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How to reduce window border size in Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista

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If you are not happy with the huge window frame present by default in Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, you can easily change its thickness. In this article, we will see how it can be done. In Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista, opened windows have a 4px border out-of-the-box. This setting is part of the default Aero theme which was introduced in Windows Vista and exists even on Windows 10, but with several modifications. For the Aero theme in Windows 8, 7 or Vista, the window frame can be a minimum of 1 px, and the maximum size can be above 20px. So, if you are not happy with the default 4px window frame, you can set it to 1px and enjoy slick looking thin window frames.
 
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Reinstall Windows 8 using the Refresh feature

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In Windows 8, Microsoft introduced a new feature called Refresh. Refresh can reinstall Windows 8 with a few clicks. You can choose to keep your current files and settings, in which case you will only need to reinstall any desktop software you use, or you can perform a complete reinstall and remove everything. Obviously, since this feature is available inside Windows, you will need to be able to start your existing operating system in order to use it.
 

[Fix] Large Icons and Dark Background Color Problem in Taskbar Jumplist

[Fix] Large Icons and Dark Background Color Problem in Taskbar Jumplist Icon
Today we are going to address a very weird and annoying issue present in Windows 8.1 which is bugging a lot of people. I have received many emails from AskVG readers about this particular problem. This problem is related to jumplist (also known as Taskbar items context menu) which is shown when you right-click on an item present in Taskbar.
 

Troubleshoot the Mail App

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Windows 8 featured a modern app known as Mail App, which is preinstalled with calendar. It is not only supports Microsoft accounts like Windows Live, Hotmail and Outlook but also enables to add any email account which supports IMAP. As in real life, the theory is simple, but in practice there are various sorts of issues. We have an article which will assist to set up the Mail app in two simple steps as well as some troubleshooting tips are added to some common difficulties.
 

How To Block Unwanted Calls And SMS On Windows Phones

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Don't you hate when you receive calls from a cold sales contact on a Sunday morning or you're constantly bothered by people you want out of your life? Either way, Windows Phone offers you a solution to block those calls using a really simple app. If you own a Lumia model the app is a little different from other Windows Phone smartphones but they are both really easy to configure. In this article, we will show you how to block unwanted calls and text messages.
 

How To Upgrade Your Windows 8.1 / 7 PC To Windows 10 Right Now!

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Windows 10 is officially launched and it's already on its way to many people's computers or devices. If you are eligible, you can go ahead and upgrade your Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 computer or device to Windows 10, either by using the reservation app, or the Media Creation Tool offered by Microsoft. If you are not satisfied with how the reservation app works and the fact that it is slow to provide you with an upgrade, then the Media Creation Tool is your only chance of getting Windows 10 today.
 

How To Project Your Windows Phone Screen Using A USB Connection

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You may have found out that that showing pictures, videos or a game on a phone to a group can be really annoying. Everyone gathers around you and most of them can't see anything. Luckily, Windows Phone has an interesting feature which allows you to project your screen to your computer via USB. This feature requires an additional app on your computer, but the process is really fast and easy to do. In this article we will show you how to use this feature and how to customize the projected view. Let's go:
 

How to Uninstall Windows 10 and Downgrade to Windows 7 or 8.1

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Don’t like Windows 10? As long as you’ve upgraded within the last month, you can uninstall Windows 10 and downgrade your PC back to its original Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 operating system. You can always upgrade to Windows 10 again later. Even if it’s been more than a month, you should be able to reinstall the version of Windows that came with your PC using fresh installation media and its product key.
 

How to deactivate and uninstall Windows Product Key

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Before you sell or dispose off your computer, you would probably back up your data and then format the drives. But there is something you must do, if you wish to dispose it off without uninstalling the Windows operating system. After you back up your data, you should uninstall the Windows Product Key. In this tutorial, we will see how you can deactivate and uninstall the Windows Product Key. Although the screenshots I have used are from one of my Windows 7 laptop, this applies to Windows 10 / 8 as well.
 

Why You Shouldn’t Automatically Log Into Your Windows PC

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Automatically logging into your Windows PC opens a security hole. When you enable automatic logins, your Windows account password is stored on your PC where any program with administrator access can access it. If you use a Microsoft account to log in — or reuse an important password you also use for your email or other important accounts — you should stay away from the automatic login feature.
 

Project to Another Display Using Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter

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Miracast is a wireless technology that your Windows 8.1 devices can use to project their screens to TVs, projectors, and streaming media players that support this technology. However, if your TV or monitor doesn't offer Miracast, you can purchase the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter and use it to project wirelessly to any display with both an HDMI port and a powered USB port. Here's how to project from a Windows 8.1 computer or device with support for Miracast, to any display, using the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter...
 

7 Ways To Launch The Command Prompt In Windows

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Geeks and IT professionals love the Command Prompt and for good reason - it allows you to do many administrative tasks with ease. But what are all the possible ways to launch it? Have you thought about that? We did, and we have come up with 7 methods for launching this tool. Do you know other methods?
 

What to Do When You Forget Your Wi-Fi Password

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You may have misplaced a Wi-Fi password, but your laptop probably remembers it if you’ve connected in the past. If not, you can always grab the password from your router itself or reset the Wi-Fi passphrase and set a new one. These tricks allow you to recover the passphrase to any network you’ve connected to in the past from your laptop. You can then easily log into those networks from other devices or share the password with your friends.
 

Guest Mode on Many Wi-Fi Routers Isn't Secure

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Many home routers offer a “Guest Mode.” This isolates your guests onto a separate Wi-Fi network, and you don’t have to give them your normal Wi-FI passphrase. But Guest Mode is often insecure. In theory, Guest Mode is a fine idea. Rather than having guests connect to your normal Wi-FI networks, a router with Guest Mode will host multiple Wi-Fi networks. Guests who visit your home can connect to the guest network, which can have a separate passphrase from your normal Wi-Fi network.
 

Is Windows 10 Backwards Compatible With Your Existing Software?

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 seems like a big change. The version number alone is a big leap from Windows 7, and most of the default apps are new-style “universal apps,” not traditional desktop apps. But, if you depend on traditional Windows desktop applications, you shouldn’t worry. Don’t let Windows 10’s new look fool you — if an application ran on Windows 7, it should also run on Windows 10.
 

Add Timestamp in Notepad whenever you open A File In It

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Notepad is the default TXT file editor in Windows and where the app is very basic it is used to open a huge variety of file types. You can open an HTML file, a script, a data file (.dat) and much more with it. Lots of apps that create logs are in fact opened in Notepad. The app itself is exceptionally basic but it still has one or two tricks up its sleeve. Notepad has a built-in feature that automatically adds a timestamp each time you open a file. Here’s how to use it.
 

What to do if you don't see the upgrade to Windows 10

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If you’re anxiously waiting for Windows 10 then it’s likely you try to keep up with the latest news about the new OS. Today, the internet is buzzing with news of a new app called Upgrade to Windows 10 that has ‘magically’ appeared to help them reserve a copy of the new OS when it becomes available. That said, some of you might not be seeing this new app. If that’s the case, here are a few things you can try.
 

How to Easily View Recently Modified Files in Windows

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To find just about anything in Windows, type something describing the file in the search box. Windows will then quickly search all your files, and present a list of matches according to your search criteria. Today we’ll show you how to find files you’ve recently modified.
 

An Introduction to Windows Phone 8.1 Development

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Before we get started there are a few things I would like you to know about developing apps for Windows Phone 8.1. You are going to need Visual Studio Professional 2013 Update 4 IDE as a programming environment and a basic understanding of Object Oriented Programming languages. The programming language is C#, which is similar to Java if you find that more familiar. You also need to have Windows 8.1 installed. Today, I'm going to show you how to build your first Windows Phone app step by step starting from the installation of the IDE.
 

Windows 10 Vs. Windows 8

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Windows 10 isn’t just a big change for Windows 7 users. There have been some major changes in philosophy since Windows 8. Windows 10’s touch interface is now very different and more integrated with the desktop. Whether you’ve been using Windows 8 on a desktop PC, on a tablet, or on a “two-in-one” device, you’ll find a lot of changes. Tablet users will see the biggest changes.
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