If you prefer solid color desktop background instead of shiny desktop wallpaper, note that the new Personalization settings page in Windows 10 displays only 24 color choices for background color, and the color picker is no longer available. Color picker is a valuable tool wherein you can choose your preferred shade, as well as input … Read more
Windows Photo Viewer is one of the things that gets removed or hidden from access after upgrading to Windows 10. The new Photos app takes charge as the default handler for image files in Windows 10 and Windows 11.
The good news is Windows Photo Viewer application still exists in the same location in Windows 10 and Windows 11. But what is removed is only its registration.
Now, all we need to do is add Windows Photo Viewer file association settings to the registry. If you’re not a fan of the new Photos app, you can restore the missing Windows Photo Viewer registration in Windows 10 and 11. Read more
The notification area clock (commonly known as the tray clock) user interface has changed in Windows 10, and old analog clock is gone. If you’re not very fond of the new clock and want the old analog version, you can revert back to the pre-Windows 10 style classic clock by employing a small registry edit.
Here is the list of file association fixes (Windows defaults) for some of the common file types. These registry fixes are applicable for Windows® 10 only. AVI IMG TXT BAT INF URL BMP JPE/JPEG/JPG VBS CHM JS WMA CMD LNK WMV COM MP3 XML EXE PNG ZIP GIF REG Directory HTM/HTML SCR Drive ICO TIF/TIFF … Read more
The much useful ALT+F4 key sequence closes any application, but not the Command Prompt window. Users had to type exit or click the Close button to close the window. This is the case in earlier versions of Windows (up to Windows 8.1), but have you noticed that the Windows 10 Command Prompt duly responds to ALT+F4 hotkey?
Not only that! You can even change the Windows 10 Command Prompt behavior as in earlier Windows versions. Probably the developers at Microsoft had legacy applications in mind. By the way, to make Command Prompt not respond to ALT+F4 key sequence, all you need to do is to edit a registry value.
After installing Windows 10, you may notice that some of your files and folders show up with a double blue arrows icon at the top. This double blue arrows overlay icon is seen if the files and folders are compressed (NTFS compression), and there is nothing to worry about.
This post tells you how to hide or remove the double blue arrow icons on folders or files in Windows 10.Read more
Earlier, we learned how to exit and restart the explorer shell safely in earlier versions of Windows. Task Manager has the Restart Explorer option in Windows 8, Windows 10, and Windows 11 that lets you gracefully restart the explorer shell.Read more
When you create a new folder in Windows, the default folder name is always “New Folder”. Windows 10 allows you to customize the new folder name template to any name you wish. In previous versions of Windows this could be done by hacking the Shell32.dll using Resource Hacker or similar tools. In Windows 10, this can be accomplished easily using a simple registry edit.Read more
In Windows 10, application and system notifications are shown as toasts, instead of the balloon-tip style notification we’ve seen since Windows 2000/XP. Toast notifications disappear quickly whereas the balloon tip notifications appear on the screen as long as we have the mouse pointer hovering over the balloon. For some users, the balloon style notification suits well. Fortunately the Windows XP-style balloon tips can be activated in Windows 10 using a registry edit or via Group Policy.