Productivity

What does it mean to use technology productively? How do you use devices and computers with Windows, Android, or iOS? Which gadgets make your work easier? How to personalize the operating system and the gadgets that you are using?

How to add clocks to the taskbar's notification area in Windows 10

If you need to keep in touch with people from different time zones, you can add up to two more clocks to the Windows 10 taskbar to quickly check the time in their part of the world. This also comes in handy if you are traveling, as it allows you to schedule calls,...

How to update the BIOS of your motherboard

One of the most important things that you should not mess up is updating the BIOS of your computer's motherboard. Yes, the process is not that complicated even though it is not easy either, but there are so many things that you must get right, it might seem overwhelming. We decided...

How to use Hot Corners on a Mac: All you need to know

While not popular, Hot Corners are, in our opinion, one of the greatest features of macOS. With Hot Corners, you can assign a different action to each of the four corners of your Mac's display screen. You can then move your cursor to these special areas, and your...

How to export the directory tree of a folder in Windows

Did you ever need to export the entire directory tree from a particular folder? Did you need to get a text or Excel document that lists all the files and folders inside a specific folder from your computer into a hierarchical structure? We had this need when we were trying to create...

2 ways to "screenshot to printer" in Windows 10

Back when DOS (Disk Operating System) was the main operating system for computers, ages ago, the Print Screen keyboard key used to capture the screen and directly print it on the default printer. Nowadays, Windows 10 does not do that anymore. Instead, pressing the Print...

3 ways to hide the taskbar in Windows 10

If you use a laptop, tablet, or even a desktop computer with a small or medium-sized monitor, you know that screen space is essential. Unfortunately, on displays with modest sizes or low resolutions, that space is quite limited. One of the best ways to get more screen space is to...

How to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10: 5 ways

While most devices these days come with a Bluetooth chip by default, knowing how to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10 is another story. The Windows 10 Bluetooth helps you connect to devices and peripherals in range, allowing you to use them and transmit data....

5 ways to delete files (temporarily or permanently) in Windows 10

Whether it's work-related documents and presentations or personal pictures and files, when you run out of space on your Windows 10 computer or device, you have to delete some of them. We delete files regularly, and yet, not many of us know how the process works or that there is more...

How to open the Action Center in Windows 10

The Action Center from Windows 10 is where the operating system centralizes all the notifications that you receive, and the available Quick Actions. To use the Action Center productively, you first need to know how to open it. Here are all the ways to open...

Windows tiles: What are they? What do they do?

While the old and familiar desktop shortcuts continue to be reliable, the Windows 10 Start Menu includes a different way of launching and organizing things, using a concept called Windows tiles. Everyone has an opinion about Windows tiles. In spite of...

5 ways to rename any drive in Windows 10

In Windows 10, every drive uses a familiar name that helps you identify it. For instance, the drive that holds the operating system is called Local Disk. At the same time, a USB memory stick is named USB Drive. Also, network drives and mapped drives use the...

What is BIOS? What does BIOS mean?

If you are a casual computer user, you may have heard about the BIOS, UEFI BIOS, BIOS failures, or Dual BIOS motherboards, but you might be wondering what these terms mean. What is a BIOS except for a weird-sounding acronym? What does BIOS do? Is it that important for the operation...

What is the Command Prompt (CMD)?

The Command Prompt or CMD is the bane of many Windows users. Most people don't understand what it is, and, unless they really have to use it, they try to avoid it. Also, most of those who read our tutorials about the Command Prompt on Digital Citizen are either...

How to reset Cortana in Windows 10

Cortana is a great virtual assistant that can help you in many ways. To be able to do most of her work, she needs to collect, analyze, and store information about you. It is a lot of personal information that at some point you might want her to forget. Then she...

How to rename all files in a folder in Windows 10

Renaming multiple or all the files in a folder can be a tedious, repetitive task in Windows 10. However, there are some tricks you can use to save time and rename a batch of files, either using a keyboard shortcut, from File Explorer's ribbon, or from the right-click menu....

5 ways to configure how the Windows 10 Search works

The Search in Windows 10 has evolved with every new version of the operating system. It is now more powerful and more complete than it has ever been. Whether you want to find documents, apps, photos, files, folders, emails, or even do web searches, the Search...