One of the simplest tricks you can do with Windows 10 to customize the way it looks is changing the font or the font size. The default font in Windows 10 is Tahoma, but I’ve changed the font on my computer to show Verdana which is why my screenshots look slightly askew to yours. When […]
The Windows series’ of operating systems are developed by Microsoft and are the most popular desktop operating systems in the world. While the versions of Windows have differed over the years to try to provide what was best with the current day technology, each one has come with a graphical user interface and a desktop so users can view files and folders.
Part of what makes these Windows operating systems so popular is the wide variety of each version. For example, with the latest Windows 10 operating system, you can buy a Home version, Pro version, Education version, and Enterprise version. The idea here is to offer something for people’s computers at home and the working professionals.
Windows operating systems are very popular to use for businesses and companies because of their “Group Policies” that allow administrators to manage lots of different users, the user’s permissions and the overall computer’s configuration.
If you are someone like me, password protecting just about everything you have is of the utmost importance because within the walls of what is being password protected comes some sensitive data that I do not want hackers seeing. Take my emails for example. If I were to open up any three of my primary […]
The Windows Update feature in Windows 10 can be both convenient and frustrating. It’s great to have such easy access to checking for updates, but it’s annoying how each update’s hard to identify since they name them one thing in the media and then offer nothing but build numbers from the Update status. Another annoyance […]
As time goes on, the Windows operating systems help make our lives more efficient. If you are a regular user of Windows computers, then you will no doubt have some applications that you use more than others. Windows developers know this, and that’s part of the reason why they have implemented the chance to have […]
Many people still love the Start menu that Windows 7 produced and prefer installing a tool like Classic Shell on Windows 10 to get it back. Those who liked Windows 8 will like the tiles that are still available from the Windows 10 Start menu that allow you to get access to applications quickly. Tiles […]
Fonts play a significant role in how we perceive what is on our computer screens. You might not realize it, but web developers rely on a bunch of different fonts to help them apply some critical touches to design. If you pay attention when you browse the web, you’ll notice that many websites have a […]
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 didn’t do very well with consumers because it didn’t come with a Start menu at all. Instead, Windows developers thought it would be best to create more of an operating system that is better suited to mobile devices and have that for the desktop version of Windows too. Windows 10 […]
If there is one version of the Windows operating system that most people believe should never have happened, it is Windows Vista. At one point, Windows fanatics liked to think of Vista as something that was different and not a continuation of Windows XP for businesses when in fact the Windows developers had every intent […]
There are two ways you can sign into your user account on a computer that is running on Microsoft’s Windows 10: by using a Microsoft account or a local account. Most people elect to use the Microsoft account over the local user account because it’s the newer way of doing things and becomes a wise […]
One of the most common things people do when they have a computer turned on is check what time of the day it is by looking at the clock that has always been available in the bottom right-hand corner of the computer’s display. This area is called the system tray in Windows, and it marks […]
The on-screen keyboard is the keyboard that you can get access to a variety of ways on any computer that is running on Windows 10. It’s not a very popular keyboard to use since most people can just use the physical keys for the most part instead. It becomes popular when people get stuck and […]
When you first setup the Windows 10 operating system on the computer, you are asked to either create a Microsoft account or log in to an existing one. Once you are inside the Windows 10 operating system, you can choose to exchange that Microsoft account for a local account if you prefer. Regular readers of […]
Over the years, Windows operating systems have gotten quicker at starting up, so it takes less time for you to be able to use the computer that Windows is running on after you first press the power button. There are many reasons for this occurring, and most of the time there is nothing you can […]
The Microsoft on-screen keyboard, better known as OSK, is available for people to use instead of the physical keyboard. Not many people opt to use the on-screen keyboard over the physical keyboard, but if ever there comes a time when you get stuck and cannot use the physical keyboard, the on-screen version is there to […]
The world of batteries is an interesting one to examine. Several types of batteries power our smartphones. One of them is also common to find charging up our laptops, and it is called a lithium battery. There are many people out there who claim to be lithium battery experts, and sometimes they can have different […]
Desktop shortcuts are available for just about anything worthwhile — from folders, programs, apps, files and even websites. In simple terms, a desktop shortcut is giving you quicker access to a link that you would have otherwise had to navigate to a longer way round with the operating system. Desktop shortcuts have been around since […]
Windows 10 has done an excellent job of making the operating system more efficient to use than other versions of Windows before it. Nonetheless, there are still some common things that Windows users want to be done in Windows 10 that are not available the way the OS comes to use out of the box. […]
Like many things with the Windows operating system, there is no option just to clear the cache of a thumbnail like you might have hoped from the Windows Settings screen. We can forgive Windows developers for this because it’s not something that many people want to do and they go out of their way to […]
Up until recently, if you wanted to free up more disk space on Windows 10, you needed to do it the old fashioned way by right-clicking on the Drive and then going into the Properties dialogue box. It’s sweet of Windows developers to have kept that feature relatively close to what it has always been […]
Microsoft Edge is the new browser that came out with Windows 10. Despite it being the clear leader between it and Internet Explorer and Microsoft doing everything they can to get people to use Edge, there are still far fewer people using Edge over Internet Explorer. The main reason for that is because most people […]