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How to Always Show Scrollbars in Windows 11

By default, Windows 11 hides most scrollbars when they’re not in use. If you’d prefer to always see scrollbars in windows on your screen, there’s an easy way to keep them on. Here’s how to set it up.

How to Turn Off Animations in Windows 11

Windows 11 includes animation and fading effects that add eye candy but can make your PC feel sluggish for some by adding a slight delay to certain actions. For a more snappy experience, it’s easy to turn animations off. Here…

How to Turn Off Transparency in Windows 11

Windows 11 includes fancy new transparency effects in its windows, taskbar, and some menus. If you don’t like them, it’s easy to disable translucent interface elements in Windows 11 with the flip of a switch. Here’s how….

How to Temporarily Stop Your Windows PC from Sleeping

Macs have had a handy app called “Caffeine” for years that allows you to temporarily prevent your computer from going to sleep. Windows PCs have a similar feature called “Awake” that can be found in Microsoft’s “PowerToys” su…

How to Launch Task Manager in Windows 11

In Windows 11, Task Manager is no longer just a right-click away on the taskbar. Whether you’re troubleshooting or just keeping an eye on your system resources, here are six different ways to launch it instead….

How Windows 11’s New Widgets Work

In Windows 11, there’s a new widgets button on the taskbar that opens a menu with quick access to weather, traffic, news, sports scores, and more. Here’s how it works.

How Snap Works in Windows 11

Windows 11 makes it easy to position windows into pre-set layouts thanks to a feature called Snap. Even better, the new feature is easily accessible from a pop-up menu hidden in the maximize button. Here’s how it works….

How to Snap Like Windows 11 on Windows 10

Windows 11’s “Snap Layout” feature lets you quickly move a window to a specific region of the screen by hovering over the “Maximize” button. How can you replicate that in Windows 10? We’ll show you a few ways….
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