Seeing unwanted messages on your Windows 10 lock screen? These may be what Microsoft calls “tips and fun facts,” and while they’re meant to help users better learn Windows 10 features, many users find them more annoying than helpful. Here’s how to turn off Windows 10 lock screen tips.
Your Mac makes all kinds of decisions on how it should function based on settings, of course, but you may not know that the way your screen (and your backlit keyboard) brightens and dims is based on the so-called auto-brightness feature. Which, luckily, is controllable by us measly humans! Today’s article is all about how you can do just that.
Siri is great, even if it lags a bit behind some of the other voice assistants. (We’re looking at you, Google.) But on the Touch Bar of the MacBook Pro, its button can take up valuable real estate that you could use for other, more important icons. We’ll tell you all about it in this article!
The Power User Menu (or Win+X Menu) is a handy feature in Windows that grants quick access to a number of useful functions and apps. And while Microsoft doesn’t let users modify this menu by default, some third party tools can let you edit the Power User Menu to better suit your workflow. Here’s how it works.
Starting with the iPhone 7, Apple introduced haptic feedback to the iPhone, giving iOS the ability to inform users of various system events, such as changing the date in a calendar appointment or reaching the maximum zoom level on a photo. While separate from the traditional vibrations associated with notifications and the iPhone ringer, some users don’t like the feel of these subtle taps. If that’s you, here’s how to turn off haptic feedback on the iPhone.
Some apps look great in Mojave’s new dark mode, but not all of them. Instead of the current “all or nothing” approach to dark mode in macOS, here’s a Terminal command that can let you exclude individual apps from dark mode, letting you use the feature only with the apps you want.
Windows 10 changed the basic look of the taskbar volume slider for the first time in 20 years, from a vertical slider to a horizontal one. There’s some admittedly handy functionality built into the new Windows 10 volume slider, but the good news is that those who really like the old vertical style can have it back, even in the latest builds of Windows 10.
Have a lot of apps installed on your Mac? Instead of the default sorting by name, you can instead arrange your apps by category, making it easier to find the apps or groups of apps you’re looking for. Here’s how it works.
The Apple Watch’s Control Center is a one-stop shop for handy tools, like Airplane Mode and Do Not Disturb. With watchOS 5, we can even rearrange its icons, so come find out how!
Are your desktop files seemingly missing after upgrading to macOS Mojave? Don’t worry, they’re probably just hiding behind Apple’s new desktop stacks feature. Here’s how to use and manage Mojave stacks to keep your desktop in order.