How to change Mouse Sensitivity

You can customize your mouse in a variety of ways in Windows. For instance, you can swap the functions of your mouse buttons, make the mouse pointer more visible, and alter the scroll speed of the mouse wheel.

How to change Mouse Sensitivity

  1. Open Mouse Properties by clicking the Start button The Start button , and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type mouse, and then click Mouse.Mouse setting
  2. You choose Pointer Options => Adjust your mouse pointer’s speedHow to change Mouse Sensitivity
  3. You click OK

To change how the mouse buttons work


  1. Open Mouse Properties by clicking the Start button  The Start button , and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type mouse, and then click Mouse.
  2. Click the Buttons tab, and then do any of the following:
    • To swap the functions of the right and left mouse buttons, under Button configuration, select the Switch primary and secondary buttons check box.
    • To change how quickly you must click the buttons to perform a double-click, under Double-click speed, move the Speed slider toward Slow or Fast.
    • To turn on ClickLock, which enables you to highlight or drag items without holding down the mouse button, under ClickLock, select the Turn on ClickLock check box.
  3. Click OK.

To change how the mouse pointer looks


  1. Open Mouse Properties by clicking the Start button  The Start button , and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type mouse, and then click Mouse.
  2. Click the Pointers tab, and then do one of the following:
    • To give all of your pointers a new look, click the Scheme drop-down list, and then click a new mouse pointer scheme.
    • To change an individual pointer, under Customize, click the pointer you want to change in the list, click Browse, click the pointer you want to use, and then click Open.
  3. Click OK.

To change how the mouse pointer works


  1. Open Mouse Properties by clicking the Start button The Start button , and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type mouse, and then click Mouse.
  2. Click the Pointer Options tab, and then do any of the following:
    • To change the speed at which the mouse pointer moves, under Motion, move the Select a pointer speed slider toward Slow or Fast.
    • To make the pointer work more accurately when you’re moving the mouse slowly, under Motion, select the Enhance pointer precision check box.
    • To speed up the process of selecting a choice when a dialog box appears, under Snap To, select the Automatically move pointer to the default button in a dialog box check box. (Not all programs support this setting. In some programs, you’ll need to move the mouse pointer to the button you want to click.)
    • To make the pointer easier to find when you move it, under Visibility, select the Display pointer trails check box, and then move the slider toward Short or Long to decrease or increase the length of the pointer trail.
    • To ensure that the pointer doesn’t block your view of the text you’re typing, under Visibility, select the Hide pointer while typing check box.
    • To find a misplaced pointer by pressing the Ctrl key, under Visibility, select the Show location of pointer when I press the Ctrl key check box.
  3. Click OK.

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How to Connect a Bluetooth device Windows 7/8/10

You can connect all kinds of Bluetooth devices to your PC—including keyboards, mice, phones, speakers, and a whole lot more. To do this, your PC will need to have Bluetooth. Some PCs, such as laptops and tablets, have Bluetooth built in. If your PC doesn’t, you can plug a USB Bluetooth adapter into the USB port on your PC to get it. To get started with using Bluetooth, you’ll need to pair your Bluetooth device with your PC.

How to Connect a Bluetooth device Windows 7 8 10

In Windows 7


  1. Turn on your Bluetooth device and make it discoverable.The way you make it discoverable depends on the device. Check the device or visit the manufacturer’s website to learn how.
  2. Select the Start button Start button icon > Devices and Printers.
  3. Select Add a device > select the device > Next.
  4. Follow any other instructions that might appear. Otherwise, you’re done and connected.
Your Bluetooth device and PC will usually automatically connect anytime the two devices are in range of each other with Bluetooth turned on.

In Windows 8.1


  1. Turn on your Bluetooth device and make it discoverable.The way you make it discoverable depends on the device. Check the device or visit the manufacturer’s website to learn how.
  2. Select the Start  button > type Bluetooth > select Bluetooth settings from the list.
  3. Turn on Bluetooth > select the device > Pair.
  4. Follow any instructions if they appear. Otherwise, you’re done and connected.
Your Bluetooth device and PC will usually automatically connect anytime the two devices are in range of each other with Bluetooth turned on.

In Windows 10


To connect a Bluetooth headset, speaker, or other audio device

  1. Turn on your Bluetooth audio device and make it discoverable.The way you make it discoverable depends on the device. Check the device or visit the manufacturer’s website to learn how.
  2. Turn on Bluetooth on your PC if it’s not on already. To do this, on the taskbar, select action center > Bluetooth.

    If you don’t see the Bluetooth icon on the taskbar, select the Start  button, then select Settings  > Devices  > Bluetooth & other devices  and turn on Bluetooth.

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How to Rip a CD or DVD

When you copy music, videos  and pictures from a CD or DVD to your PC, it’s called “ripping.” You can use Windows Media Player to do it .

How to Rip a CD or DVD

How to Rip CD or DVD

When you rip music from a CD, you’re copying songs from an audio CD to your PC. During the ripping process, the Player compresses each song and stores it on your drive as a Windows Media Audio (WMA), WAV, or MP3 file.
Ripped files are automatically saved to the Music folder, but you can change the location using the options on the Rip settings tab.

Rip music from a CD

Make sure your PC is connected to the Internet if you want Windows Media Player to automatically get info about the songs, such as the name of the CD, the artist, and titles for the tracks being ripped.
  1. Open Windows Media Player.
  2. Insert an audio CD into the PC’s CD drive.
  3. Select the Rip CD button Rip CD button .
Tips
  • If you want to select a different format or bit rate, select the Rip settings menu, and then choose Format or Audio Quality in the Player Library.
  • If you don’t want to rip every song, clear the check boxes next to the songs you don’t want.

Add or edit media info after ripping

  1. In the Player Library, search for the album or song you want to edit.
  2. Right-click the album, and then select Find album info.
  3. Do one of the following:
      • If the correct album or artist info appears in the search results, select the correct entry, and then follow the instructions on the page to automatically update the album art and media info.
      • If the correct album doesn’t appear in the search results, follow the instructions on the page to search again using different search criteria, or to manually add the media info.

How to Burn a CD or DVD

When you copy music, videos  and pictures from your PC to a blank CD or DVD, it’s called “burning” . You can use Windows Media Player to do it .

How to Burn a CD or DVD

How to Burn CDs or DVDs

Different discs you can burn

With Windows Media Player, you can burn three kinds of discs: audio CDs, data CDs, and data DVDs. To decide which kind of disc you should use, you’ll need to think about what you want to copy, how much you’re copying, and how you want to play the disc. This table helps you decide what type of disc to use.
Disc type  Description
Audio CD
Choose this option if you want to make music CDs that you can play in your car, on your stereo, or on your PC.
  • Use this for music only
  • Capacity: up to 80 minutes
Data CD
You can play a data CD on PCs and some CD and DVD players. The device must support the file types that you add to the disc, such as WMA, MP3, JPEG, or Windows Media Video (WMV). Choose this option if you have lots of music and a CD or DVD player that can play the file types you add to the disc or if you want to back up your media.
  • Use this for music, pictures, and videos
  • Capacity is about 700 megabytes (MB), or roughly 8 hours of music
Data DVD
 You can play a data DVD on PCs and some DVD players. The device must support the file types that you add to the disc, such as WMA, MP3, JPEG, or WMV. Choose this option if you have a lot of files that won’t fit on a single CD because a data DVD has a lot of space.
  • Use this for music, pictures, and videos
  • Capacity is about 4.7 gigabytes (GB), or roughly 54 hours of music

What you’ll need

You’ll need two things to get started:
  • A CD or DVD recorder drive (also known as a CD or DVD burner).
  • A blank CD or DVD.

Burn an audio CD (or a data CD or DVD)

You can make a CD that stores about 80 minutes of music and will play in almost any CD player. Or you can make a data CD or DVD that can hold several hours of music (or many photos or short video clips) and will play in PCs. A data CD will work in CD players that support the file types copied to the disc.
Here’s how to burn an audio CD: 
  1. Open Windows Media Player.
  2. In the Player Library, select the Burn tab, select the Burn options button Options button , and then select Audio CD or Data CD or DVD.
  3. Insert a blank disc into your CD or DVD burner.If your PC has more than one CD or DVD drive, select the drive you want to use.
  4. Search for the items in your Player Library that you want to burn to the disc, and then drag them to the list pane (on the right side of the Player Library) to create a burn list.
  5. When you’re finished with the list, select Start burn.

How to get Microsoft Rewards points

Bing Rewards is now Microsoft Rewards. If you were a Bing Rewards member, your account transitioned automatically to the new program and your credits have been converted into points. One credit in Bing Rewards is equivalent to 10 points in Microsoft Rewards.

How to get Microsoft Rewards points

There are thousands of Rewards available to you – from films, to apps, to sweepstakes and more – all from Microsoft. Once you have enough points to snag what you want, each of those eligible rewards will light up for redemption on your Rewards page. Just select Redeem and follow the steps. Browse the Redeem page anytime you’re feeling spendy.

Save up for a big item, spend your points on smaller rewards along the way – however you want to redeem your points, we’re with you. We’ll track your point progress, so you can keep earning and spending without counting on your fingers.

Redeem a gift card or code to your Microsoft account

Redeem your gift card or code

Redeem a gift card or code to your Microsoft account


The easiest way to redeem a gift card or code is by visiting microsoft.com/redeem. If you or your family have multiple Microsoft accounts, make sure you’re signed in to the one to which you want to apply the gift card or code. Then enter the 25-character code, select Next, and follow the instructions on the screen.

See Find your downloads and product keys for more info about downloading and installing apps and games.

Redeem a gift card or code on Windows 10 or Xbox devices

Windows 10

  1. Open Microsoft Store .
  2. Select the See more  menu (next to the Search box).
  3. Select Redeem a code. If you aren’t already signed in, sign in to the Microsoft account on which you want to redeem the code.
  4. Enter your code and select Redeem.
  • If the card or code has money on it, we’ll apply the entire balance to your Microsoft account. You can use it to buy things from Microsoft Store online, on Windows 10, and on Xbox One.
  • If the card or code is for a specific app or game, we’ll add it to your personal library, where you can download and install it. Go to My Library in Microsoft Store. When some apps or games are redeemed, they will take you to the product page where you can also download and install.
  • If the card or code is for a subscription, you can find it in your Services & subscriptions.

Xbox One

Make sure your console is connected to the Internet and you’re signed in to the Microsoft account on which you want to redeem the code.

  1. Select Store > Use a code.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen to redeem your gift card or code.
  • If the card or code has money on it, we’ll apply the entire balance to your Microsoft account. You can use it to buy things from Microsoft Store online, on Windows 10, and on Xbox One.
  • If the card or code is for a specific app or game, we’ll add it to your personal library, where you can download and install it. Press the Xbox  button on your controller and then select My games and apps > Ready to install. Select the app or game, then select Install.
  • If the card or code is for a subscription, such as a subscription to Xbox Live Gold, you can find it in System > Settings > Account > Subscriptions.
or —
  1. Say “Xbox, use a code”.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen to redeem your gift card or code

Xbox 360

Make sure your console is connected to the Internet and you’re signed in to the Microsoft account on which you want to redeem the code.

  1. Press the Guide button on the controller.
  2. Choose Games and apps > Redeem code.
  3. Enter the gift card code and select Done.

How to delete your Microsoft account

When you delete a Microsoft account, whether because you no longer need it or because it’s a duplicate account, Microsoft wants to make sure of two things.

How to delete your Microsoft account

  • First, that it’s really you, not someone else trying to close your account.
  • Second, that you’re not leaving anything important behind that you’re going to need later.

To protect your account from accidentally being closed, we may ask you to prove your identity and intent. For example, if you forgot your account information and had to reset your security info, we make you wait 60 days before closing your account.

If you’re sure you want to close your Microsoft account, click the items below for things to check first, how to close it, and what to do afterward

Before you close your account


Closing a Microsoft account means you won’t be able to use it to sign in to the Microsoft products and services you’ve been using. It also deletes all the services associated with it, including your files saved in OneDrive, your Xbox Live data and GamerTag, your Skype ID and contacts, and your Outlook.com, Hotmail, Live, or MSN email accounts. So before you close your account, take the time to tie up loose ends, cancel subscriptions, and make sure you don’t leave anything important behind—like files in your OneDrive, money from gift cards, emails in Outlook.com, and more

What is SMTP server?

SMTP: (pronounced as separate letters) short for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, a protocol for sending e-mail messages between servers. Most e-mail systems that send mail over the Internet use SMTP to send messages from one server to another; the messages can then be retrieved with an e-mail client using either POP or IMAP. In addition, SMTP is generally used to send messages from a mail client to a mail server. This is why you need to specify both the POP or IMAP server and the SMTP server when you configure your e-mail application.

What is SMTP server

What does SMTP mean to you?

You would probably most likely encounter it when setting up your hosted email on your local email client (such as Outlook or Eudora).

SMTP is also referred to as “outgoing email” by most of the email programs (clients). If you host your own domain and email service, and need to know what your specific SMTP is, you must ask your hosting service provider.

If you use public email services, such as Yahoo, there is no need for you to know your SMTP .

Sometimes you need to ask your ISP (internet service provider) for SMTP information – for example, if you use AT&T, or  for your mobile phone service, or Optimum Online for your home internet connection, you may have to confirm your SMTP (outgoing) settings with them, first.