The introduction of the Wi-Fi wireless standard in 1997 is widely recognized as a significant technological accomplishment of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. However, the idea of wireless communication is not a new concept. In reality, Wi-Fi utilizes the same radio communication technology that was discovered in the late 19th century, which is based on electromagnetic radiation. The primary distinction between Wi-Fi and traditional radio communication is the wavelength.
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Some time in the past, Edge had support for EPUB e-books. But then for some reason the developers removed it. And now, starting with Microsoft Edge 117, viewing EPUB in the browser has again become available. Those who can’t wait for the stable release of Edge 117 and who want to test the EPUB reader, can download and install the Canary version of the browser. In this tutorial, we will learn how to enable the feature.
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As optical discs become a thing of the past, most modern laptops and PCs are coming without a DVD drive. Even if the device have such a drive, the latter is rarely used. Today it is almost a rudiment, only taking up space in the device case. The same can be said about its icon in the “This PC” folder. Luckily, the icon can be hidden with ease. Continue reading “How to hide a DVD or CD drive in File Explorer”
In the near future, Windows 11 will get a number of new interesting features. They have already been revealed in build 23506. The significant updates will receive the “Power” section in the “Settings” application, so Windows 11 now shows you battery usage per app. In addition, Build 23506 showcases a new OOBE screen, a new Program Compatibility Assistant, improvements to Auto Color Management, and plugin support for Windows Copilot. Continue reading “How to enable battery usage per app in Windows 11”
The RDP tool on Windows comes with a very convenient feature. It supports the clipboard, allowing you to transfer files and text from the local computer to a remote host and vice versa. However, you may encounter a situation where copying and pasting in an active RDP session may stop working. We will review what can be done in this situation, and how to to restore the clipboard function with minimal time and effort. Continue reading “RDP clipboard copy and paste is not working”
In 2012, Google introduced the new Quic protocol, which was supposed to improve the shortcomings of the old TCP protocol. QUIC stands for Quick UDP Internet Connections, and offers high speed, congestion control and end-to-end encryption.
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Windows Explorer supports several folder display modes, such as: huge, large, medium, small icons, list, and table. There is also the option to display tiles and content. The first three types of icons, tiles, and content use thumbnails to give you an idea of the contents of the files. Network folders default to thumbnail display, but sometimes it may show you just icons. Continue reading “File Explorer is not showing network folder thumbnails”
The Mica effect in Windows 11 adapts the colors of windows and interface elements to the desktop background and makes them more transparent and blurry when they are active. Unlike Acrylic, the Mica effect does not create transparent areas. This allows Mica to be light on GPU resources, but, like Acrylic, it blends windows titles with the desktop background. Obviously, for this effect to work in third-party apps, those apps must support it.
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Crashes and errors in Windows may not always have obvious signs, requiring users to check the event log to identify issues. An example is the failure to start the luafv service, which is related to the security system. The question is, how serious is this error and is it necessary to do something to fix it?
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To troubleshoot unexpected device shutdown issues, we usually start by checking if the “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power” option is enabled in the device properties on the Power Management tab. However, be aware that you may encounter a different problem even in this scenario. The Power Management tab itself may be missing. Continue reading “Power Management is missing in Device Properties on Windows”