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.
Most users know how to access the Windows Task Manager via Control-Alt-Delete or a right-click on the taskbar, but here are two even quicker ways to launch this important Windows tool via keyboard and application shortcuts.
The Windows Startup Folder, once easily accessible via the Start Menu in older versions of Windows, is hidden in Windows 10 but still serves a useful purpose. Here’s how to access the Startup Folder and configure your favorite apps to launch when you log in to your Windows 10 PC.
Microsoft has long hidden certain important files and folders by default in an effort to prevent users from accidentally modifying or deleting critical system files. But, sometimes, power users need access to these hidden files and folders to troubleshoot an issue or access certain data. As long as you promise to be careful, we’ll show you how to show these hidden files and folders in Windows 10.
Windows will either move or copy any files that you drag and drop depending on whether the destination location resides on the same drive as the original files. Here’s how you can override this behavior with a keyboard shortcut to manually specify whether to move or copy your drag and drop files.
The “shutdown” command allows you to issue shut down and reboot instructions to a remotely connected PC. But instead of typing the command its various parameters each time you need to reboot a remote PC, you can create a custom batch file to perform the same action with just a click.
They’re not really necessary these days, but screensavers are still very popular with many users. But Microsoft has changed things up a bit when it comes to screensavers in Windows 10. Here’s where you can find the Windows 10 screensaver options, and how you can bring this classic customization option to the latest version of Windows.
Windows has a handy “Open With” option that lets users open an image file with an application other than the one set as the default for that file type, but this feature doesn’t work when multiple files are selected. One workaround is to use the “Edit” option, but this opens your images MS Paint. Thankfully, you can change which program is associated with the “Edit” option by modifying the Windows Registry. Here’s how to do it.
There are many caveats and details to Microsoft’s free Windows 10 promotion. Here’s a list of who’s eligible, which version you’ll get, and how and when the free upgrade will be available.