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KB5001330 Windows Update is reportedly causing performance drop in games, failed installs and bootloops

KB5001330 Windows Update is reportedly causing performance drop in games, failed installs and bootloops

Microsoft released the KB5001330 Windows Update this Tuesday, which brought many security fixes. Unfortunately it also seems to have introduced some issues, at least on some devices. A handful of users on […]

How to use DuckDuckGo instead of Google and other sites to get faster, precise results

How to use DuckDuckGo instead of Google and other sites to get faster and precise results

DuckDuckGo is a popular internet search engine that is privacy-focused and ad-free. It is widely recommended by security professionals, blogs, armchair experts, because it does not profile users or harvest their data. […]

Manage your tasks efficiently with Todour, an open source, cross-platform client for Todo.Txt

Manage your tasks efficiently with Todour, an open source, cross-platform client for Todo.Txt

While I use SimpleNote for storing long notes, flash cards, etc, I've always been a fan of Todo.Txt. It was about the time when Wunderlist was shut down, that I opted for […]

LF is a terminal file manager inspired by Ranger, with Vim-like shortcuts

LF is a terminal file manager inspired by Ranger, with Vim-like shortcuts

Command-line file managers on Windows are quite rare, the only one I have used in the past year or so was broot. I've had my eye on a few like Camelot and […]

Shutdown Timer Classic lock options

Log out of your computer, lock, restart, or turn it off on a schedule with Shutdown Timer Classic

Want to automatically shut down your computer at a specific time? Windows can't do it, it'll annoy you with forced restart after updates, but you can't set a timer to execute shutdown […]

Subscription Info changes joined recently

Subscription Info indicates if a Steam game is available on Xbox Game Pass, EA Play or Ubisoft+

Game subscription services are gaining traction these days. If you're wondering what I'm talking about, I'm referring to Xbox Game Pass for PC, EA Play,  Ubisoft+, and others (not counting the console […]

Create a custom start menu that you can access with a hotkey using SystemTrayMenu

Create a custom start menu that you can access with a hotkey using SystemTrayMenu

OpenShell (formerly Classic Shell) is my favorite Start Menu replacement, I use it with the Fluent Metro theme. Not everyone wants a fancy looking thing, sometimes it's better to just have something […]

grepWin is an open source tool that searches for files and inside documents using regex

grepWin is an open source tool that searches for files and inside documents using regex

What's your preferred desktop search engine program? The answer is likely Everything, by Void Tools. I agree with you, it is a fantastic application. GrepWin is an open source program that specializes […]

Motrix is a cross-platform, open-source download manager for Windows, Linux and macOS

Motrix is a cross-platform, open-source download manager for Windows, Linux and macOS

Everyone has a favorite download manager. IDM has been my go-to choice for nearly a decade. But as an enthusiast, I test new ones from time-to-time. Motrix has been on my radar […]

Change the resolution of your primary monitor instantly with QuickChangeResolution

Change the resolution of your primary monitor instantly with QuickChangeResolution

Many people use multiple monitors, some prefer it for work or gaming, or just for their day-to-day usage. If you are using monitors of different sizes, there is a chance that the […]

Customize your new tab page with random wallpapers, quotes with the Mue extension for Firefox and Chrome

Customize your new tab page with random wallpapers, quotes with the Mue extension for Firefox and Chrome

I like to spruce up my desktop with a new wallpaper now and then, just because. I don't do this as often with my browser, because I have many speed-dials in my […]

Lock Cursor Tools multiple monitors

Restrict the mouse cursor to a specific part of the screen or a window with Lock Cursor Tools

Multi-tasking can improve your productivity, and help get things done. But having many programs running in the background can sometimes cause problems of its own. Alt + Tab and Windows + Tab […]

Atomic TweetDeck is an interesting TweetDeck client for Windows

Atomic TweetDeck is an interesting TweetDeck client for Windows

TweetDeck was the best way to use Twitter. The social network acquired the app/service in 2011, and restricted it severely over time, before eventually discontinuing the desktop program. If you want a […]

ServiceTray allows you to control any Windows Service quickly from the system tray

ServiceTray allows you to control any Windows Service quickly from the system tray

Do you manually start specific services in Windows? Some people do this, when they want to run a program or two for a short time. Normally, most administrators use Services.msc, Windows' built-in […]

Wagnardsoft CPU Benchmark runs integer based tests to rank your computer

Wagnardsoft CPU Benchmark runs integer tests to rank your computer's performance

Benchmark tools offer a simple way to find out how your system performs under heavy load. There are quite a few applications you can turn to for this, and there are various […]

SimpleCodeGenerator is a new tool from NirSoft that lets you create QR Codes for URLs

SimpleCodeGenerator is a new tool from NirSoft that lets you create QR Codes for URLs

Nir Sofer has released a new program called SimpleCode Generator. It allows you to convert links to QR Codes that you can use with any smartphone. This can help you when you […]

Ludusavi is an open source game save backup manager for Windows, Mac and Linux

Ludusavi is an open source, cross platform game save backup manager

Nothing hurts a gamer more than lost progress. Have you ever invested a dozen hours or so perfecting your playable character, only for the adventure to end abruptly because a save file […]

AmpShell is an open source front-end for DOSBox

AmpShell is an open source front-end for DOSBox

DOS Games were amazing, and some of them still are. You can still find some of them on Steam and GOG. That's how my gaming journey began nearly 30 years ago. While […]