How to resize a window to the exact size in pixels

In some cases, you may need to resize an app window to the exact size. For example, it can be useful when taking screenshots. Adjusting the size of the window by eye is almost impossible, unless you specifically trained for this.  Using the on-screen ruler is not very convenient. But you can greatly simplify this task. Continue reading “How to resize a window to the exact size in pixels”

How to determine file type for files without extension

Today we will review three methods to determine file type without extension. After installing the operating system, most advanced users turn on file extensions in File Explorer. Because with help of extensions, you can easily determine the type of file. Extensions allow finding a suitable program to open the file.

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How to remove System requirements not met message from Desktop and Settings

You may want to remove the “System requirements not met” message from the Windows 11 Desktop and Settings app. In the near future, Microsoft will add hardware non-compliance notices to all devices with Windows 11 installed on unsupported PCs.

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Windows 11: always run Command Prompt and PowerShell as Administrator

Windows 11 includes two ways to make Command Prompt and PowerShell always run as Administrator. By default, Windows launches PowerShell, Command Prompt, and Windows Terminal without elevated privileges. If an app, script, or command requires an Administrator access level, the user needs to close Command Prompt and relaunch it with elevated privileges. Continue reading “Windows 11: always run Command Prompt and PowerShell as Administrator”

How to Prevent Batch File From Closing Automatically

The command prompt, once launched, will only close when the user types the exit command or click the close window button. But it also happens that the command prompt closes itself. That happens without showing the results of the completed script. This behavior of the console can be spotted when executing script files, such as CMD and BAT files. Continue reading “How to Prevent Batch File From Closing Automatically”

How to create a file of a certain size in Windows

You may need to create a file of a certain size in Windows when testing the writing speed of disks, checking quotas on the size of transferred or stored data. Usually such files are dummy files representing a continuous block of zeros. They can have any extension or not have it at all. The latter is unimportant, the main thing is that they occupy a given amount of disk space. Continue reading “How to create a file of a certain size in Windows”

Install Android apps from APK files on WSA with WSATools

WSATools is a freeware app that you can use to install Android apps from APK files on WSA . While Windows 10 can run Linux apps using the WLS subsystem, Windows 11 can also run Android apps using the WSA subsystem. The subsystem available in the Microsoft Store includes the Amazon Appstore. Sadly, the Amazon Appstore doesn’t include as many apps as Google Store has.Other applications and games can be installed from APK files using the command line or PowerShell. Continue reading “Install Android apps from APK files on WSA with WSATools”

How to take a screenshot of the login screen in Windows 11 or 10

For security reasons, Windows does not expose tools and options to take a screenshot of the login screen and the lock screen. This is understandable, since there are certain restrictions on capture when the screen is locked and the user logs out. Continue reading “How to take a screenshot of the login screen in Windows 11 or 10”

How to Enable Classic Alt Tab Dialog in Windows 11

We will show you two ways to enable the classic Alt Tab dialog in Windows 11 if you are not happy this its default style. Windows 11 has a different style of the Alt Tab dialog that fills the whole screen with a background blur effect when showing window thumbnails. Continue reading “How to Enable Classic Alt Tab Dialog in Windows 11”

What’s the difference between Windows 11 SE and Windows 11?

If you follow the development of Microsoft software, you probably remember the story of Windows 10X – a lightweight version of the Windows 10 designed for convertible tablets. The Windows 10X project, also known as Windows Core OS and Windows Lite, was terminated before its official release and never saw the light of day. However, the Redmond firm did not abandon the very idea of creating a light version of Windows. Continue reading “What’s the difference between Windows 11 SE and Windows 11?”

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