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Deepin-lite icon set for Linux

Deepin-lite icon set for Linux

As Winaero readers might be knowing, I use Linux too besides Windows. I am always trying out new themes and icons for Linux. Recently I found a distro with a nice icon set called Deepin Linux. I am not a fan of the distro itself, but I like some parts of its appearance. Its folder icons look fresh and beautiful. Here is the icon set "Deepin-lite" that I made to use those folder icons in any GTK+ desktop environment.

You can still easily get Windows 10 for free after July 29, 2016

You can still easily get Windows 10 for free after July 29, 2016

The free upgrade offer for Windows 10 has ended. This should finally stop the continuous nags in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 which prompt the user to switch to the newest Windows release. However, Microsoft is still allowing users to switch to Windows 10 free of charge. Here is how you can do it.

Hide or show notifications when duplicating a screen in Windows 10

Hide or show notifications when duplicating a screen in Windows 10

When you have configured your additional displays for duplicating your primary screen, you might want to disable notification toasts. For example, if you are giving a presentation, you wouldn't want notifications to distract you. In this article, we'll see how you can hide or show notifications when you are duplicating your primary screen in Windows 10.

Configure multiple displays in Windows 10

Configure multiple displays in Windows 10

If you have multiple displays or an external projector, you might find the built-in feature of Windows 10 to change the active display and the sharing mode of your current desktop useful. The feature called Project allows the user to have only the primary screen enabled, duplicate it on a second display, extend it across all displays, or use the second screen only. Here is how it can be done.

Windows 10 “Redstone 2” builds spotted

Windows 10 “Redstone 2” builds spotted

Today, it has come to our knowledge that Microsoft has started pushing out Redstone 2 builds internally. This indicates that build 14393 is the final build of the Redstone 1 development branch known as "Anniversary Update" or version 1607.

Skype 1.3 for Linux Alpha is out

Skype 1.3 for Linux Alpha is out

A new version of Skype Alpha for Linux was released today by Microsoft.  It is a completely redesigned software which has nothing common with the previously available Skype 4.3.

Wuapp.exe is missing in Windows 10

Wuapp.exe is missing in Windows 10

A number of users are asking what happened to the good old wuapp.exe file in Windows 10. The application can't be found any more. In earlier versions of Windows, wuapp.exe could be used to quickly open Windows Update from the command line or from the Start Menu. Here is what you can do about the missing wuapp.exe in Windows 10.