Hide Search, Cortana, and Task View from Taskbar in Windows 10

How to Hide Search, Cortana, and Task View Buttons from Taskbar in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with an updated taskbar experience that includes a search box, a Cortana icon, and a Task View button enabled on the taskbar. They look like any other regular pinned app, but have no context menu. It is possible to hide or show them. By hiding these controls, you will extra space for running app buttons.

Replace PowerShell with Command Prompt in Start Button Context Menu

How to Replace PowerShell with Command Prompt in Start Button Win+X Menu in Windows 10.

The Win+X Power User Menu is a new feature of recent Windows releases. It was first introduced in Windows 8, and is available in Windows 10. In Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, you can simply right click on the Start button to show it. Or, as it obvious from the title, you can press Win +X on the keyboard to open it even faster, from any app.

Fix Windows 10 Doesn’t Save Desktop Icon Layout

How to Fix Windows 10 Doesn't Save Desktop Icon Layout and Position

Some users report a strange bug in Windows 10. The layout of desktop icons and their position does not remain saved in between the user sessions. The layout gets reset the user sign in to his Windows account. This happens regardless of the account type, affecting both local and  Microsoft accounts.

Change Notification Timeout in Windows 10

How to Change Notification Timeout in Windows 10 and Make It Last Longer

The Action Center has been updated in Windows 10, featuring a new notification system. Windows 10 has replaced all kinds of notifications including the classic balloon tooltips with flat toast notifications. They appear for all events and activities you do on your PC, e.g. when you insert a flash drive. By default, notifications are visible for 5 seconds before they hide into the Action Center. Here is how to change the notification timeout to make notifications last longer.

Switch App Windows Directly in Windows 10 Taskbar Without Clicking on Thumbnails

How To Switch App Windows Directly in Windows 10 Taskbar Without Clicking on Thumbnails

In Windows 10, the taskbar button grouping feature is turned on by default. In this mode, clicking on a group button makes it show a list of window thumbnails. You can make  the taskbar switch to the last active program window in the group with a single click.

Disable Windows Animations in Windows 10

How to Disable Windows Animations in Windows 10

You may wonder how to turn off the window animations in Windows 10. Some users do not like those effects. If you are one of them, you might want to turn them off. Luckily, you can still turn off minimizing and maximizing window effects completely. Follow the instructions in this guide.

How to Hide Search and Task View from Taskbar in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with a Search box and a Task View button enabled on the taskbar. They take up valuable space on the taskbar. Although they look like any other regular pinned app, they have no context menu. Windows 10 users may want to hide these controls to get more room for running apps. Here is how to get rid of the Search box and the Task View button on the taskbar.