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When you want to browse your files and work with them in Windows, most people fire up File Explorer (in Windows 10 and Windows 8) or Windows Explorer (in Windows 7). While these apps are good-enough file managers, for most people, they can be improved and tweaked to work even better. To improve your user experience, we have compiled a list of fifteen tips that you can apply, so that File Explorer or Windows Explorer work the way you want to:
How to put Google Chrome and other browsers in full screen (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge, and Opera)
To navigate the internet, you must use a web browser which usually has a navigation toolbar and a browsing area in which you see the websites that you visit. That is called window mode, but it is not the only way in which you can use the web browser. There is also the full-screen mode which renders websites over your entire display area. Whether because the monitor is too small and the resolution too high or for any other reason, it seems that there is never enough screen space available on our displays.
One useful feature of Windows is that you can connect to your desktop from another location to remotely manage your computer. Fortunately, major Linux distributions also offer this feature and Ubuntu is one of them. If you want to connect to your Windows computers from Ubuntu remotely, you can use the default RDP client found in it, called Remmina. Here is how to create, configure and establish a remote desktop connection from Ubuntu to Windows:
NOTE: This tutorial was created on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver). However, it works in other versions of Linux too.
You might want to know the exact version of the firmware (BIOS or UEFI) installed on your computer's motherboard. Traditionally, this means that you have to restart your computer, manually enter the BIOS and check the version information that is displayed. It is just one way of doing it and not the quickest. If you use a Windows computer, there are several other ways of finding out its BIOS or UEFI version, and you can see them all in this article:
From time to time, we stumble upon applications that are hard to remove or delete, as some users would say. Sometimes their Add/Remove Programs entries are deleted for whatever reason, or they do not have a handy Uninstall shortcut available. The problems vary from case to case. That is why we decided to make a roundup of all the methods that can be used to remove both desktop programs and modern apps, in Windows. Let's get started:
NOTE: This guide applies to Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.
Starting with Microsoft Office 2016, Microsoft has introduced a Dark Mode for all Office apps. In Office 2019 you get two Dark Modes to choose from. If you purchased an Office 365 subscription, you also get background patterns for your Office apps. Here is how to personalize the theme and the background used by your Office apps, and enable Dark Mode, if you want to:
Local Group Policy Editor is a Windows tool used by IT administrators. It is mostly unknown to casual computer users. Local Group Policy Editor lets you control the sign-in and shutdown processes, the settings and the apps that users are allowed to change or use, in Windows. This can be useful if you want to manage rules for the other users of your computer. Read on to find out what exactly the Local Group Policy is and how you can work with Local Group Policy Editor:
Microsoft's OneDrive service has become ubiquitous in a world dominated by Windows 10. However, it is not the same for Windows 7, which is an old operating system that was not designed with such tight OneDrive integration in mind. However, that does not mean that you cannot use OneDrive for Windows 7 to sync your files and folders across different devices and computers. Microsoft offers an excellent OneDrive app for Windows 7 and, in this tutorial, we show you how to get it and how it works. Let's get started:
Local Group Policy Editor enables a power user to control what the other users are allowed to do in Windows. You can control the sign-in and shutdown processes, the settings and the apps that users are allowed to change or use. The tool itself is rather hidden from view in Windows, and you need to know how to access it. We have put together in this tutorial a comprehensive list of methods for accessing it so that you can choose the one that is most convenient:
In 2017, Microsoft started to offer a new line of subscriptions services, called Microsoft 365. The company offers different plans tailored to businesses of all sizes, as well as schools. The Microsoft 365 subscriptions include Windows 10, Office 365, devices security and management solutions, and other various apps and services. If you are curious to find out more about Microsoft 365, what it is and what it has to offer, read on: