How to Enable and Change Startup Sound in Windows 10

How to enable and change the startup sound in Windows 10

Unlike Windows XP and Windows 7, Windows 10 has the system startup sound turned off by default. This is done to speed up the boot process and save battery power. However, many users want to enable the startup sound to make the OS more fancier.

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Disable Sponsored Top Sites in Mozilla Firefox Web Browser

How to Disable Sponsored Top Sites in Mozilla Firefox

Some users of Mozilla Firefox noticed that the browser is listing sponsored links in the address bar and on the new tab page. Links are marked as sponsored by Mozilla, and appear to a small group of users.

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Download PDF Files Instead of Opening in Google Chrome

How to Download PDF Files Instead of Opening in Google Chrome

When you click a link to a PDF file in Google Chrome, the browser will open the document in its built-in reader. Many users find this convenient as they do not need third-party applications to open PDF content. However, some users may prefer an external application as it often offers more functionality.
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How To Add Libraries Desktop Icon in Windows 10

How To Add Libraries Desktop Icon in Windows 10

The Libraries feature was first introduced in Windows 7. It is really useful way to organize your files. Libraries can include files from several different folders and show them under a single, unified view.

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How to Create a Check for Updates Shortcut in Windows 10

How to Create a Check for Updates Shortcut in Windows 10

By default, Windows 10 checks for update automatically, and installs cumulative, security, and even feature updates once they become available to your computer. Sometimes you may need to check for updates manually, e.g. to receive a feature update faster, or ensure that you have all the latest updates installed before installing some software. Continue reading "How to Create a Check for Updates Shortcut in Windows 10"

Rearrange or Delete Win + X Menu Items in Windows 10

How to Rearrange or Delete Win + X Menu Items  in Windows 10

Windows 10, you can right-click on the Start button to open a special menu that provides faster access to most popular built-in utilities. This menu has shortcuts to useful administrative tools and system functions. It is called the Win+X menu, as it opens with the eponymous keyboard shortcut. This menu is not a customizable part of Windows 10. However, you can re-arrange the menu items and delete ones you never use. Continue reading "Rearrange or Delete Win + X Menu Items in Windows 10"

Disable or Enable Delete Confirmation For Photos App in Windows 10

How to Disable or Enable Delete Confirmation For Photos App in Windows 10.

In Windows 10, the Photos app is the default image and video viewer. The app displays image files, and allows create and edit videos. It has an icon(tile) pinned to the Start. Photos is associated with most of the image file formats. Photos also supports the OneDrive online service and shows images stored there. Windows 10 Photos app allows you to disable or enable a delete confirmation dialog that appears when you delete a file while browsing your photo collections. Here's how. Continue reading "Disable or Enable Delete Confirmation For Photos App in Windows 10"

What is the PathExt Environment Variable in Windows 10?

Environment variables in an operating system are values that contain information about the system environment, and the currently logged in user. They existed in OSes before Windows as well, such as MS-DOS. Environment Variables are a set of dynamic named values that can affect the way running processes will behave on a computer. For example, a running process can query the value of the TEMP environment variable to discover a suitable place to store temporary files, or the AppData variable to find a quick way to get access to the Roaming folder in the user’s profile folder.

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How to Create Link to Text Fragment in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge includes a useful feature that allow making a link to any text portion of a web page. It is done via the ScrollToTextFragment web standard. It produces anchored links without having an existing anchor in HTML of the target web page. Continue reading "How to Create Link to Text Fragment in Microsoft Edge"

Hide Recently Added Apps from Start menu in Windows 10

How to Hide the Recently Added Apps List from the Start menu in Windows 10

The Start menu features the 'Recently added apps' list which shows the classic and Store apps you've recently installed. Windows 10 allows hiding the recently installed app list. Here's what required to get rid of that list.

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