If you join the Windows Insider Program, you get the opportunity to test the very latest Windows 10 features. Unfortunately, you also get an unsightly watermark on your desktop. The purpose of the Windows 10 watermark is easy to understand: Microsoft wants users of the PC to clearly understand that they’re running a pre-release test version of the operating system, and developers and testers can also use the watermark to quickly identify the specific version of Windows 10 they’re currently…
Select an item in the Finder and press Command-I, and you’ll see all sorts of information about that file or folder—size, for example, modification date, and so on. But there’s a little-known feature that’s similar and very handy called “Get Summary Info” that lets you view the combined info and file size for multiple items at once. Here’s how it works.
Windows places an arrow in the lower-left corner of a desktop icon to identify it as a shortcut. While this identification is helpful, the shortcut arrows obscure your applications icons and don’t look very good. Here’s how to turn off these shortcut arrows to make your desktop icons look their best.
Recent versions of OS X are much better at handling Mac setups with multiple displays, but many users don’t know that they can further customize their monitor configuration by moving the dock or changing which monitor is set to be the primary display. Here’s how these concepts work in OS X El Capitan.
Tired of having the Recycle Bin take up space on your desktop? Or maybe you prefer a desktop with no icons at all. Here’s how to remove the Recycle Bin icon from the Windows 10 desktop without affecting its functionality.
Cortana is a great new feature in Windows 10, but it takes up a huge amount of space on your desktop taskbar. Here’s how to shrink or hide the Cortana search box, giving you more room for your apps and utilities.
Windows 10 retains some of the transparency effects found in previous versions of the operating system, but some users prefer a higher contrast appearance without the transparent aesthetic. Here’s a quick tip on how to disable transparency in Windows 10.
Apple has long offered users a wide variety of beautiful, high quality images to use as desktop wallpaper, but if you’d like something even more interesting on your Mac’s desktop, you can use a Terminal command to set one of your Mac’s animated screen savers as the background instead.
Not all features of Windows 10 are yet available in the Technical Preview builds, but some unfinished areas are simply hidden. With the understanding that these hidden features are not yet complete, here’s how to enable the new Desktop taskbar clock and calendar window in the latest Technical Preview of Windows 10.
The goal of efficient and safe computing is to keep your hands on the keyboard as much as possible, thereby avoiding frequent reaches for the mouse or trackpad that can contribute to repetitive stress injuries. With that in mind, we’ll show you how to launch, minimize, and manage your most frequently accessed Windows programs without ever having to take your hands off the keyboard.