Posts Tagged ‘file explorer’

Windows 10 – Turn Off Ads in File Explorer

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

If you’re getting tired of seeing advertisements in File Explorer, here’s how to put an end to them.

Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system differs in several regards from previous versions. It is the last version of Windows according to Microsoft, was offered as a free upgrade to existing license holders, and its core powers not only desktop PCs but also the company’s Xbox, mobiles, and other devices. Advertisement in Windows is not an entirely new concept, but it is being pushed in Windows 10 like never before.


Open Relative Command Prompt or Explorer Windows Quickly

Friday, October 28th, 2016

These days, most people generally don’t use the command prompt often as was they did years ago, but this is still a cool trick.

When it comes to opening command prompt windows or Windows Explorer / File Explorer windows, there is often a way to accomplish this faster. How would you for instance open a command prompt window that uses the same path as the open Explorer window quickly? Would you select File > Open command prompt > Open Command Prompt in File Explorer? Hold down the Shift-key while you right-click on the folder you want as the starting folder of a command prompt window? Use a third-party program that adds an option to the shell directly? Open Command Prompt manually and navigate to the folder manually as well?


Make Sure your Windows 10 Start Menu does not Exceed 512 Items

Friday, September 18th, 2015

512 items might seem like a lot, but don’t forget that also includes all of the items in folders on the start menu.

Windows 10 feels in some regards like an incomplete system as there are things that don’t work properly yet or are yet delivered the way Microsoft wants them to be made available. This includes prominent features such as the Settings/Control Panel “where is that damn setting issue”, Windows apps that sometimes crash without you knowing why, or the Windows Start Menu which, while better than the Start Screen abomination (on desktop systems), lacks customization options.


Five Windows 10 Configuration Tips for New or Upgraded Systems

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

If you’ve recently upgraded to Windows 10, you might find a few of these tips to be pretty useful.

Millions of Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines will be upgraded to Windows 10 at the end of July 2015 thanks to Microsoft pushing upgrade offers as Windows updates to machines running those previous versions of Windows. While the upgrade may retain some functionality and customization from the previous version, it is likely that at least some things need to be configured again. This guide looks at a couple of improvements for Windows 10 that you may find useful. All improvements start with a general explanation first before the actual tweak or modification is listed.