Forgot your password for Facebook, Gmail or any other website?

So you can’t login to your favorite website anymore eh? Well you have two options, create a new account or retrieve your password. The first option is not usually ideal so lets go through how you can change/reset/retrieve your password.

We are going to use Facebook as an example, replace Facebook with the website of your choice.

Step 1. Go to the website you are trying to access, in this case we are going to www.Facebook.com

Step 2. Look around the login fields, the place where you type in your username and password, and you should find something that says “Forgot your password?”
Other sites may word this a little differently such as “reset password” “Can’t login?” “Unable to login?”

facebook login

Step 3. You should get prompted for your email address associated with the account. Enter in your email address and click OK.

Step 4. Check your email for the the password reset/recovery message. If you do not see it, check your junk/spam folders. If you still can’t find it, wait about 20 minutes and check again. These things can take some time to send out but are usually instant.

Step 5. Once you have the email, open it. Inside you will either find your password or a link to reset it. In most cases it will be a link so go ahead and click on it. You should now be at a webpage asking for you new password. Type in whatever you would like your new password to be.

Step 6. Go back to the website we just reset the password to and login with your new password!

At some point in that process you may be asked security questions that you setup while making the account. They are things like, what was your favorite teachers name? What was the name of your first pet?

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Getting started with Windows 8

How to get started on Windows 8

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Windows 8 changes the way we access our programs. We will show you some tips to get started and learn your way around the new interface.

First thing to note is corners. Windows 8 uses the corners of your screen for some basic functions such as Start menu, Charms and switching between open applications & programs.
win8 Desktop Corners

Next we have some changes that I like to make to new Windows 8.1 systems. If you haven’t upgraded to Win8.1 yet please run all your Windows updates then open the Store app to see the upgrade option. I like to have my Desktop show up when I start my PC rather than the Start menu. So this is how you can make those changes yourself.

Right click your taskbar and select properties.
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Next, select the tab named Navigation along the top of the window that opens.
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Now you can make the changes, along with some other ones should you choose to. I check the two options, “When I sign in or close all apps on a screen, go to the desktop instead of Start” & “Show my desktop background on Start.” Showing your desktop background on Start is purely cosmetic, I like the way it blends the desktop and Start, try it out!
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Lastly, lets learn how to add, remove, change and group things on our Start menu. Once you master this, you’ll love the new start menu and wonder how you ever made out with the old XP/Win7 menus.

First, right click on any blank space on your Start menu, now you should see customize at the bottom of your screen, click it.
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You can now edit the names of your groups.
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Moving the tiles around (could be called icons) is as easy as clicking and draging the tile into the group you want.
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Last thing you should know is how to find all your installed apps and pin them to the tasbar or Start menu.
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Right click an icon and choose “Pin to Start” or “Pin to Taskbar” to make it quick to access your favorite apps. You can also search and sort your apps from this window.
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I hope this helps your adjust to Windows 8. It really is a good operation system once you figure your way around it. I will cover other features that I find useful in Windows 8 in future articles. If you found this information helpful please share with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or any other social medium.