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How to install VMWare tools if the option is grayed out

How to install VMWare tools if the option is grayed out

I use VMWare Workstation Player primary to run Linux but a few days ago I wanted to install a virtual copy of Windows 10 to test some upcoming features. Virtual machines are […]

How to use Sandboxie for browsing, downloading and installing programs

How to use Sandboxie for browsing, downloading and installing programs

Sandboxie is a great tool to have in your computer's security arsenal. For those unaware, it creates an isolated space (sandbox) on your hard drive that you may execute files in that […]

How to customize elements in the Spotify UI with Spicetify-cli

How to customize Spotify with Spicetify-cli themes

Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming services. If you use the desktop app on Windows, Linux or macOS, but dislike how it looks, you may be interested in customizing […]

How to block Windows programs from accessing the internet - Firewall step 2

Back to Basics: How to block Windows programs from accessing the internet

Today, in our Windows 10 beginner's guide series, we'll be looking at how to block Windows programs from accessing the internet. Tip: check out some of the previous parts of the series, […]

How to change the default save location on Windows 10 - choose a drive

Back to Basics: How to change the default save location in Windows 10

Continuing with our beginner friendly back to basics guides, this time we show you how to change default save locations in Windows 10. The operating system saves all documents, pictures, music etc […]

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Extract images and other content from Office documents with this simple trick

Here is a quick tip to extract images and other content from Microsoft Office, LibreOffice, or OpenOffice documents among others. While it is possible to save images embedded in Office documents in […]

Where are desktop backgrounds (wallpapers) stored in Windows 10

Where are desktop backgrounds (wallpapers) stored in Windows 10?

The Windows 10 operating system comes with a set of wallpapers and the ability to refresh wallpapers regularly from a pool of images. The following guide provides users of Windows 10 with […]

How to import tabs from Chrome to Firefox and vice versa 2

How to import tabs from Chrome to Firefox and vice versa

So, you have decided to switch from Chrome to Firefox, or maybe it's the other way around. The problem is you have a lot of tabs opened, and you can't abandon the […]

How to whiteout text in PDFs using DocHub

How to whiteout text in PDFs using DocHub and Google Docs

Filling up a PDF form is pretty easy. You fire up a PDF editor application, use the text tool in it and type away. Editing a PDF which already has text in […]

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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 3DSĀ 

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 […]