Have you ever wished you could do this? If you like to use webmail, and by that I mean logging into your email from a web browser such as Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge then you may have noticed just how frustrating it is to start a new tab to log into a second email account only to find you are automatically taken to the inbox of the account you are already logged into. This problem gets worse when you are using something like a Microsoft surface or a Chromebook or a Windows 10 machine where you log into it with your account details and thus are automatically swept into your inbox as soon as you type the mail address into the address bar. The trick is to open what’s called an ‘incognito window’ or ‘private window’. See the pictures below as an example in Google Chrome.
In this first picture you will note the three horizontal lines on the top right, this is what to click on for Chrome’s main menu. From here you can click on ‘New incognito window’ and you will then get what you see below.
The beauty of this is that it gives you a clean browser window, much like having two Chrome browsers running at the same time. Now you can log into another webmail account provided by the same organisation be it Outlook, yahoo, GMX or gmail or any other. If you are using Firefox, Safari or any other browser then you will find the same option from the main menu, just find it and click on it.
TIP: The three lines, or three dots indicating a menu are widely used across many mobile platforms. It may seem obvious but I come across many folks who never knew it existed, in an instant they can do more.
Some people prefer this method and others simply find it easier. In a nutshell – a single press of the power button can both turn it on and off. I have created a PDF version of this and a powerpoint presentation, both show you the same thing. They show you clearly each screen and what to do. This was made for Windows 10 but the actual control panel instructions are much the same for Windows 7 & 8.1.
If you need a copy of Adobe reader you can get that here
If you need a copy of Microsoft’s Powerpoint viewer you can get that here
You have one month from the day you install Windows 10 to be able to go back to your previous version of Windows
If you suddenly find out your computer has upgraded to Windows 10 and you don’t want it then it is easy to remove. This is a quick help guide without photos.
1. Click the Windows button and choose ‘Settings’.
2. Click the ‘Update & Security’ option’.
3. Click the ‘Recovery’ option on the left.
On the right you will find an option to revert to your previous version of Windows be it 7 or 8.1. Click this and follow the prompts (and decline the offer to look for updates). Your computer will reboot and should restore you back to your previous version.