Windows 10 doesn’t currently include any out-of-the-box support for the new AV1 video codec, but Microsoft is currently testing an extension that will bring full AV1 support to Windows in the future, and you can download the beta version for free right now.
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…
The Power User Menu (or Win+X Menu) is a handy feature in Windows that grants quick access to a number of useful functions and apps. And while Microsoft doesn’t let users modify this menu by default, some third party tools can let you edit the Power User Menu to better suit your workflow. Here’s how it works.
Most Windows users know about common keyboard shortcuts, but there are lots of lesser-known shortcuts that can be super helpful to learn, including many that are new to Windows 10. Here are 23 handy Windows 10 shortcuts that you may not know about.
While Apple has added picture-in-picture support directly into its operating system, Chrome’s picture-in-picture capabilities are part of the browser itself, which means that it works on Windows, too. So if you’d like to easily watch your favorite web videos while focusing on other work in the foreground, here’s how to use Chrome picture-in-picture in Windows.
It looks like Microsoft is killing the Windows Volume Mixer in an upcoming Windows 10 update. The good news is that there’s already an excellent third party Volume Mixer replacement that offers even more functionality.
If you use a high quality JPEG image as your Windows wallpaper, you may have noticed that what you see on the desktop isn’t quite as nice as the original file. That’s because Windows automatically compresses it to improve the performance. To avoid this, use a PNG image instead of JPEG for your Windows wallpaper. Here’s how it works.
Windows 10 comes with lots of built-in apps, some of which you can’t uninstall via the normal method. But if you really hate the Windows Photos app, or don’t like Microsoft’s take on Weather, here’s how you can uninstall these built-in apps via PowerShell.
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.