Private browsing is a useful tool that every decent web browser offers. This feature has a different name, depending on the browser that you are using. Google Chrome calls it Incognito, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge name it InPrivate, while Firefox and Opera title it Private browsing. In this article, we show you how to enable private browsing in all the major web browsers and how to check whether you're browsing privately using incognito windows or tabs:
Did you know you can use File Explorer to search for files and folders in Windows 10? Well, you can, and there's more to it than that: the Search built into File Explorer even comes with its Search Tools on the ribbon, providing surprisingly advanced search features and options. Read this tutorial to learn how to search in Windows 10 using File Explorer:
Do you use a BitTorrent client to download open-source software or other types of content from the internet? Do you have an ASUS wireless router, and want your P2P transfers to work smoothly every time? If you do, the firmware on your ASUS router makes it easy to set the necessary port forwarding rules, so that BitTorrent apps work trouble-free. Here's how to set things up:
NOTE: This tutorial applies both to ASUS wireless routers and ASUS Mesh Wi-Fi systems. As long as your firmware is up-to-date, the instructions we share should apply to your device too.
In Windows 10, the old Windows Firewall has been rebranded by Microsoft to Windows Defender Firewall. It is a security feature built into the operating system that helps block unauthorized access to your computer, while permitting authorized communications. This tool can filter both inbound and outbound traffic or set rules and exceptions, depending on the type of network to which you're connected. In this article, we're going to show you how to allow apps through Windows Defender Firewall, as well as how to block them from going online.
Did you know Microsoft created a File Explorer Dark Theme in Windows 10? If you're tired of bright windows when you browse the files on your PC at night, you can opt to enable the File Explorer Dark Mode. However, when you apply this dramatic theme to File Explorer, other Windows 10 apps also get dark coats for their backgrounds, panes, ribbons, menus, and dialogs. If that's ok, and you're wondering how to make File Explorer dark, this tutorial provides the necessary steps:
If you don't want your web browser to keep your browsing history, your cookies and site data, temporary files, searches, and the information you entered in forms, then you have to use a form of private browsing. Google Chrome calls this mode Incognito, Firefox and Opera calls it Private Browsing, while Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge call it InPrivate. Read this guide and learn how to create a shortcut that automatically starts your web browser using its private browsing mode.
The Windows 10 libraries are virtual collections of folders on your system. Microsoft did not enable the libraries in Windows 10 by default, although many users consider them a must-have when it comes to finding and organizing files. This tutorial illustrates three ways to enable the Windows 10 libraries and show them in File Explorer, as well as the Save As and Open dialogues:
By default, the Android operating system saves all your screenshots using the PNG file format. But what if you want to change the screenshot format from PNG to JPG? Or what if your phone's manufacturer changed this default behavior and your new Android device stores screenshots as JPG files? You may then want to change the screenshot format from JPG to PNG. This tutorial shows how to switch the screenshot format on your Android smartphone or tablet, regardless of whether you want JPG or PNG for your images:
If you've taken the time to protect your data using BitLocker To Go, you might want to understand the options you have for managing your encrypted USB memory stick or flash drive. Basic usage includes nothing more than entering your password, but you need to know more for special circumstances. Perhaps you want to change the password, add a smart card as a second unlock method, or reprint your recovery key to ensure you can unlock your drive no matter what happens. Whatever your reasons, BitLocker provides a series of options for managing your drive that make the job simple.
Did you link your Android smartphone or your iPhone with your Windows 10 PC? You don't find the Your Phone app from Windows 10 useful? Maybe it crashes a lot, and you want to remove your phone and disconnect it from your computer? It doesn't matter what phone you use (Android or iPhone), the process for disconnecting it from Windows 10 is the same. Here's how it works: