The Start Menu from Windows 10 has seen plenty of changes since this operating system was first launched. One of the newest changes is that Microsoft decided to let us hide the All apps list and only show it if a specific button is pressed. If you like the live tiles on the Start Menu and you don’t usually need to work with the long All apps list, hiding it from the default view might be a good idea. Here’s how it’s done in Windows 10 Creators Update or later:
Appearance and Personalization
Folders are one of the defining concepts of Windows, as they’re one of the best ways to organize files and other folders on your computer. This is also true when you think about your Start Menu - users have always been able to create folders inside Start Menu, folders in which they could organize shortcuts as they saw fit. Windows 10 also lets you create folders for the shortcuts that are found in the Start Menu, but it didn’t do the same thing for live tiles. At least not until recently, because starting from Creators Update, Windows 10 includes this feature too. Now you can group live tiles from the Start Menu in folders, which is pretty awesome. If you want to see how to do it, read this tutorial:
If you installed Windows 10 Creators Update on your computer or device, besides all the new features and options you get, you might have noticed that Microsoft decided to change some things which you probably used on a regular basis. One of these changes is the fact that the Control Panel and the Command Prompt ar no longer part of the WinX menu. These shortcuts have been replaced by shortcuts for the Settings app and PowerShell. But, although Microsoft clearly wants us to use these two new alternatives, some users prefer having the old shortcuts back. If you want to get them back, read this guide:
Windows is a versatile operating system when it comes to customizing the way it looks. You can easily change many of the visual aspects like the desktop backgrounds used by your theme, the sounds played when different events happen, the colors used for displaying windows on the screen as well as their transparency level, the screensaver and so on. While all these can be changed individually, you might prefer to select a new theme and change everything. Windows themes include some or all of the above personalization aspects packaged together in one file that you can install with a single click. Here's how to customize any theme in Windows:
Have you ever wanted to change your mouse pointers from the default scheme in Windows? Perhaps you want cursors that are larger or that are less of a strain on your eyes. If so, we have some good news: in this article we will show you how to customize mouse cursors in Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7, to suit your own preferences. We will also show you how to delete mouse pointer schemes which you don't want to use anymore. Got you interested? Let's start:
A good and safe screensaver can be hard to find. They have become popular programs for viruses and malware to piggyback on and may require or attempt to force the installation of unwanted toolbars and software. These days, many people do not even use screen savers for their originally intended purpose, often simply setting their computer to shut off the monitor after idling for too long. But, there are several really fascinating and useful screensavers out there for those who enjoy them, and we have tracked down a sampling of some fun and safe to use screensavers, for your perusal and enjoyment. Read on to see our findings:
Windows has a set of sounds applied to events and programs, such as "Close Program", "Default Beep", "Maximize", "Minimize", etc. The collection of all these sounds is called a sound scheme and is associated with a Windows theme. For example, the themes that come bundled with Windows are using the Windows Default sound scheme. When you change your Windows theme, the sound scheme is also changed according to the new theme's settings. If you are not happy with a certain sound scheme, you can easily customize it so that it uses the sounds you want. You can even create your own sound schemes. Let's see how it all works.
Did you just buy a new Windows 10 computer with the operating system available only in English? Do you want to use it in another language like Spanish, Chinese, German or Hindi? For Windows 10, Microsoft offers a total of 106 language packs that are available for download and use by anyone with a valid license. Here’s how to download and install any display language and how to switch from English to the language of your choosing. At the end of this tutorial, you will also find links to other guides that help you translate every possible part of the operating system. Let’s get started:
One of the most important elements when working with images, video and even when playing games, is color. Every monitor has a different color profile, rendering it slightly different from other displays. It's important to make sure that the colors your monitor displays are as close to reality as possible. That’s why you should always install a color profile that’s suited for your display. In this tutorial, we will explain what color profiles are, why they matter and how to install them on any computer with Windows. If we made you curious enough to learn more, don't hesitate to read on.
Fonts are often underrated: although they can completely overhaul the way your documents, presentations, or websites look, many people don’t consider them important. However, looks usually have a big impact, sometimes even more than your content, regardless of whether you like it or not. The good thing about internet is that you can get nearly anything you want for free or at an affordable price. That’s also true for fonts, as there are many websites that offer great fonts for free. However, many such websites are hard to navigate, or worse, the fonts they distribute are filled with adware or malware. That’s why we thought it would b e a great idea if we researched most of the websites that offer fonts for free and highlight only those that are safe and clean from viruses or other things you wouldn’t want on your Windows computer or device.