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How to use the first page as the icon for Microsoft Office documents

Microsoft Office documents that you save on your computer or device use the same generic icon by default. The only distinguishing factors are the filename and the location of the document because […]

Basic things to do after a clean install of Windows 10

Basic things to do after a clean install of Windows 10

Whether you have just finished installing Windows 10 on a computer or updated to Windows 10 for the first time, there are a few things that you may want to do; this […]

How to speed up your computer the right way - get an SSD

How to speed up your computer the right way - get an SSD

In my last article here on the site, I suggested that running system cleaners, tune-up tools, and other third-party tools for the purpose of speeding up your PC significantly is not advised. […]

PSA Don't use system cleaners, they won't speed up your PC

PSA: Don't use system cleaners, they won't speed up your PC

Every time someone asks me to fix a slow computer I almost certainly get a question about a program that I'd recommend to speed up the system. I hate these kinds of […]

How to set up an SFTP server in Windows using OpenSSH

How to set up an SFTP server in Windows using OpenSSH

Transferring data wireless over local network isn't something new, people have been doing that for a long time. You may be aware of what I'm talking about: an FTP connection. With an […]

How to customize the settings in mpv

How to customize the settings in mpv

The free media player mpv is an incredible program despite its simple interface. The one thing it may appear to lack is customization when you look over what it has to offer […]

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How to disable the email signature in Avast Free Antivirus

People often ask me which antivirus I recommend, and while I suggest Windows Defender (and uBlock Origin) for most people on Windows 10, I have wondered how other programs fare. Earlier this […]

How to fix You'll need a new app to open this calculator

How to fix "You'll need a new app to open this calculator"

Windows 10 is no stranger to errors. But this one was new, and not a blue screen error. When I tried to run the Calculator application, it told me this. "You'll need […]

How to fix an exception occurred error during CFW install on Nintendo 3DS 

If you own a Nintendo 3DS or 2DS console, you are probably aware of CFW. Custom firmware is very useful for a lot of reasons. Installing a CFW can be a bit […]

How to configure the DNS in iOS

How to configure the DNS in iOS 

We taught you how to configure Safari in iOS to take control of how the browser works. Continuing with our internet tweaks, we are going to tell you how to configure the […]

How to configure Safari in iOS

How to configure Safari in iOS - A user-friendly and privacy focused guide

Most iPhone and iPad users don't often pay attention to how their default browser works, unless they run into an issue. We have written a user-friendly and privacy focused guide, to teach […]

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How to disable Twitter's new interface and get the old design back

When websites that you have grown accustomed to for years suddenly change their design, it often gets confusing. You have to re-learn how to use it which is quite a chore. Twitter, […]

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KeePass Tip: access the password history

KeePass is a powerful password manager for the desktop that is available for Windows officially and through forks for other operating systems as well. I used to use online password managers like […]

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IntelTechnologyAccessService.exe taking up all the memory? Here is a fix

Recently, I noticed that a process called IntelTechnologyAccessService.exe was taking up all the memory that it could get on a PC running Windows 10; this resulted in programs like Firefox dropping tabs because […]

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Use F8 in Microsoft Word to select text quickly

Most Microsoft Word users use the mouse when it comes to text selection, probably. It is easy enough to make fine-grained text selections or quick selections using the mouse only. A double-click […]

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Why is quitting Skype so difficult on Windows 10?

Skype is still a popular application, especially on Windows 10 and in business environments. While I cannot say that Microsoft does its best to improve Skype and increase the application's popularity, it […]

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How to disable Auto Suggest in Explorer and Run Box on Windows

The following guide demonstrates how to disable auto suggest functionality in Windows Explorer (File Explorer) and the Run box on Windows devices. When you type something in Explorer's location field, suggestions are […]

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How to change the PIM of a VeraCrypt volume

The developers of VeraCrypt introduced Personal Iterations Multiplier (PIM) functionality in the encryption program in version 1.12. PIM stands for "Personal Iterations Multiplier". It is a parameter that was introduced in VeraCrypt […]