Longtime Windows users will remember the classic blue background color that you’d see by default on your desktop if you weren’t using a wallpaper image in Windows 2000 or XP. Windows Vista and newer removed that exact color choice from the default palette, but you can still bring that original blue color back, even in Windows 10.
If you think application windows look a bit boring in Windows 10, or if you’re having issues clicking in the correct place when moving windows around, you may want to bring some color into the mix. Here’s how to turn on title bar color in Windows 10.
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.
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.
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.
Windows classifies your network connections as either public or private, with certain features and security measures exclusive to each. However, sometimes your network connection may be incorrectly assigned, leading to security vulnerabilities or the inability to access some features. Here’s how to check your Windows 10 network profile and change it if necessary.
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.
Want a better way to read articles in Microsoft Edge? Check out Reading View, a mode that strips away all of a website’s ads, social media, and special formatting for a distraction-free reading experience. Here’s how to use it in Windows 10.
Search engines such as Google have long offered the ability to perform quick currency conversions, but with the Calculator app in Windows 10 users don’t need to make the extra trip to web. Here’s how to use the Calculator app as a quick currency converter 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.