Windows 10 Creators Update includes a brand new Paint 3D app, which merges traditional 2D image editing with 3D capabilities for design and 3D printing. But longtime Windows users may still prefer to use the original classic Paint app. Here’s how to use classic Paint in the Windows 10 Creators Update.
One of the many new features introduced in the Windows 10 Creators Update is Night Light, a system-wide feature that changes the color temperature of your display to reduce eye strain in the evening hours. Windows 10 Night Light is similar to the Night Shift feature found in macOS and iOS, and to third-party applications like f.lux. It’s based on research which suggests that the cool, blue light common to most computer displays can cause eye strain and interfere with your natural…
Do often find yourself overwhelmed while browsing the web due to the dozens of tabs you have open? A new feature in Microsoft Edge aims to help you manage and save your tabs by “setting them aside.” If you’re running the new Windows 10 Creators Update, here’s how this feature works.
Want your PC games to run a bit better? The new Game Mode in the Windows 10 Creators Update won’t give you the performance boost of a new graphics card, but it could be an easy (and free) way to squeeze a few extra ounces of performance out of your favorite games. Here’s how it works.
By default, Windows Defender hums along in the background, scanning your PC in real-time to protect you from viruses and malware. But if you have a mounted network drive, Defender will try to scan that, too, potentially clogging up your local network and hogging your NAS device’s resources. Here’s how to tell Windows Defender to ignore your NAS and instead focus on monitoring your PC’s local drives only.
Windows 10 Mail is a handy email app included in Windows 10, but it adds an annoying email signature to the bottom of all of your new emails by default. Here’s how to change the Windows 10 Mail signature to something more personal, or disable it entirely if you don’t want it.
Microsoft is now showing pushy OneDrive ads in Windows 10 File Explorer. Here’s how to turn them off.
Action Center in Windows 10 keeps you up to date with important system and application events by displaying notifications on your desktop. Sometimes, however, you want to work or play in peace. Here’s how to use the Quiet Hours feature to temporarily disable Windows 10 notifications.
Is your Windows PC experiencing issues? Random restarts? Coming back to find it frozen? If so, one of the first places you’ll want to check is the Windows Reliability Monitor, a built-in utility that can provide valuable data on the important events, freezes, and crashes your PC may have experienced. Here’s how it works.
The Windows 10 taskbar helpfully displays your running apps, system notifications, and updates. But it also takes up valuable space and may be distracting to some users. Here’s how to configure Windows 10 to automatically hide and show the taskbar only when you need it.