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If you have a multi-monitor computer running Windows 8, you might be wondering why on earth the Start Screen only takes up one of the monitors. We can’t explain that one, but we can tell you how to move the Start Screen (or Modern Apps) from one monitor to the other.

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BitLocker is a lesser-known technology included in Windows that allows you to both password protect and encrypt the contents of your storage mediums.

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Browser plug-ins like Flash and Java add additional features web pages can use. However, they can also slow things down when in use or add extra security holes, particularly in the case of Java.

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Railways serve many purposes in our everyday lives such as transporting people, raw materials, finished products, and more — all while keeping our cities and us inter-connected. Travel these ‘roads’ of steel on your desktop with the second in our series of Railway Tracks Wallpaper collections.

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Have you ever wondered why your favorite game from Windows 95 just doesn’t seem to run on Windows 7 but other applications do? Well we have the answer for you, as well as a few solutions for how to fix it.

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When we sit down to eat fruits and vegetables, we usually do not think about the intricate process involved in the growth of that food. Learn more about photosynthesis and its relationship with carbohydrates, starch, and fiber — and how the air we breathe is related to the food we eat in this TedED video by Amanda Ooten.

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Is your iPhone or iPad App locking up or acting weird? You can force it to close by double-clicking the Home button until the app switcher appears at the bottom of the screen. Then hold down your finger on the icon for the app you want to close, and then click the Minus symbol.

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Whether you’re a web developer or just an avid internet user, you may need to use multiple browsers. Each browser has useful features that are not available in the other browsers, so, you may need to switch browsers to take advantage of certain features.

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Browsers are packed with settings and options, many of which are hidden. Each browser has a place where you can change advanced settings that aren’t available in its standard options window.

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Here’s a fun little tip for you: did you know that you can run commands from the address bar in Windows Explorer? It’s true — any app that you could run on the command line can be run from the address bar, including opening a new command prompt.

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There are lots of tools that can be used to automate various tasks on your computer, and we have looked at how the likes of Wappwolf and IFTTT can help to automate your online life. AutomateIt brings very much the same idea to Android, making it possible to automate your phone or tablet in a variety of ways.

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Hard Drives: every computer running Windows has them and none can function without them. They house all our data, so we should set them up correctly. Read on to learn more about how to use RAID to protect your data.

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Historically laptops included a slot in the side for attaching security cables–as seen in the photo here–but increasingly more slender laptops like ultrabooks are omitting the lock-slot from their case design. How do you properly secure a laptop without one?

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Microsoft seriously upset consumers this past month when the new licensing terms for Office 2013 were revealed. At that time the license did not allow for the transfer of Office 2013 to another PC unless a PC failed under warranty. Now, after ‘passionate’ feedback on the new licensing terms from consumers, Microsoft has relented and will allow transfers to other PCs every 90 days.

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At least once a week, my best friend asks me “What’s that keyboard shortcut for Task Manager” again? And then I respond with CTRL + SHIFT + ESC, and then he tells me I should write up a tip about it. So… that’s what I’m doing.

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Windows redesigned its screenshot feature in Windows 8, and you no longer need to launch the Snipping Tool or run any third-party screenshot tool, such as Greenshot. You can easily capture everything on the screen using one key combination.

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Web browsers store your personal data – bookmarks, history, settings, extensions, and more – in a profile. You can create separate profiles to split things up – for example, you could have one profile for work and one for play.

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It was only a matter of time before somebody figured out how to use Metro / Modern apps in a regular desktop window, and naturally it was Stardock who came up with the solution. It’ll cost you a couple of bucks, but you can use the trial mode for free.

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