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How To Finally Clean Up Your Messy Windows Desktop!

In the same way that you can tell a lot about a person by looking at their physical desktop, you can also deduce a similar amount of information from a person’s virtual Windows desktop. Do you keep your desktop clutter-free, perhaps with just a few floating files for things you’re currently working on? Or do you save everything onto your desktop, only to find you’re unable to locate the file you ...
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No Numpad? No Problem! How to Get a Numeric Keypad in Windows

Have you tried using the number pad in your Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system and for some reason it is not working? You don’t need to worry because you will soon find out how to fix the number pad from within your Windows.There are plenty of ways to use a number pad on your computer, even if your keyboard doesn’t have one. Some are built right in, while others will take a bit more work...
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This Hidden Windows 10 Feature Can Give You Virtual Surround Sound

The Windows 10 Creators Update contains some hidden jewels you may not have found yet. One such jewel is Windows Sonic, a new spatial surround sound tool for Windows 10. This small program modifies headphone audio to emulate a 3D living room-style environment. That makes it a fantastic addition for both movie and ingame sound design. Best of all, it’s available completely for free when you upgrad...
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12 Tips to Master the Command Prompt in Windows 10

Even with all the GUI goodness that Windows 10 offers, sometimes you just need to go old-school: open a prompt to run a command, launch a program, or type a certain string of characters. The command prompt window in Windows 10 may look and feel like its predecessors. But it offers a few healthy enhancements that you will find worth checking out.The command prompt is one of those features in Wi...
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How to Control Windows 10’s Data and Bandwidth Usage

Are you unhappy with the amount of data Windows 10 eats through? You’re not alone. One of the biggest gripes people have with the operating system is the amount of bandwidth it consumes.These days, it seems every app wants to make use of your web connection. There’s “anonymous” diagnostics, near-daily updates, live tiles, streaming services… the list is almost endless.If you’re fortunate e...
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A Year Later, You Can Still Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free

Although Microsoft concluded its free Windows 10 upgrade program on July 29, 2016, the company has yet to close some of the loopholes that it originally opened for folks running Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. If you thought about taking advantage of the launch promotion but never got around to it, there's still nothing stopping you from downloading a free copy of Windows 10 from Microsoft's servers. Free ...
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7 Windows Maintenance Mistakes You Should Never Make

Every Windows user knows that you need to perform regular maintenance to keep your computer running smoothly. But what needs to be done has changed with recent versions, especially with Windows 10.What should you do, and what are the big pitfalls to avoid? We’ll show you the biggest maintenance mistakes to avoid so you can streamline the process and get back to work. 1. Cleaning the Registry ...
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6 Easy Ways to Open Notepad in Windows 10

Notepad is one of the most used applications in Windows operating system. Notepad is a basic text-editing program in Windows 10, and it's most commonly used to view or edit text files. A text file is a file type typically identified by the .txt file name extension.Way 1: Open it via context menu.Step 1: Right-click blank area, point at New in the menu and select Text Document from the sub-...
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How to Change Text Sizes and Fonts in Windows 10

Windows 10 runs on laptops, desktops, tablets, and even phones—but even though the operating system should scale accordingly, fonts and icons aren't always perfectly sized for every screen. Luckily, though, there's a handy new menu for adjusting the size of your screen's contents, which you can use to make everything bigger or smaller to match your preferences.The default font size in Windows ...
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Fix Your Internet Speed With These 7 Windows Tweaks

If you’re reading this, your internet is probably slow. Slow internet speeds affect all PC users at one point in time or another. Besides, no one has ever requested a slower internet.While the exact purpose of any particular network issue is best determined on a case by case bases, there are certain, largely unknown, tweaks you can perform in Windows to relieve unnecessary data usage.Ahead...
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