Author Archive | Martin Brinkmann is a download site first and foremost with a strong focus on free software for Microsoft's Windows operating system. That does not mean that you won't find shareware or commercial software listed on the site, or the occasional program or application for a non-Windows operating system. Download portals, most of them anyway, have a […]

edge full screen

Windows 10 applications like Edge, Netflix or the Paint 3D ship with window controls to minimize, maximize and close the application window. Some applications, games mostly, may run in fullscreen mode right away, but others seemingly don't have that option at all. What if you want to run a fullscreen application in window mode, or […]

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The official release date of Firefox 53.0 is April 19th, 2017. Mozilla will release Firefox 53 on that day on its website, and through Firefox's automatic update system. The new Firefox 53.0 release is important for a number of reasons. First, because it does not support a number of operating systems anymore. Second, because of […]

windows 10 power throttling

Microsoft's work on a new power saving technology called Power Throttling continues in the latest Windows Insider builds. The feature is designed to improve the power consumption of a battery-powered device running Windows 10 by handling the power consumption of background tasks better. Note: Power Throttling is a temporary name for the feature. The current […]

unsupported hardware

Microsoft blocked the delivery of Windows Updates recently to Windows 7 and 8.1 devices powered by a next-generation processor. The company announced the support change in January 2017. Broken down to the essentials, it means that Intel Kaby Lake and AMD Bristol Ridge processors are only support by Windows 10, and not older versions of […]

new google earth

Google unveiled a redesigned version of Google Earth today which, unlike its predecessor, is a web application. While that sounds good on first glance, as you may run Google Earth now without having to install software or an application first, the new version is limited to Google Chrome currently on the desktop. The desktop version […]


MyCortana is a free program for devices running Windows 10 that enables you to change Hey Cortana to a different command to interact with Cortana. There are a couple of reasons why you may not want to Cortana to listen to your commands when you se the default command word. The recent Burger King TV […]

CompTIA-IT Certification Career Advancement Bundle preps you to earn five CompTIA certifications. The massive eLearning bundle preps you to pass the newest CompTIA exam versions by teaching you all you need to ace the tests. Here are the certifications that you are prepped for: CompTIA A+ 220-901 And 220-902 CompTIA Cloud Essentials CLO-001 CompTIA Cloud+ […]

please wait uninstalling error

Please wait until the current program is finished uninstalling or being changed. Most Windows users have probably experienced this prompt or similar prompts on Windows machines when they ran installations or uninstallations of programs on a Windows computer. Basically, what it means is that Windows blocks the simultaneous installation or uninstallation of software programs. Probably […]


Unpaywall is a free browser extension for Firefox and Chrome that allows you to read research papers behind paywalls for free legally. The extension works identical in both browsers. Whenever you hit a research paper paywall on the web that asks you to pay up to read the whole paper, a query is run in […]

zoom for microsoft edge

Zoom for Microsoft Edge is a brand new browser extension for the default Windows 10 web browser by the maker of Turn off the Lights. While you can zoom in Edge in various ways already, advanced zooming controls are missing. The default zoom options -- Ctrl+ to zoom in, Ctrl- to zoom our, or holding […]

pale moon

The lead developer of the Pale Moon web browser outlined a development plan today for the web browser for 2017 and beyond. Pale Moon shares a lot of code with the Firefox web browser. As such, it is affected by Mozilla's decision to cut classic components such as XUL or XPCOM from the Firefox web […]

windows-x control panel

Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system ships with two control panels so to speak. First the classic Control Panel that was part of all recent versions of Windows, and then the Settings control panel which was introduced by the company in Windows 8. Windows users who run Windows 10 face several challenges in this regard. First, […]