Replace Default User Account Avatar in Windows 10

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Windows 10, by default uses a simple user picture with a grey background and the persona image represented by white curves. The user picture is visible during sign in, as well as in the Start menu as a small rounded thumbnail image. This post explains how to replace the simple user avatar/image with any other image of your choice. After completing the procedure below, new accounts use this image by default.Read more

Pin Any File or Folder to the Taskbar in Windows 10

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Windows 8 and Windows 10 lets you pin folders to the Start screen, but pinning data files and folders to the taskbar is not allowed. The context menu entry Pin to Taskbar never exists for data files and folders. However, here is a neat little trick that lets you pin any file or folder (directory) to the taskbar.Read more

Replace Notepad With Notepad++ or Any Other Text Editor of Your Choice

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Notepad is a light-weight program suitable for users who need only very minimal text editing features. For advanced functionality, third-party editors like Notepad++ and Sublime Text are awesome with a lot of features built-in. If you’re looking how to replace the plain old Notepad with a third-party text editor of your choice (say, Notepad++), this … Read more

How to Hide Neighborhood Wireless Networks (SSID) on Your Computer?

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When you click on the Wi-Fi icon in the Notification area, you’ll see the list of Wireless network broadcasts that are within your connection range. If you’re an apartment dweller, you’ll see many SSIDs from your neighborhood which are of absolutely no use to you. You can clear the clutter by hiding those unneeded SSIDs from the list.Read more