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How to disable Laptop Touchpad in Windows 10/8/7

Does it drive you crazy when you are typing something on your laptop, and the cursor changes its position, most importantly breaking your concentration? Well, this occurs when you are in the full flow of typing on the keyboard, and […]

Enable, Disable AutoPlay in Windows 10/8

In this post we will see how to disable AutoPlay in Windows 8 using the Control Panel, Group Policy or the Registry Editor. But before that, let us see what is AutoPlay and AutoRun in Windows. Then we will see how to […]

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Make Windows Talk To You

This tip may not have much practical use for day-to-day Windows home users, except for impressing your kids or playing a prank, but for software developers, the use of the Microsoft Speech API can be pretty useful, to make their […]

WinSxS folder cleanup in Windows 10/8.1/8

Not many of you may know this, nor has this been blogged anywhere – yet; but Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 lets you safely cleanup the WinSxS folder. In fact you can even automate WinSxS folder cleanup using the […]

Enable or Disable Hyperlink Warnings for Office programs

Microsoft has loaded Office with a lot of features. For example, previously for editing a PDF, we need to rely on other tools. But with Office 2013/2016, you can edit PDFs very easily. There are a lot of examples of such […]

How To Disable Font Smoothing In Windows 7/8/10

From Windows XP to Windows 8, Microsoft has improved the way Windows displays fonts. The smooth fonts introduced in Windows 7  – also continued in Windows 10/8, having an appealing and smart look. However, there are some folks who are not satisfied […]

How to track User Activity in WorkGroup Mode on Windows 10/8/7

Multi-user functionality in Windows has enabled us to use it conveniently in public places like school, colleges, offices, etc. At these places, there is generally an administrator, who manages to keep an eye on the activities of users working therein. […]

How To Customize Office 2013 Ribbon

Microsoft Office 2013 has changed the way of getting things done. There’s so much you can do with it. For instance, you can add videos to the Word document, insert images and even customize the Office 2103 Ribbon with specific, […]

Disable Show window contents while dragging In Windows 8.1

A few months ago, we posted about enhancing Windows 8 performance by tweaking visual effects. One of the features you could disable is Show window contents while dragging. You might have observed that when you drag and drop contents in Windows […]

Create a Desktop App of your favorite website using Chrome

Google Chrome browser lets you create an application shortcut for your favorite website on your Windows desktop. If you like to ‘dedicatedly’ and regularly browse one or more websites frequently, you may find this built-in feature useful, as it lets […]

How To Control or Change App Closure Time In Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1, free update to Windows 8 has provided numerous improvements and introduced new features in Windows 8. This has also modified the way to use the new features of Windows 8. There is now a new way to close Metro apps […]

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Enable or Disable drag and drop in Windows 10/8/7

Many people ask. How do I disable drag and drop? The reason they want to disable drag and drop in Windows 10/8/7 is that, either they or somebody else, inadvertently dragged and dropped the files from one folder to another. If […]

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How to cancel a meeting in Outlook

While working in the office, we often need to send out meeting requests to our co-workers for various reasons. It may be a one time meeting or a series of meetings. However, sometimes, we might have to cancel those meetings […]