Do your application windows sometimes minimize automatically? The reason may be Aero Shake, a Windows feature that is supposed to make it easier to focus on a single application. For those who want to be able to move one application window without minimizing the others, here’s how to turn off Aero Shake in Windows 10.
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.
Here’s how to add a custom login message to your Windows 10 PC, which can be helpful for displaying usage policy information in large organizations as well as personal contact information for individual users.
Unless you’ve configured your PC to log in automatically, you’ll see two screens when you boot or log into your Windows 10 PC: the lock screen and the login screen. While the lock screen can display helpful information like the time and weather, some users simply want to log into their account immediately. Here’s how to disable the Windows 10 lock screen so that you can enter your password right away when booting or waking your PC.
Windows appends the text “Shortcut” whenever you create a new shortcut to a file or folder. While you can manually rename your shortcuts to remove this appended text, why not simply configure Windows to stop adding this text by default? Here’s how to do it.
The Windows 10 Action Center includes a number of Quick Actions, handy buttons that manage certain functions or link you to common apps. But some users may prefer a simpler Action Center interface focused on their notifications. If that’s you, here’s how you can hide the Quick Action icons in the Windows 10 Action Center.
The Settings app is the new hotness in Windows 10, but the trusty old Control Panel still serves an important role for many users. If you need to frequently access the Control Panel, save some time by adding a Control Panel shortcut to the right-click menu in Windows 10. Here’s how it works.
Windows 10 generally features a bright light theme for app and menu backgrounds and title bars. While it won’t be available at launch, those who prefer a darker look can preview the incomplete “dark theme” in Windows 10 via a few quick registry tweaks. Here’s how to do it.
Microsoft Word 2013 includes a handy feature that lets the user perform a Web search for a selected word or phrase, but the default platform for this search is Microsoft’s own Bing. While Bing has some unique features that make it useful for certain types of searches, most users would likely prefer to use Google. Here’s how to make the switch
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.