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Never Combine Taskbar Buttons is finally back on Windows 11

📰9 months ago202 views

In a surprising and much-welcomed move, Microsoft has brought back the "Never Combine Taskbar Buttons" feature to regular Windows 11 users with the release of the 2023-10 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 Version 22H2 (KB5031354). This update has been long-awaited by users who were accustomed to the feature's functionality in earlier Windows versions, and it marks another step in Microsoft's ongoing efforts to refine and enhance the Windows 11 experience.

The "Never Combine Taskbar Buttons" feature is not entirely new to the Windows. It was a staple in earlier Windows versions, allowing users to keep individual taskbar buttons for each open application or window, even when multiple instances of the same program were running. This feature made it easier for users to quickly switch between open windows, as they could simply click on the program's icon in the taskbar, and it would display a list of all open windows associated with that program.

Windows 10 22H2 Update KB5027293: Enhancements and Fixes

📰1 year ago107 viewsNews

Microsoft has released the latest optional update, KB5027293, for Windows 10 22H2 in June 2023. This update brings several improvements and fixes to enhance the user experience and address various issues. Let's take a closer look at the key features and enhancements introduced in this update.

  • Improved On-Screen Keyboard Functionality: The update resolves an issue where the on-screen keyboard failed to open after locking the machine.
  • Enhancements to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint: Several new features and improvements have been added to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, enhancing security and performance.
  • Authentication across Microsoft Clouds: Users can now authenticate across different Microsoft clouds, streamlining the authentication process and satisfying Conditional Access checks.
  • Enhancements to Simplified Chinese Fonts: Simplified Chinese fonts and the Microsoft Pinyin Input Method Editor (IME) have been improved to support GB18030-2022, expanding the available character set.
  • Bug Fixes and Under-the-Hood Improvements: The update addresses various bu...
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Top 10 Google Play alternatives for Windows 11 Android Subsystem

📰2 years ago755 views

With the release of Windows 11, users are now able to run Android apps natively on the new operating system. However, the Amazon Appstore may not offer a vast selection of applications. Fortunately, you can sideload APK files and use any third-party app store of your choice. Below is a list of top Android app store alternatives to the Amazon Appstore and Google Play Store, ranked based on personal preference, popularity, and giving priority to open-source alternatives.


F-Droid

https://f-droid.org/en


Aurora Store

https://auroraoss.com


Uptodown App Store

https://en.uptodown.com/android

APKPure

https://apkpure.com

APKMirror

https://www.apkmirror.com

Aptoide

https://en.aptoide.com


Huawei - AppGallery

https://appgallery.huawei.com

GetJar

https://www.getjar.com


AppsDrop

https://www.appsdrop.com


Amazon Appstore

https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-com-Amazon-Appstore/dp/B071NZZHF9

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How to make Windows 10 run faster (quick way)

📰2 years ago416 views

Have you noticed that your Windows 10 or 11 computer becomes slower over time?
It can slow down due to the accumulation of junk files, programs running in the background, and other factors. Here are some suggestions to help you speed up your device.


  • Run Disk Clean-up: Windows has a built-in tool called Disk Clean-up that can help you free up space on your hard drive. To run it, click the Start button, type “Disk Clean-up” in the search box and open it. You can also clean up system files by checking the box labeled “Clean up system files”.


  • Delete System Restore Files: System Restore is a feature that allows you to revert your system to a previous state, but it can take up a lot of space on your hard drive. If you don’t use System Restore at all, you can delete the files or disable the feature altogether. To do this, type “System Properties” in the search box, click on System protection, and then click on the System Restore tab.


  • Delete Files from %temp% Folder: The %temp% folder contains temporary files that are created by Windows and othe...
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How to fix Nvidia Geforce Experience Driver download failed error

📰2 years ago337 viewsVideo

This is a common bug that can happen randomly, but it is easy to fix, just reinstall Nvidia Geforce Experience and restart.

Make sure you download latest version from official website:

https://www.nvidia.com/en-gb/geforce/geforce-experience

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Reasons why you should downgrade from Windows 11 and not upgrade.

📰2 years ago240 views

Windows 11 is the latest version of Microsoft's operating system, but it may not be the best choice for everyone. While it comes with some new features and improvements, there are also several reasons why you may want to consider downgrading to an earlier version of Windows, such as Windows 10.

 

One of the main reasons to avoid upgrading to Windows 11 is that it comes with more bloat and unnecessary features, which can use up more resources and slow down performance. This can be particularly problematic for users with older or less powerful devices, as they may struggle to run the new OS smoothly.

 

Additionally, the integration of Android apps into Windows 11 can also use up a lot of resources, making it feel like you're gaming when you're just running apps. This can be a big problem for users who expect to use android apps regularly, it still is a great feature though and shouldn't be an issue when you are not using them, just don't get caught up in hype.

 

The user interface of Windows 11 is also not as responsive as it should be and can be prone to random glitches, with slow opening action cente...

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How to fix Lenovo Legion 5 Wi-FI issue.

📰2 years ago3.7k views

The laptop: Lenovo Legion 5 15.6" 144Hz, GTX 1660 Ti

Is a powerful device but it comes with really bad WIFI chip that makes your signal low and high ping in games like CS2 and randomly disconnects. On top of that it has very fragile charging connector, just wanted to warn about this. 😂

 

There are multiple ways to fix it and here is a list of them:

1) Buy new wireless network card.
I got the Intel(R) WI-FI 6E AX210 160MHz chip and it works like charm.

2) Update WIFI drivers using Intel® Driver & Support Assistant.
Drivers older than 2022 usually cause this problem.

3) Buy a USB wifi adapter.
Will solve the problem but may not be fast enough depending if it has antena, also takes USB slot.
Good thing is that older operating systems like Windows 8 usually support these.

4) Try WIFI chip from old laptop.
This might work but if new drivers are not available then probably will have same problem.

 

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How to use Windows Lockscreen Wallpaper as a Desktop Wallpaper

📰3 years ago582 viewsVideo

This tutorial demonstrates a quick and easy method to download and set Windows 10 & 11 lockscreen, spotlight, or bing images as your daily desktop wallpaper. By automating the process, the downloaded images will be applied automatically to both your lockscreen and desktop, ensuring that they match. This means you can enjoy a new wallpaper every day without any extra effort.

Get the app here:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/lockscreen-as-wallpaper/9nblggh4wr7c 

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What are Windows 11 system requirements?

📰3 years ago494 views

Microsoft officially announceed that Windows 11 will have new system requirements that even require home users to login to Microsoft account on setup.

Minimum system requirements
  • Processor - 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)
  • Memory - 4 GB RAM
  • Storage - 64 GB or larger storage device
  • System firmware - UEFI, Secure Boot capable
  • TPM - Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
  • Graphics card  - DirectX 12 compatible graphics / WDDM 2.x
  • Display - >9” with HD Resolution (720p)
  • Internet connection - Microsoft account and internet connectivity required for setup for Windows 11 Home
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Can you run Android apps on Windows 11?

📰3 years ago493 views

Yes!

Thanks to Amazon Appstore and Intel Bridge technology you can now run Android apps natively on Windows 11.
It is even possible to install APK files using programs like WSATools.
However it is worth noting that it uses a lot of resources, hopefully Microsoft can fix this in future updates.

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When was Windows 11 released?

📰3 years ago385 views
Windows 11 was released in June 28 as a beta build for insiders.Full release was announced to be on October 5, 2021 but public build of 10.0.22000.194 Version 21H2 was already available on October 4, 2021.Some features like launching Android apps on Windows 11 are still not available.
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Is Windows 11 Free?

📰3 years ago432 views

Windows 11 is a free upgrade that anyone with active license of Windows 7 or higher can get as long as you meet minimum system requirements.
You may also get the free ISO from Microsoft website to try it out even without activating it.

Processor - 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)
Memory - 4 GB RAM
Storage - 64 GB or larger storage device
System firmware - UEFI, Secure Boot capable
TPM - Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
Graphics card  - DirectX 12 compatible graphics / WDDM 2.x
Display - >9” with HD Resolution (720p)
Internet connection - Microsoft account and internet connectivity required for setup for Windows 11 Home

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What's new on Windows 11 - Why you should upgrade

📰3 years ago476 views

Today Microsoft officially announced Windows 11 and here is a quick recap.

  • Windows 11 is coming out in October 2021 but insiders can try beta builds in June 28.
  • Android apps are coming natively through the Amazon Appstore via Intel Bridge technology.
  • Native Xbox App built into Windows 11 with Game Pass and Cloud Gaming.
  • Many new features (Auto HDR, DX12 Ultimate, DirectStorage).
  • Big performance improvements - better optimized for touch screens and games.
  • Revamped design - new sounds, new animations, new task bar, new start menu, new file manager icons and many new Microsoft apps.
  • New widgets with AI.
  • Windows 11 is a free upgrade.
  • Changes to System requirements.

Processor - 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)
Memory - 4 GB RAM
Storage - 64 GB or larger storage device
System firmware - UEFI, Secure Boot capable
TPM - Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
Graphics card  - DirectX 12 compatible gra...

Top 10 must have Windows 10 programs

📰3 years ago598 views

Here is a list of my favorite Windows programs that you should get right away if you just did a fresh Windows 10 installation or got a new computer.
I also recommend using Ninite tool that will get most of these installed automatically.

  1. Google Chrome - Web browser with greatest features.
  2. Google Drive - Online cloud storage and synchronization service with great mobile app where you can open different files inside it.
  3. Media player Classic - Free, open source, and lightweight video player.
  4. 7-zip - Free, open source, and lightweight file archiver.
  5. qBittorrent - Free, open source, and lightweight torrent downloader client.
  6. Winamp - Old but good audio file and radio player.
  7. Paint.NET - Hands down the best free image editor.
  8. Windows Photo Viewer - Old Photo Viewer that works faster than new app.
  9. Steam - Any game you ever wanted is most likely available on Steam.
  10. Telegram - Awesome messenger that you can use to transfer files and text between devices.
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How to easily update CPU & GPU drivers on Windows (AMD, NVIDIA & INTEL)

📰3 years ago885 views

If you want to quickly update your drivers without even searching you came to the right place!
Luckily there are programs that automatically detect everything you need.

  • If you are using Intel you should download: Intel® Driver & Support Assistant (Intel® DSA)

  • If you are using Nvidia download: Nvidia GeForce Experience

  • If you are using AMD download: Combined Chipset and Radeon Graphics driver installer

 

All these tools are provided by the official respective company so there should not be any issues.
Hope you find this useful!

How to keep Windows 10 Fast and Stable (5 golden rules)

📰3 years ago555 views

1. Do not install feature updates.
Instead, do a clean install when you actually need it.
Microsoft has been slowing down and messing up computers with updates since Windows XP times.
The easy way to disable them is by setting your WiFi as Metered Connection in Properties.
Alternatively, you can open "Services" by searching it in the search box on the taskbar and disable "Windows Updates" completely.

2. Do not install unknown programs.
Unless you are using Microsoft Store.
Sure you might need to do it sometimes but you should test them on an alternative or virtual machine first to see if it's actually what you need.

3. Do not log in to Microsoft account.
Chances are you don't need features that MS account provides such as Cortana so there is no need to let them run in the background.

4. Maintain your system.
This includes:
• Updating your drivers if needed.
• Removing and disabling unwanted programs.
• Clearing cache/ temp files using the "Disk Cleanup" tool.

5. Use built-in Windows Security i...

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Linux is not better than Windows here is why!

📰3 years ago454 views

Following my experience with Linux, I wanted to warn others about why it may not be the best choice for the average user. It's important to note that this warning doesn't extend to popular operating systems that are built on top of Linux, such as Chrome OS.
So let's take a closer look at what Linux users typically say.


1. Installing programs is easier and safer on Linux because don't need to google and download.
You still need to know the actual command to type and you only find it by googling and just as easy you could find fake command and install virus.
Also, many programs work in a similar way as on Windows where you download file such as .deb and .appimage.

2. Linux doesn't require a reboot after installing programs.
Just like on Windows you get a message to restart the computer when you install drivers also when you change OS language.
So there is really nothing to brag about, it's about the same if you are doing same tasks.
By the way, if you are a Windows user you know that on Windows 11 you rarely need to restart your PC nowadays.

3. You can run Windows programs on Lin...

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How to buy best laptop (things to consider)

📰3 years ago901 views

If you want to buy a laptop that fits your needs there are many things you need to consider, starting from specs and ending with materials it is made from.
But today I will tell you the ones that I think are most important.

• CPU
Of course, having a powerful processor is very important to keep your device quick and responsive throughout the years.
Better get more powerful right away.


• GPU
If you want to play games you will definitely need a dedicated graphics card such as Nvidia Geforce.


• RAM
Also known as Random-access memory usually is easier to upgrade after buying a laptop.
More ram gives you ability to do more stuff at the same time and speed up game loading.


• Display
With display, there are 3 main things to keep in mind.
1. Screen surface type
You will most likely want to have matt type because it doesn't cause much eyestrain like glossy.
2. FPS
The more the better especially if you are a gamer you will want more frames per second as long as your device is powerful enough to run game...