How to Clear Recently Opened File List in Word

When you launch the Microsoft Word program on your computer, you get quick access to several of its main features right on the home screen. One of these is the recently used files list for Microsoft Word. This option lets you quickly access the documents that you were recently working on, and clicking on any […]

HDG Explains: What Is JavaScript & What Is It Used For Online?

When you browse the internet, the web pages you interact with are presented to you using three technologies: HTML, CSS, and what we’ll discuss in this article—JavaScript. Of the three, JavaScript is the most advanced. It adds dynamic functionality to web pages, which make them much more complex and interactive. Without JavaScript, some of your […]

Move Photos to a Different Album in Facebook

Did you know that Facebook gets 4,000 photo uploads every second? The social media platform has more than a billion users worldwide, and that number is expected to go up by 690 million in 2020. That’s an overwhelming number of photos being uploaded every day. If you have a collection of photos uploaded over the […]

HDG Explains: What Is CAPTCHA & How Does It Work?

When signing into a website online, or entering sensitive information, you may sometimes be asked to click a tick box, match images together, or type in a random series of numbers and letters.  This is known as a CAPTCHA. It’s designed to stop non-human behavior online. But what does that actually mean? And can a […]

Should You Defrag an SSD?

“Defrag your hard drive” has been the cure-all advice for PC performance woes since the command line was the standard interface for home computers. It’s a technique meant to improve the performance of traditional mechanical hard drives, but do you need to defrag an SSD ?  These newer solid-state disks operate on completely different principles […]

Perform a Zero Fill Using a Linux Live CD

The most important and dangerous component in any PC is the hard drive. Dangerous, not because of any physical risk, but because of the data it holds. Privacy information, important documents, sensitive pictures—it potentially has it all. That’s why it’s important to safely erase any hard drives you’re no longer using. Don’t trust the basic […]

5 Google Sheets Script Functions You Need to Know

Google Sheets is a powerful cloud-based spreadsheet tool that lets you do nearly everything you could do in Microsoft Excel. But the real power of Google Sheets is the Google Scripting feature that comes with it. Google Apps scripting is a background scripting tool that works not only in Google Sheets but also Google Docs, […]

What Should I Upgrade On My PC? Investing In The Right Hardware

One of the best things about modern computers is how modular they are. Desktop computers in particular make it relatively simple to swap out just about any component for a better one.  However, a computer is a complex system, so how should you know which components need upgrading? What should you upgrade on your PC? […]

What are the Best Programming Languages to Learn in 2020?

If you’ve ever found yourself sitting, staring at your monitor wondering “what programming language should I learn today?”, we might just have an answer for you.  With so many different programming languages to choose from it can be a bit of a chore trying to figure out which ones are worth investing your time in. […]

What Is a VBA Array in Excel and How to Program One

VBA has been part of the Microsoft Office suite for many years. While it doesn’t have the full functionality and power of a full VB application, VBA provides Office users with the flexibility to integrate Office products and automate the work you do in them. One of the most powerful tools available in VBA is […]