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.
Microsoft’s Office 365 service provides an easy way to download and install the Office apps (like Word and Excel) on any machines you have, as long as you have the licenses available. But if you need to deactivate an installation of Office 365, there’s a quick method for doing so! We’ll tell you how.
Windows 10 notifications display a banner and play a sound when they pop up on your desktop. For some apps, particularly those that display frequent notifications, you may still want to see the notification but don’t want to hear the annoying sound over and over. Fortunately, you can configure your notifications on an app-by-app basis to disable the notification sound while keeping the banner. Here’s how.
The Windows 10 April 2018 Update, also known as Build 1803, introduces a new way for users to see and manage their startup items. In addition to the traditional Startup tab in Task Manager, there’s now a new interface in the Settings app that makes evaluating and disabling startup apps a breeze. Here’s how it works.
The new Windows 10 April 2018 Update, also known as Build 1803, introduces a bunch of new transparency effects to the operating system. If you prefer a more opaque look and feel, however, the transparency can be a bit distracting. Here’s how to disable transparency in the latest version of Windows 10.
There’s no simple, user friendly way to resize multiple images at once using the built-in tools in Windows 10. Fortunately, there’s a great third party app called Image Resizer for Windows that can resize and convert your images with a few quick clicks of the mouse. Here’s how it works.
The Windows Experience Index, a rating of the performance of a user’s PC, went away starting in Windows 8, but the underlying performance tests that generated this score remain, even in Windows 10. Here’s how to run the Windows System Assessment Tool and generate your PC’s Windows Experience Index Score in Windows 10.
Windows 10 users can quickly launch the Command Prompt via the Power User Menu with just three keystrokes. But what about the more advanced and capable PowerShell? Here’s how you can configure Windows 10 to replace Command Prompt with PowerShell in the Power User Menu.
Aero Peek is a handy feature in Windows that lets users quickly “peek” behind their open application windows and get a quick glance at their desktops without needing to move or close anything. But for some users who don’t use the feature, Peek can become annoying when it is accidentally triggered. Here’s how to disable Peek in Windows 10.
When you open a photo in the Windows 10 Photos app, you’ll see a sleek dark interface that’s perfect for viewing and editing your images. But if you load the Photos app directly to view your image library, the default interface is instead white and gray. Here’s how to switch the Windows 10 Photos app to the Dark Mode color theme for a more consistent look.