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.
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…
Here’s a quick Windows tip on how you can copy a file or folder’s path with just a click.
Is your Windows PC experiencing issues? Random restarts? Coming back to find it frozen? If so, one of the first places you’ll want to check is the Windows Reliability Monitor, a built-in utility that can provide valuable data on the important events, freezes, and crashes your PC may have experienced. Here’s how it works.
Need to copy files between two locations in File Explorer, or compare text in two Word documents? You probably already know how to open a second window for a running application, but here’s the quickest way to do it via the taskbar and a helpful keyboard shortcut.
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.
Need to take custom screenshots in Windows 10? Most users know about taking a screenshot with the Print Screen key, but there’s a better method. Here’s a look at the Snipping Tool, the handy built-in utility for capturing Windows 10 screenshots.