Appearance and Personalization

Screen resolution
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...
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
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...
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
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...
Microsoft made some great improvements in the taskbar with Windows 7, making it much more versatile and useful than the taskbar in previous Windows versions. Although there weren't nearly as many changes between Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, because they got it so nearly right the first time, there are...
Windows Feedback
How often do you receive Windows Feedback prompts in Windows 10? If you don’t know what the Windows Feedback prompts are, you should know that sometimes Microsoft asks you to complete a feedback form when using Windows 10, in order to get your input about something, so that they can improve their pr...
When you press the wrong key on a Windows PC, when an error dialog pops up or when you use the volume control, you hear a beep. After doing this a couple of times, that beep can get quite annoying. Therefore, in this tutorial, we will show you how to disable the system beep sound in all modern versi...
Start Menu
The Alarms & Clock app in Windows 10 has a feature called World Clock, which allows you to view the time from different locations around the world, compare it and other cool things. If you need this feature relatively often and you find it annoying to open the app every time you need to check th...
In one of our previous articles we’ve shown how to add or remove standard shortcuts on the Desktop, such as Computer, Network, Control Panel or your User's Files. Now, we would like to illustrate how you can customize these icons. In case you’re not happy with the changes you made, this article also...
When you first see the Desktop on a newly installed Windows, you will find that only one icon is shown: the Recycle Bin. Over time, most of the icons that appear on the Desktop will be shortcuts, which are links to a file or program present elsewhere on your computer. This being said, if you delete...
Notification area
The notification area on the taskbar, also known as the system tray, has been in Windows for quite a long time now. It kept on improving and helping us get easy access to system functions, system notifications and to applications in all the Windows operating systems, starting with Windows 95. It's s...