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One of the things I do not like about File Explorer in Windows 10, is the fact that it starts by default on the Quick Access section. There I see my recent files and frequent folders. However, I prefer viewing my drives and user folders like Documents or Downloads. If you do too, read this tutorial and see how to set File Explorer to open This PC instead of Quick Access:
Sometimes, things break or no longer work well, for no apparent reason. That can happen to Windows 10 apps from the Microsoft Store, not only to the operating system. Luckily, there is more than just one way to make your apps behave, and one of them is to reset your Windows 10 apps to their default state, and clear their app data so that they are "like new." Although you lose your preferences and sign-in details from the Windows 10 app that causes you problems, resetting it can be helpful. In this tutorial, we show you how easy it is to reset an app in Windows 10:
You might ask yourself: how does Microsoft make money from Windows 10? Although some means are obvious, such as selling licenses, others are not, and the company's revenue generation sources from Windows 10 may be quite surprising. With Windows 10, Microsoft delivered not only a new operating system, but also a different business model. Here are the ways in which Microsoft makes money from Windows 10:
Whether you want to have a conversation with a coworker based in another country, or someone from your family asks you for help with their computer, screen sharing can help you a lot. When you use Skype, you can share your screen with the other participants in your call. It is easy, and it works on Windows 10, Android, and iOS devices. Regardless of whether you Skype from a Windows PC, from an Android smartphone or an iPhone or iPad, here's how to share your screen:
Regardless of how new or old your Windows 10 computer is, at times, you might find that it starts lagging and stops being responsive. That usually means that something is hogging its resources. It might be an app that takes up all your processor, one that consumes all your graphics resources, makes your hard drive spin at maximum speed, or sends massive amounts of data online. Whether it is one or the other, read this tutorial, and see how to identify the Windows 10 apps that hog system resources:
With Windows 10, Microsoft has improved the startup time of our PCs. However, performance degrades over time, slowing down your device. As you install more and more desktop apps, they sneak themselves or their agents onto the startup list, lengthening the list of startup applications and services. As a result, Windows 10 is forced to load more apps and background processes, before it can take input from you. The Startup tab of the Task Manager helps you handle things, allowing you to monitor and manage startup apps.
When you create large documents, you may need to add page numbers. They are useful for many reasons, and, depending on the type of document that you create, they may be mandatory. Microsoft Word offers several ways for you to add page numbers, and some may not be as intuitive as you might assume. Here is how to add page numbers in any Word document, starting at page one, two, three, or any other page:
NOTE: This tutorial was created using Microsoft Word from Office 365. It should work with Word from Microsoft Office 2019, 2016, and 2013.
A service is a special type of application intended to provide features to the user and the operating system, that launches and runs in the background, without a user interface to click on. As in previous versions, the Task Manager from Windows 10 comes with a Services tab, aimed to provide an overview of system services, their status and to handle basic management tasks. Here is everything you can do from the Services tab of the Task Manager, in Windows 10:
The Windows 10 Task Manager gives you a lot of power when it comes to monitoring system resources. The Processes tab shares more information than ever before, allowing you to customize the data it shows according to your needs. Here is how to tweak the Task Manager's Processes tab in Windows 10 and become more efficient, by ensuring the data relevant to you is displayed in a way that suits your needs better than the default view:
It is no secret to anyone that Windows 10 has bugs and problems. Yes, it also has some great features, and people get their jobs done with Windows 10, but from time to time, you encounter a problem that ruins your day. We did too while installing Windows 10 on a new PC: OneDrive crashed every time we clicked the button to change its folder. Here is what happened and how we fixed it: