How to Use Text to Speech Tools

Reading is great, but sometimes you want or need to listen. Let your computer or phone do the reading for you.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
June 23, 2022

Reading is great, but sometimes you want or need to listen. Let your computer or phone do the reading for you. Let’s explore some tools to do this.

This is for the mobile or desktop

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Some people struggle with reading text on a screen, or physically can not. Others might want their computer to read something to them aloud while they do something else. There are plenty of reasons to use a text-to-speech tool, also called a “screen reader”.

Although there are standalone text-to-speech apps, you probably do not need them. That’s because every operating system, and several well-known pieces of software, offer a text-to-speech feature, and they are all quite good.

Spoken Content for iPhone

The iPhone’s text-to-speech feature is very easy to use. First, to turn it on, head to:

Settings > Accessibiltu > Spoken Content

and enable Speak Selection and Speak Screen. Once enabled, any text you highlight in any application will have a Speak option, which you tap to activate. We have highlighted some text from the Notes app to be read to us. Refer to the below image:

Spoken Content for iPhone

Read Aloud for Browsers

Read Aloud is an extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Edge that can read whatever website you currently have open. First, you will need to download the extension. After downloading, in Chrome, right-click on some highlighted text and choose the Read aloud selected text option. See the below image:

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Read Aloud for browsers

Immersive Reader for Office and Edge

Microsoft Office applications have a built-in text-to-speech feature but it’s a little hard to find. First, in any document, click the Immersive Reader tab. If you do not see it, search for it, and from then on it should appear in your interface permanently. Highlight some text, then right-click and select Read Aloud to hear your document read back to you with the corresponding word highlighted as it goes. Immersive Reader is perfect for copy editing and reviewing long documents. See the following image:

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Immersive Reader for Office

Microsoft Edge has this feature, too. Highlight some text, then right-click and select Real aloud selection. Refer to the below image:

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Immersive Reader for Edge

Natural Reader

First, download the mobile version (ours is for the iPhone). Then head to

NaturalReaders.com/online (note the plural in the URL)

and paste some text, highlighting it to hear it read on a mobile device. See the below image:

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Natural Reader on mobile

You can also drag documents into your browser window if you prefer. Natural Reader has a variety of voices, and you can control the speed of reading. Just click the Gear icon on the upper right-hand corner for options. See the following image:

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Natural Reader options

You can upgrade for features like a Chrome extension, OCR for scanned documents, higher quality voices, and the ability to create MP3 files; these features cost $9.99 a month. The paid version also supports uploading documents, including Microsoft Word, Apple’s Pages, and even image files with text on them. The free version is perfect for quick listening. Refer to the below image for an example of listening to a webpage:

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Natural Reader for web pages

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How to Turn Off/On Live Captions in Google Chrome

Are you not a big fan of Google Chrome’s Live Captions, which displays the text version of your media files? If so, it’s easy to turn this feature off/on both temporarily and permanently.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
June 16, 2022

Are you not a big fan of Google Chrome’s Live Captions, which displays the text version of your media files? If so, it’s easy to turn this feature off/on both temporarily and permanently. Let’s explore this feature.

This is for devices using Google Chrome. Screenshots are from Windows 10

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Temporary Disable Live Captions

You can turn off Chrome’s Live Captions for a specific playback session while keeping it enabled for all other sessions.

First, open a video containing a voice. The speaker’s voice will be displayed as Live Captions. To close this Live Captions, in the top right-hand corner of Chrome’s Live Captions box, click the “X” icon. Note! We are assuming the Live Captions option has been disabled (see below section). Refer to the below image:

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Live Caption being displayed

Live Captions will immediately disappear from your screen, and you can enjoy your media playback without any interruptions.

Permanently Stop Live Captions

If you do not wish to see live captions for any of your media playbacks in Chrome, turn the feature OFF permanently and it will not bother you anymore.

First, from Chrome’s top right-hand corner, select the three dots icon (the Menu icon). See the below image:

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Selecting the Menu icon

Next, in the Menu box, click Settings. See the following image:

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Selecting Settings

Now, on the Settings screen, from the left sidebar, select Advanced. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting Advanced

Next, in the expanded Advanced menu, click Accessibility. See the below image:

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Selecting Accessibility

Now, on the right, in the Accessibility pane, toggle the Live Caption option to OFF. See the following image:

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Disable Live Caption

If you want to enable the option again, toggle the Live Caption option to ON. You may see the message “Speech files downloaded” below the Live Caption. Refer to the below image:

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Enable Live Caption

Going forward, Chrome will not display any captions for your media playbacks in the browser.

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Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, allowing us to do things more quickly and efficiently. But too often it seems to make things harder, leaving us with fifty-button remote controls, digital cameras with hundreds of mysterious features and book-length manuals, and cars with dashboard systems worthy of the space shuttle.

James Surowiecki

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How to Use Profanity Check in Word

Microsoft Word has a ‘profanity’ check to warn you about rude, offensive, or swear words in some places. In others, the same word will not get any special marking. This feature is helpful in a work environment using Microsoft. We will explain how to set up and use Microsoft Word’s Profanity check, then show its limitations and traps.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
May 26, 2022

Microsoft Word has a ‘profanity’ check to warn you about rude, offensive, or swear words in some places. In others, the same word will not get any special marking. This feature can be helpful in a work environment that is using Microsoft. We will explain how to set up and use Microsoft Word’s Profanity Check, then show its limitations and traps.

This is for Microsoft Word 365, Outlook 365, and parts of Microsoft Office 365

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Note! We will be discreet in this article but the topic means there’s plenty of blurred text or Asterix.  Please do not proceed if you might be offended.

Word’s Profanity Check

Modern Word has an optional profanity check that’s supposed to warn about rude, offensive, obscene, or bad words. 

First, open Word and navigate to:

File > Options > Proofing > Grammar and refinements > Settings

Refer to the below image:

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Accessing Settings

Next, scroll down to the bottom. Under Vocabulary look for the Profanity option, and checkmark it. When finished, click OK. Click OK again to exit. See the below image:

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Enabling Profanity option

How the Feature is Suppose to Work

Now, when Word ‘sees’ a profane word, it adds a blue dotted line. Click on the word to see an explanation This language may be offensive to you. See the following image:

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Showing Profanity check

Next, choose Ignore to remove the dashes. Click the Speaker icon at the right to hear the word and sentence.

That’s how it’s supposed to work but there’s more to it in the real world.

How the Feature Really Works or Not

Word’s Profanity check mostly works only for lower case words.  Anything with a Capital letter is usually ignored. For us, this is a huge drawback to the feature. Refer to the below image:

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Profanity checking

Microsoft’s Value Judgements

One person’s plain speaking is another’s profanity.

We were intrigued that ‘ass’ is not marked as an offensive word while ‘damn’ is.  Apparently, Microsoft decided to err on the side of caution, for whatever that is worth.

Use of Capital Letters

In a similar way to some of the other Grammar and refinements checks, most words starting with a Capital letter are ignored.

As you can see, that’s not consistent.  We can not explain why two words on the list above are marked as ‘profane’ regardless of capitalization but others do not.

Word’s grammar checks, etc, treat most capitalized words like proper nouns, so it ignores them.  Of course, that makes no sense if the word starts a sentence, but that’s a distinction Word does not make. Word does have some contextual spell checking but that’s not been extended to Profanity and other grammar checks.

Here are three examples of s**t to demonstrate that only the lower-case word is marked as ‘offensive’. See the below image:

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Upper and lower case Profanity check

A Judgment Call

Do not just rely on Word’s Profanity test (among others) so that there are no ‘naughty words’ in your documents or emails.

As you can see, there are limits to what Word will detect. 

  • Capitalized words are almost always ignored.
  • Words with multiple meanings are always ignored with no consideration of the context.

This post is courtesy of Office Watch.

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How to Remove Twitter Followers

If you do not like someone following you on Twitter but do not want to block them, you can remove them from your follower list. This only takes a few clicks.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
April 20, 2022

If you do not like someone following you on Twitter but do not want to block them, you can remove them from your follower list. This only takes a few clicks. Let’s explore how to do it on Twitter’s desktop and mobile site.

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Note: As of the writing, the option to remove a follower is only available on Twitter’s desktop and mobile site. The option is not yet available on Twitter for Android or iOS.

The Old and New Methods

Twitter has launched the ability to remove followers at the end of 2021. Earlier, if you wanted to remove a follower, you had to block them. Doing so basically removed that user from your follower’s list, prevented them from following you again, and also hid your tweets from them.

In the new method of removing followers, you can remove someone from your follower’s list without blocking them. Twitter does not notify a user when you remove them from your follower’s list. However, they may notice they are not following you anymore, and they can then choose to follow you again. You will need to block them if you do not want them capable of following you, or choose the nuclear option and delete your Twitter account as a last resort.

Remove Followers Using Desktop

To delete a follower from your Twitter profile on a Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer, use the Twitter desktop website.

First, open a web browser on your computer and launch the desktop Twitter site. Log in to your account if you have not already done so.

Next, in Twitter’s left sidebar, click the Profile option (the person icon). Refer to the below image:

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Selecting your Profile

Now, your profile page will open. Here, beneath your profile information, click the Followers link to see your followers list. See the below image:

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Selecting your Followers link

Next, on the follower’s page, find the follower you want to remove. Then, next to that user’s name, click the Menu icon (the three dots). See the following image:

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Selecting the Menu for a follower

Now, in the three-dots Menu, click Remove this follower. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting to Remove this follower

Next, you will see a Remove this follower prompt. Just click the Remove button. See the below image:

Warning: Make sure you really want to remove that follower before clicking “Remove.” Twitter will not show any further prompts and will immediately remove that user from your followers list.

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Remove the follower

Now, you are all set. Your selected follower is now removed from your Twitter followers list.

Remove Followers Using Mobile

If you are on an iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, you can use Twitter’s mobile site to remove a follower from your account.

First, open a web browser on your phone and launch the mobile Twitter site (mobile.twitter.com/home). If you launch Twitter.com (as you do on the desktop), the removal process will not work. Sign in to your Twitter account if not already done so.

Next, in Twitter’s top left-hand corner, tap your Profile icon. See the following image:

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Selecting your Profile

Now, an Account info menu will open. Here, tap the Followers link. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting your Followers link

Next, on the follower’s page, find the follower you want to remove. Then, next to that user’s name, tap the Menu icon (the three dots). See the below image:

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Selecting the Menu for a follower

Now, in the three-dots Menu, tap Remove this follower. See the following image:

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Selecting to Remove this follower

Next, you will see a Remove this follower prompt. Just tap the Remove button. Refer to the below image:

Warning: Make sure you really want to remove that follower before clicking “Remove.” Twitter will not show any further prompts and will immediately remove that user from your followers list.

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Remove the follower

Now, you are all set. Your selected follower is now removed from your Twitter followers list.

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How to Turn Off the Prompt “Sign In With Google”

Some websites show you a “Sign in with Google” prompt to help you quickly sign in to that website. If you would like to avoid this prompt, there’s an easy way to disable it from your Google account’s Settings menu

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
April 7, 2022

Some websites show you a “Sign in with Google” prompt to help you quickly sign in to that website. If you would like to avoid this prompt, there’s an easy way to disable it from your Google account’s Settings menu. Let’s see how this is done.

This is for devices using Google. Screenshots are from Windows 10

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The “Sign in with Google” prompt is tied to your Google account and not to a particular web browser. This means that you will need to disable the prompt in your account to prevent it from appearing across all your web browsers, including both desktop and mobile browsers.

First, open your Google My Account site in a web browser on your Windows, Mac, or Linux computer. Then, log in to your Google account if you have not already done so.

Next, when the site loads, first, select Security in the left sidebar. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting Security option

Now, on the Security page, scroll down to the Signing in to other sites section. Here, click the Signing in with Google option. See the below image:

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Selecting Google sign in

On the next page, under the Signing in with Google section, toggle OFF the Google Account sign-in prompts. See the following image:

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Disable Google sign in

Now, you will see an Updated message in the lower left-hand corner of your browser telling you that your settings are saved. Refer to the below image:

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Your updated change notification

Note: If you are logged in to multiple Google accounts in your web browser, repeat the above process for each account to get rid of the Sign in with Google prompt.

If you want to reverse this action, simply repeat the above steps and toggle ON the Google Account sign-in prompts.

From now on, you will not see the Sign in with Google prompt on any website.

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How to Invite Others to Like a Facebook Page

Have you come across an interesting Facebook page that you think your friends would like? If so, invite your friends to like that page so they all see the page’s content in their news feed.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
March 29, 2022

Have you come across an interesting Facebook page that you think your friends would like? If so, invite your friends to like that page so they all see the page’s content in their news feed. Here’s how to do this on desktop and mobile.

This is for the desktop and mobile using Facebook. Images are from Windows 10 and iPhone XR

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You can only invite your friends to like a Facebook page. If you want to invite someone who is not your friend, you will have to add them as a friend first. Later, if your friends do not Like a page, they can remove their like from the page to stop seeing the page’s content in their feed.

Invite Friends on Desktop

On a desktop computer, like Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook, use the Facebook website to send out page like invitations.

First, open a web browser on your computer and launch Facebook. On the site, access the page to which you want to invite people.

Once you see the page, in the tab list beneath the page name, click the three dots menu icon (at the far right). Refer to the below image:

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Accessing the menu

Next, in the menu that opens, click Invite Friends. See the below image:

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Selecting Invite Friends option

Now, you will see an Invite Your Friends window, where you will choose your friend(s) to send an invitation to.

Next, to ensure all your friends are listed, at the top of this window, click the drop-down menu and choose All Friends. Then, from the list that opens, select the people to invite to like the page. In the window’s bottom right-hand corner, click Send Invites. See the following image:

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Select your friends and send invites

Tip: To let Facebook also send invites via Messenger, then in the window’s bottom left-hand corner, enable the Also send each invite in Messenger option.

Now, Facebook will send a notification to your selected friends asking them to like your page. They can then either accept or decline your invite for the page Like. Refer to the below image:

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Your invites are sent

Invite Friends on Mobile

If you are on an iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, use the Facebook app to send invitations to like a page.

First, launch the Facebook app on your phone. In the app, open the page to which you want to invite people.

Next, on the page screen, beneath the page name, tap the three dots menu icon. See the below image:

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Accessing the menu

Now, scroll down and click Invite Friends. See the following image:

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Selecting Invite Friends

Next, an Invite Friends screen will open. Here, select the friends you would like to invite. Then, at the bottom, tap Send Invites. Refer to the below image:

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Select your friends and send invites

Now, your selected friend(s) will receive an invitation to like your Facebook page. See the below image:

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Your invites are sent

And that’s how you let your friends know about pages that exist on Facebook.

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How to Drag and Drop Browser Links to Desktop

In four major browsers; Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Safari; on Windows, Mac, and Linux, you can easily drag and drop a shortcut link to a website straight to your desktop.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
JMarch 1, 2022

In four major browsers; Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Safari; on Windows, Mac, and Linux, you can easily drag and drop a shortcut link to a website straight to your desktop. Let’s see how easily this is done.

This is for PCs, Macs, and web browsers. Screenshots are from Windows 10

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Create Shortcut Using Chrome, Edge, and Firefox

To create a desktop web shortcut, first open a Chrome, Edge, or Firefox browser window and navigate to the site you want to create a shortcut from. In the address bar at the top of the window, click and drag the Padlock icon (located to the left of the address) out of the browser window, or drag and drop the URL address onto your desktop. Refer to the below image:

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Drag to create a shortcut on the desktop

Next, as soon as you click and drag, you will see the title or address of the website besides your pointer. When you are hovering over the desktop, release your mouse button, and a shortcut icon will be created. To use the shortcut, double-click it at any time, and the site will open in your default browser.

This shortcut does not have to stay on your desktop either; you can move it to any folder on your PC.

Create Shortcut Using Safari on Mac

To make a desktop web shortcut on a Mac, first, open a Safari browser window and navigate to the site you want to create a shortcut to.

Next, in that window, hover your mouse cursor over the address bar at the top of the window, and a small Plus (“+”) icon will appear on the far left side. Click and drag the Plus icon onto your desktop and release your mouse or trackpad button. A shortcut icon will appear. See the below image:

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Drag to create a shortcut on Mac

Now, you can double-click the shortcut icon, and your default browser app will open and automatically load the website stored in the link.

By the way, this is not the only drag-and-drop trick you can do with browsers. Most browsers also allow you to drag tabs between open windows of the same browser.

How to Drag Tabs Between Browser Windows

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Want to Change Your LinkedIn Profile URL?

Your LinkedIn profile‘s web address (URL) is customizable, which means you can set it to whatever you want.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
February 17, 2022

Your LinkedIn profile‘s web address (URL) is customizable, which means you can set it to whatever you want. Let’s see how to change your profile URL on LinkedIn on a desktop and mobile.

This is for devices using LinkedIn. Screenshots are from Windows 10 and iPhone XR

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When you change your URL, it will always start with the following:

www.linkedin.com/in/

After the in/ is where your custom URL will appear. The new URL must have a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 300 characters. You can not use spaces, symbols, or special characters in your URL.

You will likely want to change it to your name in some fashion. Keep in mind, though, that your profile URL is not case-sensitive, which means both “RaymondOglesby” and “raymondoglesby” are the same.

While changing the URL, also keep in mind that you can only do this five times in a six months period.

Change on the Desktop

On a Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer, use the LinkedIn site to customize your profile URL.

First, launch a web browser on your computer and open LinkedIn. Sign in to your account, if not already.

Next, in LinkedIn’s top right-hand corner, click:

Me > View Profile

Refer to the below image:

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Accessing View Profile

Now, on the right sidebar, at the top, click Edit public profile & URL. See the below image:

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Accessing your Profile URL

Next, at the top of the right sidebar, in the Edit your custom URL section, click Edit (the pencil icon). See the following image:

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Edit your Profile URL

Your profile URL is now editable. Next, clear the existing URL, type in a new URL of your choice, then click Save. Refer to the below image:

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Changing your Profile URL and Save

And your LinkedIn profile URL has been successfully changed. Compared to changing your profile URL on a mobile device, this method is much easier. People will now need to use the new URL to access your profile. Be sure to update your other social media with your new link.

If you would like to revert back to the previous URL, you can do so using the above steps.

Change on Mobile

On your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, use the LinkedIn app to change your Linkedin web address.

First, launch the LinkedIn app on your phone. In the app’s top left-hand corner, tap your profile icon. See the below image:

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Accessing your Profile icon

Next, in the menu that opens, at the top, tap View Profile. See the following image:

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Accessing View Profile

Now, your profile page will open. Next to your profile image, tap the Edit (the pencil icon). Refer to the below image:

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Accessing Edit

Next, your profile page will open. Scroll down the page to the Contact info section, then tap Edit contact info. See the below image:

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Accessing Edit contact info link

Now, in the Edit contact info section, tap your current profile URL. See the following image:

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Accessing your current Profile link

Next, in the Edit My Public Profile section, tap the Edit (the pencil icon) below Edit your custom URL

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Accessing to Edit your Profile URL

Your profile URL is now editable. Now, clear the existing URL, type in a new URL of your choice, then click Save. Refer to the below image:

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Changing your Profile URL and Save

And that’s all. Your LinkedIn profile URL is now changed.

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Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.

Mark Zuckerberg

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How to Disable/Enable Google Search Dark Theme

Google Search’s Dark Theme looks great, but it’s not for everyone. If you would prefer performing your searches on a light theme, here’s how to turn off/on Dark Theme on Google Search on desktop and mobile.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
February 15, 2022

Google Search’s Dark Theme looks great, but it’s not for everyone. If you would prefer performing your searches on a light theme, here’s how to turn off/on Dark Theme on Google Search on desktop and mobile.

This is for devices using Google Search. Screenshots are from Windows 10 and iPhone XR

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Turn Off on Desktop

To disable Google Search’s Dark theme on your Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer, first, launch your web browser and access the Google site.

Next, in the bottom-right-hand corner of the Google site, click Settings. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing Settings

Now, in the menu that opens, select Search Settings. See the below image:

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Selecting Search settings option

Next, on the Search Settings page, in the left sidebar, click Appearance. See the following image:

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Selecting Appearance option

Now, in the Appearance section on the right, enable the Light theme option. This disables the Dark theme and enables the Light theme. Simply do the opposite to re-enable the Dark theme.

Next, to save your settings, at the bottom of the Appearance section, click Save. Refer to the below image:

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Save your change

Now, you will see a Your preferences have been saved prompt. Click OK. See the below image:

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Confirm your change

Next, your Google Search will be displayed in the Light theme. See the following image:

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Your Light theme

Turn Off on Mobile

To deactivate Dark theme on Google Search on your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, first, launch your web browser and open the Google site.

Next, in Google’s top left-hand corner, tap the Hamburger menu (the three horizontal lines). Refer to the below image:

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Selecting the menu

Next, from the menu that opens, select Settings. See the below image:

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Accessing Settings

Now, on the Search Settings page, in the Appearance section, enable the Light theme option. See the following image:

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Selecting Light theme

Now, to save your changes, scroll the Search Settings page to the bottom. and tap Save. Refer to the below image:

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Save your change

Next, in the Your preferences have been saved prompt, tap Close. See the below image:

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Close the dialog

And your favorite search engine is now back to Light theme. Simply do the opposite to re-enable the Dark theme.

Now, your Google Search will be displayed in the Light theme. See the following image:

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Your Light theme

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When you combine ignorance and leverage, you get some pretty interesting results.

Warren Buffett

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How to Add Drop Cap Using Online Pictures in Word

If you want even more flair with your Microsoft Word drop cap letters, why not take advantage of the Microsoft online images.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
February 3, 2022

If you want even more flair with your Microsoft Word drop cap letters, why not take advantage of the Microsoft online images. Let’s explore how this is done.

This is for devices using Microsoft Word

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First, open Word and click where you want a drop cap letter to appear and navigate to

Insert | Pictures | Online Pictures

Next, you will see the Online Pictures box. Search for the letter you want to use (e.g. type “R” into the Search for box and hit Enter). Simply select your image and click Insert. Refer to the below image:

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The letter “R” Drop Caps

The letter may appear very large or very small within your document, so resize it if necessary.

Now, right-click the image of your letter to format it. For example, Crop the image slightly, setting Wrap Text to ‘tight’ or ‘square’. See the below image:

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Selecting omg options for the Drop Cap

Next, you will see your drop cap in your Word document. See the following image:

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Your finished Drop Cap

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Stephen Covey

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