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How to Clear Your Clipboard History on Windows 10

If you have Clipboard history enabled in Windows 10, the feature keeps a record of items you have recently copied to the Clipboard while using copy and paste. Here’s how to clear your Clipboard history—or disable it if you …

How to Get a Vertical Taskbar on Windows 10

Windows 10’s taskbar normally stretches across the bottom of the screen, but you can move it to the left or right side of the screen in a vertical orientation. It’s great for widescreen displays, giving your applications more…

How to Defragment Your Hard Drive on Windows 10

Over time, a hard drive can begin to operate with less efficiency due to fragmentation in the file system. To speed up your drive, you can defragment and optimize it in Windows 10 using a built-in tool. Here’s how….

How to Start a Video Call in Slack

In this age of remote working, many Slack users rely on external services such as Zoom or Google Meet for video chats. But few know that it’s just as easy to start a video call within Slack itself without any extra software o…

How to Update Your Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch system software updates are essential: they add new features and fix bugs. Normally, the system downloads updates automatically and asks if you want to install them. But If you’d like to trigger the process ma…

Why Did Dial-Up Modems Make So Much Noise?

Screeeech . . . hisss . . . squaawk. These are familiar sounds to anyone who’s ever used dial-up internet or called BBSes. It seemed especially noisy late at night. Have you ever wondered why all that noise was necessary? And…

How to Copy the Full Path of a File on Windows 10

Sometimes, it’s handy to copy the full path of a file or folder in Windows 10 to the clipboard. That way, you can paste the path into an open or upload dialog quickly without having to browse for it the file. Luckily, there’s…

How to Close and Restart iPhone and iPad Apps

Apps on your iPhone or iPad might occasionally freeze or start to behave erratically. When this happens, you can close the app using the built-in App Switcher feature. Restarting the app is your best bet for fixing most issue…

How to Open and Use the App Switcher on an iPad

The iPad’s App Switcher is an essential multitasking feature that lets you view, switch to, and manage your open apps as a grid of thumbnails. It’s like Alt+Tab or Command+Tab for an iPad. Here’s how to use it….

How to Quickly Manage Split View on Mac

It’s easy to manage two windows side-by-side Mac (macOS El Capitan [10.11] or later) using a feature called Split View. Using Split View, you can precisely snap two windows to halves of the screen and also adjust the proporti…

How to Mute Yourself on a Zoom Call

While taking part in a video conference using Zoom, sometimes you need to mute your microphone to cough, suppress background noises, or to simply be polite while other people are talking. Here’s how to do it….

How to Zip (and Unzip) Files on Windows 10

The ZIP file format reduces the size of files by compressing them, saving disk space, and reducing network transfer times. It also allows you to combine several files into a single one that’s easy to share with others. Here’s…

How to Charge a Nintendo Switch Without the Dock

Sometimes, you’re on the go and you need to recharge your Nintendo Switch’s battery, but you don’t have your dock with you. Whether you’re playing the Switch while charging or leaving it in Standby mode, here’s how you can ch…

How to Mute Everyone on a Zoom Call

While video-conferencing on Zoom, sometimes other people’s video feeds become too noisy. Hosts can mute everyone’s microphones to stop this. Whether someone stepped away to quiet a noisy parrot or is being disruptive, here’s …
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