How to Automatically Take a Screenshot and Open it in a Editor?

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Using the WinKey and Prnt Scrn keystroke is probably the fastest way to take a full screenshot and automatically save it to a file, in Windows 8 and higher. When using this method, the screenshot image contains your entire screen including the Taskbar and everything. And in most cases you may have to crop the image before sending or sharing it with someone, so that only the relevant portion is shown.Read more

External Drives Listed Twice (Duplicate) in File Explorer Navigation Pane

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Disk drives (both fixed as well as removable drives) appear under the “This PC” category in File Explorer navigation pane. In addition, each removable drive will be pinned as a separate category, appearing after “This PC” and “Libraries” section — that is, the drives appear twice in the navigation pane. This double-listing can sometimes cause confusion to the users. To remove the duplicate or redundant disk drives from navigation pane, here is a quick registry fix.Read more

How to Delete Older File History Backups

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File History does point in time backups of your files so that you can revert back to the exact copy or version of your files when you need them. File History also allows you to configure how long the backups are retained, and beyond that the older versions are purged automatically. This post tells you how to manually clean up older versions of your File History backups using two different ways.Read more

How to Reset Window Color and Appearance Settings?

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The classic Window Color and Appearance dialog allowed you to change the color and size (Window metrics) of various UI elements like Window background color, caption font, icon size, spacing, width etc. Since this feature has been removed in Windows 8 and higher, you need to edit the registry in order to change or reset these parameters.Read more

How to Start Snipping Tool in Capture Mode by Default?

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Snipping Tool is a very useful screenshot tool included in Windows Vista and higher, which also has the annotation feature. Running Snipping Tool in Windows Vista and 7 would start the utility in capture mode automatically, but this has changed in Windows 8 and Windows 10. In Windows 8 and 10, the user needs to … Read more

Windows 10 Pictures Library Arrange by Month Missing?

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Pictures library allows you organize your images in a variety of ways such as arrange by month, folder, day, rating and tag, and sort or group pictures as you’d like. You may be wondering if the option to arrange photos by month is removed in Windows 10, as the Arrange command is not shown anywhere in the ribbon or toolbar area. This post tells you how to arrange pictures by month, or the way you need.Read more