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How to Speed Up Menu Animations in Windows

Windows includes various visual effects and animations that make using the operating system feel a little more friendly. A good example of this is the animation that fades or slides menus into view a few hundred milliseconds …

How to Remove a Device from Your Microsoft Account

When you sign into Windows 8 or 10 using your Microsoft account (and other Microsoft devices, like an Xbox), those devices become associated with your account. If you want to remove an old device you’ve gotten rid of, you’ll …

How to Fix a Stuck Download in the Windows Store

Though it’s had its share of flaky behavior since being introduced in Windows 8, the Windows Store has gotten more reliable over time. It still has the occasional problems, though. One of the more irritating issues is when an…

How to Stop LinkedIn’s Annoying Emails for Good

Like most social networks, LinkedIn loves to send you emails. While they can be a handy way to keep up with important things, for the most part these emails are just a way to get you to check in with the site more often. And …

How to Register to Vote Online

While the ability to actually vote online is still just a dream, most states in the U.S. do at least offer you the ability to register online. Here’s a state-by-state breakdown of where (and how) to get it done….

How to Disable Conversation View in Windows Mail

As in other email apps, conversation view in Windows Mail groups all messages with the same topic into a single display. It’s handy for keeping track of long email threads with lots of contributors, but it’s not for everyone….

How to Add Safe Mode to the Windows 10 Boot Menu

Booting into Safe Mode has long been a staple when troubleshooting Windows computers. Safe Mode starts Windows with only a limited set of files and drivers so you can figure out what’s wrong with your PC. But for some reason…

How to Reset Windows 10’s Screenshot Counter

When you take a screenshots in Windows 10 with the Windows+PrtScn shortcut, it automatically saves those pictures by naming them “Screenshot (1),” “Screenshot (2),” and so on. Even if you delete screenshots, that counter jus…
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