How to Change the Display Language in Windows 10

Changing the display language is particularly useful in environments where multiple users access a single computer and those users prefer different languages. You can download and install additional languages for Windows 10 to view menus, dialog boxes, and other user interface items in your preferred language.

How to Configure Do Not Disturb Mode in Windows 10

In Windows 10, when an app is trying to get your attention, a rectangle message slides into view at the lower right of the screen. These are sometimes called toast notifications and they generally disappear automatically after a few seconds. If you need to get work done on your PC, it can be distracting when a pop-up alert appears, informing you of newly arrived emails, Facebook messages, upcoming appointments and birthdays, and more.

How to Reset Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

Microsoft Edge is still in its early days, and occasionally, problems can arise. If you find that Edge is experiencing slow performance, crashes, or the weird appearance of adware, toolbar, or popups, then you may have to reset Microsoft Edge.

How to Set Up and Customize Email Accounts in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with a built-in Mail app, from which you can access all your different email accounts (including Outlook.com, Gmail, Yahoo!, and others) in one single, centralized interface. With it, there’s no need to go to different websites or apps for your email. Here’s how to set it up.

How to Create and Sync Calendar Events in Windows 10

The Calendar app included with Windows 10 is a modern, universal app that integrates wonderfully with Mail and other Windows 10 apps. If you’re looking for a place in Windows 10 to manage your days, weeks, and months, here’s how to set up a Calendar in Windows 10’s Calendar app.

How to Rebuild a Broken Icon Cache in Windows 10

The icons that Windows uses for your documents and programs are saved in an icon cache, so they can be displayed quickly instead of having to slowly load them every time. If you ever have problems with the icons on your computer, rebuilding the icon cache might help.

How to Customize and Filter Your Address Book in Windows 10

The People app is an essential tool for creating and managing contacts. We’ve previously shown you how to import or manually create an address book in Windows 10. As you add different accounts (like Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo!, Exchange, Office 365 for business) and add contacts, your list will quickly grow. Thankfully, the People app lets you search, edit, and link different contacts to keep it all straight.

How to Troubleshoot Your Mac With Activity Monitor

Not many casual users know about OS X’s Activity Monitor, and fewer still understand how it works and what it can really do. Here’s how to use Activity Monitor to manage your Mac’s memory, fix slow applications, and troubleshoot various other issues.

How to Enable, Disable, and Customize AutoPlay in Windows 10

When you insert a removable device such as a CD, DVD, or memory card into your computer, you’ll often see Windows’ “AutoPlay” popup. AutoPlay detects the kind of disc or media you have inserted and automatically takes whatever action you request. But if you find the feature annoying, you can disable AutoPlay very simply in Windows 10.

How to Turn Off Recent Items and Frequent Places in Windows 10

All over Windows, you’ll see menus with the most recently used items for a given application. Maybe it’s a document you recently opened, or some videos you recently watched. Frequent Places works similarly, showing you important folders in your account (Desktop, Downloads, Documents, Pictures, Music, and so on), plus folders you’ve pinned or accessed recently. Here’s how to turn off recent items and frequent places in Windows 10.

14 Ways to Customize the Taskbar in Windows 10

The Windows 10 taskbar works much like previous Windows versions — it offers buttons for every application you’re running and lets you pin icons for later, and a system tray for icons. The main difference is that Windows 10 has a Cortana search box located right on the taskbar, although you can easily disable it.

How to Share Files and Folders from OneDrive in Windows 10

With OneDrive, it’s easy to share files and folders securely and easily with other people. They won’t need to install any special applications or sign up for a new account. In fact, they can use any web browser to get to the files you share with them. And you have a complete control in your hand—your files will only be shared with the people you choose. In this article, we’ll show you how to share files and folders from your OneDrive, and different permissions you might want to know about before sharing.

How to Add a PIN to Your Account in Windows 10

With each new version of Windows, new and innovative features are improving the total user experience in different ways. Windows 10 is quickly growing in popularity due in part to its innovative security features, and among these security options are new sign in options like the PIN code.

How to Make Notes on Web Pages with Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge, the new replacement for Internet Explorer, lets you take notes, write, doodle, and highlight directly on web pages as a note. Afterwards, you can save or share the web note. In this article we’ll show you how to take notes in Microsoft Edge.

How to Better Organize Secrets Using Keepass Password Manager

Today’s Internet services rely heavily on text-based passwords for user authentication. The pervasiveness of these services coupled with the difficulty of remembering large numbers and symbols of secure passwords tempt users to reuse simple, easy to guess passwords at multiple websites, making their accounts vulnerable.

How to Use AMPPS to Install Joomla Locally on Your PC

It’s not necessary that you have a local development environment in order to have a good web site. You could edit files directly on the server or have your editor set up to automatically transfer changes to the server once you change and save them. However, there are lots of benefits of running a local server.