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Tutorials and how to guides about using gadgets, hardware, and software.

Mouse pointers

How to change the mouse pointer size, color, and thickness

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 28.03.2022
Windows 11 and Windows 10 both have some exciting new options that allow you to change the mouse pointer size and color. Have you grown tired of the dull white or black mouse pointer? Are you having trouble seeing the standard size mouse cursor on...
Printer

How to print the list of running processes in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 24.03.2022
One of our readers asked us: “How do you print the list of running processes from Task Manager?”. Unfortunately, you can’t do this from Task Manager. However, you can run some commands to generate a list of running processes in Windows and then print it...
Briar

Communicate safely during protests or emergencies with Briar

  • tutorial
  • Tudor Dan
  • 24.03.2022
When you protest for a cause, alongside thousands of people, it is very likely that the mobile network will stop working because of the sheer number of connections to a small number of cell towers. Also, in the event of an emergency like an earthquake...
Mouse pointers

How to use custom mouse cursors in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 22.03.2022
Your mouse cursor plays a vital role when using your computer, and you should be completely comfortable with its appearance. Maybe you want a larger cursor, easy to find in a text without straining your eyes, or perhaps you are bored with the same old...
Windows 10

Windows 10 doesn’t require a product key to install and use

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 21.03.2022
In contrast to older versions of Windows such as Windows 7, Microsoft allows you to download and install Windows 10 without necessarily providing a license key. Not only that, but you can also use Windows 10 without activating it, forever. Still, there are some limitations...
Sign in Windows 11

5 ways to sign in to Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 17.03.2022
Most people sign into Windows 11 using a PIN code or a password. But there are other ways to log in to Windows 11, some faster than others, some more secure, and even some that even Microsoft doesn’t recommend. Windows 11 offers you many ways...
Android apps

2 ways to block Android apps from accessing the internet

  • tutorial
  • Tudor Dan
  • 17.03.2022
Some Android apps access the internet too often, and you might not want that. Whether it's because they consume your data plan faster or they end up using too much battery, you might want to know how to turn off cellular access, Wi-Fi access, or...
Mouse pointers

How to install custom mouse cursors in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Tudor Dan
  • 14.03.2022
If you want to change the way your mouse cursors look, you have two options. The easy one is to install a mouse cursor scheme that changes all the pointers from Windows. The other one is to set a specific pointer for each mouse cursor...
File Explorer

How to open File Explorer and Windows Explorer: 12 ways

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 10.03.2022
File Explorer is one of the most used apps in Windows 11 and Windows 10, just like Windows Explorer is one of the most used tools in Windows 7. Whether you need to open, copy, delete, or move files, there is always one thing that...
Printer

5 ways to set the default printer in Windows (all versions)

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 09.03.2022
The default printer is the one to which all print jobs are sent (unless otherwise specified by the user or the apps sending the print jobs). If you’re using Windows, there’s a high chance that your operating system is set to automatically select your default...
Recycle Bin

The Recycle Bin in Windows 10 and Windows 11

  • misc
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 04.03.2022
Regardless of your operating system, using the Recycle Bin in Windows 10 or Windows 11 is unavoidable. If you remove something either on purpose or by accident from your Windows computer or device, you can easily get it back from the Recycle Bin. This tutorial...
Find My Device

How to find and lock your lost or stolen Windows device

  • tutorial
  • Tudor Dan
  • 03.03.2022
Both Windows 10 and Windows 11 have a locating feature that makes it easier to find your computers and devices when they get lost. It is called Find My Device and, when it is turned on, it allows Windows to regularly check and store your...
Microsoft Store

How to download PC games from the Microsoft Store

  • tutorial
  • Tudor Dan
  • 25.02.2022
In Windows 10, Microsoft has finally managed to bring all their distribution platforms together in one place, in the Microsoft Store, making it a centralized distribution point for both PC and console games. This trend continues with Windows 11: you can purchase (some) games once,...
Fonts

How to view and install fonts in Windows 11 and Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Tudor Dan
  • 22.02.2022
Windows has more than just a few preinstalled fonts. However, at some point, you might want more. What if you find a beautiful font online and want it on your computer? How do you install free fonts in Windows 11 and Windows 10? Moreover, how...
Windows logo

How to uninstall Windows from your PC

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 21.02.2022
Some of our readers have asked us how to remove Windows from their computers. Some of them want to remove Windows 10 or Windows 11 and empty their drives. Some have dual-boot configurations and want to keep only one Windows version. Others have Windows and...
Battery status

How to show the battery percentage on Android smartphones

  • tutorial
  • Tudor Dan
  • 21.02.2022
If, like us, you check the battery level on your Android smartphone very often, displaying the battery percentage on the home screen and the lock screen is a must. Luckily, the steps involved to always display the remaining battery life are not complicated. This tutorial...