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How to configure the mouse

Whether you use a laptop or a desktop PC, you surely rely on your mouse or on your touchpad every day, as working with Windows essentially implies the use of one of these devices. Even when you use a tablet you can connect a mouse to it, if that makes things easier for you, so it is important to configure your mouse just the way you like it. Let's see how can you do this in Windows 10:
 

How to Create a 3D Cylinder Text Effect

Use Photoshop's 3D tools and settings, along with adjustment layers and filters, to create a simple, 3D cylinder text effect. Create a new 1920 x 1080 px document, and then click the Create new fill or adjustment layer icon at the bottom of the Layers panel, and choose Solid Color.
 

How to Use Photography Reflectors to Save on Lighting Costs

We all know that photography is about capturing light. We all know that the basic setup for a portrait requires three lights. Now for the ugly part: buying good quality studio portrait lights is expensive! Enter photography reflectors.
 

How to Add Post Type Archive in WordPress Navigation Menus

Recently, one of our readers asked if it was possible to add a link to custom post type archive pages in WordPress navigation menus. An archive page in WordPress displays a list of all posts under a specific post type, category, or tag. In this article, we will show you how to add post type archive in WordPress navigation menus.
 

How to change Taskbar color without changing Start Screen color

Personalization options are among the best in Windows 10. You get a lot of options to make your computer screen look like exactly the way you’d have it. In Windows 10, you can customize the way how Start screen, taskbar, action center and title bar are colored or made transparent. You can choose to show your accent color on Start, taskbar and action center as well but it all comes as a package. You either color them all or all of them stays default (grayish transparent). In this guide, we’ll show you how to change the Taskbar color without showing the same color on Start Screen or Action Center.
 

How to Increase Internet Speed in Windows 10?

So, you want to increase internet speed in Windows 10, don’t you? Having a slow connection is the real pain as we have to wait a long time to get a single webpage loaded. When it comes to downloading, the waiting time lasts hours, even days. Don’t worry! I am here to help you increase internet speed on Windows 10. You can get at least 20% boost in the speed using the methods I am going to share. So, shall we begin? Here you go!
 

How to set up multiple time zone clocks

Windows 10 lets you view up to three different time zone clocks — here's how to set up and keep track of even more. In this Windows 10 guide, we'll show how to set up time zone clocks, and also how you can track even more time zones using the Alarms & Clock app.
 

Using the InnoDB Buffer Pool Pre-Load Feature in MySQL 5.7

In this blog post, I’ll discuss how to use the InnoDB buffer pool pre-load feature in MySQL 5.7 Starting MySQL 5.6, you can configure MySQL to save the contents of your InnoDB buffer pool and load it on startup. Starting in MySQL 5.7, this is the default behavior. Without any special effort, MySQL saves and restores a portion of buffer pool in the default configuration. We made a similar feature available in Percona Server 5.5 – so the concept has been around for quite a while.
 

What Is the lost+found Folder on Linux and macOS?

The lost+found folder is a part of Linux, macOS, and other UNIX-like operating systems. Each file system—that is, each partition—has its own lost+found directory. You’ll find recovered bits of corrupted files here.
 

How to play Windows Store games offline

For running Windows Store games on a PC smoothly, an active Internet connection is required. Fortunately, Microsoft has removed this necessity. It has conceded to the demand of the customers to allow them to play Windows Store games offline. The request was long pending and Microsoft was lagging behind its competitors in this one aspect. While Microsoft has responded positively to this change it still places certain limitations on main features.
 

How to compare two cells

The tutorial shows how to compare text strings in Excel for case-insensitive and exact match. You will learn a number of formulas to compare two cells by their values, string length, or the number of occurrences of a specific character, as well as how to compare multiple cells.
 

How to Work with Lens Flares in a Home Photo Studio

One of the golden rules of studio photography is to never point lights straight at the camera. Doing so can create lens flare, reduced contrast, and all sorts of other problems. Yet, in the video below, portrait photographer Gavin Hoey shows us that rules like the one above are meant to be understood and then creatively broken:
 

Sorting in Java

This article will illustrate how to apply sorting to Array, List, Set and Map in Java 7 and Java 8. Let’s start by sorting integer arrays first using Arrays.sort() method. We’ll define the following int arrays in a @Before jUnit method:
 

How to Create a CSS Ribbon

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We talk about CSS ribbons in web design when a strip of box (called ribbon) wraps another box. It’s a fairly used design technique to decorate text, especially headings. On W3C‘s website you can check out how properly used CSS ribbons can help structure content in a subtle way.
 

What’s New in HTML 5.1

While HTML 5.1 was still in development, the W3C has already started working on a draft of HTML 5.2 which is expected to be released in late 2017. In the meantime, here’s an overview of some of the interesting new features and improvements introduced in 5.1. Browser support is still lacking for these features but we’ll refer you to at least some browsers which can be used to test each example.
 

Java – Hybrid Cryptography example

Hybrid Cryptography is the silver lining between safe, but slow cryptography over big data (Asymmetric Cryptography) and unsafe but fast cryptography (Symmetric Cryptography). Hybrid Cryptography combines the speed of One-Key encryption and decryption along with the security that the Public-Private Key pair provides and thus considered a highly secure type of encryption.
 

Datatables Scroller in CakePHP 3 Using jQuery, Ajax, MySQL and Bootstrap 3

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In this tutorial we are going to see how to integrate Datatables Scroller in CakePHP 3 using jQuery, Ajax, MySQL and Bootstrap 3. This Datatables Scroller will render millions of data within the datatables itself while Scrolling as per browser Viewport.
 

Build A Media Library With React, Redux, and Redux-saga – Part 2

In part 2 of this tutorial, which is unarguably the most interesting part of building React/Redux application, we will setup application state management with redux, connect our React components to the store, and then deploy to Heroku. We will walk through this part in eight steps:
 

Loops in CSS Preprocessors

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Preprocessor loops will not cause dramatic explosions in space (I hope), but they are useful for writing DRY CSS. While everyone is talking about pattern libraries and modular design, most of the focus has been on CSS selectors. No matter what acronym drives your selectors (BEM, OOCSS, SMACSS, ETC), loops can help keep your patterns more readable and maintainable, baking them directly into your code.
 

How to work with the Performance Monitor in Windows

Do you know about the Performance Monitor, also known as PerfMon.exe or PerfMon.msc? It is a complex tool used to do just what it sounds like it does: it monitors the performance of your Windows computer or device. Using it, you can see how your computer manages its resources. The information it gives you, may help you make decisions about software and hardware choices if your computer's performance is below your expectations. It’s also useful for troubleshooting purposes. Here’s how to start it and how to use it to analyze your system’s performance like a pro: