Many users report that browsing Steam via the app is significantly slower than browsing it via a web browser on the same PC with the same Internet connection. If you’ve experienced this, the good news is that one common solution is to disable a Windows networking setting that you probably don’t need anyway. Here’s how it works.
When you push the power button on your PC case, your PC shuts down. This can be incredibly annoying if you pressed the button by accident or, more typically, if it was pressed by a curious young child or pet while you’re in the middle of a work or gaming session. Here’s how to prevent this from happening again by changing what the power buttons do in Windows 10.
If you’ve mapped a network drive or server to your Windows PC via its IP address, you may see a warning message when attempting to transfer files from the network location to your local drives: “these files might be harmful to your computer.” Here’s how to prevent this warning for networked devices you trust.
When you paste text into Microsoft Word, the default behavior is to keep the text’s source formatting. There are ways to tell Word to keep the text only, but if you almost never want to keep source formatting, it’s annoying to have to adjust your pasted text each time. Instead, here’s how you can configure Word to paste with the Keep Text Only option by default.
Website notifications can be a convenient way to stay up to date with your favorite websites. But some users don’t want to use Web notifications. Instead of being forced to decline notification requests on every website, here’s how you can block all notification requests in the latest version of Firefox.
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…