A web browser is the program you use on a PC, Mac, or smartphone to look at web pages. Web pages can be simple pages (like this one) or can be a way of searching the Web (like the search pages of Google or Bing) or one way of checking your e-mail such as Gmail (although there are other ways).
Google use a rather clever single sign-on system for all their products like Gmail and Google Calendar (the free ones and the paid-for G Suite ones). If you only have one account (e-mail address) it’s simple enough, but with multiple accounts it can be a bit confusing until you get the hang of it. Here’s a quick guide.
Every now and then I have a look and see what’s available online in the UK. This time I’m looking a Windows laptops.
There are a number of ways to open a run box, but one of the easiest, and one that works on all modern versions of Windows is this:
In details: hold down the Windows key, press and release the “R” key, let go of the Windows key.
The “Run box” will appear:
Type a Windows command into the run box – my screenshot shows the command “winver” – and then click “OK”. Windows will execute your command.
- cmd /c”ipconfig /all > desktop/ipconfig-pd.txt”
Explanations of the above commands:
- Shows which version of Windows you are running.
- Runs the text editor
- Open a command windows (also called a “DOS box”) – type exit to close it.
- Creates a text file on your desktop called ipconfig-pd which contains your IP configuration – sometimes I’ll ask you to e-mail this to me if you can’t get on the Internet.
- Run Powershell – type exit to close it.
Be careful with the command box and (especially) with Powershell!