How to Enable Blue Light Filtering in Windows 10

enable blue light filtering (night light) via action center

Windows 10 has a built-in setting to turn off or reduce blue light emitting from your computer screen. Reducing the blue light emitting from your screen helps lower the risk of sleep disruption and reduce eye strain. The setting is known as “Night Light” in Windows 10. With the blue light filtering option enabled, Windows shows warmer colors to make it easier to sleep at night.Read more

Find Which Program is Using Your Webcam Currently

Does your webcam indicator LED get turned on automatically without you doing anything? Are you’re worried if you’re being spied upon by some malware? Or, are you seeing the error “Your webcam is currently being used by another application” when using Skype or other messaging application?

The built-in Camera app may throw the error 0xa00f4243 saying

Close other apps

It looks like another app is using the camera already.

If you need it, here’s the error code:
0xA00F4243<CameraReservedByAnotherApp> (0xC00D3704)

Here is a neat way to find which program is using your webcam or microphone.

RELATED: What is Device Census and Why is It Using My Webcam?Read more

Scanning your PC using Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) and Microsoft Safety Scanner

msrt vs defender

Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) is a post-infection removal tool which is updated every month and rolled out through the Windows Update channel. Malicious software scanning runs as you install MSRT from Windows Update. You can also initiate scans manually whenever needed by running mrt.exe in the Windows\System32 directory.Read more

Get Notified When Windows 10 Brings a New Spotlight Image Every time [Lock Screen]

get notified new spotlight image

Windows Spotlight brings some amazing wallpapers for the Lock Screen, which you can save and use as your desktop background. By now, I’m pretty sure most users know how to view and store the lock screen images collection from the Assets folder.

Then I made a post on how to find the exact file name of the current lock screen wallpaper image in use, using the Registry Editor or a script to find the image file and save it to your Pictures folder automatically.Read more

How to Identify the Process that has Locked a File in Windows

Find Which Process Has Locked a File

When you attempt to delete a file or folder which is in use by a process, the File In Use dialog appears showing the name of the program that has locked the file.

However, there are cases where the “File In Use” dialog doesn’t show the name of the process that has a lock on the file you’re trying to delete. In some cases, the dialog will show “the action can’t be completed because the file is open in another process“.

Find Which Process Has Locked a File

For investigating processes and locked files, Windows Sysinternals Process Explorer is probably the first option that comes to mind for most users. However, there are two built-in solutions to display the current open files list along with corresponding process names.Read more