Although Task Manager's Processes tab offers detailed information about how programs use system resources, it is the Details tab that allows you to find out everything you need to know about running processes (and more). Task Manager's Details tab provides generous data about each process running on your Windows 10 computer or device, and it can come in handy during advanced troubleshooting. In this tutorial, we go over the massive amount of information that it offers and what it can do:
You might be asking yourself: Is there a dark theme for Skype? Yes there is, and there's also a light theme, just like in Windows 10 May 2019 Update. Both themes are available in Skype for Windows 10, Android, and iOS. In this guide, we share how to change your Skype theme to dark or light, depending on what you want, on all platforms:
Windows 10's Task Manager can be a gold mine of information when it comes to apps and how they use your computer's resources. While most of the tabs display real-time data, the App history tab collects and reports usage statistics for the apps and programs running on your computer or device over the last month. This feature is useful, especially for users of mobile devices, like laptops, tablets, or 2-in-1 gadgets, because it helps identify apps that hog the more limited resources of such devices.
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:
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:
Game Mode is available to all users of Windows 10. It aims to make Windows 10 the best operating system for gamers, smoothing the gameplay experience across all types of computers and devices. It does not matter whether your PC is the most powerful in terms of hardware or if it is an older, slower PC. The Game Mode prevents system background activities such as Windows updates or notifications from apps during game play, all to offer a more consistent gaming experience. In this guide, we explain what Game Mode is, and what it can do for gamers:
Everybody likes to listen to their favorite music, and that includes gamers too. You might like to listen to your music even while playing games on your Windows 10 PC. However, we usually avoided doing so, because each time we wanted to skip or play a different song, we had to switch between the game and the media player, using the Alt + Tab keyboard shortcut. Fortunately, Microsoft changed all that by adding a Spotify widget to the Windows 10 Game bar.
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:
If you are using Windows 10 and you are a gamer, you've probably heard about the Game Mode. This feature helps make gaming smoother, regardless of how fast or slow your PC is. Although recent versions of Windows 10 automatically enable the Game Mode when you are playing a game, there are situations in which you might find that it is not turned on. Also, when you are playing a really old game, Windows 10 might fail to recognize it as a game and might not use the Game Mode for it.