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If you use Apple Mail on OS X, then you know that when you empty the trash, it normally purges all the deleted messages for all your accounts. If you only want to purge deleted messages from one account, however, there is another way.

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The best note-taking programs, like Evernote, sync your notes to all your other devices, so you have them wherever you go. If you have some OneNote 2016notes that are stored locally on your computer, you can sync them to your other devices using OneDrive.

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Windows 8 and 10 both allow you to set certain types of connections as metered so that you can limit the amount of data Windows (and certain apps) can use without asking. You can use the regular Settings interface to set mobile and Wi-Fi connections as metered, but for some reason Windows assumes you won’t need to do this with wired Ethernet connections. If you use an ISP that has monthly data caps, you know better. The good news is that a quick Registry edit will fix you right up.

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Windows 10 includes an underlying “Windows Subsystem for Linux” to run Linux applications, but it’s only accessible via the Bash shell. However, there is a way to run Linux applications without first launching a Bash window.

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Sometimes you need to get stuff from your computer to your phone—pictures, files, links, text, etc. And most of the time, that’s way more of a pain than it should be. If you’re tired of uploading files to Dropbox or Drive, emailing links to yourself, or—worst of all—plugging your phone into your computer just to get your stuff from point A to B, stop. There’s an easier way. In fact, we’ve got three easier ways. Let’s get to it.

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If you have kids in the house and are strict about the thermostat, you can lock down your Ecobee3 with a PIN code so that no one can adjust the temperature except those authorized to do so.

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Bookmarks are so last decade. If you find an article online that you want to save for later, stick it in Pocket–a free web service that saves articles and syncs them to all your devices, without ads or unnecessary formatting. You can even read them offline.

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We talk about a lot of cool things here at How-To Geek that you can do by editing the Windows Registry. Occasionally, though, you will run into a Registry key or value that you don’t have permission to edit. When you try, you’ll see an error message saying “Cannot edit _____: Error writing the value’s new contents.” Fortunately, just like in the Windows file system, the Registry provides tools that let you take ownership of and edit permissions for keys. Here’s how to do it.

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When you post on Facebook, you can choose who will see that post, as well as all future posts. However, what if you want to limit who can see all the posts you’ve made in the past? Facebook has a setting to do just that.

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I love Chromebooks (and Chrome OS in general), but it has always bothered me that there isn’t an easy way to see how much of my device’s internal storage is actually being used. I get the whole “live in the cloud” thing, but c’mon—sometimes that just isn’t practical. And with the limited amount of storage found on most Chromebooks, you really need to be able to keep a close eye on what’s happening.

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Get ready for another format war! The next big thing in TV is HDR. But “HDR” isn’t just one simple feature–there are two different, incompatible HDR standards. That means not all HDR videos and games will work with every TV.

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All of us have heard the warnings to make sure we are properly grounded when working on our electronic devices, but have advances in technology lessened the problem of static electricity damage or is it still as prevalent as before? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has a comprehensive answer to a curious reader’s question.

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When it comes to smart thermostats, there’s a handful to choose from, but the big three that stand out are the Nest, Ecobee3, and Honeywell Lyric. We’ve tried out all three to see which one has the upper edge, and where their features differ.

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Ready for a new version of the Apple Macintosh operating system? That’s good, because the newest version of macOS (formerly known as OS X) is out in beta, and it brings with it a whole slew of new features. Best of all, you can install it right now.

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You crack open the box for your new Galaxy S7, S6, or Note 5 and start setting that bad boy up. About three taps in, you realize something: this thing is making noise every time you touch it. If that drives you as crazy as it does me, we have good news: it’s easy to disable not only the touch sounds, but also the lock screen and charging sounds.

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Comments in Excel are great for making notes about certain cells so you can keep track of your work. If you’ve added a lot of comments to your worksheets, it can get hard to remember where you put a specific note in a comment.

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By default, the Windows File Explorer’s sidebar is divided into big categories like Quick Access, This PC, Network, and so on. But a quick setting change can make your navigation pane look a bit more like the traditional tree you’d see in an Open/Save As dialog box, with a few normally hidden folders–like the Control Panel and Recycle Bin–to the view as a bonus.

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