How to Run Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 10 Pro and Home

This tutorial will show you different ways to run Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 10 Pro and Home. Group Policy is a way to configure computer and user settings for devices that are joined to Active Directory Domain Services (AD) as well as local user accounts. Continue reading "How to Run Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 10 Pro and Home"

How to Change Icons of Folders in This PC on Windows 10

You can change change icons of folders in This PC on Windows 10, and this tutorial will guide you on how it can be done.

In Windows 8.1, Microsoft replaced libraries with the Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, and Videos folders added to the This PC location. The same set was inherited by Windows 10. Also, in the Fall Creators Update release, the 3D Objects folder was added, which the developers later abandoned. These folders are actually shortcuts to directories in the user profile. Continue reading "How to Change Icons of Folders in This PC on Windows 10"

How to turn off tab auto reload in Google Chrome

You can turn off tab auto reload in Google Chrome using a built-in tool or extensions from the Google Web Store. In recent versions of Google Chrome, the browser suspends (pause) and unloads inactive tabs by default. This results in the tab reloading when you return to the tab after some time. You can disable this tab reloading behavior in several ways. Continue reading "How to turn off tab auto reload in Google Chrome"

How to add Settings shortcut to Classic Control Panel in Windows 10

You can add a Settings shortcut to the classic Control Panel in Windows 10. The Settings app appeared in the initial version of Windows 10, released in 2015. Since then, the classic Control panel applets have been slowly migrating to the Settings interface, while the control panel has gotten less powerful. Continue reading "How to add Settings shortcut to Classic Control Panel in Windows 10"

Make News and Interests Widget Links Open in Chrome or Other Browser

How to make News and Interests widget links open in Chrome or another Browser.

In Windows 10 21286, Microsoft has added a new News and Interests widget to the taskbar. If you hover the mouse over it, a window with a news feed  dynamically updated throughout the day will open. The widget can be easily hidden by selecting the News and interests -> Hide option in the context menu of the taskbar. If you find it useful, you may be upset that all feed links open in the built-in Microsoft Edge browser, regardless of what is your default web browser. Continue reading "Make News and Interests Widget Links Open in Chrome or Other Browser"

Hide News and Interests on the Windows 10 taskbar

You can hide News and Interests on the Windows 10 taskbar using three methods reviewed in this tutorial. A few days ago, Microsoft announced that the News and Interests feature will be available to all Windows 10 users within a few weeks. Continue reading "Hide News and Interests on the Windows 10 taskbar"

How to open Registry Editor in Windows 10 and how to use regedit

This tutorial will show you how to open Registry Editor in Windows 10, and how to use the regedit.exe app. Often the tips on our site are related to the Windows 10 Registry and Registry Editor. What exactly is the Registry and what is regedit? Those familiar with Windows for years need no explanation, but most new Windows 10 users will find this post helpful. Continue reading "How to open Registry Editor in Windows 10 and how to use regedit"

How to Open Web Shortcut in Any Browser Rather Than Default

You can open a web shortcut in any browser rather than default by adding open with or the list of installed browsers to the web shortcut right-click menu. If you have enough space on your desktop, instead of bookmarking a web page in your browser, you can create a shortcut to it by dragging the URL from the address bar onto the desktop. This shortcut will have the browser icon that you have assigned as your default browser, and will open in the default browser. Continue reading "How to Open Web Shortcut in Any Browser Rather Than Default"

How to Enable Eco Mode for a Process in Windows 10

How to Enable Eco Mode for a Process in Windows 10. This fall, Microsoft will unveil the next major Windows 10 21H2 update, codenamed Sun Valley. In addition to the traditional fixes and general improvements, the developers promise to introduce a number of new features and UI innovations. One of them is the Eco Mode in Task Manager, the purpose of which is to limit the resource consumption of processes to improve performance. Continue reading "How to Enable Eco Mode for a Process in Windows 10"

Enable text labels for running apps in Windows 10 taskbar

If you want you can enable text labels for running apps in the Windows 10 taskbar. In previous versions of Windows, taskbar displays the running apps as rectangular items with captions which show the title of the corresponding window of the app. In Windows 10, text labels are disabled by default, so the user see a highlighted square button with the app icon. Continue reading "Enable text labels for running apps in Windows 10 taskbar"