Author Archives: Sergey Tkachenko

About Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer from Russia who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.

Create Shortcut to Open Any Settings Page in Windows 10

Create Shortcut to Open Any Settings Page in Windows 10

The Settings app in Windows 10 replaces the classic Control Panel. It consists of many pages and inherits a lot of classic settings. Almost every Settings page has its own URI, which stands for Uniform Resource Identifier. This allows you to open any Settings page directly with a special command. You can use this ability to create a shortcut for any page of Settings. Here is how.

How to Set Time Zone in Windows 10

How to Set Time Zone in Windows 10

Windows 10 supports setting a time zone for the PC clock. The time zone is a region of the globe that observes a uniform standard time for legal, commercial, and social purposes. Time zones tend to follow the boundaries of countries and their subdivisions because it is convenient for commercial areas close to them to follow the same time. During installation, the OS asks for the time zone. Here is how to see the current time zone and change it if required in Windows 10.

How to Use Dictation with Touch Keyboard in Windows 10

How to Use Dictation with Touch Keyboard in Windows 10

Windows 10 includes a touch keyboard for computers and tablets with a touch screen. When you touch any text field on your tablet, the touch keyboard appears on the screen. If you don't have a touch screen, you can still launch it. Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, also known by its code name "Redstone 3", is the next major update to Windows 10. It is in active development as of this writing. It comes with an updated touch keyboard app which supports dictation on Desktop.

Vivaldi 1.11: Reader Mode with new options

Vivaldi 1.11: Reader Mode with new options

Once Vivaldi 1.10 was released to the stable branch, the next version of the browser reached the developer branch. A new snapshot of the upcoming version 1.11, introduces a number of improvements for the Reader mode. Let's review them.

How to Backup and Restore Scheduled Tasks in Windows 10

How to Backup and Restore Scheduled Tasks in Windows 10

In this article, we will see how to backup and restore the tasks you have created in Task Scheduler. This will allow you to restore them quickly after reinstalling the operating system. You can also copy them to another PC by doing a backup first. There are several ways to do this, which we will review.

Configure Multi-Finger Touchpad Gestures in Windows 10

Configure Multi-Finger Touchpad Gestures in Windows 10

Starting with Creators Update version 1703, Windows 10 allows you to configure multi-finger gestures for Precision Touchpads. If you are the lucky owner of a device with such a touchpad, here is how you can tweak the multi-touch gestures for it.

Disable Updates Are Available Popup In Windows 10

Disable Updates Are Available Popup In Windows 10

When updates are available, Windows 10 sometimes shows a big fullscreen popup with the "Get updates" button. The bad thing about this popup is that it locks all input. You cannot switch to other apps and you cannot even use the Alt+Tab until you click the Get Updates button. This is very annoying. Here is how you can get rid of the "Updates are available" popup in Windows 10.

Quinto Black CT 1.3 is out – a skin for Winamp

Quinto Black CT 1.3 is out – a skin for Winamp

Winamp is one of the most popular media players available for Windows. It's also one of the oldest ones. From my personal experience, it is one of the most versatile and feature-rich media players, has an enormous variety of plugins and skins available and is stable enough for every day use.

Download June 2017 Windows 10 Virtual Machines

Download June 2017 Windows 10 Virtual Machines

Microsoft has updated virtual machines for Universal Windows Platform app developers. These virtual machines include some of the minimum required tools and frameworks for developers to jumpstart creating apps for Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, HoloLens and Xbox One. It is possible to download VMs based on Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703) and Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Developer Preview, build 16215).