There are tens of ways out there to optimize Windows 10 for gaming. In fact, one can find many free as well as paid software to improve the gaming performance of a Windows PC.
The printer queues documents before they’re printed. However, print jobs within the queue can get stuck. When that happens, some users might try manually canceling the document listed in their printer’s print queue. But then Windows might still not delete the selected print job. This is how you can fix a stuck printer job that isn’t deleting within the queue.
Windows 10 allows limited control over the transparency of the Taskbar, Action Center, and Start menu. You can make it transparent or solid in Settings. It is a bit transparent by default, but you might want to add a higher level. Here’s a look at how to increase the transparency by hacking the Registry.
Have you ever wanted to change your mouse pointers from the default scheme in Windows? Perhaps you want cursors that are larger or that are less of a strain on your eyes. If so, we have some good news: in this article we will show you how to customize mouse cursors in Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7, to suit your own preferences. We will also show you how to delete mouse pointer schemes which you don't want to use anymore. Got you interested? Let's start:
We all know that there is a provision in Windows operating system to automatically lock the PC when you are away from your PC. The option, when enabled and configured, automatically locks your Windows PC after a pre-defined period of inactivity. Although the method is useful to some extent, it doesn’t lock your PC as soon as you walk away from your PC.
How do I back up my Outlook email, contact, calendar and other data to an archive file that I can save or transfer to another computer? Many reasons exist for why you might want to backup and save your Microsoft Outlook email to an archive file. Maybe you want to transfer that mail to a new Outlook account or a new PC. Or perhaps you want to a back-up copy, to help prevent data loss. Here's how to create and save a data archive file using Outlook 2016 for Windows.
Even though Defender offers solid protection with frequent security updates, there are a few issues, nonetheless. Some of the users reported error code when they try to perform a Custom scan. Additionally, Defender seems to crash before an offline scan is finished. We looked to it and addressed this issue with few possible workarounds.
With Windows 10, Microsoft introduced a new architecture called Universal Windows Platform (UWP) that aims to unify the app experience across devices like desktops and mobiles. As such, all the new Universal Windows Platform apps use “.appx” or “.appxbundle” as their file formats. One of the good things about UWP apps is that Windows manages all the installation and uninstallation process so that you don’t have to worry about any leftover files or registry entries.
Windows offers you many different ways to restart the computer. It can be done with the Win + X menu, with the Start Menu, with the console tool shutdown and even with the classic Shutdown dialog. Let's see one more method. Today, we will see how to restart your computer using PowerShell.
You can add Organize to the context menu in Windows 10. This will allow you to customize the appearance of File Explorer and get a number of useful commands like Remove properties, Layout, Change folder and search opions etc. You will be able to toggle the Details Pane, Preview pane and the Navigation pane from a single menu by right clicking. Here is how it can be done.
Virtual desktops in Windows 10 are one of the major highlights of the operating system. You can create as many virtual desktops as you like; they have keyboard shortcut support and moving app windows between them is easy. One shortcoming of vrtual desktops in Windows 10 is the lack visual indicators to identify them. Win 10 Virtual Desktop Enhancer is one of the best virtual desktop customization apps available. It’s a free open source Windows app that lets you add a number indicator for the current desktop to your system tray. Additionally, it lets you set different wallpapers for each desktop. Most importantly though, it lets you name virtual desktops in Windows 10. Here’s how it works.
Colors don't look right on your Windows 10 PC? Use this guide to get the correct color profile for your display. Accurate color representation on a monitor is critical for any photographer, for anyone who edits videos, and even for gamers, because all displays are not created equally, and they render colors differently. So it's important to use the correct color profile to make sure your Windows 10 device shows colors as accurately as possible.
Error code 0x80d0000a is one of the most common Windows Store issues that users have been reporting lately. This error prevents users from downloading and updating apps, and even updating the Store itself.
Windows 10 supports two types of accounts. One is the standard local account, which is not connected to any Microsoft cloud service. The other one is Microsoft Account, which is connected to many Microsoft services like Office 365, OneDrive and provides some extended features like synchronization of preferences and cloud storage. Sometimes you need to find if the current account is a local account or a Microsoft account.
In Windows 10, you can get full details of all user accounts registered in the OS. The information includes the account type, the full name, SID, description. You can quickly tell if an account is a local account and whether it is locked or not.
Windows Update usually automatically updates printer drivers. However, that won’t be the case if you’ve switched off Windows Update. If that’s so, then your Kyocera printer driver might need updating. If your Kyocera printer isn’t printing correctly, updating an outdated driver could fix it. This is how to download and update Kyocera printer drivers for Windows 10.
Windows 10 Creators Update got an updated user interface for personalization and appearance. Now, not only can colors and the desktop background be managed from the Setting app, but changing the theme is also possible. If you have customized your PC's appearance, you may want to save it as a *.deskthemepack file to use it on another PC or share the deskthemepack file with a friend. Here is how it can be done in Windows 10 Creators Update.
Windows 10 allows you to add, edit or remove OEM Support Information. It is special information which can be added by the hardware vendor to display the his logo and name, PC model, support phone number, support URL and operating hours. This information is visible in the System -> About page in Settings and in System Properties in the classic Control Panel.
If you see a We can’t sign into your account message when you sign into your account on your Windows 10 PC, then this post may be able to help you. In the message dialog box you will see the following explanation: This problem can often be fixed by signing out of your account and then signing back in. If you don’t sign out now, any files you create or changes you make will be lost.
Speaking of which, error 0x80080008 is one of the most frequent build install errors on Windows 10 PC and Mobile. As a matter of fact, many Insiders who installed the latest Windows 10 Mobile build confirmed they encountered this error during the install process. The good news is that there are a few quick workarounds that you can use to fix it.