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Windows 10 Tips and tricks
To uninstall an app
press windows key and rather than typing in the name of the app, arrow down through the apps until you find the one you want to remove.
You can use first letter navigation to help.
Once you’ve located the app you wish to remove, (make sure it’s definitely the one), press the applications key and arrow down to uninstall.
Press enter and you will have a dialogue asking you to confirm the uninstallation.
enter on the confirm button and the app will be removed.
to set hypertext (first letter navigation) in control panel
open control panel.
tab to categories button.
press space bar.
arrow down to small icons and press enter.
to display list of applications
go to run command and type
you will find yourself at the top of the list.
to display system tray content
Press your windows key
tab tab and set combine taskbar buttons to never
tab to notification area it says select items shown on the taskbar then tab to always show all icons in the notification area.
toggle that on with space bar.
setting downloads folder to alphabetic
Since the windows 10, 19.03 update, there have been some changes made to the way in which the downloads folder has been structured.
You will probably hear things like, today, yesterday, lasst week etc.
Whilst this is fine if you like it, if you don’t then you can easily change it back to an alphabetical listing by doing the following:
1, open the downloads folder.
2, press alt+v followed by a g.
3, arrow down until you hear none and press enter.
4, this will restore your plain alphabetical listing.
allowing the microphone to access apps on windows 10
Press windows and R to Open the run dialogue box
and enter on allow apps to access your microphone
to disable or enable program notifications
press windows plus i to open the settings dialogue.
tab to system and press enter.
then tab once it says system, now arrow down until you get to notifications and press enter.
now tab through and switch on or off the notifications of your choice.
you achieve this by using the space bar to turn on or off.
once complete, press alt+f4 to close the window.
disable windows password
While strong account passwords are important (and recommended), not every user wants or needs to enter their password every time they boot their PC. Thankfully, users can disable or bypass the Windows 10 login screen and automatically log directly into their account when booting. Here’s how it works.
First, log into your Windows 10 user account as you normally do by entering your password at the login screen. Next, click Start (or tap the Windows Key on your keyboard) and type netplwiz. The “netplwiz” command will appear as a search result in the Start Menu search. press enter
windows 10 netplwiz
A new window labeled “User Accounts” will appear, listing all user accounts on the PC. Click on your user account to select it and uncheck the box labelled “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.”
bypass windows 10 login screen password
You’ll be prompted to enter the user account’s password (this is a safeguard to ensure that other users on the PC can’t change the settings for accounts they don’t have access to). Enter your account’s password and then click OK to close the window.
Finally, test the new setting by saving all open work and rebooting your PC. If all steps above were performed correctly, Windows 10 should bypass the login screen and load directly into your desktop without prompting you for the account’s password.
Other windows apps
Adding a person to skype
to easily add someone to skype,
do a windows+r to open the run dialogue.
Into that dialogue, type
This will open skype and add the person.
Empptying cache in google chrome
To empty the cache in google chrome, do the following.
1, in chrome press alt+f and arrow to more tools sub menu.
2, Press a right arrow to open this sub menu.
3, arrow to clear browsing data and press enter.
4, you will now find yourself in a dialogue.
5, press tab until you land on a combo box where you can choose the time frame to clear the cache from.
6, The options are 7 days, 28 days and all.
7, Arrow to the one you want.
8, now tab until you hear clear data button and press enter.
9, your cache will then be cleared.
google chrome shortcut Keys
Open your homepage.
Toggle between browser windows.
Back a page.
Forward a page.
Display the current website in full-screen mode. Pressing F11 again will exit this mode.
Stop page or download from loading.
Ctrl+(- or +)
Zoom in or out of a page, “-” will zoom out and “+” will zoom in.
Pressing Ctrl and any number 1 through 8 will move to the corresponding tab in your tab bar.
Switch to last tab.
Reset browser zoom to default.
This combination is used to quickly complete an address. For example, type “computerhope” in the address bar and press Ctrl+Enter to get https://www.computerhope.com.
Open the Clear Data window to quickly clear private data.
Toggle the bookmarks bar between hidden and shown.
Select everything on a page.
for the page currently opened.
Open the “find” bar to search text on the current page.
Open a file in the browser.
Open the Bookmark manager.
Open browser history in a new tab.
Display the downloads window.
Ctrl+K or Ctrl+E
Moves your text
so that you can begin typing your search
and perform a Google search.
Move the cursor to the browser
and highlight everything in it.
Open New browser window.
Open a new window in
incognito (private) mode
Print current page or
Ctrl+R or F5
Refresh the current page or frame.
Saves the current page.
Opens a new
View a web page’s
Closes the currently selected tab.
Closes the currently selected window.
This combination reopens the last tab you’ve closed. If you’ve closed multiple tabs you can press this shortcut key multiple times to restore each of the
Moves through each of the open tabs going to the right.
Moves through each of the open tabs going to the left.
Open a link in a new tab in the background.
Open a link in a new tab and switch to the new tab.
Open the browser tab to the right.
Open the browser tab to the left.
Moves down a page at a time.
Moves up a page at a time.
Go to top of page.
Go to bottom of page.
Display all previous text entered in a text box and available options on a
Other tips and tricks
Here are the instructions for setting up TAFN’s TeamTalk on an iPhone
1. Go to the App store, and download the iTeamTalk app using the following link:
2. Once you have downloaded and opened this app, in the top right corner, you will see an ‘add’ button. Double-tap this button with one finger.
3. In the ‘name’ field, type whatever name you wish to call the server. I use ‘TAFN’, for example. You can call it what you wish.
4. In the host address field, type the following: tafn.org.uk
5. The next text field will be the TCP port. This should say 10333. This one may already be entered.
6. The next text field is the UDP port. This one is also 10333 and may already be filled in.
7. In the ‘Authentication’ section, the first field will be your username. Your username for TAFN’s TeamTalk is:
8. Next is the password field. Your password for TeamTalk is:
9. Those are all the fields you need to fill in.
10. After completing the steps above, double-tap the ‘save’ button in the top right corner of your screen. The TAFN TeamTalk server will now be set up on your phone.
11. To join the server, just swipe down with one finger on the name of the server, and when it says ‘Connect to Server’, double-tap with one finger. You will then be in the lobby. You will see a list of zones, such as ‘Chat’, Events’, ‘Learning’, and others. Double-tap the one you want, and you will see a list of rooms/channels in that zone. You can join a room by swiping down with one finger and double-tapping with one finger when you hear it say ‘Join Channel’.
You may wish to go into ‘Preferences’ and change some things, such as hiding public servers, how the channels in the different zones are displayed, or altering notifications or volume controls. You will also need to enter your name in the username field in the ‘preferences’ section. This must, at least, include your first name and possibly the first initial of your surname if your name is quite common.