When you are using Windows 8.1 on a laptop, you may well encounter different lighting conditions that make it difficult to see what is happening on screen. If you are experiencing problems with the way screen brightness levels are being changed for you, you can disable it so your screen or monitor remains at the same, constant brightness level.
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Automatic app updating may seem like this is a great idea, but there is no way of knowing whether you will like the new version of a particular app. Thankfully, it is possible to disable automatic app updating so you can take control of the situation and update apps at time that suits you. Here’s how to go about it.
For most Windows users, until you have an issue with file associations, you rarely seek out ways to change them. Windows already makes it difficult enough to work with file associations in the OS. Types allows you to have more control over file associations in Windows, adding context menu options, letting you change icons and more.
Version 8.1 of Windows brings back the Start menu, which looks dull and is not customizable. Windows 8.1 Start Button Changer allows you to change the start button in Windows 8.1
If Microsoft invested even a fraction of the amount of time it does on Windows 8, the Windows clipboard could be something revolutionary in the computer world. Instead, the Windows clipboard is a dull, barely functional tool for the majority of users. ClipJump is a supercharged Windows Clipboard add-on that helps make it different.
If asked what firewalls do, most people would answer that they keep you safe. You might have noticed that the firewall you’re using has two sets of “rules”: inbound and outbound. Do you really need both of them? We’ll discuss this and discover what you should know about these concepts.
Microsoft is well known for hiding some of its useful features in Windows. One thing many have missed in Windows 8.1, thanks to it being rather well hidden by the company, is a storage and syncing option called “Work Folders”. Check it out here.
One of the biggest memory drains on a Windows computer is search indexing. If you’re looking for a more intelligent way to search Windows PC without having to index it, take a look at SwiftSearch.
When using a laptop with Windows, you may notice that it has advanced battery management options. Before you start using them, though, there are a few things you should know about them.
The PowerShell help system is the most useful thing that you ever need to use PowerShell effectively. It provides help for the commands that you are going to use and even allows you to search for the commands to get your work done.
Windows comes with its own uninstaller, but it is mostly useless in removing all the files. To prevent this problem from happening, you need an uninstaller that looks through every crack and crevice of your computer for signs of life that the program doesn’t let Windows Installer see. Third-party uninstallers are exceedingly good at doing this.
If you are running low on hard disk space, you can clear Spotify cache to free up some space. Here is how you can do so in Windows, Mac and Linux.
Fancy a way to run Windows programs without having to install or update them? Here is a good way that you can do so.
Most OS set the CPU to run at a third of its speed so as to save battery life. If you are looking to run an application at full CPU speed, FullThrottle is a useful app for you.
Yes, the Start button is back in Windows 8.1. No, it is not what you expect it to be. Here is what you will get with the Windows 8.1 Start button.
As the popularity of animated GIF rises, more people are looking for ways to create animated GIF. Here is a way for you to record your screen in animated GIF format.
Microsoft will release Windows 8.1 to the public on October 17, 2013. Whether you were waiting for the final release or you upgraded to the Pro Preview already, we will show you how to prepare for the first major upgrade to Windows 8.
Most USB creators only allow you to install one distro per USB disk. What if you want to create a multiboot Linux USB drive? YUMI is nifty app that allows you to install multiple Linux distros in one USB drive.
If you are using a RAM optimization tool, it is time to stop now. Windows comes with a good memory management function and using a RAM optimization tool can in fact make your PC run slower.
Dealing with languages in the Windows 8 is cumbersome and buggy at best. We showed you how to change the overall language in Windows 8, now we’ll show you how to set individual app languages.