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.
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.
Windows 10 changed the basic look of the taskbar volume slider for the first time in 20 years, from a vertical slider to a horizontal one. There’s some admittedly handy functionality built into the new Windows 10 volume slider, but the good news is that those who really like the old vertical style can have it back, even in the latest builds of Windows 10.
If you frequently need to visit a particular page in the Windows 10 Settings app, here’s how to create a custom shortcut that will take you directly to that page instead of forcing you to navigate through the Settings menus each time.
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.
The Task View Timeline feature in Windows 10 can be very helpful for helping you keep track of the apps, documents, and websites you’ve recently viewed, but it can also be a privacy issue. Here’s how to turn off Timeline in Windows 10 and return to the traditional task view interface.
Windows 10 can’t open HEIC files by default, but there are a few solutions for both converting HEIC files to JPEG or adding native HEIC support to Windows 10 itself. Here’s a look at how it works.
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.