Appearance and Personalization
The latest versions of Windows 10 come with a new feature that is called the Dark Mode. What it does is change the appearance of certain Windows interface elements from white to black. In other words, the Dark Mode blackens your Windows 10. That can be useful in low-light conditions like when working at night, and it can be equally great for users who prefer black instead of white. If you want to learn more about what the Dark Mode for Windows 10 is, what effects it has on the user interface, and how to turn it on or off, read on:
Starting with Windows 10 April 2018 Update, Microsoft Edge has a Dark Mode which you can enable. When using this mode, the title bar, the tabs, and the menus from Microsoft Edge from gray or white to black. Also, the text you see in the menus and other places turns from black to white. Here is how to turn the Dark Mode on and off, in Microsoft Edge:
QR codes are everywhere: you can find them on websites, flyers, apps, ads, even on your favorite beverages. It is almost impossible not stumble on at least one QR code every week. However, unless you know how to read the information they store, you might miss what they are telling you. Fortunately, our smartphones are always with us, and we can use them to read QR codes. If you own an iPhone or an iPad and you are wondering how to read QR codes, here are some of the best free apps that you can use for this purpose:
When you use an Android smartphone or tablet, and you flick with your finger from the top side of the screen towards the bottom, a list with quick buttons for settings is shown. Those quick settings are usually five buttons that, when tapped perform actions like turn the WiFi on and off, disable or enable Bluetooth, turn on the Flashlight, and so on. These buttons can be personalized to appear in any order you wish. You can also add buttons or disable the ones you do not need. Here is how to change the quick settings available on Android smartphones and tablets:
Taking screenshots of your screen is a feature that has been around for a long time. By default, Windows saves your screenshots in a particular folder on your Windows PC or device. Although this location is intuitive and works for most people, there are situations in which you may want to change it. If you are curious to find out where your screenshots saved by Windows are, and how to change the screenshots location, read this article:
Fonts are often underrated: although they can completely overhaul the way your documents, presentations, or websites look, many people do not consider them essential. However, looks usually have a significant impact, sometimes even more than your content, regardless of whether you like it or not. The good thing about the internet is that you can get nearly anything you want for free or at an affordable price. That is also true for fonts, as many sites offer great fonts for free.
Did you just buy a new laptop, tablet or PC with Windows 10? Is the operating system available only in English? Do you want to use it in another language like Spanish, Chinese, German or Hindi? For Windows 10, Microsoft offers more than 100 language packs that are available for download and use by anyone with a valid license. Here is how to download and install any display language and how to switch from English to the language of your choosing. At the end of this tutorial, we have links to other guides that help you translate every possible part of the operating system.
Many Spotify users encounter a problem that looks like a bug: the Spotify app opens when you log into Windows, even when you disable its startup entry, or when you set it so that it does not start automatically after you log in. A misconfiguration in your Spotify settings causes this problem. Here is how to fix this issue in a couple of seconds:
Have you heard about screensavers? Do you know what they are and what their purpose is? Why do we call them screensavers after all? Do they save our screens? We have done a bit of research and found out that, although popular a decade ago, due to changes in monitor technology, the term screen saver has become a misnomer in recent years. Let's see why that happened and also why you might still want to use a screensaver:
Do you want to set a screensaver on your Windows PC? Do you want to change the one already set? What about disabling the active screensaver entirely or changing the way your screensaver works? In this article, we show you all the steps that you need to go through to do these things, in all modern versions of Windows: Windows 10, Windows 7, and Windows 8.1. Let's begin: