Best addons for Firefox – 2016 Winaero edition

Best addons for Firefox – 2016 Winaero edition

Mozilla Firefox is my browser of choice since most of the mainsteam browsers are Chromium-based, which I never liked for their non-customizable user interface. I can't even have multirow tabs in Chrome, so I switched to Firefox a long time ago. While the Vivaldi browser looks very promising for advanced users, I have not switched to this browser completely yet, since it is far from complete and a lot remains to be done. Today, I would like to share with you my list of favorite add-ons for Firefox, which I consider must-have for every user. Hopefully, you will find them useful too.

Fix MSI installer errors 2502 and 2503 in Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7

Fix MSI installer errors 2502 and 2503 in Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7

Sometimes Windows Installer starts to behave unexpectedly in various versions of Windows, including Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. Every error message has an error code but there is no further information given to the user about what action he should take to fix the error. I suddenly started facing one such error out of nowhere. While uninstalling any app which is shipped as an MSI package, it showed errors 2502 and 2503 and then the installation or uninstallation failed. Here is what these errors mean and how you can fix them easily.

The evolution of the File Explorer icon in Windows 10

The evolution of the File Explorer icon in Windows 10

File Explorer is the default file management application which comes bundled with every modern version of Windows. It allows the user to perform all basic file operations like copy, move, delete, rename and so on. During the development of Windows 10, Microsoft was updating folders icons, control panel icons and system app icons several times. Here is how the File Explorer icon was changed during Windows 10 development.

How to enable NTFS Long Paths in Windows 10

How to enable NTFS Long Paths in Windows 10

In Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft finally addressed a long-standing issue that developers faced while doing development - the 260 character limitation for path length. This path length limitation was present in Windows for almost an eternity. In case you don't know, in all currently released Windows versions, the maximal length of the file path is 260 chars. Starting with build 14352 of Windows 10, which is part of the Anniversary Update (version 1607), this limitation can be bypassed.

How to turn on or off Periodic Scanning in Windows 10

How to turn on or off Periodic Scanning in Windows 10

With Windows 10 build 14352, Microsoft has introduced a new security feature which will be available in the final Anniversary Update. A new Periodic Scanning feature is an option of Windows Defender, which allows Defender to complement an alternative antivirus solution. So users who prefer to install some other antivirus software like Avast, Kaspersky, Symantec etc can get additional protection. Let's see how it works.

Download Windows 10 build 14352 ISO images

Download Windows 10 build 14352 ISO images

Windows 10 build 14352 was released for Fast Ring insiders only. It is supposed to be installed through the Windows Update service. This means no official ISO images available. Here are third party ISO images you can use to install Windows 10 build 14352 from scratch or in a virtual machine.

Windows 10 build 14352 Insider Preview has been released

Windows 10 build 14352 Insider Preview has been released

Microsoft has released Windows 10 build 14352 for PCs. This new build is out for Fast Ring insiders, featuring a number of changes to the operating system and its apps. Here is what's new, besides the usual list of fixes and known issues.