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Vivaldi 1.2.490.3 features a refined download indicator

Vivaldi 1.2.490.3 features a refined download indicator

After a series of stable releases, the Vivaldi team has released a new weekly build, version 1.2.490.3 which comes with a number of bugfixes and new features. One of most interesting features in this build is the refined download indicator. Let's see changes in detail.

Get Windows XP look in Windows 10 without themes or patches

Get Windows XP look in Windows 10 without themes or patches

Users who remember and like the appearance of Windows XP might not be very impressed by the default look of Windows 10. The appearance can be changed to some extent using UxStyle and third party themes, but in Windows 10, Microsoft prevents the taskbar from being skinned using visual styles (themes). Today, we will see how to skin Windows 10's taskbar to give it a Windows XP appearance without using patches or themes.

How to rename multiple files at once in Windows 10

How to rename multiple files at once in Windows 10

In Windows 10, you can rename a single file in File Explorer by selecting it and pressing F2. What if you wanted to rename many files at once? A lesser known feature of File Explorer is the ability to rename more than one file. It is a bit crude - you get little control over how exactly to rename them but if you only wanted to rename a folder full of pictures or music tracks serially, it is possible.

How to set time from the Internet (NTP) in Linux Mint 17

How to set time from the Internet (NTP) in Linux Mint 17

If you want to be sure that the time on your Linux Mint PC is accurate, you might want to set it to update automatically from special time servers on the Internet. To do this, you need to configure the Linux Mint operating system properly. Here is how it can be done.

How to rename your Windows 10 PC or tablet

How to rename your Windows 10 PC or tablet

In Windows 10, Microsoft has moved many classic Control Panel applets in the Settings app. It is a Metro app created to replace the Control Panel for both touch screens and classic Desktop users. It consists of several pages which bring new options to manage Windows 10 along with some older options inherited from the classic Control Panel. In Windows 10, the Settings app can be used to rename your tablet or PC. Here is how.

How to repair and clear thumbnail cache in Windows 10

How to repair and clear thumbnail cache in Windows 10

In Windows 10, File Explorer is able to show small previews for image and video files you have stored on your disk drive. To speed up this process, it uses a cache file hidden in the user profile directory. When a file is cached, File Explorer reuses the thumbnail from the cache to show it instantly. If the cached file is damaged or corrupted, File Explorer starts showing broken or mismatched thumbnails for your files. Here is how to repair the thumbnail cache in Windows 10.

Save memory in Chrome by running tabs for same site in single process

Save memory in Chrome by running tabs for same site in single process

The Google Chrome browser, which is the most popular web browser as of this writing, launches each tab in its own process by default. This improves the stability of the browser, but makes the browser consume a higher amount of memory. If you need to save RAM, there is an option to make the browser use a single chrome.exe process per website. Here is how to make it work.

Microsoft has revised system requirements for Windows 10

Microsoft has revised system requirements for Windows 10

Windows 10 system requirements which Microsoft officially stated initially were not changed for a long time. For Windows 8 and Windows 7 too, the system requirements were not increased. However, for the upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update, also known as Redstone 1, system requirements have been raised by Microsoft.

Set how many times taskbar button flashes in Windows 10

Set how many times taskbar button flashes in Windows 10

When some application in Windows 10, which is not running from the tray, requires some action from you, or wishes to notify you, its taskbar button flashes to seek your attention. By default, the taskbar button for such an app flashes 7 times. Here is how to change this value to reduce the number of times it flashes or make it flash until you click on it in Windows 10.