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How to Map a Network Drive on Windows 10

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Creating a mapped network drive allows you to quickly access files and folders on a shared network as if they were on your local machine. Fortunately, Windows 10 lets you map network drives in just a few simple steps.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/762111/how-to-map-a-network-drive-on-windows-10/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Marshall Gunnell

How to Find and Share Your Wi-Fi Password Easily on Any Device

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Will you be having guests who you know will ask for your Wi-Fi password? You may not want to force your guests to type it down or may have even forgotten it or don’t want to divulge it. Let’s see how to find and share Wi-Fi passwords on Android, iPhone, and Windows.

How to Find Your Wi-Fi Password on iPhone

Unfortunately, it’s not possible to find Wi-Fi passwords directly on an iPhone. You will need to connect your iPhone to a Mac and use iCloud Keychain to view the Wi-Fi passwords.

Here are the steps:

  1. On your iPhone, go to “Settings → [your name].”
  2. Tap on “iCloud → Keychain.”
  3. Enable the toggle next to iCloud Keychain. Wait for a few… Read more14827118.gif

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How to Find Your MAC Address on Windows 10 or 11

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Sometimes you need to know the physical hardware address, or MAC address (short for “Media Access Control”), of your network adapter on a Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC. Here are several ways to find it.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/761481/how-to-find-your-mac-address-on-windows-10-or-11/
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Windows 11 Cripples File History to Prop Up OneDrive Backup

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Of all the weird and frustrating problems in Windows 11, this one might take the cake. Microsoft removed the “Add a Folder” option from Windows 11’s File History tool, meaning that you can only back up Documents, Photos, and other pre-made folders in Windows 11. That is, unless you pay for some OneDrive storage.

File History is the main backup tool in Windows. It was first introduced in Windows 8, and allows users to automatically back up select folders to an external drive. In short, File History is like an automatic cloud storage solution that sits at your desk and doesn’t cost $15 a month.

But Microsoft has its own cloud storage solution called OneDrive. And as noticed by Windows 11 users on Reddit, it seems that Microsoft is taking features away from File History to make a OneDrive subscription more appealing.

In previous Windows releases, users could choose which folders to automatically back up with File History. These folders could exist anywhere on your file system. But in Windows 11, users can only back up Documents, Photos, Videos, Downloads, Contacts, and other pre-made folders chosen by Microsoft.

If you’re a File History user, I suggest sticking with Windows 10 for awhile. The Windows 11 release is a bit buggy and its best features are still missing, so you’re not missing out on much. But if you’ve already upgraded to Windows 11, please make sure that File History is backing up your important data. You may need to move folders into Documents and other Microsoft-approved spaces to make sure that they’re automatically backed up.

Source: u/gdeadphilly

Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/100810/windows-11-cripples-file-history-to-prop-up-onedrive-backup/
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How to Scroll Through Photos Lightning Fast on Windows 10

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You may be used to tapping the arrow keys to quickly scroll through images in Windows’ Photos app, but an even faster method is using the mouse wheel. We’ll show you how to make the mouse wheel scroll instead of zoom.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/755899/how-to-scroll-through-photos-lightning-fast-on-windows-10/
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PC Games Are Installing Low-Level Drivers in Windows

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No one likes dealing with cheaters in video games. However, Call of Duty’s Ricochet anti-cheat system is installing low-level drivers to Windows PCs, which might be going a little further than most users would prefer.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/761510/pc-games-are-installing-low-level-drivers-in-windows/
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5 Ways Windows 11’s Taskbar Is Worse Than Windows 10’s

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For all the hoopla about Windows 11, it’s clear that some of its taskbar features don’t yet match the functionality of the operating system it’s replacing—Windows 10. Here are five ways Windows 10’s taskbar beats Windows 11’s as of October 2021.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/761064/5-ways-the-windows-11-taskbar-is-worse-than-windows-10s/
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How to Make Your Taskbar Larger or Smaller on Windows 11

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As of October 2021, the taskbar size in Windows 11 can’t be adjusted with the Settings app. Luckily, we’ve discovered a registry hack that can make the taskbar larger or smaller. Here’s how to do it.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/759589/how-to-make-your-taskbar-larger-or-smaller-on-windows-11/
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How to Move Windows 11’s Taskbar to the Top of the Screen

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As of October 2021, Windows 11 doesn’t let you move your taskbar to the top of the screen with an official setting (unlike Windows 10). But we’ve figured out a way to make it happen by editing the Registry—and you can do it with just a few clicks. Here’s how.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/759882/how-to-move-windows-11s-taskbar-to-the-top-of-the-screen/
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Your Wi-Fi May Feel Faster on a Windows 11 Laptop—Here’s Why

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Microsoft confirms that it’s adding Wi-Fi Dual Station support to Windows 11, a feature that will significantly improve wireless internet performance on laptops equipped with compatible hardware, specifically Qualcomm FastConnect modules with 4-Stream DBS. Or in plain English, your crappy Wi-Fi may feel a lot faster on a Windows 11 laptop.

With Wi-Fi Dual Station support, the Windows 11 operating system “can now leverage two concurrent Wi-Fi connections” to provide “Ethernet-like reliability and latency” over a wireless network. In most cases, that means your Dual Station-compatible laptop will utilize your router’s 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz (or 6Ghz) bands simultaneously to avoid jitter and congestion.

We expect all sorts of hardware manufacturers to take advantage of Wi-Fi Dual Station, but Qualcomm is currently leading the charge with its FastConnect systems. In a blog post celebrating the new feature, Qualcomm claimed a 4x reduction in latency when using a Windows 11 laptop with its 4-Stream DBS system with off-the-shelf Wi-Fi 6 routers.

To our surprise, Microsoft claims that Valve helped develop the Wi-Fi Dual Station system. The company has already added Wi-Fi Dual Station support to the Steamworks SDK, which many games (including CS:GO and DOTA 2) use for networking. Perhaps Valve is interested in bringing the feature to its upcoming Steam Deck, which does support Qualcomm’s FastConnect system. (Though the Steam Deck runs a custom Linux distro out of the box—maybe Wi-Fi Dual Station will come to Linux?)

If that’s not enough to convince you of Wi-Fi Dual Station’s capabilities, AMD and Qualcomm are working together to bring this tech to AMD laptops. Clearly, Microsoft and Qualcomm have developed a breakthrough solution to wireless internet latency.

But you probably won’t experience this breakthrough for a while. Wi-Fi Dual Station requires a laptop with a FastConnect subsystem that supports Wi-Fi 6 and 4-stream DBS tech. In other words, a high-end PC with a Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 or 6700 module. (You’ll also need a Wi-Fi 6 router.)

And the time of writing, your best bet is to buy one of Acer’s new Windows 11 laptops, which contain Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 modules. Lenovo says that it plans to stick these same modules in future laptops, though it hasn’t provided a release date or even a general timeline for such products.

Source: Qualcomm via PC Gamer

Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/99990/your-wi-fi-may-feel-faster-on-a-windows-11-laptop-heres-why/
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