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Appearance and Personalization

How to personalize Windows, Android, iOS, macOS, and other software platforms. How to customize the appearance of your gadgets, apps, and hardware.

6 things you can't do with the Windows 11 taskbar

Does Windows 11 have a taskbar? Yes, it does, but it’s a lot different than the one found in Windows 10. I like how it looks, and I find it more visually appealing than Windows 10’s taskbar. I also like how it behaves when used on devices with touch. However, the Windows 11...

How to hide or unhide the taskbar in Windows 11

Are you using Windows 11 and want to fiddle with the taskbar to change how it behaves? Do you want to make the taskbar invisible? Or is it already hidden, and you’d like it back at the bottom of the desktop? Luckily, both things can be done with just a few clicks or taps. Here’s...

How to open Folder Options in Windows 10 and Windows 11

Most Windows users rely on File Explorer to access and organize their files and folders. And while the app works well for most tasks, you may want to change certain settings. To do that, you must first open the Folder Options window, where you can set things like...

4 ways to customize and improve the Start Menu in Windows 11

The Windows 11 Start Menu looks and works differently from the one in Windows 10. Gone are the controversial tiles, and we welcome back the simple shortcuts from the Windows 7 era. The differences don’t stop here, as the Windows 11 Start Menu doesn’t only...

How to turn off the GeForce Experience in-game overlay (Alt + Z)

Do you have an NVIDIA GeForce graphics card? Do you see a “Press Alt + Z to use GeForce Experience in-game overlay” message each time you launch a game? Are you acquainted with GeForce Experience? Would you like to disable this “Press Alt + Z”...

How do I add a clock to my Start Menu in Windows 10 and Windows 11?

The Windows Clock app has a feature called World clock, that lets you check at a glance the time for different cities around the world. But if you need the time for certain locations fairly often, it can get annoying to open the app every time. Luckily, the same app...

How to change your PC name in Windows (4 ways)

Many people don’t know this, but all computers have a unique name they received either from Microsoft (when installing Windows), their manufacturer, or their users. A computer’s name is useful mostly when inside a network to separate and identify itself from other computers and...

How to add clocks to the taskbar in Windows 10 and Windows 11

If you need to keep in touch with people from different time zones, you can add two additional clocks to the Windows taskbar to quickly check the time in their part of the world. Having multiple clocks available also comes in handy if you are traveling, as it allows you to schedule...

How to exclude OneDrive pictures from the Windows Photos app

In Windows 11 and Windows 10, the Photos app can show your entire collection of photos and videos, from those stored locally on your computer or device to those you keep in your OneDrive cloud storage. However, when using Photos, some users don’t like that it also...

How to configure app notification settings in Windows 11

Some decisions, like choosing to enable or disable notifications in Windows 11 are easy. Others not so much, like when you want notifications but there are too many of them and you need to find a way to filter what and how you get them. Although we can’t help you decide what apps...

How to turn off emergency and government alerts on Android and iPhone

Most smartphones today, regardless of whether they’re Apple iPhones, Samsung Galaxy smartphones, or other Android devices, can receive emergency and government-issued alerts. These alerts can be quite helpful, as they can raise awareness of important things happening in your area,...

How to remove Weather from the taskbar in Windows

Are you wondering how to remove the Weather from the taskbar in Windows 10 or Windows 11? Over time, Microsoft used Windows updates to introduce several controversial elements to its modern operating systems, and one of these elements is the Weather widget. While...

How to get a daily Bing Wallpaper in Windows 11 with Windows Spotlight

Until recently, Windows 11 users could use the Windows Spotlight feature to get new Bing Wallpapers only on their Lock Screen. Now they can also use it to get new desktop wallpapers straight from Bing’s database of awesome wallpapers. Here’s how to...

6 ways to change the Windows 11 Lock Screen wallpapers

Whenever you lock your computer or device, and whenever it does that on its own because you didn’t use it for a while, Windows 11 shows its lock screen. It’s there to stop others from seeing or accessing your PC while you’re away from your keyboard. And, to make it...

How to turn off Feedback Hub prompts in Windows

Are you using Windows 10 or Windows 11 and receiving Feedback Hub survey notifications asking things like “How likely are you to recommend Windows to a friend or colleague?” or your opinion about a specific feature of Windows? Then, you’re interacting with...

12 most useful free Android Home Screen widgets

Android Home Screen widgets are useful for displaying relevant information and accessing often-used controls on your smartphone. You can use widgets to check your e-mails, the news, or the weather, control media playback or even other devices. We’ve compiled a list of...

How to add, modify, or remove widgets from Android

Widgets can be incredibly useful, so it’s a good idea to know how to add or remove them from your Android smartphone. Android widgets are interactive and provide data, while also acting as gateways to apps. This tutorial shows you all you need to know on how to add or remove...