Notepad++ is a popular free text editor for Windows that includes many features essential for viewing and editing code, creating and modifying macros, and working with multiple documents simultaneously. Many Notepad++ users prefer to use the app instead of the default Notepad that ships with Windows. Rather than manually changing the default application for multiple file types, there’s an easier way that allows Notepad++ to completely replace standard Notepad. Here’s how it works. Replace Notepad with Notepad++ First, make sure…
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.
Buying software and games directly from the manufacturer means likely paying full price. But there are other options for buying software and game licenses that can save you quite a bit of money. Check out SCDKey, where you can save big on licenses for products like Windows 10 and Red Dead Redemption 2.
Are you seeing a lot of empty drives in File Explorer? It’s probably due to a connected memory card reader or hard drive dock. Here’s how to hide empty drives in File Explorer so that they only appear when something is actually connected.
Some viruses and malware are tricky to remove, requiring an outside or “offline” scan to completely detect and eliminate the threat. Lots of third party antivirus suites offer special boot disks with which to perform offline scans, but the free Windows Defender utility also supports a built-in offline scan. Here’s how it works.
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.
If you listen to lots of different types of media on your Windows PC you may find that they’re all at different volumes, some too quiet and some too loud. One solution to this is a built-in Windows feature called Loudness Equalization, which aims to normalize your PC’s volume output. Here’s how it works.
If you use a regularly updated version of Chrome, you probably noticed a change this week in the way that the browser looks. That’s because Google has just launched its newest version of Chrome, complete with a visual overhaul. Thankfully for those who don’t like the new look, there’s a way to switch back. Here’s how.
If you’re playing a game, editing a document, or doing anything that might cause you to hit the Shift key on your keyboard a few times, you’ll likely hear an annoying beep and see a message pop up talking about something called Sticky Keys. Here’s a quick look at exactly what Sticky Keys is, why you probably don’t need it, and how you can turn this prompt off so that it never interrupts your work or play again.
If you use the Microsoft Remote Desktop app in macOS to connect to another Windows PC on your network, you may see a warning about an unverified certificate when you try to connect. Here’s how to configure your Mac to always trust that certificate so you’ll no longer see the warning message.