Category Archives: Software

Telegram for Desktop and mobile got Edit message feature

Telegram for Desktop and mobile got Edit message feature

Telegram is a fast growing mobile and desktop messaging app. It got an interesting new feature recently - the ability to edit sent messages. This new feature is available for both mobile and desktop versions of the app.

How to hide contacts from left side in Telegram Desktop

How to hide contacts from left side in Telegram Desktop

Telegram is a fast-growing app which competes with WhatsApp and Viber in the mobile messaging market. Like these apps, it also has a desktop version for Windows, Linux and Mac. There is an issue with the official Telegram Desktop app - it does not give you a clear option to hide the contact list on the left side of its window. Here is a little trick you can use to bypass this limitation.

How to resize a VirtualBox HDD image (VDI)

How to resize a VirtualBox HDD image (VDI)

When creating a virtual machine with VirtualBox, it is easy to choose the wrong size for the virtual HDD. Some day, you might face the issue that there is not enough free disk space left in the virtual machine. Here is how you can resize a VirtualBox HDD image (VDI) without data loss or without reinstalling the guest operating system.

Keyboard shortcuts in WhatsApp for Desktop

Keyboard shortcuts in WhatsApp for Desktop

WhatsApp developers have released the long awaited desktop version of the popular messenger. If you installed and used it, you might be interested in learning its keyboard shortcuts. These hotkeys can help you save time and increase productivity. Here we go.

WhatsApp Installer has failed. There was an error while installing the application

WhatsApp Installer has failed. There was an error while installing the application

Many users faced an issue with the recently released WhatsApp for Desktop app. It doesn't install for them. The installer fails with the following error message:
Installer has failed. There was an error while installing the application. Check the setup log for more information and contact the author. Here is why you see this message and what you can do.

How to uninstall and remove the Avast SafeZone browser

How to uninstall and remove the Avast SafeZone browser

Recently, the SafeZone browser created by Avast reached users of Avast Free Antivirus. Many users got this app during the antivirus upgrade process, and they are not happy that it got installed automatically and consider it as unwanted. If you found no use for the Avast SafeZone browser, here is how to uninstall and remove it.

Keyboard Opener automatically opens and closes the Windows touch keyboard in Windows 8

Keyboard Opener automatically opens and closes the Windows touch keyboard in Windows 8

I know of many users who use Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 with a Start Menu replacement because of the changes they don't like in Windows 10 such as forced updates, removal of many settings and customization, privacy-intruding data collection or nothing much of value in Windows 10. However there is one improvement in Windows 10 for those of you who use programs and apps with a touchscreen: the touch keyboard automatically pops up when you tap inside a text field. With a simple free app, you can do this on Windows 8 too.

Which browser is best for touchscreen in Windows?

Which browser is best for touchscreen in Windows?

If you have a Windows tablet or detachable / convertible PC with a touchscreen, then you might be using it for browsing the web even though for content creation and more serious productivity work, you need a keyboard and mouse attached. The good thing about Windows tablets is that they offer the best user experience for browsing the web compared to Android tablets or iPad because of how versatile the Windows multitasking desktop environment is. There are plenty of web browsers on Windows, optimized for touchscreens and the mainstream ones, Internet Explorer (on Windows 8), Microsoft Edge (on Windows 10), Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome all support browsing with touch.