When you add a printer in Windows, it defaults to using the printer’s manufacturer and model number as its name. This is fine if you only have a single printer, but it can easily become confusing if you have multiple networked printers in a home office or business setting. Instead of forcing yourself and your family or coworkers to memorize printer model numbers, you can manually rename printers to something more descriptive and helpful. Here’s how to do it.
Unless you’ve configured your account to skip the password, or are using an alternative login method, you need to type your password at the login screen in order to log in to your Windows account. But what if your keyboard is broken or not responding? Or what if you’re using a touch screen kiosk that doesn’t have a keyboard? Here’s how to log in to Windows without a keyboard as long as you have a working mouse, trackpad, or touch screen.
Apple’s new HomePod has earned high marks for audio quality, but it works only via AirPlay. This is no problem for those with iPhones, iPads, and Macs, but what about Windows users? Is there any way to stream audio from Windows to HomePod? Indeed there is! Here’s how to do it.
Your PC’s IP address is the unique set of digits that identify and distinguish it on your local network. Knowing your PC’s local IP address lets you configure and connect to shared folders, use remote desktop, and set up handy router-side configuration options. Here’s how to find your IP address in Windows.
In recent versions of Windows, users are treated to a small animation whenever they minimize or maximize application windows. This animation is brief and relatively light on system resources, but some users may prefer to disable the minimize/maximize animation entirely. Here’s how to do it.
The Windows 10 Start Menu uses application tiles to help you quickly find and launch your most frequently used applications. But sometimes things can get a bit cluttered. Instead of removing tiles from the Start Menu, why not organize them in folders? Here’s how to clean up and organize your Start Menu with application tile folders.
Microsoft really wants you to use Cortana, the built-in digital assistant in Windows 10. In fact, they want you to use Cortana so much that they pester you with notifications, even if you never touched Cortana in the first place. Here’s how to turn them off.
Remote Desktop is a Windows feature that allows you to connect from one PC (or a Mac or compatible mobile device) to another PC via your local network or the Internet. This gives you the option, for example, to access your work PC from home, remotely assist a family member with technical troubleshooting, or check on a file server from the other side of the house. We’ve previously discussed how to enable Remote Desktop in Windows 10, and while those…
Hate how your application and system windows automatically snap to the corners of the screen in Windows 10? Here’s how to turn off the Snap feature.
The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update introduces a new feature called My People, which lets users pin their favorite contacts to the desktop taskbar for easy access. It’s a neat idea, but isn’t for everyone. If you have no plans to use the My People feature, here’s how to turn it off.