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How to Get Rid of Teams on Windows 11

If Microsoft Teams is getting on your nerves in Windows 11—popping up when you log in, always running in the background, or launching when you click the “Chat” taskbar icon—here’s how to get rid of it….

How to Map a Network Drive on Windows 11

If you frequently use a networked drive (or “share”) with Windows 11, you can map it to a drive letter in File Explorer to make it appear more like a local drive and quickly access it in the future. Here’s how to do it….

How to Lock Your Windows 11 PC

Whenever you leave your Windows 11 PC, it’s a good habit to keep it locked (with a special Windows software feature) so that others can’t use it. Here are several ways to keep your PC secure by locking it up….

How to Turn Off Touchpad Gestures on Windows 11

Multi-touch gestures can be handy on Windows 11 PCs with trackpads, but sometimes you can trigger them by accident without realizing it. If that happens often, you can disable multi-finger trackpad gestures entirely. Here’s h…

How to Customize the Lock Screen on Windows 11

When your Windows 11 PC is locked, you’ll see a lock screen with a clock, date, and a special background image. Here’s how you can change the lock screen photo, remove the tips, and customize other elements on the screen….

OS/2’s Last Stand: IBM OS/2 Warp 4 Turns 25

25 years ago—on September 26, 1996—IBM launched OS/2 Warp Version 4, its last major attempt to compete with Microsoft Windows in desktop operating systems. While a competent and highly regarded OS, it didn’t take the OS c…

How to Try the New Safari Tab Bar on iPad

In iPadOS 15, Apple left the new Safari tab bar design turned off by default, but it’s already installed when you upgrade to iPadOS 15 or later. If you’d like to experiment with the new “compact” tab bar design, it’s easy to …

How to Use iCloud+ Private Relay

Starting with iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, if you have an iCloud+ subscription, you can use Apple’s Private Relay to keep your browsing activity private thanks to encrypted relays. Here’s how to use it.

How to Restart a Windows 11 PC

At some point, you’ll need to restart your Windows 11 PC to troubleshoot an issue, install an update, complete an installation, or otherwise. While you’ll often see a “restart” option when updating, here are several other way…

How to Change Themes on Windows 11

Themes allow you to quickly customize Windows 11’s appearance with a single click, changing wallpapers, colors, and sounds together at the same time. Here’s how to set your theme—or create a custom one—in Windows 11….

How to Change Font Size on Windows 11

If you’d like to make your system fonts larger on Windows 11 so they’re easier to read, it’s easy to increase the base Windows 11 text size that will apply system-wide using Settings. Here’s how.

How to Turn Off Game Mode on Windows 11

Windows 11 includes a “Game Mode” enabled by default that automatically optimizes your system for gaming when it detects a game in progress. It usually works well, but if it causes performance problems, you can switch easily …
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