With Mouse Acceleration enabled, if you were to quickly move your physical mouse three inches, your cursor could travel from one side of the screen to the other. However, if you were to move your mouse the exact same distance, only much slower, your cursor might only make it halfway across the screen.

This feature is enabled on Windows 10 devices by default, and the goal is to enhance the precision of your cursor. For many, it has the exact opposite effect; especially for gamers. If you find this to be the case for you, you can disable it.

Turn Off the Feature

First, in the Cortana search box (next to the Windows logo key), type Mouse and click Mouse settings from the search results in upper left-hand corner. Refer to below image:

Mouse 1
Selecting Mouse settings

Next, find the Related settings group to the right of the Mouse settings window (or the bottom if your window size is small). Now, click Additional mouse options. See below image:

Mouse 2
Selecting more mouse options

Next, in the Mouse Properties window, click the Pointer Options tab. See following image:

Mouse 3
Selecting Pointer Options tab

Now, under the Motion group, uncheck Enhance pointer precision, and then click Apply. Refer to below image:

Mouse 4
Turn off pointer precision

Now close the Mouse Properties window and exit Settings. Your mouse acceleration is now disabled.

This should help you more accurately land on your targets. But if you are a gamer and you are still having problems, you may want to read up on “mouse DPI and polling rates” and invest in a mouse that’s designed for gaming.

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How to Create a People Graph in Excel

If you take advantage of Excel’s charts for helpful visual displays of your data, check out the People Graph option to create a simple depiction of the number of people or items you have logged in your spreadsheet.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
September 9, 2021

If you take advantage of Excel’s charts for helpful visual displays of your data, check out the People Graph option to create a simple depiction of the number of people or items you have logged in your spreadsheet.

This is for devices running Excel. Screenshots are from Excel for Office 365 and Windows 10.

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You can display things like the number of visitors to your website, downloads of your app, sign-ups for your event, calls to your support center, and much more.

Add People Graph Add-In

People Graph is an Add-In developed by Microsoft, and there’s already a button for it in your Excel ribbon. But before you can use it, you will have to trust the add-in to install it. First, open the Insert tab in Excel and look for the Add-ins group. Click the button for People Graph. Refer to below image:

Graph 1
Select the Add-In

Next, You will see a pop-up window with a link to See Details. This takes you to the Add-In on the Office Store, where you can read an overview, reviews, and other details. Click Trust this add-in to get started. See below image:

Graph 2
Trust the Add-In option

Now, once the add-in is installed in Excel, you can click the button on the Insert tab to use the feature.

Insert a People Graph

Whenever you hit the People Graph button in the ribbon, you will see a sample graph. First. click the Data icon that looks like a small grid. See following image:

Graph 3
Select the People Graph button

Optionally, you can enter your graph Title before selecting your data, or you can just head back to this spot to add the title later. Next, click Select your data, and then drag through the cells that you want to use. Currently, you must use two columns of data, but you can have multiple rows. Refer to below image:

Graph 4
Select your data

Now, click Create on the People Graph screen. See below image:

Graph 5
Create the People Graph

Customize Your People Graph

First, click the gear icon to open the Settings. You can then move through the three settings for type, theme, and shape. See following image;

Graph 6
Select the Settings gear icon

You can currently pick from three graph types. Each has a slightly different layout and appearance. Now, click Type, and then choose one on the right side. Refer to below image:

Graph 7
Select your Type of graph

Next, you can select a Theme that changes the background and colors of your graph. Click Theme, and choose one of the seven options. See below image:

Graph 8
Select your theme for the graph

Finally, you can use a different Shape. So if your data is better represented by a Shape other than people, you can choose the best fit. Now, click Shape and pick from the 16 options. See following image:

Graph 9
Select the Shape of your graph

Next, you can select and drag your People Graph wherever you want it on your spreadsheet. And if you edit the data on which the graph is based, Excel will update the graph automatically. Refer to below image:

Graph 10
Your final result

Other Options

On the top right of your People Graph, you will see an arrow (Windows) or an Info icon (Mac). When you click, you will see several actions .Choose Reload to refresh the graph, Delete to remove it, and Select to select the graph if you want to move it. You also have options to Get Support, Attach Debugger, and view the Security info. See below image:

Graph 11
Select Other Options

If you are looking for a simple way to visually display data, especially if it includes a number of people like customers, clients, or contacts, try out the People Graph in Microsoft Excel.

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How to Add an iPhone Contact to Your Home Screen

iPhones are awesome communication devices. So it makes sense that you would want to put the people you talk to the front and center.

Surprisingly, Apple does not make it clear that it’s even possible to do this. The functionality is buried in the powerful Shortcuts app.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
September 8, 2021

iPhones are awesome communication devices. So it makes sense that you would want to put the people you talk to the front and center.

Surprisingly, Apple does not make it clear that it’s even possible to do this. The functionality is buried in the powerful Shortcuts app. Let’s explore how this is done.

This is for the iPhone and iPad

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There are basically two different actions that can be associated with contact Shortcuts. You can have the Shortcut give you the option of how you want to contact the person; Message, Call, FaceTime; or it can jump straight into one of those. We will be covering the first option.

Create the Shortcut

First, open the Shortcuts app on your iPhone or iPad. Refer to below image:

Shortcuts 1
Accessing your Shortcuts app

Next, go to All Shortcuts See below image:

Shortcuts 2
Find All Shortcuts

Now, switch to the Gallery tab in the bottom bar. See following image:

Shortcuts 3
Open the Gallery of Shortcuts

Add the Contact

Next, do a search for Contact, and select the Contact on Home Screen shortcut. Refer to below image:

Shortcuts 4
Search for a contact

Now, tap the Add Shortcut button. See below image:

Shortcuts 5
Add contact Shortcut

On the next screen is where you will select a person for the Shortcut. Tap the “+” button. See following image.

Shortcuts 6
Selecting to add a contact

Now, find the person you want to use for the Shortcut in your contacts list. Refer to below image:

Shortcuts 7
Locate a contact

Next, tap Done to finish. See below image:

Shortcuts 8
Finish the setup

View the Newly Added Shortcut

Now, go back to the My Shortcuts tab, and you will see the newly added Shortcut. Touch and hold to bring up some options. See following image:

Shortcuts 9
View your Shortcut

Next, select Details from the menu. Refer to below image:

Shortcuts 10
Accessing Details for the Shortcut

Add to Home Screen and Customize

Now, select Add to Home Screen. See below image:

Shortcuts 11
Add contact Shortcut to your Home screend

Next, tap the text to enter the name that you would see under the icon on the Home screen. See following image:

Shortcuts 12
Label the Shortcut icon

Now, select the icon to choose a photo for it or the other two options. Refer to below image:

Shortcuts 13
Select a photo for the contact

Next, once you are done customizing the icon, tap Add in the top right-hand corner. See below image:

Shortcuts 14
Finish customizing

Now, the icon will be added to your Home screen. When you tap it, a menu with communication choices will appear. Simply do this for all of your favorite people! See following image:

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Your Shortcut in action

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How to Add Videos to PowerPoint Kiosk Mode

It is possible to add videos to a PowerPoint Kiosk or self-running presentation. You have been able to do this for years but it’s become a lot easier in recent versions of Office. Making the video work within a self-running presentation takes a little extra trickery. L

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
September 7, 2021

It is possible to add videos to a PowerPoint Kiosk or self-running presentation. You have been able to do this for years but it’s become a lot easier in recent versions of Office. Making the video work within a self-running presentation takes a little extra trickery. Let’s explore how to do this.

This is for devices running PowerPoint

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Here are the steps:

  • Go to the presentation and add a blank slide where you want the video to go.
  • Insert the video onto the slide from Insert | Video.
  • Make any changes you want to the video; trimming, effects, fades , and so on.
  • Ensure that Video Tools | Playback | Video Options | Start is set to Automatically. Refer to below image:
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Set the Playback to automatically
  • Using the slider below the video, note the running time of the video.
  • Switch to the Transitions tab. Under Timing | Advance Slide | After set the duration to the same (our video is 41 seconds) or a little more than the video playback time. See below image:
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Set the timing for the video

With those settings the video will automatically play when the slide appears and will advance to the next slide when the video ends. If the video slide gets ‘stuck’ set the Advance Slide duration to match the video playing time.

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How to Save Office Default Save Location in Windows 10

Saving documents from the Microsoft 365 suite is a simple process. As you do, your Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files are saved to the default location of your choosing. If you wish to change this location, you can do so.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
September 2, 2021

Saving documents from the Microsoft 365 suite is a simple process. As you do, your Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files are saved to the default location of your choosing. If you wish to change this location, you can do so. Let’s explore how this is done.

This is for Windows and Office 365

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Microsoft’s recommendation is to save files to your OneDrive location. However, you might want to save all of your Microsoft 365 files to your local drive. By default, Office will use your Documents folder when you save files on your PC.

Thankfully, you do not have to change the saved location every time manually. Instead, you can set a new default. Better still, if you make the change in one Microsoft 365 app, the change carries over to every other one.

Make Your PC the Default Save Location

First, open an Office application, like Word, and click File > Options. (The Options is found in lower left-hand pane). Refer to below image:

Office 1
Selecting Options

Next, the Word Options window will appear. Click the Save tab in the left-hand pane. See below image:

Office 2
Selecting Save option

Now, under the Save Documents section, check the box next to Save to computer by default and click Browse. This will launch File Explorer for you to choose a location. See following image:

Office 3
Set default location

Next. click the OK button in the bottom-right corner of the window to apply the change. Refer to below image:

Office 4
Apply your change

Now, check your default save file location and click OK. Your Word option screen will close. The next time you save an Office file, your computer will be the default save location to the drive or folder you have chosen. (Note! I did not change the default location. This is for demonstration purposes only). See below image:

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Check default location and save

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