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How to Send Windows 10 Programs to the System Tray

how-to-send-windows-10-programs-to-the-s Usually when you minimize a program or app, it goes to the taskbar. This gives you quick access when you need to maximize it. But sometimes you don’t need a program cluttering up your taskbar when it just needs to run in the background, such as when you’re downloading files in your browser. That’s when it’s a good idea to send Windows 10 programs to the system tray instead. While some programs have this option by default, many don’t. Several third-party tools let you send any Windows 10 program directly the system tray using the minimize option or a hotkey. This… Read more14283373.gif

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Hacked Florida water plant used shared passwords and Windows 7 PCs

afcc9c90-6c39-11eb-9ddb-3004b63532e4The Oldsmar, Florida water plant hacked earlier this week used outdated Windows 7 PCs and shared passwords, the Associated Press has reported. A government advisory also revealed that the relatively unsophisticated attack used the remote-access progr…

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13 Ways to Open the Control Panel on Windows 10

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While there’s talk of Microsoft axing the Control Panel, it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Some important settings are only found in the classic Control Panel on Windows 10—they aren’t in the Settings app. Here are 13 ways you can open the Control Panel.

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Update Your Windows 10 Device Now to Patch a Critical Vulnerability

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Windows updates are important but annoying, so it’s often tempting to put them off. But the latest update is not one you want to postpone. Microsoft released a patch that fixes an error that can crash your system by connecting to a malformed file path. In theory, a hacker could have used the glitch to crash your PC just by opening a folder.

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The Article Was Written/Published By: Josh Hendrickson

How to Do Multi-Monitor Gaming in Windows 10

set-up-dual-monitor-gaming-windows-hero. Spreading your gaming across multiple monitors does wonders for your experience, whether expanding your peripheral vision in an online shooter or immersing you more in a beautiful open-world RPG. If you plan on expanding your gaming resolution to multiple displays, then it’s safe to assume that you own either an AMD or Nvidia graphics card. Both GPU manufacturers have their own tools to help set you up for multi-monitor gaming. Here we show you how to do it using both AMD and Nvidia’s software packages. Note: you’ll ideally want three monitors for your gaming setup. If you just… Read more14277166.gif

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How to Log in With a Password on Windows 10 (After Setting up a PIN)

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By default, whenever you set up a “Windows Hello” login method such as a fingerprint reader, facial recognition scan, or PIN, Windows 10 will disable the password login method. If you’d like to log in to your Windows account with a password again, here’s how to get that option back.

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How to Change Your Windows 10 Lock Screen Background

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Tired of seeing backgrounds provided by Microsoft on your Windows 10 lock screen? With a trip to Settings, you can choose a custom background image or even set up a custom slideshow from a group of images. Here’s how to set it up.

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How to Listen to Apple Music on a Windows PC

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If you subscribe to the Apple Music streaming music service, you probably usually listen on an Apple device such as a Mac, iPhone, or iPad. But you can also enjoy Apple Music on a Windows PC equally as well. Here’s how.

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How to Encrypt Local Backups of an iPhone or iPad on Windows

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Most people back up their iPhones or iPads to iCloud, but it’s not completely private: Apple always holds the key so it can help if you forget your password. If you want a truly secure device backup and you have a Windows machine, you’ll need iTunes. (Mac users can back up from Finder.) Here’s how.

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How to Remap Any Key or Shortcut on Windows 10

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Would you like to use a different keyboard key to perform a certain task in Windows 10? Thanks to PowerToys, it’s easy to remap any key to another key or even a shortcut combination on your keyboard. Here’s how to set it up.

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