The ‘Windows’ Archives
Posted August 28, 2015 by

Windows 10: How to Make Your Laptop Battery Last Longer

How to Make Your Battery Last Windows 10

Bringing a laptop with you is pointless if the battery will not last the whole workday and if you do not have a place to charge it. Even when you are plugged into your charger, using more power translates into higher electric bills. Here are some settings you can tweak in Windows 10 to make your […]

Posted August 27, 2015 by

Windows 10: Change Action Center Quick Actions

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Not only does the Action Center display all of your recent app notifications, but it also contains a set of quick action tiles that lets you trigger frequently used features faster. By default, the actions are chosen based on your system hardware and available features. If you think the chosen ones are not very useful […]

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Posted August 26, 2015 by

Windows 10: Pin a Settings Shortcut to the Start Menu


If you often visit one particular section inside the Settings app in Windows 10, you may want to create a shortcut for it and pin it to the Start menu for easier access. You can pin a whole section from Settings and even sub-sections to the Start menu like any other app. Here is how […]

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Posted August 25, 2015 by

Windows 10: Change the Password or PIN Code for Your Account


If you think the password for your Windows account has been compromised, follow the steps in this tutorial to change it.

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Posted August 24, 2015 by

Windows 10: Switch from an Online Account to a Local Account


When you set up Windows 10 for the first time, the system will ask you to create a new Microsoft account or sign in to an existing one. This account allows you to sync and share personal data across multiple devices easily. However, setting up an account can be risky, especially if someone gains unauthorized […]

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Posted August 24, 2015 by

Windows 10: Download Maps for Offline Use

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Windows 10 comes with a Maps app that is super handy when you want to search for places and directions quickly. However, it requires an active internet connection to work properly. Luckily, you can still use it without a connection by downloading offline map data. Here is how to do it.

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Posted August 23, 2015 by

How to Control Windows 10 with your Voice

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Cortana is the new voice-activated personal assistant for Windows 10. Those of you familiar with Apple’s Siri and Google Now will be familiar with this concept. You can ask Cortana when the next Star Wars movie comes out or what tomorrow’s weather forecast will be or to open an app or file for you. If you […]

Posted August 22, 2015 by

How to Manage Windows 10 Reminders

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If you already know how to set reminders for Windows 10, you are ready to learn how to manage them. This article will explain the difference between deleting reminders and marking them as complete before they go off. It also explains how to do a work-around to edit your reminders and how to view a history of […]

Posted August 21, 2015 by

Windows 10: Multitasking with Snap

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Those of you familiar with Windows 7 and 8 have probably witnessed the organizational wonder that is windows snapping. For those of you new to the concept, you will be pleased to discover that Windows allows you to grab an open application or window and “snap” it to a predefined area. Previously, you could snap […]

Posted August 21, 2015 by

Windows 10: Change or Add Another Language

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If you ever want to change the display language of Windows 10 or want to add additional languages to use in documents, the steps in this tutorial will help you.

Posted August 20, 2015 by

How to Set Reminders on Your Windows 10 Desktop

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Reminders are a prime example of technology doing what it is supposed to do: make our lives easier. If it were not for reminders, my trash would never make it to the curb. You can use reminders to make sure you never forget to pick up your kids from soccer practice or to remind you to pick […]

Posted August 20, 2015 by

Windows 10: How to Change the Default Web Browser

Windows 10 How to Change Default Browser

Windows 10 comes with Microsoft Edge as the default web browser. This means that web pages opened using Cortana or the Start menu will open in Edge. Edge is an interesting new take on the internet browser. (Check out How to Annotate Web Pages or Sharing with Edge for starters.) However, Edge is a new browser that does […]