I am happy to announce that Winaero content is now accessible via Telegram! If you are a user of Telegram Messenger, you might find it useful and convenient to read our articles and news there.
In Windows 10, you can see aserial number for the hard disk installed in your PC using the command line. If you need to print it out or just view your hard drive details without restarting your PC or using a third party tool, it can be done with a single command.
Movies & TV is an app bundled with Windows 10. It is a replacement for Windows Media Center which was removed from Windows 10 and for Windows Media Player which is no longer being maintained or updated. Unlike Windows Media Center, the new app allows you to buy and play media content from the Windows Store. Most of the built-in apps in Windows 10 like Settings or Photos are Universal apps which follow the white or dark theme enabled by the user. In Movies & TV, you can turn on the dark theme separately from the system theme.
If your PC is a home PC or it is located in a small office, it is probably included to a workgroup without any Active Directory domain or server. When you are connecting your PC to a network, Windows 10 automatically creates a new workgroup, simply named WORKGROUP. After thatn, you can join any existing workgroup on your network or create a new one. Workgroups allow combining PCs to logical groups and act as a basis for file and printer sharing.
If you find Windows Timeline useful, here is the great news: You can now add your Chrome, Vivaldi and Firefox web browsing history to Timeline in Windows 10. This can be done thanks to a third-party browser extension.
PowerShell is an advanced form of command prompt. It is extended with a huge set of ready-to-use cmdlets and comes with the ability to use .NET framework/C# in various scenarios. Windows includes a GUI tool, PowerShell ISE, which allows editing and debugging scripts in a useful way. If you are using it frequently, you might find it useful to add 'Edit with PowerShell ISE as Administrator' to the context menu.
Microsoft Edge is the default web browser app in Windows 10. It's a Universal (UWP) app which has extension support, a fast rendering engine and a simplified user interface. In recent Windows 10 builds, the browser allows the user to change the Reading View text spacing. Here is how it can be done.
Microsoft released a set of cumulative updates for a number of supported Windows versions 10. Here is the list of updates with their change logs.
Microsoft today released a new Insider Preview of Windows Server. This time it is Windows Server Build 17713. Officially known as Windows Server 2019, this release is now available for the Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC). The release contains both the Desktop Experience and Server Core in all 18 server languages, as well as a new build of the next Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel release in English. In addition, the preview version of Microsoft Hyper-V Server is included with this build.
The team behind the Opera browser released new versions of their product. You can download Opera 55.0.2994.13 beta and Opera 56.0.3013.0 developer update. Both features a number of interesting changes.
As you may already know, Windows 10 "Redstone 5" comes with a revamped screen snipping experience, featuring a new Screen Sketch UWP app. Originally introduced as part of the Windows Ink Workspace, it comes with a variety of benefits - and it can now be updated via the Microsoft Store, it will now show up in the list when you press Alt + tab, you can set the window size according to your preferences, and more. If you have installed and used it, you might be interested in learning its keyboard shortcuts. These hotkeys can help you save time and increase productivity.