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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?

Windows 11 Display settings

How to check the screen resolution in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 23.08.2023
Whether you have a PC, a laptop, or any other device that runs on Windows, it probably has a screen attached to it. It can be a monitor, a laptop or tablet display, or even a TV screen. Have you wondered what your screen’s resolution...
Windows 11 Display settings

How to change the refresh rate in Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 21.08.2023
A display’s refresh rate is the number of times per second the image refreshes on the screen. Windows 11 allows you to change the refresh rate manually or enable Dynamic Refresh Rate (DRR) if your hardware supports it. But where do you find the Windows...
Backup and Restore (Windows 7)

How to recover Windows from a backup with System Image Recovery

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 18.08.2023
If you’ve used the Backup and Restore feature to create a backup of your operating system’s files and settings on Windows 11 or Windows 10, you might wonder how to restore them in case of a system failure or data loss. In this tutorial, I’ll...
Windows 11 Display settings

How to change the screen resolution in Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 17.08.2023
If you want to adjust the size and clarity of the items on your screen, you can change the screen resolution in Windows 11. The screen resolution is the number of pixels your monitor can display horizontally and vertically. A higher resolution means more pixels...
Backup and Restore (Windows 7)

How to use Backup and Restore in Windows 11 and Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 16.08.2023
Windows’ Backup and Restore is a feature that allows you to create backups of your personal files, such as documents, photos, music, and videos. Moreover, you can also use it to back up a system image of your computer, which includes the operating system, programs,...
Display settings

How to change the screen resolution in Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 15.08.2023
Windows 10 does a good job of automatically selecting the screen resolution and the text size for your display. However, you may want to make some manual adjustments to balance clarity, speed, and how many pixels you can cram on the screen. That’s especially true...
Windows logo

How to check the Windows installation date

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 10.08.2023
Do you need to know when you installed Windows on your computer? You may require this information for work or you may want it just to brag about how stable your operating system is after all these years of abuse. Or perhaps you just don’t...
Magnifier

How to use Magnifier to zoom in on a Windows PC

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 08.08.2023
If you’re having trouble seeing small text or details on your computer screen, you might want to use the Magnifier tool to zoom in on certain areas. The Magnifier is a built-in accessibility feature in Windows that allows you to enlarge part or all of...
Windows 11 File Explorer

How to count files in a folder with PowerShell, CMD, or File Explorer

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 07.08.2023
Sometimes, you need to know exactly how many files or folders are stored inside a certain folder. Whether for work or your own statistics, if you have a Windows device, there are quite a few ways to find this information. So, if you’ve ever wondered...
Safe To Remove Hardware

How to eject an external drive or USB stick from Windows

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 04.08.2023
Did you plug an external hard drive into your Windows 11 or Windows 10 computer and want to remove it safely so that the data on it doesn’t get corrupted? Do you work with USB flash drives and need to eject them safely? In that...
Windows 10 taskbar

How to customize the taskbar in Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 03.08.2023
The taskbar has been with us for a long time and is present in Windows 10 too. It’s one of the most useful parts of the Windows desktop, allowing you to access various applications, settings, and notifications on your computer. As such, it deserves to...
File Explorer

Make File Explorer open to OneDrive, Dropbox, or another folder

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 02.08.2023
If you’re using a Windows 11 or Windows 10 computer, you may want to know how to open OneDrive in File Explorer as soon as you start the latter app. Furthermore, maybe you’re using another cloud storage solution, such as Dropbox or iCloud, and you...
PowerShell

What is PowerShell and how do you use it?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 27.07.2023
While many casual users know about the Command Prompt, only a few have heard about Windows PowerShell. PowerShell is not the same as Command Prompt - it’s a much more powerful tool that was created to replace Command Prompt, delivering more power and control over...
Mouse Keys

Mouse Keys: Click or right-click with the keyboard in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 24.07.2023
Did your mouse malfunction, and do you need to use your computer now? Are you a laptop user who doesn’t like the built-in trackpad? Or maybe you have some motor issues that prevent you from using the mouse? In any of these situations, you’ll be...
Registry Editor

How to navigate the Windows Registry

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 19.07.2023
The Windows Registry is a database that stores configuration settings and options for the operating system and the applications available on it. The Registry contains information like user preferences, file associations, device drivers, and system policies. It is organized into a hierarchical structure of keys...
OneDrive

What is OneDrive's Files On-Demand feature and how to use it

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 14.07.2023
One of the best features in OneDrive’s app for Windows 11 and Windows 10 is called Files On-Demand. It helps you save storage space on your computers by downloading and keeping local copies of your OneDrive files only if you access them or manually specify...
Phone to PC

How to use your iPhone on Windows 11 with Phone Link

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 12.07.2023
The Phone Link app for Windows 11 allows you to connect, sync, and use an iPhone directly from the comfort of your Windows computer. Although the app is still a work in progress and still in its infancy when it comes to working with iPhones,...
Microsoft Lists

What is Microsoft Lists? What does it do?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 07.07.2023
Microsoft Lists is a powerful tool designed to help you track information and manage work, events, issues, or even personal tasks. Integrated with other apps and services in Microsoft 365, the Microsoft Lists app can be exactly what you need to streamline workflows and collaborate...