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QR code
QR codes are everywhere these days: you can find them printed on the packaging of your latest smartphone, you can find them on business cards, included on presentations at conferences, you can even see them painted on buildings. People and companies use them to store and distribute all kinds and inf...
Task Manager
Task Manager is a great tool that helps you manage the way programs, processes and services run. In Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, it has received many improvements, some of which are simply awesome. But, before you go into detail and learn how the Task Manager works, we would like to share with you al...
Sticky Notes
Sticky Notes are one of the simplest and most useful tools in Windows operating systems because they are the electronic equivalent of the paper sticky notes every desk employee knows intimately. If you’re such a person, you also know that sticky notes are useful only if they stick and remain visible...
Assigned access
Windows 10’s assigned access is a feature that allows you to restrict a local account to use only a specific app from the Windows Store. Thus, whenever someone signs in with that user account, he or she will be able to use only the application that the administrator has assigned to that account. The...
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...
One handed mode
Windows 10 Mobile introduces a new way to simplify the handling of the smartphone with a single hand. The feature does not look pretty, but it is very useful in the right circumstances. When I first learned about it, I thought this was a gimmick with little practical use. Yet I found myself using it...
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...
One of the most efficient ways to access folders, files and web pages is through shortcuts. Because of that, many of us have lots of shortcuts on our Desktops, on top of the default ones made available in Windows. That's why, in this tutorial we will show you how to create all kinds of shortcuts in...
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...
App switcher
If you are new to Windows Phone device, you may wonder how to quickly switch between apps. Initially, you may tap the Back button until you get to the app that you want to switch to, but that’s not very productive. There is a better method and it works just like Alt-Tab in Windows. Here’s how to qui...