Every version of Windows, from Windows 2000 to Windows 11, allows you to automatically log in to your user account without typing the password. This is possible by securely storing the user account credentials using the Netplwiz.exe utility.
However, on Windows 10 and Windows 11, some more steps are necessary to enable automatic sign-in to your user account using stored credentials.Read more
Windows Terminal is a modern terminal application for users of command-line tools and shells like Command Prompt, PowerShell, and Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). If you’ve uninstalled the Windows Terminal app in Windows 11 accidentally and need it back, you can reinstall the app using a couple of methods.
It’s also possible that you’ve intentionally uninstalled the Windows Terminal app in an attempt to remove the Windows Terminal context menu. You can remove the context menu entry alone and still have the Windows Terminal app intact.
Uninstalling the Windows Terminal app will make the Windows Terminal and Windows Terminal (Admin) options in the Win + X power user menu inoperable. Here is how to reinstall Windows Terminal.
In Windows 11, the Windows Terminal context menu item appears in the right-click menu for folders and the desktop.
Suppose you’re already using the “Open PowerShell window here” or “Open Command window here” option and don’t plan to launch Terminal via the right-click menu. In that case, you can remove the “Open in Windows Terminal” context menu entry to declutter the menu.Read more
In Windows 11, the context menu “Open Command window here” doesn’t exist by default. Instead, you’ll see the “Open in Windows Terminal” and “Open PowerShell window here” (when you press Shift + right-click) options in the folder context menu.
This article tells you how to add “Open Command window here” (in Windows 11) to open a Command Prompt window in that directory path.Read more
In Windows 11, the context menu appears very quickly but the menu doesn’t show all the entries by default. To access the menu entries that are not shown in the default listing, you need to click the “Show more options” (Shift+F10) option every time.
The Windows 11 default context menu may be slightly inconvenient for those who have been using Windows Operating Systems for a long time. This article explains how to make Windows 11 show the full classic context menu that shows all the entries by default.Read more
When you attempt to rename or delete a .ogg file in File Explorer on Windows 10, the folder window may stop responding. And, when you close the folder window, it terminates and restarts Explorer — i.e., crashes the Explorer shell process. When this happens, a critical error entry is registered … Read more
After installing the September 14, 2021—KB5005565 Cumulative Update, your computer may not print, especially when you attempt to print via the network. When you do so, the following error occurs: Windows cannot connect to the printer Printer error 0x0000011b (or) Operation could not be completed (error 0x0000011b). None of the … Read more
When you access or delete files in the OneDrive folder, errors 0x80071129 or 0x80071128 may occur. The detailed error message is below: Error 0x80071129: The tag present in the reparse point buffer is invalid or Error code 1128: The data present in the reparse point buffer is invalid. or Location … Read more
This post explains how to change the default character encoding in Notepad (e.g., UTF-8 to ANSI) on Windows 10.
ANSI has been the default encoding in Notepad in earlier versions of Windows 10. Since Windows 10 version 1903, the default Notepad encoding is UTF-8.
When you launch notepad.exe, the default encoding is shown in Notepad’s status bar in Windows 10 v1903 and higher.
When saving a file in Notepad in any version of Windows 10, you can choose one of these character encoding types:
UTF-8 with BOM
UTF-8 is preferred if you want to use Unicode characters like Č, Ć, Š, ä, ö, ü, ß in your text file. Some of these accented characters will be lost if you save the file as ANSI. Notepad also warns you when you do so:
This file contains characters in Unicode format which will be lost if you save this file as an ANSI encoded text file. To keep the Unicode information, click Cancel below and then select one of the Unicode options from the Encoding drop down list. Continue?
Some users need ANSI to be the default
There are users who want to change Notepad’s default encoding from UTF-8 to ANSI. For example, VBS/WSH script coders may want ANSI as the default – because CScript.exe or WScript.exe can’t run UTF-8 encoded .vbs files.
Let’s see how to change Notepad’s default encoding to ANSI or another encoding in Windows 10. Read more