Posts Tagged ‘default’

Make any Search Engine the Default on Windows 10

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Apparently, the procedure for selecting the default search engine has changed slightly in Windows 10.

The following guide describes how you can make any search engine the default when you are running searches on Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. If you have used Windows 10 before you know that search is powered by Cortana in the operating system, and that Microsoft has added web search to desktop search which returns web results or suggestions depending on the query.


Beware, KB3135173 for Windows 10 May Reset Default Apps (Again)

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Apparently, many users have reported problems with one of the recent patches for Windows 10.

Reports are coming in that the recent patch for Windows 10 with the identifier KB3135173 may reset default applications on systems it is installed on. We have talked about Windows 10 resetting default applications before, the first time happening shortly after release of the operating system.


Ask Toolbar Now Classified as a Threat by Microsoft

Monday, June 15th, 2015

In addition to being a notoriously annoying add-on, the Ask toolbar has now achieved security threat status.

If you are a tech-savvy user, you have probably helped more than one friend or family member remove various toolbars, viruses and other unwanted contents from machines running a version of Windows. If you are not, you may have been affected by those by yourself trying to find ways and methods to get rid of them again. One of the most notorious toolbars is the Ask Toolbar which up to this day is bundled with Java downloads for Windows and Macintosh systems.


How to Reset Windows Font Settings and Restore Default Fonts

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

This is kind of a neat trick, but I’d avoid it if you’re a graphic designer who needs all of those extra fonts for layout and desktop publishing functions …

Microsoft has improved the boot time of Windows 8 significantly in comparison to previous versions of the operating system. While that is great, it does not mean that the startup time won’t increase. If you install autostart programs for instance, or too many fonts, then you may notice that system start will slow down regardless of the improvements that Microsoft made.


Google Chrome Changing Browser Settings Automatically?

Friday, April 18th, 2014

I haven’t had this problem with Chrome myself … but maybe you have.

When I opened Google Chrome today none of the tabs that were open the previous browsing session were loaded. I first though that this was due to a crash or some sort of corruption, but was able to reload all the tabs from last sessions with a click on the preferences icon in the top right and the selection of recent tabs there. When I closed and restarted the Chrome browser again, the tabs were not loaded and I decided to investigate the matter.


Google Chrome Stable gets Reset Browser Settings Feature

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

When all else fails, reset the program to its default settings …

Sometimes it is best to start anew, especially if you face a situation where recovery is unlikely. Mozilla implemented a reset feature to the Firefox web browser in recent time that enables users to reset it whenever they want to start fresh. Users of the browser can run a manual reset, or run it when Firefox has not been used for some time or when crashes or slow loading times are experienced.