Thursday, September 29
3 Ways to Change Cursor Thickness in Windows 10

3 Ways to Change Cursor Thickness in Windows 10

Whenever you’re typing something in Windows 10 whether it is in notepad, word or in the web browser, your mouse cursor turns into a thin blinking line. The line is so thin that you can easily lose track of it and therefore, you might want to increase the width of the blinking line (cursor). The default cursor thickness in Windows 10 is around 1-2 pixels which is very low. In short, you need to change the blinking cursor thickness in order to avoid losing sight of it while working. Now there are different ways via which you can easily change Cursor Thickness in Windows 10 and today we are going to discuss all of them here. Just note here that the changes made to cursor thickness would not work for third-party application such as visual studio, notepad++ etc. So without wasting any tim...
3 Ways to Check if a Disk Uses MBR or GPT Partition in Windows 10

3 Ways to Check if a Disk Uses MBR or GPT Partition in Windows 10

MBR (Master Boot Record) which can be used for a disk. Now, most of the Windows 10 users aren’t aware of which partition they are using and therefore, this tutorial will help them figure out whether they are using MBR or GPT Partition style. The modern version of Windows uses GPT partition which is required for booting Windows in UEFI mode. Whereas older Windows operating system uses MBR which was required for booting Windows into BIOS mode. Both of the partition styles are just different ways of storing the partition table on a drive. Master Boot Record (MBR) is a special boot sector located at the beginning of a drive which contains information about the bootloader for the installed OS and drive’s logical partitions. MBR partition style can only work with disks which are up to 2TB in si...
Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder in the Context Menu in Windows 10

Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder in the Context Menu in Windows 10

Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder in the Context Menu in Windows 10: Certain functions in Windows are used more frequently than others such as Cut, Copy & Paste, therefore, in this tutorial we are going to see how you can add the commands “Copy To Folder” and “Move To Folder” in the Context Menu of the File Explorer in Windows 10. While these commands are already available in the Ribbon menu in File Explorer but it is useful to have them directly in the right-click menu. Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder in the Context Menu in Windows 10create a restore point  just in case something goes wrong.1.Press Windows Key + R then type regedit and hit Enter to open Registry Editor. 2.Navigate to the following registry key:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\Contex...
Add or Remove Words in Spell Checking Dictionary in Windows 10

Add or Remove Words in Spell Checking Dictionary in Windows 10

Add or Remove Words in Spell Checking Dictionary in Windows 10: You may be aware of the Windows Spell Check feature which supports auto correct and highlighting misspelled words which help in improving your writing skills. Now, whenever you’re typing in Microsoft Edge, OneNote, Mail App etc you will see that a misspelled word will be highlighted by a red line, but it’s possible that this word may not be actually misspelled as it can be a word which is not recognized by the Windows Dictionary. In such cases, you can easily right-click on the misspelled word and add it to the custom dictionary so that in future it’s not highlighted. You also have the option to simply Ignore the word but if you think you need to use the word more than once then add to dictionary features comes in handy ...
Allow or Prevent Devices to Wake Computer in Windows 10

Allow or Prevent Devices to Wake Computer in Windows 10

Allow or Prevent Devices to Wake Computer in Windows 10: Typically users tend to put their PC to sleep in order to save energy and it also enables to resume their work easily when needed. But it seems like some hardware or devices are capable of waking up your PC from sleep automatically thus interfering with your work and consuming more power which can easily drain the battery. So what happens when you put your PC to sleep is that it enters into a power saving mode where it shuts down power to human interface devices (HID) such as a mouse, Bluetooth devices, fingerprint reader, etc. Allow or Prevent Devices to Wake Computer in Windows 10create a restore point  just in case something goes wrong.Method 1: Allow or Prevent a Device to Wake Computer in Command Prompt1.Press Wi...
Allow or Prevent Users from Changing the Date and Time in Windows 10

Allow or Prevent Users from Changing the Date and Time in Windows 10

Allow or Prevent Users from Changing the Date and Time in Windows 10: Users can customize their date and time according to their needs but sometimes administrators may need to disable this access so that users can’t change their date and time. For example, when you work in a company which has thousands of computers then it makes sense for the administrator to prevent users from changing the date and time, in order to avoid any security issue. Now by default, all Administrators can change date and time in Windows 10 whereas Standard users don’t have these privileges. Usually, the above settings work fine but in some cases, you need to restrict the date and time privileges to a particular administrator account. So without wasting any time let’s see How to Allow or Prevent Users from Ch...
Allow or Prevent Windows 10 Themes to Change Desktop Icons

Allow or Prevent Windows 10 Themes to Change Desktop Icons

Windows 10 is one of the best-operating systems out there. It offers the user to customize the user interface according to their needs, including changing themes, colours, mouse pointers, wallpaper etc. There are many third-party tools which help you in some more customization, and you could also tweak the registry to change the look and feel of built-in applications. Anyway, one of the features almost used by everyone is changing the theme of Windows 10, but most of them don’t know that it also affects desktop icons. By default, themes are allowed to change the desktop icons, and if you have customized the desktop icons then whenever you change the theme, all the customization will be lost. So that’s why you need to prevent themes from changing desktop icons to preserve your custom perso...
Change Diagnostic and Usage Data Settings in Windows 10

Change Diagnostic and Usage Data Settings in Windows 10

Change Diagnostic and Usage Data Settings in Windows 10: You must be aware of the Diagnostic and Usage Data Settings which allows Microsoft to collect performance and usage information which helps Microsoft to troubleshoot issues with Windows and improve their product & services and resolve bugs as soon as possible. But the best part of this feature is that you can actually control the amount of diagnostic and usage data sent to Microsoft from your system. Change Diagnostic and Usage Data Settings in Windows 10create a restore point  just in case something goes wrong.The initial settings can be configured during the Windows Setup when you get to Choose privacy settings for your device simply enable the toggle for Diagnostics to select “Full” and leave it disabled if you want...

Connect to a Wireless Display with Miracast in Windows 10

If you want to mirror your PC screen to another device (TV, Blu-ray player) wirelessly than you can easily do so using Mircast Technology. This technology helps your PC, laptop, or tablet to project your screen to the wireless device (TV, projectors) that supports the Mircast technology. The best thing about this technology is that it allows sending up to 1080p Hd video which can get the job done. Miracast requirements:Graphics driver must support Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 1.3 with Miracast supportWi-Fi driver must support Network Driver Interface Specification (NDIS) 6.30 and Wi-Fi DirectWindows 8.1 or Windows 10There are few problems with this such as compatibility or connection issues but as the technology evolves these shortcomings will long be gone. So without wasting any t...
Convert MBR to GPT Disk Without Data Loss in Windows 10

Convert MBR to GPT Disk Without Data Loss in Windows 10

GUID stands for GUID Partition Table which was introduced as a part of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). In contrast, MBR stands for Master Boot Record, which uses the standard BIOS partition table. There are many advantages of using GPT over MBR such as you can create more than four partitions on each disk, GPT can support disk larger than 2 TB where MBR can’t.MBR only stores the boot sector at the beginning of the drive. If anything happens to this section, you won’t be able to boot to Windows unless you repair the boot sector where GPT stores the backup of the partition table at the various other places on disk and emergency backup is loaded. You can continue using your system without any issues. Furthermore, GPT disk provides greater reliability due to replication and ...