Pin Any File or Folder to the Taskbar in Windows 10

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Windows 8 and Windows 10 lets you pin folders to the Start screen, but pinning data files and folders to the taskbar is not allowed. The context menu entry Pin to Taskbar never exists for data files and folders. However, here is a neat little trick that lets you pin any file or folder (directory) to the taskbar.Read more

How to Replace Notepad With Notepad++ or Any Other Text Editor?

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Notepad is a light-weight program suitable for users who need only very minimal text editing features. For additional features and functionalities, third-party editors like Notepad++ and Sublime Text are awesome with a lot of features built-in.

If you’re looking how to completely replace the plain old Notepad with Notepad++ or any third-party editor, this post tells you how to do it. Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Let’s see how you can replace Notepad with Notepad++ without replacing any system files.Read more

Google Chrome Not Allowing Flash Player by Default

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After updating Google Chrome to version 62, you’ll see that by default Flash player is not allowed on websites. Instead, you’ll see the Allow or Block (if “Ask first” setting is turned on) choice for each site you visit. If the Ask first setting is off, Flash support gets disabled … Read more

Windows 10 Media Creation Tool Error 0x80072f76 – 0x20017

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When you run the Media Creation Tool (MCT), you may see the error 0x80072f76 - 0x20017:

There was a problem running this tool.
We’re not sure what happened, but we’re unable to run this tool on your PC. If you continue experiencing problems, reference the error code when contacting customer support. Error code: 0x80072F76 – 0x20017

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How to Hide your Neighbors’ Wi-Fi Network (SSID) on Your Computer?

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When you click on the Wi-Fi icon in the Notification area, you’ll see the list of Wireless network broadcasts that are within your connection range. With high range routers available in the market, the Wi-Fi broadcast signals are powerful and cover a long range. If you’re an apartment dweller, you’ll see too many SSIDs from your neighbors, which are of absolutely no use to you. You can clear the clutter by hiding those unneeded Wi-Fi networks from the list.Read more

Stop Auto Reopen of Programs after Restart in Windows 10

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One of the many small changes in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is that the operating system can now automatically reopen programs that were running before shutdown or restart. If you shut down Windows 10 with some apps (e.g., Chrome browser, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word) open, some of them are relaunched at next startup, which is undesirable; to put it fairly, it can be annoying for many. How to disable this feature?Read more