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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Turn Your Favorite Websites into Desktop and Mobile Apps

Turn Your Favorite Websites into Desktop and Mobile Apps

Tired of tab clutter? Learn how to transform your most-used websites into standalone apps in Chrome and Edge, streamlining your browsing experience and boosting productivity.

By Rodger Mansfield, Technology Editor
May 23, 2024


WPA
Ever wish your favorite websites felt more like native applications, unburdened by browser tabs and toolbars? 

Here's a Col Tip.  Install a web page as a standalone app!

Both Chrome and Edge on both desktop and mobile devices offer a simple solution: the ability to install web pages as standalone apps. 

This not only declutters your browsing but also can enhance performance and offer a more focused experience. 

Here's how to do it on desktop PCs.

Desktop - Chrome:
  1. Open the website you want to install.
  2. Click the three-dot menu in the upper-right corner.
  3. Hover over "More tools" and select "Save, share and cast"
  4. Select "Install page as app."
  5. Enter a name for the app, select "Install.""
  6. Select the option to "pin" to your taskbar.

Install WPA - Desktop Google Chrome

Desktop - Edge:
  1. Open the desired website.
  2. Click the three-dot menu and select "Apps."
  3. Click "Install this site as an app."
  4. Choose a name and click "Install."
  5. Select if you want to "pin to taskbar" or create a desktop icon.
  6. Your new app will be listed under the "Apps" listing.

Installing Desktop WPA Using Microsoft Edge
fig. 2 - Installing Desktop WPA Using Microsoft Edge


Here's how to install Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) on your Android phone.

Android - Chrome
  1. Launch the Chrome browser on your Android device.
  2. Visit the website you want to install as a PWA.
  3. Tap the three-dot menu in the top right corner.
  4. Select "Add to Home screen" (or sometimes it's labeled "Install app").
  5. A pop-up will appear, confirm the app's name and tap "Add" or "Install."
  6. The PWA icon will appear on your home screen like any other app.

Android - Edge
  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge browser.
  2. Go to the website you want to install as a PWA.
  3. Tap the three-dot menu in the top right corner.
  4. Tap on "Apps" in the menu.
  5. Select the option to install the site as an app.
  6. Confirm the app's name and tap "Install."
  7. The PWA will be added to your app list, accessible through the Edge Apps page (edge://apps).
Important Notes:
  • Not every website offers a PWA version. You'll typically see an "Add to Home Screen" prompt or a similar indication if it's available.
  • PWAs update automatically in the background, ensuring you always have the latest version.
  •  Some PWAs offer offline functionality, allowing you to use them even without an internet connection.

Here's how to install WPAs on an iPhone.

iPhone - Chrome
  1. Launch the Chrome browser on your iPhone.
  2. Visit the website you want to save as a pseudo-app.
  3. Tap the Share button at the bottom of the screen (it looks like a square with an arrow pointing up).
  4. Scroll through the options and tap "Add to Home Screen."
  5. You can edit the name of the app.
  6. "Add" in the top right corner.
  7. The website's icon will appear on your home screen, launching it in a standalone Chrome window when tapped.

iPhone - Edge
  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge browser.
  2. Go to the website you want to save.
  3. Tap the Share button at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Select "Add to Home Screen."
  5. Edit the name.
  6. Tap "Add" in the top right corner.
  7. The website icon will be added to your home screen, launching a standalone Edge window when tapped.
Important Notes:
  • These aren't technically full PWAs like on Android, but they offer a similar experience of opening a website in its own window without browser UI elements.
  • Limitations:
    • They may not offer offline capabilities or background syncing like true PWAs.
    • Some features of the website might be limited.
    • If a website offers a dedicated iOS app, that's usually a better option for a more integrated experience.

For desktop or mobile, find the icon where the app was saved and select to open.

Installing web pages as apps in Chrome and Edge is a powerful way to personalize your digital workspace and elevate your browsing experience. 

By taking a few simple steps, you can enjoy the benefits of both worlds – the convenience of the web and the streamlined focus of applications.

Have you tried installing web pages as apps? 

Which websites have you found most useful in this format? 

Share your experiences and tips in the comments below! 

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Never Miss an Update Again: How Microsoft Edge’s New Notifications Keep You Ahead

Never Miss an Update Again: How Microsoft Edge’s New Notifications Keep You Ahead

Embrace the simplicity of staying current with Microsoft Edge’s new update notifications, ensuring your browser is always at its best.

By Rodger Mansfield, Technology Editor
May 21, 2024


Are you tired of manually checking for browser updates? 

Did you know that the latest Microsoft Edge update can now alert you before you even think to check? 

Here's a Cool Tip.  Use the new Browser Essential Update icon.

Microsoft Edge version 124 and alter simplifies the update process with a new :Red Alert" Browser Essential update icon. 

When an update is available, this red alert will appear on the Browser Essentials icon in your toolbar. 

By selecting the Browser Essentials icon, a side panel will open, displaying a Recommended action at the top right, alerting you that a new update is ready for your browser. 

This feature is designed to make it easy for you to keep your browser up-to-date with the latest features and security enhancements.

Here's how to do it.
  1. Open Microsoft Edge browser.
  2. Look at the upper-right hand corner of the screen for the "Browser Essential" icon.
  3. A Red Alert notification appears on the Browser Essentials icon, signaling an update.
  4. Select the Browser Essentials icon to open a side panel with a Recommended action alert for updating.
  5. Select Restart Now.

Microsoft Edge Browser Essential Update Alert
fig. 1 - Microsoft Edge Browser Essential Update Alert


fig. 2 - Restart Now


Stay protected against spyware, malware, and viruses, and benefit from performance improvements and bug fixes with updates to Microsoft Edge.

With Microsoft Edge version 124 and later, updating is a breeze. 

The new notification system is a game-changer, ensuring you’re always equipped with the latest advancements in browser technology.

Don’t wait and let pending updates linger. 

Update your Microsoft Edge when you get the notification. 

Just open Browser Essentials and select Restart now.

Share your thoughts on Microsoft Edge’s new update notifications and join the conversation!


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Saturday, April 20, 2024

Master Tab Management: Quickly View Tabs in Chrome and Edge

Master Tab Management: Quickly View Tabs in Chrome and Edge

Tired of endless tabs cluttering your browser? This article teaches you a super-simple keyboard shortcut to list and jump between all your open tabs in Chrome and Edge.


By Rodger Mansfield, Technology Editor
April 20, 2024


Tabs - Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome
Ever find yourself overwhelmed by a sea of browser tabs? 

Do you wish there was a quick way to find that one specific page amongst the chaos?

Here's a Cool Tip.  Use the keyboard shortcut to streamline your tab navigation –  Ctrl+Shift+A!

If you often find yourself juggling too many websites at once, browser tabs can become your best friend or worst enemy. 

Tabs are those little clickable titles at the top of your browser window, each representing a different webpage.  

When you have tons of them open, it can feel like information overload. 

Thankfully, there's a way to bring order to the chaos – a simple trick to instantly see a list of every single open tab.  

This visual overview helps you quickly locate the site you need, reducing frustration and saving precious time.


View Tabs in Chrome and Edge
fig. 1 - View Tabs in Chrome and Edge

Here's how to do it.
  1. This shortcut works on both Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers.
  2. Simultaneously press Ctrl, Shift, and A.
  3. A pop-up window appears, listing all open tabs in the current browser.
  4. Quickly search the list and press the keyboard arrow keys to select the tab you want to jump to.

This lightning-fast method is way quicker than hunting through tabs with your mouse.

And it is perfect for hopping between tabs when researching or multitasking.

Ctrl+Shift+A is just one of many useful keyboard shortcuts for browsers. 

Mastering these shortcuts can significantly boost your online productivity and workflow.

Ready to tame your tab overload? 

Remember, Ctrl+Shift+A is your new best friend for effortless tab management in Chrome and Microsoft Edge!

Press Ctrl+Shift+A right now and see all your open tabs magically listed!

Enjoy!


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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Summarize Videos Quickly with Microsoft Edge’s Copilot Feature

Summarize Videos Quickly with Microsoft Edge’s Copilot Feature

Discover how Microsoft Edge’s Copilot feature revolutionizes content consumption by summarizing videos, enhancing productivity and learning.

By Rodger Mansfield, Technology Editor
April 16, 2024


Microsoft Edge
Have you ever found yourself overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information available online? 

Do you wish there was a way to consume content more efficiently? 

What if you could get the gist of an hour-long video in just a few minutes?

Here's a Cool Tip.  Use Microsoft Edge and Copilot to create a video summary.

Microsoft Edge, known for its security and speed, now teams up with Copilot, an AI that simplifies your digital life

Microsoft Edge is the proprietary cross-platform web browser created by Microsoft.

Copilot, on the other hand, is an AI-powered feature within Microsoft Edge that enhances the browsing experience by performing tasks such as summarizing content, answering questions, and comparing products right in the sidebar of the browser.

Working together, they can create a summary of a video.

Here's how to do it.
  1. Open Microsoft Edge and navigate to the video you want to summarize.
  2. Click on the Copilot icon in the browser’s sidebar.
  3. Choose the ‘Chat’ option from the sidebar.
  4. Type “summarize this video” into the chat box.
  5. Copilot analyzes the video content and provides a concise summary.

As an example, here is a video by The Wine Rookie.

Copilot creates an accurate summary of the video.

Microsoft Edge Copilot - Video Summary
fig. 1 - Microsoft Edge and Copilot - Video Summary


Why do this?
  • Quickly grasp the main points without watching the entire video.
  • This technique is ideal for students and professionals who need to digest information rapidly.
  • And it makes learning more accessible for those with time constraints.

Embracing Copilot in Microsoft Edge can transform your approach to online learning and information gathering. 

By leveraging AI to summarize video content, you can save time, enhance productivity, and focus on what truly matters.

Have you tried this?

Let us know in the comments below.

Enjoy!


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Thursday, March 28, 2024

Transform Your Browsing with Microsoft Edge’s Read Aloud Feature

Discover the convenience of Microsoft Edge’s Read Aloud feature on mobile devices. This guide provides easy steps to transform your browsing experience with voice-narrated content.

By Rodger Mansfield, Technology Editor
March 28, 2024


Have you ever wished for a personal narrator to read articles, emails, or documents to you while on the go? 

Do you know how to unlock this superpower on your mobile device?

Here's a Cool Tip.  Use Read Aloud now on the mobile versions of  Microsoft Edge?

Here's how to do it.
  1. Open Microsoft Edge on your mobile device.
  2. Navigate to a web page with text you wish to hear.
  3. Tap the three dots at the bottom of the screen to access the menu.
  4. Select Read Aloud from the menu options.
  5. Once started, use the Voice Options to adjust the reading speed and voice to your preference.

Microsoft Edge - Read Aloud on Mobile
fig. 1 - Microsoft Edge - Read Aloud on Mobile


Read Aloud makes content accessible for visually impaired users or anyone who wants to hear what's on a web page.

You can listen to content while performing other tasks and improve language skills by listening to pronunciation.

Read Aloud is also available on the desktop version of Microsoft Edge.

Here's how to do it.

To use the Read Aloud feature on Microsoft Edge desktop browser, you can follow these steps:
  1. Open Microsoft Edge and navigate to the webpage you want to be read aloud.
  2. Right-click on the page and select Read Aloud from the context menu, or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + U.
  3. Alternatively, click on the Immersive Reader icon (which looks like an open book) in the browser address bar, if available.
  4. Once Read Aloud starts, the screen will dim slightly, and words will be highlighted as they are read aloud.
  5. You can pause, play, or skip forward/backward using the controls that appear at the top of the page.
  6. To customize the reading voice and speed, select Voice options in the Read Aloud toolbar to adjust the settings to your preference.

Embrace the future of web browsing with Microsoft Edge’s Read Aloud. 

Whether you’re looking to improve accessibility, multitask, or learn a new language, this feature is your key to an enhanced mobile experience.

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Thursday, March 14, 2024

Effortlessly Share Your Discoveries: Microsoft Edge’s Social Media Integration

Unlock the full potential of Microsoft Edge with our Cool Tip on seamlessly sharing content across Facebook, Twitter, and more, enhancing your browsing experience.

By Rodger Mansfield, Editor
March 14, 2024


Microsoft Edge
Have you ever stumbled upon a fascinating article or a must-see video that you couldn’t wait to share with your friends? 

What if you could do it effortlessly, without switching tabs or copying links?

Here's a Cool Tip.   Share a webpage to a variety of social media sites directly from Microsoft Edge.

The “Share” feature in Microsoft Edge allows you to instantly share web content, such as articles, images, and videos, across various platforms including social media like Facebook and Twitter, email services, and even with your own devices. 

It’s designed to make sharing information effortless and quick, directly from the browser without the need to copy links or switch apps.

Here's how to do it.
  1. Open Microsoft Edge and navigate to the page you want to share.
  2. Go to Settings (three dots in top-right corner) and More menu and select Share.
  3. Or right-click on the page and select Share.
  4. Choose your desired social media platform such as Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.
  5. If not already logged in, enter your credentials for the chosen platform.
  6. Customize your post with a personal message or tags.
  7. Hit share and you’re done!

Share Page on Microsoft Edge Browser
fig. 1 - Share Page on Microsoft Edge Browser


Share directly from your browser, no extra steps needed and reduces the need to switch between apps or copy and paste links.

Sharing content from Microsoft Edge is a breeze, making it easier than ever to stay connected with your network. 

Embrace the simplicity and share your next find with just a click!


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Thursday, February 8, 2024

Supercharge Your Browsing with Copilot AI in Microsoft Edge

Have you ever wondered how you could supercharge your browsing experience? 

Have you ever wished for a personal assistant right within your browser? 

Here's a Cool Tip.  Explore the new Copilot feature in Microsoft Edge.

Here's how to do it.
  • If you haven’t already, download and install the latest version of Microsoft Edge from the Microsoft Store. (US store link).
  • Navigate to the browser settings - click the three dots in the top right corner and select Settings.
  • Click on Sidebar option.
  • Click on Copilot.

Microsoft Edge Copilot
fig. 1 - Microsoft Edge Sidebar Settings - Copilot
  • Toggle on Show Copilot, Automatically open Copilot in the sidebar, Allow Microsoft to access page content and Show shopping notifications.

Microsoft Edge - Copilot Settings
fig. 2 - Microsoft Edge Sidebar Copilot Settings

  • Select the Copilot icon in the top right corner to display the Copilot sidebar screen.
  • Use these three options:
    • Chat:  
    • The Chat option in Copilot for Microsoft Edge is an AI-powered feature that allows you to engage in a conversational, AI-powered search that goes beyond traditional search engine capabilities.
    • Compose
    • Start writing an email or document in Microsoft Edge. As you type, you’ll notice that Copilot begins to suggest completions based on your initial words. These suggestions appear in a dropdown menu below your cursor. To accept a suggestion, simply press the “Tab” key on your keyboard.
    • Insight
    • While reading an article or document in Microsoft Edge, you can use Copilot’s Insight feature to gain additional information. Simply highlight the text you’re interested in, right-click, and select “Insight”. A sidebar will appear with relevant insights about the highlighted text.

Microsoft Edge - Copilot - Chat about OneCoolTip
fig. 3 - Microsoft Edge - Copilot - Chat about OneCoolTip

You can engage in a back-and-forth with Copilot, asking for more details, resources, links, etc. on any topic you can imagine. 

Copilot can save you time, reduce effort, and even improve the quality of your writing. 

However, don't rely too heavily on Copilot as it may limit your own writing development.

And never, ever, share personal or company private information in Copilot or any other AI.

The Copilot feature in Microsoft Edge is a powerful tool that can significantly enhance your browsing experience. 

Start using Copilot today!

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Sunday, December 31, 2023

Top 5 Cool Tech Tips that Rocked 2023: AI Work Hacks, Google Bard Secrets, and More!

Have you ever wondered how AI is revolutionizing the way we work? 

Or how to make the most of Google Bard’s new export feature? 

If so, you’re in the right place! 

2023 has been a great year for Cool Tips at OneCoolTip.

We've posted hundreds of Cool Tips on a variety of topics such as AI, Windows, iPhone, Android, and more.

And you've responded by reading and watching hundreds of thousands of Cool Tips!

Thank you!


We’ve compiled the most viewed Cool Tips from www.OneCoolTip.com in 2023, and we’re excited to share them with you.

1. How AI is Changing the Way We Work: An Example for Bing Chat AI, Excel and Data Analysis

AI is transforming our workspaces, and Bing Chat AI is a prime example. It’s helping us analyze data in Excel more efficiently, saving us time and effort. However, like all AI tools, it requires careful handling to avoid potential pitfalls.
Google Bard’s new export feature is a game-changer for content creators. It allows you to export your creations in various formats, expanding your sharing options. But remember, with great power comes great responsibility!


3. How to Master Split Screen in Microsoft Edge

Split Screen in Microsoft Edge is a handy tool for multitaskers. It allows you to view multiple tabs side by side, boosting your productivity. But be warned, it can be a bit tricky to master!


4. How to Play the Google Snake Game

The Google Snake Game is a fun way to pass the time. It’s easy to play and highly addictive. But beware, it’s not as easy as it looks!


5. Your Pet Deserves to be Royalty, Let AI Paint Their Portrait!

AI is not just for work, it can also be fun! With AI, you can turn your pet into royalty with a custom portrait. But remember, AI is only as good as the data it’s trained on!

https://www.onecooltip.com/2023/05/your-pet-deserves-to-be-royalty-let-ai.html


Here are a few honorable mentions that caught OneCoolTip viewers' eyes this year:




And in 2023, we've started a YouTube channel, OneCoolTip.

Here are your favorites:


This video provides a tip on how to insert lines quickly into Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook using autocomplete.



This video provides a tip on how to play the Microsoft Edge Surf Game, an Easter egg hidden in the new web browser Edge.



This video introduces a new feature in Chromium browsers like Chrome and Edge that allows you to capture a high-definition still image from a video. You can then use the captured image in image editing software or paste it into documents like Word or PowerPoint.



This video is about how to use the new Gallery feature of File Explorer for Windows 11. It provides instructions on how to open the Gallery view, adjust how to view images, and access the details pane or preview pane.



This video is about how to use Microsoft Excel's Geography Data Type feature.
The video shows how to make Excel spreadsheets more dynamic and informative using Microsoft Excel's Geography Data Type feature. This feature allows users to access and integrate rich geographical data into their spreadsheets.
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