Appearance and Personalization

Taskbar
Tutorial
02.04.2016
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
Tutorial
01.12.2016
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...
Beep
Tutorial
01.11.2016
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
Tutorial
11.24.2015
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...
Icons
Tutorial
11.17.2015
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...
Shortcuts
Tutorial
11.16.2015
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
Tutorial
11.11.2015
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...
Home Screen
Tutorial
10.22.2015
Picture this: your smartphone is like a book. Every action you take on your phone corresponds to a page inside the book. You want to check your next appointments, you open the book and turn the pages, stopping at the page labeled "Calendar"; you want to make a phone call, you open the book on the pa...
Windows icons
Tutorial
10.19.2015
Whether you want to change the default icon of a certain folder or the icon of a shortcut you've created, you might wonder where you could find new icons. While there are lots of websites that offer custom made icon sets, you might however prefer to use icons that are already found on your Windows 1...
Command Prompt
Tutorial
09.14.2015
We like the Command Prompt and we are not alone in that. But, even though it is a mighty and powerful tool, it sure looks boring. What if you want to make it prettier? And what about customizing certain things about the way it works, like how many commands it stores in its history? To learn all this...
Wallpapers
Tutorial
08.28.2015
First impression is important! Every software development company relies on this, when they are selecting the pictures used by their operating system for the lock screen and for the desktop background, and Microsoft isn't an exception. Windows 10 has also some interesting images, so if you ever aske...
Tutorial
08.27.2015
Pinning apps or programs to the taskbar is a very easy thing to do. And doing that is very handy if you want to have one-click access to all the apps and programs you use most. But did you know that it's also possible to pin folders to the taskbar, for the same ease of access? If we managed to make...