If you’re browsing the web with Mozilla Firefox and you’d like to quickly open a Private window , there’s no need to reach for a menu. Here’s how to start private browsing in Firefox with just a keyboard shortcut on Windows, Linux, and Mac. First, open “Firefox.” With any Firefox window active, press one of the following shortcuts depending on your computer platform. Windows or Linux: Press Ctrl+Shift+P Mac: Press Command+Shift+P After that, a new Private window will open. While in Private mode, you can always tell because Firefox will include a special “Private” logo in the toolbar that looks like a silhouette of a carnival mask within a circle. While using a Private window, Firefox will not store your browser history, cookies, or saved form data once you close the window. You’ll still need to manually clear downloads and bookmarks if you’ve added any of those during your Private session, however. Once you’re in a Private window, you can open as many tabs … [Read more...] about How to Open Firefox’s Private Browsing Mode with a Keyboard Shortcut
It can be frustrating when you need to restart Safari on your Mac and you lose what you’ve been working on because all of your tabs and windows close. Luckily, there’s an easy way to make Safari restore your session every time you start the app. Here’s how to set it up. First, launch Safari on your Mac. At the top of your screen, click the “Safari” menu and select “Preferences.” When the “Preferences” window appears, click the “General” tab, then locate the “Safari opens with” option. In the drop-down menu beside it, select “All windows from last session” if you want all of your windows—including your Private Browsing windows —to be restored. If you only want your non-Private windows to be restored, select “All non-private windows from last session” in the drop-down menu. After that, close Preferences. The next time you restart Safari, it will remember your browsing session, and all the windows and tabs you had open last time will reopen automatically. Happy browsing! … [Read more...] about How to Make Safari Always Open Your Previous Tabs on Mac
Windows has had a calculator app since the beginning , and it’s always been handy. In Windows 10, you can pin the calculator on top of whatever you’re doing. That could be a detailed strategy game or an intense Exel session. Try Windows 10’s Built-in Calculator Windows 10’s built-in calculator has an always-on-top mode , too. It can stay always on top of whatever desktop apps you’re using. We’re covering another cool trick in this article: Using the Xbox Game Bar’s little-known widgets to get a calculator that can stay always on top anywhere in Windows, including inside PC games. RELATED: How to Keep the Calculator Always-on-Top on Windows 10 How to Get an Xbox Game Bar Calculator Widget Widgets are one of the Xbox Game Bar ‘s many handy features. They give you quick access to “widgets” on top of your current activity. With a simple keyboard shortcut, you can bring up a calculator and even pin it to stay on top. Microsoft added widgets to the Game Bar in … [Read more...] about How to Get an Always-on-Top Calculator in PC Games on Windows 10
Anybody looking for serious graphics power needs to have a graphics card from AMD, NVIDIA, or (someday soon) Intel. Not everyone wants that kind of power, however, especially when it comes at a price tag of $150 to more than $1,000. How Good Are Integrated Graphics? So what do you do if you aren’t interested in shelling out for a graphics card, but you’d still like to play the occasional session of Civilization VI or The Witcher 3 ? All is not lost. You can get usable, or sometimes even outstanding, performance from your CPU’s built-in or integrated graphics. It all depends on which games you want to play , what graphics settings you can accept, and how old your CPU is. Gaming is the main thing you need to be concerned with here. Integrated graphics will work just fine for most other typical uses of a PC. There are professional tasks that rely on a system’s GPU, too. These include video editing, graphics rendering, and GPU-accelerated computing with standards like … [Read more...] about When Are Integrated Graphics Good Enough on a PC?
If you repeatedly perform a task, you can save time by using a macro to automate that task. However, not all macros are created equal—some contain malicious code. Here’s how to enable (or disable) macros in Microsoft Office 365. Security Warning Macros are used to automate tasks by mapping a sequence of keystrokes to perform a specific task. In Office, you can record a macro with no development background, but macros are code. Legitimate macros save you the time and effort of having to press the same keys or click the same buttons repeatedly. However, someone with ill intent can inject malicious code in an Office document via a macro and infect your computer and/or network. RELATED: Macros Explained: Why Microsoft Office Files Can Be Dangerous Always be cautious when downloading an Office document from the web and never open any documents from unreliable sources. Enable or Disable Macros for Office on Windows 10 Macros are disabled by default, but you can … [Read more...] about How to Enable (and Disable) Macros in Microsoft Office 365