How to Force Quit an App in Windows 10

It can be frustrating when you have an application that won’t respond. You click the X but nothing happens., it appears to be frozen. But manually turning off your computer by hitting the power button can damage your computer. Instead of waiting for the application to respond, let’s explore how to force quit applications on a Windows 10 device in three ways.

It can be frustrating when you have an application that won’t respond. You click the X but nothing happens., it appears to be frozen. But manually turning off your computer by hitting the power button can damage your computer. Instead of waiting for the application to respond, let’s explore how to force quit applications on a Windows 10 device in three ways.

This is for the Windows 10 operating system

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Keyboard Shortcut

Click on the frozen application to bring it into focus. Now, press Alt+F4 to close it.

If you don’t select a window or application, this shortcut may cause your computer to shut down or you may receive the Shut Down Windows command prompt.

Use the Task Manager

Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to launch the Task Manager. Alternatively, you can right click the Windows task bar and select Task Manager from the menu. Refer to below image:

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Accessing the Task Manager

You will see a list of currently running applications. Now click on the task you want to force quit, then select End Task. See below image:

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The running tasks

If you don’t see your application in the list, hit the More derails button in the bottom left corner of the window. You should find your task in the Processes tab. Now, click End Task. Your frozen program should now close. See following image;

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Expanded list of running tasks

Use the Command Prompt

Click the Windows+R to open the Cortana search box. Now enter cmd and press Enter or hit the OK button. See below image:

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Entering the command for the Command Prompt

In the Command Prompt, enter tasklist and press Enter. This will display a list of currently running programs and tasks along with associated information. Refer to below image:

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List of running tasks

Locate your frozen application. Now, enter taskkill/im {name_of_program}.exe.” Replace {name_of_program} with the name of the program you want to force quit. Remember to leave a space between taskill/im and the name of the program. Finally, press the Enter key.

For example, let’s force quit the calculator program. You would enter the following command:

taskkill/im calculator.exe

then press the Enter key. See below image:

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Entering the command to force quit the calculator program

A message will be returned indicating if you have successfully force quit the application. See following image:

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Message indicating success in force quit of calculator program

If the above methods fail to work, you can reboot or shutdown your computer to kill the frozen app.

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How to Control Text in Google Chrome

If you’re having trouble comfortably reading text that is either too small or too big on a website in Google Chrome, there’s a quick way to change it.

If you’re having trouble comfortably reading text that is either too small or too big on a website in Google Chrome, there’s a quick way to change it. Let’s explore how to do this.

Chrome includes a feature called Zoom that allows you to quickly make text and images bigger or smaller on any website. You can zoom a web page from anywhere between 25% and 500% of its usual size.

When you navigate away from a page, Chrome will remember your zoom level for that website when you come back to it.

This is for devices using Google Chrome

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First, open Chrome on your devuce,.

Method 1: Using Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Press Ctrl and + (plus) to zoom in
  • Press Ctrl and (minus) to zoom out
  • Press Ctrl and 0 (zero) to return to the default size, normally 100%

Method 2: Using the Mouse

Press and hold the Ctrl key and rotate the scroll wheel on your mouse. Depending on which direction you spin the wheel, the text will become larger or smaller.

Method 3: Using the Menu

Select the Hamburger icon (the one with 3 dots) in the top-right of the Chrome web browser. Refer to below image:

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The Hamburger icon

In the Zoom section, select the + (plus) button to increase the size of text and images. Select the (minus) button to decrease the size of text and images. See below image:

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Selecting a Zoom level

Press the Esc key to hide the menu.

Reset Zoom

One way is to use any of the zoom methods listed above to set the zoom level to 100%.

Another way is to select the magnifying glass icon in the address bar (this will only appear if you are zoomed to a level other than 100%), then select Reset. If you dont see the magnifying glass (normally due to numerous icons), just press and hold the Ctrl key while pressing the + (plus) or (minus) key or mouse scroll. See following image;

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Resetting the Zoom

Set a Custom Default

You can customise the default zoom level used by the Google Chrome browser. This way, text and images will always appear larger or smaller whenever you use the browser. To do so:

Select the Hamburger icon (the one with 3 dots) in the top-right of the Chrome web browser. Refer to below image:

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The Hamburger icon

Select Settings from the menu. See below image;

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Accessing the Settings

In the search box at the top of the Settings page, type “page zoom”. See following image:

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Using the Settings search box

Under the Appearance options, select the drop-down menu for Page zoom and choose a new default zoom level. Refer to below image:

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Selecting a custome Zoom level

That’s it. Now you can make your Chrome browsing easier on your eyes.

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How to Hear a Document with Speak in Word

Microsoft Word for Windows has a “text to speech” or Speak feature to read back a document. It’s hiding away behind the Ribbon but works fine once you’ve found it. We are going to add the icon to the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) for easy accessiblity.

Microsoft Word for Windows has a “text to speech” or Speak feature to read back a document.  It’s hiding away behind the Ribbon but works fine once you’ve found it. We are going to add the icon to the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) for easy accessiblity. Lets explore how to do this.

This is for Microsoft Word 2010 through latest version

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Speak button can be put on the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) or Ribbon. Refer to below image for the Speak icon on QAT:

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The Speak icon on Quick Access Toolbar

While in Word, select some text or Ctrl + A for the whole document, then click the Speak icon. If there’s no selection, clicking Speak will say the current word at the cursor.

Add the Speak Icon

You’ll find Speak on the Commands not on the Ribbon list.  The easiest choice is adding it to the Quick Access Toolbar. Just click on the Down Arrow in the Menu Bar and select More Commands. See below image:

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More Commands option

The Quick Access Toolbar will be displayed. Select Commands Not in the Ribbon from the drop down box and locate the Speak command. Next, click the Add button to add the command to the Quick Access Toolbar. Click OK when finished. Refer to below image:

Adding the Speak option to the Quick Access Toolbar

Now it’s on the Quick Access Toolbar. Just select some text and click the Speak icon.

Change the Voice

To access the controls for Speak or Read Aloud:

  1. Access the Control Panel via the Cortana search bar. Just enter Control Panel, then click the button in upper left hand corner.
  2. Click Speech Recognition
  3. Click Text to Speech

Word Speak is making use of a little-appreciated Text to Speech part of Windows.  See following image:

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Text to Speech dialog

That means the Speech options available depend somewhat on the version of Windows, not Office. Some of the options are:

Voice Selection – the English language options are “David” or “Zira” – male or female.

Preview Voice – click to hear the current voice.

Voice speed – faster or slower than the Normal setting.

To start the Speech at Windows startup, click the Speech Recognition tab and checkmark Run Speech Recognition at startup. When finished, click OK. See below image:

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Selecting Text to Speech at Windows startup

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Microsoft File Recovery Tool for Windows 10

Victims of accidental erasures have long relied on either old shareware programs or more comprehensive professional tools like Recuva, EaseUS Data Recovery, Disk Drill Data Recovery, Wise Data Recovery, among others, to recover deleted data.

Victims of accidental erasures have long relied on either old shareware programs or more comprehensive professional tools like Recuva, EaseUS Data Recovery, Disk Drill Data Recovery, Wise Data Recovery, among others, to recover deleted data.

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Curiously, Windows never offered users its own version of an undelete utility. Until now. Why now? Who knows.

Microsoft is offering its new Windows 10 File Recovery Tool for free, online from the Microsoft App Store here.

Note! Make sure you sign in to your Microsoft Account FIRST before downloading.

Refer to below image:

Windows File Recovery app

It’s a command-line only tool, which means it doesn’t sport the attractive interface like most popular undelete utilities.

But it relies on the same principle more sophisticated shareware and professional undelete utilities have long used; deleted files are not actually immediately erased. Instead, the computer merely removes pointers to the locations of the “erased” data, notifying the system that the containers holding those data are available for use should they be needed to store newer files.

The new Windows File Recovery Tool offers three modes of recovery. The default setting is used mainly for NTFS file systems and is ideal for resurrecting recently deleted files.

A more aggressive Segment mode may do a better job retrieving older deleted files, though it will likely take longer.

The third mode, Signature. is the preferred option for retrieving files stored on external devices using FAT, exFAT and ReFS file systems.

The File Recovery Tool has only limited usefulness on solid state drives (SSDs). That is because those drives, unlike traditional hard disk drives, immediately wipe out deleted files.

Although it is not listed as such, the new tool appears to be a beta offering given its low version number or build. Users must have the Windows 10 update (May 2020) or later..

As always, users who need to retrieve an accidentally deleted file should act quickly. File segments remaining on a hard drive with address pointers removed will be overridden as new files are continually created. For the same reason, it is best to have the Windows File Recovery Tool already loaded before an emergency arises. Installing the program after a file is accidentally deleted increases the odds that deleted file fragments will be overridden by the new program.

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How to Save a Microsoft Edge Web Page as a PDF

At times you would like to “grab” a copy of a web page in Microsoft Edge without printing it out on paper. This is not obvious but easily to do on various devices.

At times you would like to “grab” a copy of a web page in Microsoft Edge without printing it out on paper. This is not obvious but easily to do on various devices.

This is for Windows 10 PCs, Macs and other devices that support Microsoft Edge

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First, open Edge and navigate to a web page you would like to save as a PDF. In the upper right hand corner, click on the hamburger icon (the one with three dots). Refer to below image:

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The Hamburger icon

In the pop-up menu, select Print. See below image:

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The Edge Print option

The Print window will open that contains a preview of what the page will look like saved as a PDF file. Select Printer from the drop-down menu, then select Save as PDF. See following image:

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Edge’s Save as PDF option

Use the Pages option to save certain pages (for example, only the first page like in my example or a range of pages). If you would like to change the orientation of the PDF file from portrait (the default) to landscape, click on the Layout option.

When you are done with your options, click on the Save button at the bottom of the page. Refer to below image:

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Edge’s Save your changes option

The Save As dialog box will open. Enter the path where you want to save your PDF file and rename the file, if necessary. Click Save to save your file. See following image:

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Edge’s Save the PDF file

Your web page(s) will be saved as a PDF file in the location you have chosen.

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How to Save a Google Chrome Web Page as a PDF

At times you would like to “grab” a copy of a web page in Google Chrome without printing it out on paper. This is not obvious but easily to do on various devices.

At times you would like to “grab” a copy of a web page in Google Chrome without printing it out on paper. This is not obvious but easily to do on various devices.

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First, open Chrome and navigate to a web page you would like to save as a PDF. In the upper right hand corner, click on the hamburger icon (the one with three dots). Refer to below image:

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The Hamburger icon

In the pop-up menu, select Print. See below image:

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The Chrome Print option

The Print window will open. From here, select Destination, then click on Save as PDF. See following image:

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Chrome’s Save as PDF option

Use the Pages option to save certain pages (for example, only the first page like in my example or a range of pages). If you would like to change the orientation of the PDF file from portrait (the default) to landscape, click on the Layout option.

When you are done with your options, click on the Save button at the bottom of the page. Refer to below image:

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Chrome’s Save your changes option

The Save As dialog box will open. Enter the path where you want to save your PDF file and rename the file, if necessary. Click Save to save your file. See following image:

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Chrome’s Save the PDF file

Your web page(s) will be saved as a PDF file in the location you have chosen.

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How to Use an Email Expire Date in Microsoft Outlook

Outlook lets you add an expiration date to email you send or receive. Once the expiration date has passed the email will be displayed with different formatting, a strikethrough, and you can use Outlook’s built-in tools to manage expired email automatically.

Outlook lets you add an expiration date to email you send or receive. Once the expiration date has passed the email will be displayed with different formatting, a strikethrough, and you can use Outlook’s built-in tools to manage expired email automatically.

This is for Microsoft Outlook 2010 and later. Screenshots are from Microsoft 365 Outlook

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Set an Expire Date for a Sent Email

To add an expiration date to an email you’re sending, you need to open the Properties window for the email.

Open Outlook and compose a message. Then click on Options. Next, in the More Options Group click on Message Options. The Propeties window will be displayed. Now, in the Delivery Options Group, checkmark Expires after and set the Date and Time you wish for the email to expire. Refer to below image:

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Settring Expire Date for a sent email

Outlook has a formatting rule for expired emails. This rule can be found under the Conditional Formatting dialog. The dialog box is displayed from the View tab, then select View Settings. Next, select Conditional Formatting option. The email that has expired has a grey font and the text has a strikethrough. See below image:

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Setting Expire date formatting

This formatting rule will be applied to the receiptents’s Outlook as well as other web apps, like GMail. Now, click OK twice to close the dialog boxes.

For demonstration purposes, I am backdating the email to show the strikethrough formatting when I open the email. Now, close the Properties window and send the email. You will get a prompt saying the Expire Date has passed if backdating or if the date has actually passed, just click Yes. It can still be opened but the strikethrough gives a visual indication that the email is no longer relevant. See following image:

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The sent email with formatting

Set an Expire Date for All Messages You Send

You can setup Outlook to automatically add an expiration date of some number of days after the message is sent.

Double-click to open the message. Next, click on File then Options. Next, click on the Mail tab. Under the Send Messages Group, checkmark Mark messages as expired after this many days and set the days you wish for the email to expire. Click OK to save your change. Refer to below image:

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Setting the Expire Date for all emails you send

Delete An Expired Email

To delete an expired email. Just select the strikethrough emails and click the Delete icon in the ribbon or press the Del key. You could also show the expired emails by adding a column to a folder that shows the expiration date.

If you have turned on Outlook auto archive feature, then you can delete emails automatically based on expire date.

Open the AutoArchives window by File > Options > Advanced. Select the option AutoArchive Settings. Checkmark the option Run AutoArchive every 14 days (the default). Select OK twice to save your change. See following image:

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Setting the AutoArchive feature

When this option is enabled, emails will be deleted or moved (depending on other settings) when the date has passed.

Set an Expire Date for Received Email

You can set an expiration date for a message you have received.

Double-click to open the message. You can not set an expiration date from the Reading Pane.

Select File then Properties. Under Delivery Options, checkmark the box Expires after amd se;ect a date and time for your message to expire. Then, click Close and the Save icon in the upper left hand corner of your message or click File > Save to save your change. Refer to below image:

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Setting Expire Date for received email

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How to Use the Windows 10 Assessment Tool

The Windows 10 Assessment Tool (WinSAT) tests the components of your computer (CPU, GPU, RAM, etc.) then measures their performance. But it can only be accessed from a Command Prompt or a PowerShell instance, and both must be opened with administrative rights.

The Windows 10 Assessment Tool (WinSAT) tests the components of your computer (CPU, GPU, RAM, etc.) then measures their performance. But it can only be accessed from a Command Prompt or a PowerShell instance, and both must be opened with administrative rights.

This post shows you how to access and use the Windows 10 Assessment Tool to measure your computer’s performance.

This is for Windows 10 operating system

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Measure Your Computer Performance

For this example, we will use PowerShell, but the process is similar for the Command Prompt. Right-click the Start Menu button on the Windows 10 desktop and select Windows PowerShell (Admin). If the option is missing, in the Cortana search bar, enter cmd, then click Run as administrator in the upper right of the screen. Refer to below image for the Powershell option:

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Starting PowerShell

At the prompt, type in winsat formal. See following image:

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The formal parameter

The system will run through an extensive series of tests. This may take a few minutes. When finished, it will display the measurements. See below image:

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Results of the running the formal parameter

The formal parameter runs a full test of all your computer’s components and
saves the results in an XML file located in this folder:

Windows/Performance/Winsat/DataStore

If you have an XML file editor, you can view the file and see your computer’s performance, however, there are user friendly alternatives.

At the PowerShell (Admin) prompt, type in one of these commands:

get-wmiobject -class win32_winsat

or

Get-CimInstance Win32_WinSat

Refer to below images for running both parameters:

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Results of running the wmiobject parameter
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Results of running the cimInstancr parameter

The first command gives you a few more details about the testing, while the second command condenses the measurements down to a minimum of information. In my example, the overall performance of my Dell desktop is limited by my graphics card. Overall, for a 5 year old desktop, my scores are still impressive.

The maximum score for any component test is 9.9.

WinSAT Parameters

You may opt to run specific tests on specific components by modifying the winsat command with parameters. Here is a list of the standard command parameters (most important are the cpu, mem, disk and media parameters), which will display measurements using default configurations:

  • winsat -?–displays the help.
  • winsat formal–runs the full assessment.
  • winsat dwmformal–runs only the Desktop Windows Manager assessment which generates the graphics score.
  • winsat cpuformal–runs only the CPU assessment to generate the processor score.
  • winsat memformal–runs only the memory assessment to generate the memory (RAM) score.
  • winsat graphicsformal–runs the graphics assessment to generate the gaming graphics score.
  • winsat diskformal–runs the disk assessment to generate the primary hard disk score.
  • winsat cpu–tests the processor.
  • winsat mem–tests the memory.
  • winsat disk–tests connected storage devices.
  • winsat d3d–assesses the Direct 3D application abilities.
  • winsat media–tests media capabilities.
  • winsat mfmedia–Windows Media Foundation assessment.
  • winsat features–runs the features assessment.
  • winsat dwm–runs the Desktop Windows Manager assessment.
  • winsat prepop–pre-populate WinSAT assessment results.

Diving Deeper

Because the Windows 10 Assessment Tool produces XML files containing performance scores and measurements, APIs and scripting tools like PowerShell can be used to display and process data points.

Developers can use such tools to customize testing parameters and search for ways to improve performance. You should keep in mind that the Windows 10 Assessment Tool is not the only way to measure your computer’s performance. Other benchmarking measures will provide more detail, particularly when measuring graphical capabilities.

UserBenchmark Tool is a utility that will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades. Click here to download the software. After running, just Close the dialog. The results are displayed in a web page. See below image on completing the benchmarks on my PC:

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The results of running UserBenchmark. After closing, the results are displayed in a web page.

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How to Recall an Email in Gmail

Oops! You just sent a Google Gmail message that you did not want to send. You realize for one reason or another that the message has a mistake or that it shouldn’t have been sent at all. Using Gmail, you have a small window of time in which to undo your mistake.

Oops! You just sent a Google Gmail message that you did not want to send. You realize for one reason or another that the message has a mistake or that it shouldn’t have been sent at all. Using Gmail, you have a small window of time in which to undo your mistake.

By default, Gmail only gives you a 5 second delay in which to recall an email after you hit the Send button. If this is too short, you’ll need to extend the length of time Gmail will keep emails pending before it sends them. Once an email(s) are sent, you are unable to recall them.

This is for Windows 10 PCs, Macs and other devices that support Google Gmail

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Setting the Time Delay in Web Based Gmail

Unfortunately, you can’t change the length of this cancellation period in the Gmail app. You’ll need to do this in the Settings menu of Web based Gmail using your Windows 10 PC or Mac.

First, open Gmail using your browser and click Settings (the gear icon) in upper right-hand corner. Next, click the See all settings option. Refer to below image:

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Open Web based Gmail Settings

In the General tab, you’ll see an option for Undo Send with a default 5 seconds delay. You can change this to periods of 10, 20, and 30 seconds from the drop-down list. It is recommended you set a 30 second delay. See below image:

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Setting the Cancellation Period in Web based Gmail Settings

Scroll way down till you see the Save Changes button at the bottom of the screen. Press this button to save your change. The Settings window will then close.

The cancellation period you’ve selected will be applied to your Google account across all your devices.

How to Recall a Web Email in Gmail

If you want to recall a message sent by a Web based Gmail, you’ll need to do so within the cancellation period that applies to your account. This period begins from the moment you press the Send button. If you followed my recommendation, you have 30 seconds.

To recall an email, press the Undo button that appears in the black Message Sent pop-up. It is visible in the bottom-left corner of the Web based Gmail window. See following image:

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Undo your email in Web based Gmail

This is your only chance to recall the email. If you miss it, or you click the “X” button to close the pop-up, you won’t be able to recall it. Once the cancellation period has passed, the Undo button will disappear and the email will be sent.

How to Recall a Mobile Device Email in Gmail

The process for recalling a mobile device email is similar to using the Web based Gmail. Your cancellation period you setup above for your Google account applies.

Go ahead an send an email using the Gmail app. A black pop-up box will appear at the bottom of your screen, telling you that the email has been sent.

The Undo button will appear on the right-hand side of this pop-up. If you want to stop the email, tap this button within the cancellation period or 30 seconds if following my recommendation. Refer to below image:

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Undo your email using Gmail app

Pressing Undo will recall the email, returning you to the Compose draft screen in the Gmail app. At this point, you can then make changes to your email, save it as a draft or delete it.

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How to Recall a Sent Microsoft Outlook Message

Oops! You just sent a Microsoft Outlook message that you did not want to send. You realize for one reason or another that the message has a mistake or that it shouldn’t have been sent at all. You can fix your mistake by recalling the message. Using the recall feature, under the right conditions, your email is deleted without the recipient ever seeing the message. You can also send the recipient a replacement email with the correct information.

Oops! You just sent a Microsoft Outlook message that you did not want to send. You realize for one reason or another that the message has a mistake or that it shouldn’t have been sent at all. You can fix your mistake by recalling the message. Using the recall feature, under the right conditions, your email is deleted without the recipient ever seeing the message. You can also send the recipient a replacement email with the correct information.

For a message to be recalled, both you and the recipient must have a Microsoft 365 Business Account or Microsoft Exchange email account in the same organization. The email must not not have been read by the recipient.

However, even if you and the recipient use different email accounts, the recall feature is useful. Though the initial email won’t be deleted, the recipient receives a follow-up message indicating that you want to recall the previous email. That tells them that your initial one is incorrect for some reason. You should then follow-up your initial email and recall message with another email that contains the right information or corrects the initial one.

To summarize, three emails are involved. The initial email with incorrect information, the recall message email, then the follow-up email with the correct information.

This is for Windows 10 PCs, Macs and other devices that support Microsoft Outlook

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Recall a Message

Let’s send an email. Open Outlook, start new email and address to a recipient, then send the email. Refer to below image:

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Initial Outlook email

Now, let’s say you notice an error in your email and want to recall it. In our example, the vacation dates are incorrect.

Open the email from your Sent Items folder. Select the Actions icon and click the option Recall This Message. See following image:

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Recall initial Outlook email

The Recall This Message window opens to offer two options. Choosing Delete unread copies of this message tries to remove the message with no follow-up. Choosing Delete unread copies and replace with a new message provides the opportunity to send a follow-up message with the correct information. To learn of the recall’s success, ensure the box is checked for Tell me if the recall succeeds or fails for each recipient then click OK. Refer to below image:

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Options for recalling initial Outlook email

If you chose the option to replace with a new message, a new email appears with the text from the initial email. You can fix any errors and send a corrected replacement message or a follow-up email with the corrected information. In my example, the recall message failed because I had already read the message. See following image:

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Recall of initial Outlook email failed because recipent (me) had read the message

If you and the recipient use the same Microsoft 365 Business or Exchange, then the initial email should be deleted automatically. If so, you will receive an email saying the recall was successful for that recipient.

If you and the recipient use different email accounts, the initial emails remains in that person’s inbox. A follow-up email arrives that tells the recipient you would like to recall the message. You then have to rely on the recipient to delete or ignore the initial message. At this point, a third email could be sent with the corrected information. Refer to below image:

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Corrected Outlook email

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