You like to get a clear view of your filesystem to find the files and folders that take up all the space on the hard drive? Then WinDirStat is the right tool for you, it is a free (OpenSource) program that has been originally developed under the name KDirStat for the Linux KDE Desktop.
You have a laptop and want to use it as a second monitor to mirror or extend your Windows Desktop? Here are some options for the different Windows versions.
By default Windows computers participate in file-sharing of local networks - it recognizes other devices in that network such as other computers and printers and shares all data in the folders set to do so. If you want to turn this feature off at all or partly you can do so through the Control Panel. ... Read more
When something crashes on Windows you will often see a dialog showing that Windows is checking for a solution of the problems. Frankly, Windows has never found a solution for my crashes itself and it made more sense to abort the search and go for it myself. If you are feeling the same way you ... Read more
PrtScr is the key that is used on Windows keyboard to make screenshots - this key however is specific to Windows keyboards and does not exist on Mac keyboards. So if you attach one of those to a PC you will face a problem whenever you want to make screen shots. Now a possible solution ... Read more
After some critical problems that might appear in Windows it can happen that its own explorer crashes - the Windows explorer is the process that generates the windows and the taskbar, so if it's canceled, those will no longer be visible. The workaround in this case is pretty simple. Call the task manager by pressing Ctrl ... Read more
Error 0x80070052 is one that appears upon copying stuff onto removable drives - at some point, no new files and folders can be created on the drive as well as be copied onto it. That problem is due to restrictions of the format the drive is using - different formats have a different number of ... Read more
Every service you install is usually run on system startup. Sometimes these services do so without asking you before and sometimes they might even be malicious or just too heavy in resources. To select specific services that shall not be started by boot, open msconfig by calling a Run prompt through the main menu and ... Read more
It can be annoying if your audio player has an over-all quieter sound than Windows and other applications, so their sound always overtune whenever you're listening to music. To raise the volume of Winamp alone without meddling with any Windows settings you can use the built-in equalizer which has a pre-amp setting. To get there ... Read more
Mac keyboards do not have the PrtScr key that you need to make screenshots on Windows machines. An easy way to circumvent that problem without getting a new keyboard is to use the built-in Windows on-screen keyboard. Regardless of what hardware keyboard is attached to the machine, the on-screen keyboard always provides the same keys including ... Read more