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.
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.
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.
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.
VirtualBox is my virtualization software of choice. It is free and feature-rich, so all my virtual machines are created in VirtualBox.
Sometimes you need to set the exact display resolution which is not listed in the guest OS settings. While you can achieve this by resizing the VM's window, it is a waste of time. Here is how you can do it quickly.
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.
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.
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.
Windows has had a concept called the Guest account in the past. This is very limited user account, which can be useful when you need to give your device to someone else for a short time e.g. when any of your guests need to check something on the internet, or when some friend asks for your laptop for a couple of minutes. For privacy and safety reasons, you might not want to give him access to your primary user account. In such cases, a guest account is very useful. Unfortunately, in Windows 10, the Guest account feature is broken. So let's use another method.