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OneDrive placeholders returning to Windows 10 as On-Demand Sync

OneDrive placeholders returning to Windows 10 as On-Demand Sync

OneDrive is the online document storage solution created by Microsoft which comes bundled with Windows 10. It can be used to store your documents and other data online in the cloud. It also offers synchronization of stored data across all your devices. Earlier, OneDrive had a feature called "placeholders", which was useful because it showed placeholder versions of online files in your local OneDrive directory even if they were not synchronized and unavailable. However, this feature was removed from OneDrive with Windows 10 RTM. Now, Microsoft has announced that placeholders will return as "On-Demand Sync".

Firefox drops Windows Vista and Windows XP support

Firefox drops Windows Vista and Windows XP support

There is bad news from the Firefox camp for Windows XP users. Mozilla, developers of the popular browser have decided to terminate support for Windows XP and Windows Vista starting with Firefox 53.

Disable Calendar Agenda in Windows 10

Disable Calendar Agenda in Windows 10

Starting with Anniversary Update, Windows 10 is able to show you an agenda in the clock's Calendar flyout. It is provided by the calendar app and shows your scheduled events. If you have no use for it or it exposes your private calendar appointments, you might want to get rid of the agenda. Here is how it can be done.

Disable Sleep Password in Windows 10

Disable Sleep Password in Windows 10

When you wake up your Windows 10 device from sleep, it asks for a password if you have set one earlier. If you found this behavior annoying, you can quickly disable the Sleep password in Windows 10. Here is how it can be done.

Caution: Firefox can wear out your SSD drive

Caution: Firefox can wear out your SSD drive

Mozilla Firefox is one of the well-known web browsers. During its long life from 2004, it got extremely popular due to add-on support but lost the race to Google once they released the Chrome browser. Lately, Firefox has been doing some changes which are not being well-received by users. One latest discovery shows that Firefox causes an abnormally high amount of disk operations which on SSDs can wear them out or reduce their lifespan.

How to see size of Windows 10 updates

How to see size of Windows 10 updates

Windows 10 is well known for regressive changes to Windows Update. The operating system does not allow the user to choose how and when to install updates. The classic UI was moved to the Settings app. There, the user can't even see the size of updates nor can he select them. If you are curious to see the size of downloaded updates, here is a workaround.

Move clock to the end of the taskbar in Windows 10

Move clock to the end of the taskbar in Windows 10

With Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft has made changes to the taskbar. Now, it shows the Action Center icon at the end of the taskbar, and the clock before it. The user cannot change the position of these icons or move the clock even though the icons on the left side such as Volume, Network are movable. There is no option available in the Settings app to restore the clock's position. Many users want to move the clock back to the end of the taskbar. In this article, we'll see how it can be done.