Appearance and Personalization

Start Menu
Tutorial
07.29.2016
Did you know that you can set the Windows 10 Start Menu to show all kinds of folders like Documents, Downloads, HomeGroup or Network? By default, they aren't shown on the Start Menu but, with just a couple of clicks or taps, you can easily add them. Read this tutorial to learn how it’s done: NOTE:...
Start Menu
Tutorial
07.25.2016
The Start Menu from Windows 10 is one of the most customizable parts of the operating system. And that’s a good thing, considering that it’s used often, by all users. The “Recently added” apps list is a section of the Start Menu that was designed to make it easier for us to access the apps and progr...
Taskbar
Tutorial
07.22.2016
The taskbar has been with us for a very long time, and it’s still present in Windows 10, although lots has changed about it. The taskbar is one of the most useful parts of the Windows desktop and, as such, it deserves to be customized so that it fits your needs. If you’re curious about what can be p...
Start Menu
Tutorial
07.20.2016
In Windows 10, the Start Menu made a comeback and, just like in Windows 7 and previous versions of Windows, you can use it to arrange apps and shortcuts the way you like to, so that you can quickly access the ones you use the most. In this article we're going to show you how to resize app tiles and...
Notification area
Tutorial
07.14.2016
The notification area on the taskbar, also known as the system tray, has been in Windows for quite a long time. It kept on improving and helping users get easy access to system functions, system notifications and applications, in all Windows versions, starting with Windows 95. It's still here in Win...
Virtual desktop
Tutorial
07.04.2016
If you used a Mac or a Linux computer in the past, then you know that these operating systems offer multiple desktops. If you're a Windows user, you never had this choice until Windows 10, which is the first Windows ever to include multiple virtual desktops. That means you can create and use more th...
Notification area
Misc
06.10.2016
Do you need to remove obsolete notification icons, from the notification area on the Windows taskbar? Do you still see icons for programs that are no longer installed and you want to get rid of them? While you can do this with dedicated software tools, a simple trick is to remove two registry values...
Screen resolution
Tutorial
04.13.2016
We would like to have a discussion about screen resolutions and share with you some very practical things such as: how to change your monitor’s display resolution in Windows, how to work with multi-monitor configurations, how to make text and other items larger or smaller and how to revert back your...
Icons
Tutorial
03.16.2016
Geek or not, there is a time when you become bored with the standard icon used by your USB memory stick or your external hard disk drive. Each time you plug it into a new computer, the same boring icon and name are displayed? What about changing them to something fun and cool? What about using a Mar...
Run window
Tutorial
03.15.2016
The Run window in Windows allows you to run quick commands, start programs, open files or folders, all by typing a quick command and clicking OK or pressing Enter. Even though it doesn’t have a very visible shortcut in recent versions of Windows, this tool still exists and there are many ways to acc...
Pictures
Tutorial
02.24.2016
The Photos app in Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile is a Universal Windows Platform app meaning that it is the same app, with the same features and the same code, running on multiple Windows 10 platforms: PCs, laptops, smartphones, tablets and so on. The Photos app is a gallery with all the pictures...
Lock Screen
Tutorial
02.17.2016
The first thing you'll see when you try to use your Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 device is the Lock Screen. When Windows boots, it loads and then it shows you the Lock Screen; when it goes to sleep, it wakes up and displays the Lock Screen; leave your computer unused for a while, and when you come back...