Task Manager opens to Processes tab by default in Windows 8 and 10. If you want it to open to the Startup tab directly, this article tells you how to do it.Read more
What is Startup Impact in Task Manager and How is it Calculated?
You would have noticed a column named “Startup Impact” in Task Manager’s Startup tab in Windows 8 and higher. But what does “Startup Impact” mean and how is it assessed?Read more
Automatically Take a Screenshot and Open it in Editor
Using the WinKey and PrintScreen keystroke is probably the fastest way to take a screenshot (and automatically save it to a file) of the entire screen in Windows 8 and Windows 10. 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.
This article tells you how to take a screenshot of your entire screen and open the saved image in the editor — both operations in a single click.Read more
Desktop appears like a regular folder or Changed to Tiles view mode
If your Desktop has suddenly changed to “Tiles” view mode on your Windows computer, you may have accidentally hit a shortcut key that switches the folder view mode. It’s also possible that the FFlags registry value data is incorrect. This article tells you how to restore the Desktop’s default view back. This may also … Read more
Fix: No Video Thumbnails and No Preview Available for Video Files
When you open a folder containing video files, no thumbnails may be displayed for your videos. Also, when you click a video file in File Explorer, the Preview pane may neither show the image preview nor the mini-player control for the chosen file. In some cases, No preview available message is shown in the Preview pane for selected or all media file types.Read more
How to Reset Window Color and Appearance Settings?
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
Windows 10 Pictures Library Arrange by Month Missing?
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
How to Change Win + E Shortcut Target in Windows 10/11
The WinKey + E keystroke, as well as the File Explorer shortcut on the taskbar, open Quick access view by default. You can change the default folder to This PC using Folder Options General tab, or make it open to the Downloads folder using a registry method.
But, how to make Windows 10’s File Explorer default to a custom folder or the Libraries section?
The user interface provides no option to set a custom destination for WinKey + E keystroke or the File Explorer pinned taskbar item. As you may have noticed, the File Explorer Pinned taskbar shortcut target can’t be modified via Properties, as it’s a special shortcut with the Target field grayed out or read-only.
However, you change the WinKey + E or the File Explorer shortcut target using a registry edit without breaking any other setting.Read more
Incorrect Uptime Reported by Task Manager and WMI. Refresh it Manually
Task Manager’s Performance tab (CPU section) shows the Uptime information of the system, but you may be wondering why your boot-up time doesn’t match the uptime data reported.
Win+X Menu Does Not Open in Windows 10 or 11
Right-clicking Start, or pressing the Win+X key combination opens the power-user menu as in the following image:Read more