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Windows 11 Start Menu

How to pin to Start Menu in Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 24.09.2021
Are you curious how to pin to Start in Windows 11? Even if it uses icons instead of live tiles, you can still pin apps to the Start Menu in Windows 11, as well as files, folders, email accounts, or your favorite locations. As you’re about to see, when it...
Windows 11 Dark Mode

How to turn on Dark Mode in Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Tudor Dan
  • 23.09.2021
Windows 11 has a lot of improvements over its predecessor, both in terms of functionality and design. If you want to personalize your Windows 11 experience and you are a fan of Dark Mode on your devices and apps, we have good news: there is a Dark Mode for Windows...
God Mode in Windows

God Mode in Windows 11 vs. Windows 10 vs. Windows 7

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 22.09.2021
Have you ever heard of God Mode in Windows? Do you know what the God Mode is and its purpose? Would you like to enable God Mode in Windows 11 or Windows 10? Or maybe discover whether there are any differences between God Mode in Windows 11 vs. Windows 10...
Windows Terminal

How to switch between CMD and PowerShell in Windows Terminal

  • tutorial
  • Tudor Dan
  • 21.09.2021
When starting Windows Terminal, the default shell that opens is Windows PowerShell. However, Windows Terminal supports many applications that have a command-line interface, including the venerable Command Prompt (CMD). If you want to switch to CMD in Windows Terminal, or if you want to make CMD the default shell for...
Cortana

How to permanently disable Cortana in Windows 11 & Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 20.09.2021
Cortana is an excellent addition to any Windows 11 or Windows 10 computer or device. She’s a personal assistant that can give you lots of information tailored to your needs and one that can help you do all sorts of stuff faster and easier than you would do alone. However,...
Power Menu

How to shut down Windows 11 (9 ways)

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 20.09.2021
Are you wondering how to shut down Windows 11? Whether you just finished work, school, or a raid with your guild, turning off your device can help with its longevity. Furthermore, when you shut down Windows 11 regularly, you should also notice the difference in your electricity bills. Read this...
Windows 11 Quick Settings

8 ways to adjust the brightness in Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 17.09.2021
One of the things every computer user does relatively regularly is to adjust the brightness of the screen. That’s true for Windows 11 users, too, as many want to either increase brightness on their laptop to see better in bright light or reduce brightness to lessen the burden on their...
Windows 11 Start Menu

How do I move the Windows 11 Start Menu to the left?

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 15.09.2021
Windows 11 introduces many changes to the user interface, and one of the most important features is the Start Menu. Gone are the tiles from Windows 10, and back are the old-school shortcuts from Windows 7. Also, the Windows 11 Start Menu has new sections, and it is also placed...
UEFI BIOS

How to enter the UEFI/BIOS from Windows 11 (7 ways)

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 14.09.2021
Do you have a Windows 11 computer or device and don’t know how to access the UEFI or BIOS? Are there any issues with your PC that you think can be repaired from there? Whether you need to enter UEFI/BIOS to troubleshoot your computer or adjust settings to improve its...
Safe Mode

How to start Windows 11 in Safe Mode (8 ways)

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 13.09.2021
Did you just install Windows 11 but, unfortunately, you encountered some issues with it? Are there some apps, features, or drivers that don’t behave and cause problems? In that case, you might be wondering how to repair them, and one of the best tools for troubleshooting is Windows 11’s Safe...
Night Lights

How to use the Night Light in Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Tudor Dan
  • 10.09.2021
Most modern handheld devices and computers have a feature that can reduce the blue light emitted by their screens. On devices with Windows, this blue light filter is called Night light. The feature made its first appearance in Windows 10 and now Windows 11 supports it as well. Read on...
ASUS TUF-AX5400

ASUS TUF-AX5400 review: a Wi-Fi 6 router for gamers!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 09.09.2021
ASUS is investing a great deal into manufacturing wireless routers for gamers. One of their latest additions is the new ASUS TUF-AX5400, a Wi-Fi 6 router with an aggressive design, an impressive list of features, and powerful hardware. If you want to improve the Wi-Fi in your home or small...
Wi-Fi

How to connect to Wi-Fi in Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 08.09.2021
One of the most common things every laptop or tablet user does is connect to wireless networks. It’s something Windows 11 users need to know how to do also. Although many people know that manually connecting to Wi-Fi in Windows 11 or any other version requires selecting the network and...
Windows languages

How to change the language on Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 07.09.2021
Knowing how to change the language on Windows 11 comes in handy, especially if you have a new computer or device. The first step to change the Windows display language is to get the language pack you need from Microsoft’s vast collection. You only have to do this once for...
Wi-Fi

How do I enable or disable the Wi-Fi on Windows 11?

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 06.09.2021
There are many reasons why you might want to enable or disable your Wi-Fi in Windows 11. For example, maybe you don’t use Wi-Fi at all, or perhaps something happened to your wireless connection, and it suddenly disconnected. Or perhaps you could not connect to Wi-Fi on your Windows 11...
Snipping Tool in Windows 1

How to use the Snipping Tool in Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 03.09.2021
In Windows 11, Microsoft offers an improved Snipping Tool app that promises to be better than previous versions. It’s a simple application that many people are familiar with already, yet some of its new features are worth looking into. That’s why, in this tutorial, we decided to show you how...
WinX menu

How to edit the WinX menu, in Windows 11 and Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 30.08.2021
The WinX menu from Windows 11 and Windows 10 is one of our favorite menus because it gives us access to many useful tools. Unfortunately, its biggest drawback is that it’s fixed - you can’t change or modify it from anywhere in the operating system. So the question that arises...
Control Panel

17 ways to open Control Panel in Windows 11 and Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 26.08.2021
Where is the Control Panel in Windows 10? What about in Windows 11? How do you open the Control Panel? How many ways are there to open it? To answer these questions, we did a bit of testing and experimentation. We had to do that because, both in Windows 11...