In Windows 10, the ability to quickly open the Control Panel from the Ribbon user interface has been eliminated. The button to open it was replaced with Settings. While many options in the classic Control Panel are currently available in Settings, the Control Panel still has dozens of exclusive applets which have not been not ported yet to the modern Settings app. You might want to add back the Control Panel to This PC. Here is how.
By default, the File Explorer app in Windows 10 has the Open in New Window context menu item. If you find no use for this context menu item, you might want to get rid of it in order to make your context menu more compact and clear. Here is how it can be done.
You can configure File Explorer to open each folder in a new window. This can be done without using third party tools. Today, we will see how you can do it.
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. You might want to disable thumbnail previews in File Explorer if they are affecting performance in folders with large number of items.
Windows 10 is known for automatically changing the folder view depending on the contents of the folder. While this is useful in some cases, it can be a very annoying feature for users who prefer to configure their folder view types manually. Some users do not like the operating system automatically adjusting the view and overriding their preferences. Let's see how to disable automatic folder type discovery in Windows 10.
If you need to rotate an image, Windows 10 allows you to do it without using third party tools. The built-in functionality will allow you to do it quickly. Let's see how it can be done.
If you have Windows 10 Anniversary Update installed, you might notice that it has a new context menu item for images. It is called "3D Print with 3D Builder" and launches the bundled app "3D Builder". If you are not going to use 3D Builder, you might find it useful to get rid of the context menu command. Here is how.
In this article, we will see how to get a useful context menu item to create a New -> Windows PowerShell script. It will save you time if you need to create them from time to time. You get a new file with the PS1 extension instantly with one click.
If you use File Explorer, you might be already knowing that it has a nice feature to remember each folder's view setting. Unfortunately, it is not explained very properly by Microsoft and some changes were made in modern Windows versions which make it even more confusing for end users. We constantly get this question asked by our readers - is there any way to make File Explorer set a desired view for all folders and then remember it in Windows 10? Let see how it can be done.
The Quick Access location is a new folder in File Explorer of Windows 10. It is where Explorer opens by default instead of This PC. Quick Access shows recent files and frequent folders in a single view. You can also pin various locations inside Quick Access. But unlike Favorites from earlier versions of Windows, Quick Access does not let you rename pinned items when you right click them. In this article, we will see how to change the displayed name for folders pinned to Quick Access.