How to enable or disable SMB compression in Windows 11

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable SMB compression in Windows 11. One of the most recent changes in Windows 11 is the updated behavior of the SMB protocol compression feature. It allows you to reduce the size of the files transferred by the user, administrator, or applications over the network and thereby speed up the transfer of data. SMB compression has been used in the operating system before, but only files of a certain size were compressed. Continue reading “How to enable or disable SMB compression in Windows 11”

Disable Firefox Suggest in the Mozilla Firefox browser

This tutorial will show you how to disable Suggest in Mozilla Firefox for search queries in the address bar. The search function in Google Chrome offers by default its own search provider. Unlike Chrome, Mozilla Firefox’s search function offers several search engines at once when you type a query in the address bar of the browser. The feature is really great, but Mozilla makes it even better. They recently announced a new search option called Firefox Suggest. Continue reading “Disable Firefox Suggest in the Mozilla Firefox browser”

How to enable Google Lens in Google Chrome browser on desktop

This tutorial will show you how to enable Google Lens in the desktop Google Chrome browser. If you’ve used the Google Assistant or the Google Photos mobile app, you should be aware of technology such as Google Lens, which allows you to recognize the content of images, that is, depicted objects and added text. There is something similar in the Google Chrome browser. You can right-click an image on a web page and search for that image on Google – a feature known as Image Search. Continue reading “How to enable Google Lens in Google Chrome browser on desktop”

Missing Display Tab in NVIDIA Control Panel – why and what to do?

This tutorial will show you what to do if the Display tab is missing in NVIDIA Control Panel. When you try to perform certain screen settings, e.g. to adjust the screen resolution, refresh rate, or other settings using the NVIDIA Control Panel, you may find that the “Display” section or tab is not there. Most often this happens on laptops, but possible on desktops as well. Continue reading “Missing Display Tab in NVIDIA Control Panel – why and what to do?”

Fix Desktop.ini files open automatically on startup in Notepad

Here is what to do if Notepad automatically opens Desktop.ini files on startup. A system failure may cause very strange issues. Although they do not interfere with the performance of Windows, they cause a lot of inconvenience to users. Here is one example of such a “mistake”. Every time you start Windows to the desktop, Notepad automatically opens one or two files with the contents that you can see in the screenshot below. Continue reading “Fix Desktop.ini files open automatically on startup in Notepad”

Fix mapped network drives are not visible in This PC in Explorer

Here is how to fix mapped network drives that are not visible in This PC in Explorer. Problems with gaining access to network drives arise not only when working with programs launched with administrator rights. The Explorer app may not display mapped network drives at all. However, their drive the letters remain assigned to them and not available for other partitions. That is, “This PC” does not display such a network drive, but the letter that was assigned to it is no longer displayed in the list of available drive letters in the Disk Management snap-in. Continue reading “Fix mapped network drives are not visible in This PC in Explorer”

How to Disable FLoC in Google Chrome

This tutorial will show you how to disable FLoC in Google Chrome, which is included in Chrome 93 and above. As you know, companies on the Internet can use cookies to save local settings and user sessions, and to display targeted advertisements. The method is quite effective, but web technologies are not standing still. Not so long ago Google announced the implementation of the new Federated Learning of Cohorts technology, abbreviated as FLoC, in the Chrome browser. Continue reading “How to Disable FLoC in Google Chrome”

Fix Windows 10 doesn’t run 16-bit apps – You do not have permissions to execute 16-bit applications

Here’s what to do if Windows 10 doesn’t run 16-bit apps. To be able to run old 16-bit applications in modern versions of Windows, it is not necessary to use emulators. Windows 10, for example, works quite correctly with 16-bit programs. It even works without the need to use the compatibility mode. But sometimes you can get a error message  “The file is a 16-bit application. You do not have permissions to execute 16-bit applications”. Continue reading “Fix Windows 10 doesn’t run 16-bit apps – You do not have permissions to execute 16-bit applications”

How to enable compact view in File Explorer on Windows 11 and Windows 10

This tutorial will show you how to enable compact view in File Explorer on Windows 11 and Windows 10 and reduce spacing between files. The fall release of Windows 11, as well as the Windows 10 update later in 2021, will bring many visual changes to the operating system from Microsoft. One of these changes is increased indents between files and folders in Explorer. Continue reading “How to enable compact view in File Explorer on Windows 11 and Windows 10”