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Finding Files with Search and Libraries in Windows 7

In this tutorial you will learn how to access your content through Search and Libraries. Most of the users access the files through My Documnts, the C drive or from some other locations like a backup drive or a server. But Microsoft wanted to make the finding your files easier so they developed thw Libraries. Libraries are actually the collections of your stored content that can be accessed easily through the Desktop Search function. Libraries will ne replace your folders they simply house them on single collection.

Windows Explorer

Understanding of Windows Explorer will allow you to navigate through your content as well as work with your files and folders in a very easy way.

  • Click on the folder icon on the taskbar to open Windows Explorer.
To Use Windows Explorer
  • First of all move through your content by double clicking on the folder, clicking on the Forward and Back buttons or by simply clicking on headings in Address bar.
  • Now you can preview the files by selecting the Show the Preview pane button.
  • The default program will open when you will double click a file.

To Change the View of the Ocntent in your Folders:

In order to change the view, select the View button and select your preference.

To Change How your Content is Arranged
  • Depending on the library you can Arrange content by month, day, rating or any other factors.
  • Select the Arrange by button and then select your preferences.

Using Search

To search your Libraries
  • First of all you need to locate the Search bar at the top right corner of Windows Explorer pane.
  • Now you are required to start typing a file name or keyword.
  • Now Search will start displaying the matching items even before you will finish the typing.

Searching from the start Menu

Windows Explorer pane is not just the only place that you can access Search and Libraries. You can find Search bar in the Start Menu along with one click access to the famous Libraries.

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Privacy and Security in Chrome

Chrome was developed for not just only speed as it has got some advanced security features, it provides a very safe browsing experience. Chrome lets you control what information you share online, keeping your personal information private.

Understanding the Security of Chrome:

Chrome has got loads of security features which includes security indicators as well as malware protection. All of these features are running continally in Chrome thus ensuring that you PC and personal information are protected all the times. Chrome uses the sandboxing technology which stops the dangerous viruses from reaching your computer.

Website security indicators:

When you navigate to website, Chrome will display security indicator to the left of the web address in Omnibox. Understanding of the indicators helps you in staying safewhen you enter the personal online.

  • The non-SSL indicator will appear for most of the websites which means that the site is not using a secure connection. This is not important for lots of websites like news website or weather forecast. But you should avoid going into the personal information on these pages.
  • The HTTPS indicator appears if the site is using secure connection. You need to check this icon when entering sensitive information like your birth date or credit card number. A secure connection will make it impossible for someone to access your information.
  • The insecure HTTPS indicator will appear if Chrome detects the problem with the secure connection of the site. You should never enter the personal or sensitive information on an insecure site.
Malware and Phishing Protection:

In order to keep yourself protected from harmful websites Chrome automatically downloads list of dangerous as well as malicious websites and then stores that list on your PC. Whenever you navigate to the website in Chrome, the page is checked against the list. If the website is suspected to be malware or phishing site the Chrome will display a warning message instead of navigating the website. You need to click Back to safety in order to return to the last page you viewed.

Maintaining Privacy in Chrome:

Chrome takes care in order to keep your personal information provate. Ot provides several different ways to control your privacy, including modifying the provacy settings, browsing in incognito mode and deleting your history.

Privacy Settings:

Chrome lets you control the information you share online, which you can change in your privacy settings. The privacy settings can be modified by follwing these steps.

  • First of all you need to click on Chrome menu located in the top right corner of the browser and then select Settings.
  • The Settings tab will appear. Now you need to locate and select Show advanced settings.
  • The privacy settings will appear. Now for changing basic provacy settings like enabling the malware protection. You need to check or uncheck the boxes next to each option.
  • To change the specific settings click the Content settings… button.

Deleting the Browsing History:

To remove specific sites from history:
  • First of all you need to click the Chrome menu in top-right corner of the browser, hover the mouse over History and after this click History.
  • The History tab will appear. Click the check box next to every link you want to delete from your history and then select Remove selected items.
  • A dialog box will appear then click Remove to continue.
  • The selected websites will be removed from your history.
To Clear all Browsing Data:
  • First of all from the History tab you need to click the Clear browsing data.
  • A dialog box will appear. Select the time range and browsing data you need to delete.
  • When you are all set, click Clear browsing data.
  • The selected browsing history will be deleted.

Incognito Mode:

For the added privacy, Chrome provides incognito mode, which lets you browse without recording your history or storing cookies. This is a great option to keep your browsing history secret when planning party or buying a gift for someone shares you PC.

To Use Incognito Mode:
  • First of all you need to click the Chrome menu located in the top-right corner of the browser and after that select New incognito windows.
  • The new incognito window will appear which you will use like a regular Chrome window. Note the incognito icon in the top-left corner of the browser which will confirm that you are in incognito mode.
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Getting Started with Google Chrome

Google Chrome is a free and easy to use web browser from Google. It has got a simple and clean design and advanced features. This web browser is the most widely used web browser all over the world. In this tutorial we will learn about the features of Google Chrome by using the Google account.

Features of Chrome

Chrome has got various features that makes it very simple and easy to browse the web. Here are some of the features of Google Chrome.

Speed: Chrome has been designed with the web applications in mind, performance with the Facebook and Gmail is very quick and reliable.

Security: Chrome has got a wide variety of tools to let you be safe online. It is updating on regular basis so you are protected always from the latest malware and phishing scams. Like Chrome will show you warning whenever you will visit a page that is potentially dangerous.

Customization: The design of Chrome is very simple and the Chrome Web Store will make it very simple to customize the web apps, extensions and themes.

Translation: If you are visiting a website that is in language other than English, Chrome will translate the page automatically to your native language. This feature is not 100% perfect but it has allowed millions of the websites that you might have never visited before.

Downloading Google Chrome:

Google Chrome does not come pre-installed with your operating system unlike Internet Explorer or Safari. In order to use Chrome, you need to download and onstall it to your computer. This process is very simple and will be completed within no time.

To Download and Install Chrome:

  • In order to download and install Google Chrome you need to follow these simple steps.
  • First of all by using your current browser, navigate to
  • You will notice that Google Chrome download page will appear. Locate and select the Download now button.
  • A dialog box will appear and you need to review the Google Chrome Terma of Service then click Accept and Install.
  • You will notice that Google Chrome Installer will open automatically. The download and installation process may change depending on your current browser and operating system. Step-by-step instructions will appear in browser window if you are not sure how to proceed.
  • Now the installer will close when it is finished and Google Chrome will open.

Accessing Chrome:

  • If you are using Windows, Chrome will add a shortcut on the desktop. When you need to open Chrome all you have to do is to double-click the icon. Chrome can also be accessed from the Start menu or pin it to the taskbar.
  • If you are a Mac user, you can open Chrome from Launchpad. You can also drag Chrome to the Dock for instant access.

Chrome for mobile devices:

Chrome can be used for the web browser on your mobile devices. This web browser has been developed for both Android and iOS. This app lets you browse the web, open various tabs, conduct the serches and many more. You will also have the options to sign in to Chrome on your mobile device letting you sync the bookmarks, browsing history, saved passwords and settings across your devices.