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Many people hate passwords because they are long, hard to remember, they have to be complex and so on. To keep your security at a decent level and make it faster for you to sign in, Microsoft has created several authentication methods for Windows 10. You can use your user account password, and you can also create a short PIN to sign in or a picture password on which you draw quick gestures. Here’s how to create a PIN and a picture password, and how to use them to log into Windows 10:
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is coming on October 17th, 2017, for free, to all Windows 10 users. One improvement is the Share feature that has been added to File Explorer. Microsoft did not brag about it, but it might just be one of the most useful things that they have added to File Explorer. With it, you can quickly share files, straight from File Explorer. For example, you can send a file attached to an email message in the Mail app, to a Skype message, through Box, Dropbox or OneDrive. You can even share files from File Explorer to OneNote. Does it sound interesting? Here’s how it works:
Do you need a shortcut on your Android smartphone to direct dial or direct message a person? You may need to quickly call a co-worker, or your wife, or your father. This can be done with ease if someone shows you how. The procedure involved is not intuitive unless you have done it before or you have seen someone else doing it. That’s why, to help you out, we have created this guide that shows how to add a direct dial shortcut on your Android smartphone:
Most people are not the only users of their computers and devices. Whether you have a little brother or a little sister, or one of your grandparents wants to experience the new world of technology, because they are not familiar with these devices, they could cause real damage to your operating system. For this situation and many other circumstances, Windows 10 allows you to create a separate user account for each user so that each has their files, settings, and apps. If your Windows 10 computer has multiple user accounts on it, here’s how to switch between user accounts in just a couple of seconds:
If you want to change the way your mouse cursors look, you have two options: you can manually set a specific pointer for each mouse cursor, or you can install a mouse cursor scheme that changes all the cursors you see in Windows. The latter is the faster and the easier way of changing how your mouse cursors look. If you want to know how to install a mouse cursor scheme, in all Windows versions, read this guide. It is easier than you think:
Cortana, Microsoft’s virtual assistant, is getting better by the day. She learns new things and can answer all sorts of questions and commands from you. That is why we thought it would be a good idea if we summed up the most useful commands and questions you can ask Cortana to do or answer. As you will see in this article, she is not only able to understand what you tell her in writing, but she is also quite talented when it comes to understanding spoken commands or questions.
When Microsoft launched Windows 8, many users were disappointed by the removal of the Start Menu. To win them over, Microsoft had to please users in Windows 10 and decided to bring back the Start Menu. The good thing is that they didn’t just restore the Start Menu’s former self from Windows 7 and before, but they redesigned it from scratch, and they have made it better than ever before. One of the Start Menu’s best features in Windows 10 is that it can be resized. Read this guide, and you’ll find out just how easy it is to do:
Are you playing your favorite game and Windows decides to minimize it and ask something about Sticky Keys? Does it do that each time you have to press the SHIFT key repeatedly? Luckily, this annoyance can be turned off and we have the solution for you. It applies to Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Let’s get started:
Windows provides a handy tool called Magnifier which allows you to enlarge different parts of the screen. With it, you can see the whole screen or just the parts of it that you want, by using the different magnification levels and types of views available. In this article, we show you how to open the Magnifier tool, how to use it and configure it to fit your needs and, finally, how to set it to launch at your computer startup. We cover all the modern Windows operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7.
Some users do not use the Shut down button from the Start Menu to power off their Windows computers. Instead, they prefer to use the hardware power button found on their PCs and devices. If you are such a user, you might want to change the default behavior of the Shut down button from the Start Menu into something else, which you are likely to use more frequently: Log off, Lock, Restart, Sleep or Switch User. Or you might prefer to configure the hardware power button that’s found on your Windows computer or device, to put it to sleep instead of shutting it down as it happens by default. This tutorial will show you how to do these things in Windows 7, as well as in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10: