Category Archives: Windows 10

Enable Dark or Light Mode in Windows 10 Mail

Enable Dark or Light Mode in Windows 10 Mail

Windows 10 includes a new Mail app which is simplistic and allows you to send and receive e-mail from multiple accounts. The app supports both Light and Dark modes for its user interface. Its Dark mode is greatly improved starting with Windows 10 version 1903, allows applying the dark or light theme for an individual mail dialog.

Set Static IP Address in Windows 10 in Settings

Set Static IP Address in Windows 10 in Settings

In Windows 10, there are a number of ways to set your IP address to a static value for network diagnostics or if you need to form a network with another device without a DHCP server, via an Ethernet crossover cable.  Starting in Windows 10 version 1903 you can set a static IP address for a network connection right in the Settings app.

Windows 10 Build 18334 (Fast Ring)

Microsoft is releasing a new build from the development branch (the next Windows 10 version, currently known as version 1903, April 2019 Update, or 19H1). Windows 10 Build 18334 comes with a number of reliability fixes.

Perform Advanced Searches in Windows 10 Mail

Perform Advanced Searches in Windows 10 Mail

Windows 10 includes a new Mail app which is simplistic and allows you to send and receive e-mail from multiple accounts. A lesser known feature of the app is the ability to perform advanced searches. Here is how it can be done.

Find PowerShell Version in Windows

Find PowerShell Version in Windows

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. Here is how to find the PowerShell version number in Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7.

Skype Desktop: Background Blur Feature

Skype Desktop: Background Blur Feature

Microsoft today announced yet another update to their Skype Desktop app. The app now includes a new background blur feature during video calls. It can be enabled in Skype on Windows, Mac and Linux.

Restore Default Settings of Library in Windows 10

Restore Default Settings of Library in Windows 10

With Windows 7, Microsoft has introduced Libraries: a wonderful feature of the Explorer shell, that allows you to group multiple folders in a single view, even if they are located on different volumes. Searching through Libraries is also very fast, because Windows performs indexing of all locations which are included inside a Library. In this article, we will review how to completely restore the default settings of a library in Windows 10.

Remove Folder from Library in Windows 10

Remove Folder from Library in Windows 10

With Windows 7, Microsoft has introduced Libraries: a wonderful feature of the Explorer shell, that allows you to group multiple folders in a single view, even if they are located on different volumes. Searching through Libraries is also very fast, because Windows performs indexing of all locations which are included inside a Library. Today, we will see how to remove an included folder from a library in Windows 10

Backup and Restore Snip & Sketch Settings in Windows 10

Backup and Restore Snip & Sketch Settings in Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10 version 1809, also known as "October 2018 Update", Microsoft implemented a new option - screen snipping. A new Snip & Sketch app has been added to Windows 10 to quickly snip and share a screenshot. In this article, we will see how to backup and restore its settings. This is very useful, because you can restore them when required or transfer them to another PC or user account.

Use Local Devices and Resources in Hyper-V Virtual Machine

Use Local Devices and Resources in Hyper-V Virtual Machine

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 come with Client Hyper-V so you can run a supported guest operating system inside a Virtual Machine. Hyper-V is Microsoft's native hypervisor for Windows. It was originally developed for Windows Server 2008 and then ported to Windows client OS. It has improved over time and is present in the latest Windows 10 release as well. Today, we will see how to forward your locally connected devices to a Hyper-V Virtual Machine.