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Tutorials, how-to guides, and blog posts about using Windows. How to use laptops, tablets, PCs, and other gadgets with Windows.

How to get Gmail as a desktop app for Windows

How to get Gmail as a desktop app for Windows

Google doesn’t offer an official Gmail desktop app for managing emails on Windows computers. However, with just a few clicks or taps, you can get your own Gmail app for Windows 10 or Windows 11. You’ll need to use a web browser like Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, but it will give you a native app-like experience for accessing Gmail on your computer. Here’s how
What is the latest version of Windows 10? Check your Windows 10 version

What is the latest version of Windows 10? Check your Windows 10 version

The latest version of Windows 10 is 22H2, build number 19045, and it was released on October 18th, 2022. This is the last version of Windows 10, and Microsoft will end its support on October 14th, 2025. Until that happens, you may want to check your Windows 10 version to find out whether you’re using the latest build number. Or you may want to know
Wi-Fi Sense is gone. What is and how to enable Hotspot 2.0 in Windows 10

Wi-Fi Sense is gone. What is and how to enable Hotspot 2.0 in Windows 10

Years ago, Wi-Fi Sense allowed Windows 10 devices to connect to public wireless hotspots. It’s gone now, but today, we have Hotspot 2.0, which makes connecting to public hotspots not only easier and faster but also more secure. Do you want to know more about Wi-Fi Sense and Hotspot 2.0? If you do, read on, and you’ll find out why you should use Hotspot 2.0
How to install Windows 10 from a USB drive, DVD, or ISO

How to install Windows 10 from a USB drive, DVD, or ISO

Windows 10 is used on over a billion computers and devices, and many users want to install it independently. One way is to use a USB memory stick with the Windows 10 setup, a disc (like a DVD or CD), or an ISO file with the installation. The installation process is the same regardless of the source you use. This guide shows you how to
Razer Basilisk V3 Pro review: Razer’s best gaming mouse yet?

Razer Basilisk V3 Pro review: Razer’s best gaming mouse yet?

Razer’s Basilisk V3 Pro goes against the recent trend of lightweight gaming mice, offering an all-inclusive experience. With features like Qi wireless charging, RGB lighting, a 30K DPI sensor, and an impressively fast scrolling wheel, this mouse seems made for those who are seeking high-end specs, as well as comfort and reliability. Yes, it has a premium price, but it’s Razer’s most advanced mouse to
How to turn off Safe Mode in Windows

How to turn off Safe Mode in Windows

Windows Safe Mode is a great way to troubleshoot your computer or device. You can use it to uninstall problematic drivers or programs and to remove stubborn malware. Once you have fixed your Windows problems, you can exit Safe Mode and boot normally into the Windows operating system... or can you? Read this article to learn four methods of turning off Safe Mode in Windows
How to open Settings in Windows 10 (on a laptop, PC, or tablet)

How to open Settings in Windows 10 (on a laptop, PC, or tablet)

The Settings app in Windows 10 is the modern replacement for the dated Control Panel that we’ve been accustomed to since the good old days of Windows XP. Its purpose is to help us configure how the operating system works on our machines. Therefore, if you have a Windows 10 laptop, PC, or tablet, you must know how to open Settings. Maybe you want something
What is the Device Manager and what is it used for?

What is the Device Manager and what is it used for?

Did you hear about the Device Manager? Do you know what it is and what it’s used for in Windows operating systems? With just a few clicks or taps, Device Manager lets you see and manage all the hardware installed on your Windows PC or device, view the devices for which you did not install appropriate drivers, and also see and manage “hidden” devices. If
How to open Microsoft Edge in Windows (10 ways)

How to open Microsoft Edge in Windows (10 ways)

Both Windows 10 and Windows 11 come with Microsoft Edge as their default web browser. If you’re already using it as your main browser or if you’re trying out Microsoft Edge, it’s essential to know the most convenient ways to open it. Though launching Edge is easy and intuitive, there are situations when you can’t find its shortcut or when using the one at hand
How to remove the background from a picture with Paint in Windows 11

How to remove the background from a picture with Paint in Windows 11

At the end of 2023, Microsoft updated Paint in Windows 11 to include all kinds of useful features, like support for layers and an AI tool for removing a picture’s background so that it becomes transparent. Therefore, if you need a quick way to make the background transparent in a picture, you can do that with Microsoft Paint in just a few clicks. I tried
How to check the Windows 11 version and edition

How to check the Windows 11 version and edition

Although the adoption rate of Windows 11 is slower than what Microsoft would like, millions of people use it at home or work. Microsoft improves this operating system by releasing yearly minor and major updates to make it more appealing. The Windows 11 build number changes with each new update, and sometimes the version number changes too. If you need to know the Windows 11
How to use Windows 10’s Math Input Panel to recognize math expressions

How to use Windows 10’s Math Input Panel to recognize math expressions

Do you need to write equations in a document but find it challenging to use the tools available in your favorite text editor or presentation app? Have you heard about the Math Input Panel? It’s a neat small app available in Windows 10 that allows you to write down your math just like on paper, making it easier to create well-formatted mathematical expressions. In this
What's new in Windows 11 Moment 5 Update (February 2024 Moment)

What's new in Windows 11 Moment 5 Update (February 2024 Moment)

Microsoft is in the final stages of testing their upcoming Moment 5 Update for Windows 11. This update will be made available at the end of February 2024 and then rolled out slowly to all Windows 11 users, including those using Windows 11 versions 22H2 and 23H2. Moment 5 is not a big update, but it does include some welcome improvements to features like Snap
How to add and edit pictures and shapes in Microsoft Word

How to add and edit pictures and shapes in Microsoft Word

If you want to make your Word documents more attractive, you can use pictures and shapes. They can make a document look more professional, describe the content, and illustrate ideas better. It all sounds simple, right? However, there are many tools available in Microsoft Word for working with pictures and shapes, which means there’s a lot of ground to cover. So, without further ado, let’s
How to download Windows 11 for free

How to download Windows 11 for free

You never know when you’re going to need a copy of the Windows 11 setup on a USB flash drive, a DVD, or as an ISO file. It may be useful for reinstalling Windows 11 on your computer or laptop, assisting a friend, or even upgrading a Windows device. And that’s why you may want to know how to get Windows 11. This is what
How to change the RGB settings in Windows 11 with Dynamic Lighting

How to change the RGB settings in Windows 11 with Dynamic Lighting

Gamers have long been buying and using computers, peripherals, and other accessories with RGB lighting. While they tend to look great and allow for a great deal of personalization, the trouble with this technology is that it tends to be vendor-locked. This means that if you buy accessories and components from different vendors, they won’t be compatible with each other, and you must set up
How to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode with Command Prompt

How to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode with Command Prompt

One way to troubleshoot Windows 10 problems or fix boot failures is to start the system in Safe Mode. Safe Mode only loads the essential components, which helps you isolate and solve the issues. However, some problems are so severe that they interfere with the graphical user interface, making Safe Mode with Command Prompt a better option, as it doesn’t run the Explorer shell. In
Samsung T9 portable SSD review: Tough and lightning-fast

Samsung T9 portable SSD review: Tough and lightning-fast

Portable solid-state drives are more popular and affordable than ever, and Samsung is a leading brand in this market One of their latest products is the T9, a fast 20 Gbps external SSD that works on the USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 interface, with support for hardware encryption and protection against accidental falls. While its specifications sound good, the most important questions are: How does it