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How to change decimal symbol and digit grouping symbol in Windows 10

When you work with numbers and amounts in Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel, you can have some issues with decimal symbol or digit grouping symbol. Both symbols can be changed in the settings of the Windows system.

Change measurement settings from inches to centimeters and vice versa

The common problem for international teams is different measurement units in different countries. E.g., U.S. is using imperial units like inches and France is using metric units like centimeters. PowerPoint doesn’t allow to embed the measurement settings into the presentation, but you can always change your local Windows settings in order to see the problem from other side.

How to open Control Panel in Windows 10

This tip is about opening Control Panel in Windows 10 for changing separators in Excel - semicolon to comma, comma to semicolon, comma to point, etc. and for changing measurement system for PowerPoint.

How to change Desktop Alerts settings for Windows 10

This tip shows to increase the New Mail Desktop Alert duration on Windows 10.

How to change Desktop Alerts settings for Windows 8

This tip shows to increase the New Mail Desktop Alert duration on Windows 8.

How to modify default mail client in Windows 10

Windows 10 setups new Mail app as the default e-mail client. It can be annoying to click an e-mail (MAILTO) link on the webpage and to bounce into the new UI. Here is how to change the default e-mail client to a different desktop e-mail program like Outlook.

How to modify default mail client in Windows 8

Windows 8 setups new Mail app as the default e-mail client. It can be annoying to click an e-mail (MAILTO) link on the webpage and to bounce into the new UI. Here is how to change the default e-mail client to a different desktop e-mail program like Outlook.

Change the semicolon to a comma or vice versa

This tip is about changing number separators in your system that are used in Excel by default - semicolon to comma, comma to semicolon, comma to point, etc.

How to open Control Panel in Windows 8

This tip is about opening Control Panel in Windows 8 for changing separators in Excel - semicolon to comma, comma to semicolon, comma to point, etc.

How to open Control Panel in Windows 7

This tip is about opening Control Panel in Windows 7 for changing separators in Excel - semicolon to comma, comma to semicolon, comma to point, etc.