Appearance and Personalization
Did you know Microsoft created a File Explorer Dark Theme in Windows 10? If you're tired of bright windows when you browse the files on your PC at night, you can opt to enable the File Explorer Dark Mode. However, when you apply this dramatic theme to File Explorer, other Windows 10 apps also get dark coats for their backgrounds, panes, ribbons, menus, and dialogs. If that's ok, and you're wondering how to make File Explorer dark, this tutorial provides the necessary steps:
As implied by their name, the Android Quick Settings provide fast access to different features on your smartphone or tablet. Instead of wasting time digging through settings and menus, you can use the switches in the Quick Settings menu to toggle features like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or the Flashlight on your Android device. And there are so many Android Quick Settings available that you rarely have to open the Settings app these days.
In Windows 10, you can use one of the five built-in view templates to have File Explorer display a folder's contents just the way you like them. This helps you optimize the way you see the files stored in that folder for increased efficiency and can also reduce the time it takes to open certain folders. This tutorial illustrates how to change the File Explorer view template of any folder in Windows 10:
Changing a folder icon in Windows 10 can help you identify and locate it faster, allowing you to customize each folder according to your style. Not to mention, it breaks up the monotony of yellow folder icons on your Windows 10 computer or device. Change one folder's icon to make it stand out or use different icons for your favorite locations to organize everything more efficiently. Regardless of what you're planning, this tutorial illustrates how to change a folder icon in Windows 10 to anything you want:
There are several reasons why the Windows 10 Search bar could be missing. It might be a bug from the latest Windows 10 update (again!) or some setting that's hiding the Search box. No matter the reason, if you follow these steps, you should be able to access the Search bar and return it to its rightful place on the taskbar, next to the Start button. In this tutorial, we cover the most likely culprits to help you bring back the missing Windows 10 Search bar:
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 more than 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:
Windows 10 has a Dark Mode. The feature is not new, and it has been improved over time. Today it looks and works better than it did when it was first launched, back in 2016. When enabled, Dark Mode changes the appearance of the Windows 10 interface from white to black. 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. Here is how to get Dark Mode in Windows 10, how to turn on Dark Mode, and how to disable it to get back to normal:
People hate passwords because they are long, hard to remember, and preferably unique. To keep your security at a decent level and make it faster for you to sign in, Microsoft has created several authentication methods for Windows 10. One of the fastest is the PIN. In Windows 10, you can create a PIN and use it to login quicker than typing a password. Here is how to create a login PIN, change the login PIN, and use it for fast sign-in, in Windows 10:
The quest to find good screensavers seems to be quite daunting these days because either you cannot find something you like or the things you find are full of malware. So, let us show you a different direction, in which we help you create a great screensaver with your own photos. In Windows, it is possible to create an SCR file from images (personalized screensaver) with the help of a free image viewer application named IrfanView. The added bonus of this app is the fact that you can save the slideshow as a standalone screensaver that works even on other computers.
To speed dial on Android or to send someone a message without wasting time going through your contacts, you must first create a direct message or a direct dial widget on your smartphone's Home screen. It is a simple process, and, once completed, you get an Android call shortcut or a message shortcut that lets you get in touch with your favorite contacts with one tap. This tutorial illustrates how to add a direct dial shortcut on Android and shows you the fastest way to send messages from your smartphone: