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Tell Windows that your browser mail is your default mail

Click a mailto link in a webpage or a local document, and up comes your email client of choice…unless your preferred email client is a website. Here's how to fix that.

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How to use Microsoft Edge's casting feature to beam media to your TV

Microsoft's Windows 10 November update included a great feature to send media from one device to another.

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Windows taskbar icons: How to clean up the clutter

There's only so much space in the Windows taskbar, so here's how to use it wisely.

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How to turn on Windows 10's Find My Device feature

The Windows 10 November update has a lot of nice little updates in it including the ability to turn on a smartphone-style Find My Device feature.


How to add any website to Windows 10's Start menu

Chromebooks aren't the only PCs that can treat web pages as apps. You can do it in Windows 10 too.

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9 ways to keep your Windows computer safe

Evil people roam the Internet. Here's an overview of what you need to do to protect yourself.

How to buy a productivity tablet

Whether you're opting for an iPad or a Surface, here are five things to consider before you buy a tablet.


How to reclaim 20GB of hard drive space after the Windows 10 November update

Need some extra space on your PC's internal drive after installing the November update? Here's how to make room.

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How to save Windows Store apps to external storage in Windows 10

The Window 10 November update brings lots of little tweaks to Microsoft's operating system including the ability to save your apps to external storage.

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Windows' thumbs.db files: What they are, and what to do when they get in your way

Windows loves to create thumbs.db files, but they can cause problems, especially on a network. Here's what you can do about them.

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How to enlarge display text in Windows

A high-resolution screen can result in very tiny text—sometimes too tiny to read easily. Here's how to fix that.

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How to remove Bing from Edge or Internet Explorer

Maybe you like Google. Or Yahoo. Or DuckDuckGo. But both Internet Explorer and Edge want you to search with Bing. Here's how to make Microsoft use your preferred search engine.

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How to stop Windows 10 from saving files to OneDrive

If you don't watch out, Windows 10 will put your documents, music, and photos into OneDrive. Here's how to get them back and stop this behavior.


How to use a gorgeous Bing images slideshow on your Windows 10 lock screen

Windows Spotlight puts a Bing images slideshow on your lock screen, but right now only for Windows 10 Home. Here's how to get something similar in Windows 10 Pro.

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How to block the Windows 10 upgrade

It's nice of Microsoft to offer all of us a free upgrade to Windows 10. But it's not so nice when they insist upon it.

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How to upgrade from pirated Windows to legitimate Windows 10

Pirated Windows copies abound, and instead of fighting it, Microsoft is inviting pirates to come clean. Here's how to get a legitimate copy of Windows 10 now, and more on the one-click upgrade Microsoft plans for the near future.