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How to Update PowerShell on Windows 11

If you check your PowerShell version and find it is out of date — or PowerShell has been helpfully reminding you that there is a new version available — you have a few options. Here is the best way to update PowerShell on…

How to Check the PowerShell Version on Windows 11

PowerShell, like Command Prompt before it, is an incredibly useful tool. We don’t usually think about it, but things like PowerShell do get bug fixes and new features over time. Here is how you can check your PowerShell versi…

You’re Selecting Text With Your Mouse Wrong

Selecting text is a common thing to do on a computer. Just click and drag your mouse to highlight the desired text. Couldn’t be simpler, right? There’s actually a much better way of doing this, and you’ll never go back….

How to Access the Power User Menu on Windows 11

Everyone knows that you can hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete to access the Task Manager, but what about the Power User Menu? The Power User Menu offers a convenient way to access essential utilities, important locations, and useful menus….

How to Remap Any Key or Shortcut on Windows 11

Microsoft PowerToys is a handy utility for Windows that lets you customize all sorts of things about Windows—everything from the behavior of windows on your screen to your keyboard shortcuts. Here’s how you can use PowerToy…

How to Install Git on Windows

Git is an essential tool if you’re going to be coding. It lets you conveniently manage different versions of code within a repository (repo). Git is also the most common way to access GitHub, one of the largest code repositor…

How to Split Screen in Windows 10 and 11

Using Windows 10 and Windows 11’s split screen feature, you can use multiple apps at once on your screen. You can pin apps to the sides as well as corners of your screen. We’ll show you how to use this productive Windows feat…

How to Customize Your Icons in Windows 11

One of the best things about Windows is the freedom it gives you to customize your user experience. There are dozens of programs available to change the user interface. Here are some ways to customize your icons with the defa…

How to Mount an ISO Image on Windows 11

ISO files, sometimes called ISO images, are a type of archival file. Windows didn’t offer any native support for ISOs for years — you had to use third-party tools. Luckily, Microsoft added support for ISOs starting in Windo…

How to Zoom In on a Windows PC

Windows offers various ways to zoom in on your screen, allowing you to take a closer look at your items. We’ll show you how to zoom in and out on your photos, videos, web pages, and other items on your Windows 10 and Windows …

How to Change the Windows 11 Lock Screen Timeout

The Windows 11 lock screen will time out and shut off your display in less than 30 seconds — but what if you want it to stay on longer? You’ll need to edit the registry to enable the timeout settings in Windows 11. Here’s h…

How to Disable Bing in the Windows 11 Start Menu

Windows 11, like its predecessors, integrates Bing search directly into the Start Menu. Any time you search for an application, file, or folder, you also search Bing. There isn’t even an option to disable it in the Settings a…
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