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9 Oct 2021

Windows 11 - Pin Default Directories, File Explorer, Network and More to the Start Menu

Windows 11 - Pin Default Directories, File Explorer, Network and More to the Start Menu

Windows 11 has a new, simplier Start Menu where some of features of Windows 10's Start Menu have been removed. But it did keep the ability to pin default directories and more to your Windows 11 Start Menu

 

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8 Oct 2021

Windows 11 - Snap Your Apps to the Screen with Built-in Snap Layouts

Windows 11 - Snap Your Apps to the Screen with Built-in Snap Layouts

Windows 11 has incorporated the ability to snap your open applications to pre-defined areas on the screen. For many years now we've had the ability to snap a couple of apps to the left and right side of the screen.

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7 Oct 2021

Windows 11 - Windows 10 Administrative tools Now Hidden Windows Tools

Windows 11 - Windows 10 Administrative tools Now Hidden Windows Tools

Windows 11 hasn't converted all the legacy Windows 10 tools just yet. In Windows 10 Control Panel there was a category called Administrative Tools that contain many small applications like System Configuration, Performance Monitor, Registry Editor, System Information and the like.

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5 Oct 2021

Windows 11 Taskbar - Activate Missing Jump Lists on Taskbar Icons

Windows 11 Taskbar - Activate Missing Jump Lists on Taskbar Icons

One of the best features of Windows 10 was that you could find the list of recent and pinned files for an app pinned to the taskbar. Windows 11 still has the feature but it's turned off as default and the setting is a little difficult to find.

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3 Oct 2021

Windows 11 Start Menu - Less Clutter or Less Functionality? You Be the Judge

Windows 11 Start Menu - Less Clutter or Less Functionality? You Be the Judge

The Windows 11 Start Menu appears to be a variation of the ill-fated WindowsX OS, with a Start Menu that has far fewer features than the Windows 10 one.

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3 Oct 2021

Windows 11 Start Menu - Preloaded App Icons Auto Install Apps With Just One Click

Windows 11 Start Menu - Preloaded App Icons Auto Install Apps With Just One Click

Your new Windows 11 Start Menu will probably include some icons for certain Apps. The icons are most likely there because a software publisher paid to have the icon placed during Windows 11's installation. The good news is that it's just the icon and the app isn't actually installed. But if, in your curiosity, click on it, it will immediately start installing the app. You'll see a small progress bar below the icon indicating that the app is actually downloading. After it's done, if you click on the app, it will open.

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1 Oct 2021

Windows 11 Settings App - Improved Navigation, New, Deleted or Moved Items

Windows 11 Settings App - Improved Navigation, New, Deleted or Moved Items

The new Windows 11 Settings App is mainly a navigational rework of the old Windows 10 settings app. The menu has been simplified, reducing the number of clicks to get to other areas. Additionally, some functions have been moved to different categories, new functions added and a couple of settings removed.

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25 Jul 2021

No Room for Flight Simulator 2020 on your Xbox Series X/S? Add an External m2. NVMe SSD drive!

No Room for Flight Simulator 2020 on your Xbox Series X/S? Add an External m2. NVMe SSD drive!

If you want to install Flight Simulator 2020 on your Xbox Series S/X but you don't have enough room, here's how to add storage without opening up your Xbox and putting in a larger drive. The drive has to be 128GB or larger and have a USB 3.0 interface.

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12 Jul 2021

Flight Simulator 2020 - Depart From Different Runway or Airport Parking Space

Flight Simulator 2020 - Depart From Different Runway or Airport Parking Space

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 lets you depart from a standard runway. However if you want to take off in a different direction from a different runway or even depart from a certain parking spot, here's the secret.

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10 Jul 2021

Windows 10 Your Phone App - Delete Phone Photos From PC Desktop

Windows 10 Your Phone App - Delete Phone Photos From PC Desktop

Do you need to delete multiple photos from your phone? Now you can do it right from your desktop PC through the Your Phone app. 

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