How to change US (inches) to Metric (cm) in Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

If you are using metric system and if you are more comfortable with cm, mm instead of inches then you might need to change this setting when you work with images in Office documents or presentations.

This is done very easy by changing your System regional settings:

1. Search for “Regional” or go to Regional Settings in Control Panel

2. Click on “Additional Settings

3. In “Measurement System“, change from “US” to “Metric

And that should be all. Select again your image in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and you will get the size values in Metric units.

Firefox window turned full white, glitches or not responding.

With my new PC, Firefox is crashing very often. I’m finding myself in front of a not responding browser or just a fully white window. In some cases the web-page elements became full black or there are some graphical glitches (in text, images and videos). The solution was to minimize/maximize and wait for some time, change the focus to other app, move one tab to a new window or simply scroll up or down. This solutions sometimes work, but most of the time they doesn’t and I need to open task manager and end Firefox. I have the latest Firefox version (51.0.1) and latest graphic drivers.


Well … the the actual solution to this problem is quite simple. You just need to disable “Disable Hardware Acceleration“.

1. Go to “Menu” -> “Options

2. Go to “Advanced” and disable “Use hardware acceleration when available“.

And that’s all. Hope it helps!