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How to use Windows, Android, iOS, macOS, and other products in a manner that is easy to use for everyone, no matter how knowledgeable you are. How to do stuff as quickly as possible.

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 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 see all the hidden files on a Windows computer

By default, both Windows 10 and Windows 11 hide many files and folders from your view. First of all, they hide any items you’ve set as hidden and those set as hidden by other user accounts, certain apps you installed, and the operating system itself. Second, Windows also hides from...

How to disable OneDrive’s On This Day notifications on Windows

Many OneDrive users choose this cloud-storage service for backing up pictures and videos taken with their smartphones or digital cameras. However, there’s one feature of this service that some people find annoying: OneDrive automatically creates albums with past...

How to unhide files and folders in Windows

Hiding important files or folders on your Windows PC can be useful if you want to keep them relatively safe. However, there comes a point when you’ll probably want to unhide those files and/or folders. Fortunately, you can do it just as easily as hiding them. Whatever your reasons...

How to handle Windows 11 notifications like a Pro

Although intended to aid and increase productivity, Windows notifications can easily get overwhelming. What starts as a way to be alerted about important emails, meetings you shouldn’t miss, or messages from friends and family can easily descend into an overwhelming distraction....

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...

You don’t have to safely remove USB drives from Windows

A long, long time ago, the story says, you had to use the “Safely Remove Hardware” option when you wanted to unplug a USB memory stick or eject an external hard drive from Windows. It was something you had to do; otherwise, you risked corrupting files on your portable...

Windows icons locations. Where are the default icons found?

Whether you want to change the default icon of a certain folder or the icon of a shortcut you have 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 already found on...

How to open the Device Manager in Windows 10 & Windows 11 (14 ways)

Device Manager is a useful tool that allows you to do things like: find unknown hardware devices, update drivers, disable hardware components from inside your computer, and so on. To use it, you must first know how to open it. To help you, we have compiled fourteen methods...

How to delete a mapped network drive from Windows (5 ways)

Mapping network drives and other locations on your Windows laptop or computer is a good way of keeping remote data at hand in your local area network. However, at some point, you might also want to delete some of these drive mappings and keep only those that you regularly use. In...

How to open Notepad in Windows (11 ways)

Notepad has always been one of the most useful apps in Windows, and that holds true in both Windows 10 and Windows 11. Whenever you need to write a few things, jot down some thoughts, or simply need to get help in Windows, Notepad is right there at your fingertips....

How to change a shortcut icon in Windows 11 and Windows 10

In both Windows 10 and Windows 11, you can change any shortcut icon, whether it's a regular one linking to an app, file, folder, or web page or one of the standard desktop icons. This comes in handy if you dislike the default icon of an app or you want to add a personal touch to your...

How to change the mouse pointer size, color, and thickness

Windows 11 and Windows 10 both have some exciting new options that allow you to change the mouse pointer size and color. Have you grown tired of the dull white or black mouse pointer? Are you having trouble seeing the standard size mouse cursor on your screen? Would you prefer one in...

5 ways to sign in to Windows 11

Most people sign into Windows 11 using a PIN code or a password. But there are other ways to log in to Windows 11, some faster than others, some more secure, and even some that even Microsoft doesn’t recommend. Windows 11 offers you many ways to log in with your user account,...

How to install custom mouse cursors in Windows

If you want to change the way your mouse cursors look, you have two options. The easy one is to install a mouse cursor scheme that changes all the pointers from Windows. The other one is to set a specific pointer for each mouse cursor manually. If you want to know how to install...

How to open File Explorer and Windows Explorer: 12 ways

File Explorer is one of the most used apps in Windows 11 and Windows 10, just like Windows Explorer is one of the most used tools in Windows 7. Whether you need to open, copy, delete, or move files, there is always one thing that you have to do first, and that is to...