Microsoft has released nine major versions since its first release in 1985. After 29 years, Windows looks very different, but still familiar with the elements that have stood the test of time, increase computing power and - most recently - move away from the keyboard and mouse on the touch screen.
The Windows logo key (Win) is very often used in Windows and in third-party applications. This key is even more used in the family of modern Windows operating systems. Many operating system features have an alternative keyboard shortcut that does the same, many of which are a combination of a Windows logo key and letters. Here are the keyboard shortcuts and hotkeys that are commonly used.
In order to test a registry tweak without a reboot, you can close the explorer.exe process and then start it again. I will show you different methods to restart Explorer (shell).
Registry Editor is a tool for advanced users who need to change Windows settings which are not available in the GUI. The main purpose of the Registry Editor is to view and change the settings in the system registry. Some Registry keys cannot be accessed due to their permissions. To get access to such a registry key, you’ll need to take ownership and grant full access permissions to your user account. This post explains the required procedure.
Windows 10 Creators Update version 1706 is getting a new way to share things between apps and a new Share user interface. There is a way to try out the new Share UI right now using a Registry tweak. You need to be running Windows 10 build 14971 or above.
Windows 10 build 14393 and later have a hidden option in Settings. It is called "Share" and can be enabled with a Registry tweak. Once enabled, the Share page will allow you to configure apps visible in the Share pane of Windows 10.
Control Panel as we know it today, has been in Windows since Windows 95. It houses all the Windows settings in one place. As with previous versions of Windows, in Windows 10, Control Panel is a special virtual folder. You can open Control Panel to change the appearance of your Desktop, Start menu, update hardware drivers, manage scheduled tasks and do many other things.
In this article, I will review a number of methods to open an elevated command prompt in Windows 10. This can be useful for various maintenance and administrative tasks.
Starting with Windows 10 version 1607 "Anniversary Update" the classic version of Sticky Notes was replaced with a Universal(UWP) app with close integration with Cortana and Search. It is possible to convert classic Sticky Notes from Windows 7, Windows 8 or an older Windows 10 release to the new format.
If you have hibernation enabled in your Windows 10, then a file hiberfil.sys exists in the root of your C: drive. Windows 10 stores there the memory contents when you hibernate your PC. You can shrink the hibernation file in Windows 10 with a single command.