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How To Disable Windows 10's Inactive Window Scrolling Feature

Windows 10 introduced a feature I’ve been waiting years for: the ability to hover over an inactive window and scroll up and down with the scroll wheel. If you’d rather disable this, you can do so in Windows’ settings.


In Defence Of The Clean Install

These days, a new operating system can be downloaded from the web and installed in a couple of reboots or “purchased” for free from an App Store. It might seem like a clean install isn’t worth the time and effort. Nothing could be further from the truth. Upgrades may be convenient, but sometimes it’s better to give yourself a clean slate and not just for that “fresh out of the box” feeling.


Perform Quick Calculations And Conversions In Windows 10's Taskbar

Quick: How many grams are in an ounce? How many euros is $1 worth? What’s the square root of 65? Windows 10’s search in the taskbar can answer these and similar questions.


Make Windows' User Account Control Prompts Less Intrusive

Windows: The User Account Control feature in Windows provides an extra measure of security by prompting you to confirm before any major changes take place. It also takes over your desktop every time you use it. This setting allows you to display UAC prompts in less invasive windows.


Learn The New Precision Touchpad Gestures For Windows 10

If you have a precision touchpad on your laptop, you also have a few new gestures you can use in Windows 10. You can quickly get to task view, alt+tab or show the desktop using three-finger gestures.


Celebrate Windows 95's 20th Birthday By Resurrecting It On Your Computer

Windows 95 was the first operating system I ever used as a kid and it certainly brings back a lot of memories for a swathe of die-hard PC users. The iconic operating system has just turned 20 today and you can drown in its nostalgia by bringing it back on your current computer.


The Abstract Desktop

GiacomoLawrance’s desktop is a lot of fun — some abstract shapes, active widgets on-screen, and shortcuts and information in easy sight when they’re needed. Here’s how he set it up.


How To Switch To Insider Preview Builds Of Windows 10

If you’ve installed the release version of Windows 10 on your machine, but want to switch to the Insider Preview builds, you don’t need to reinstall Windows. Just tweak this one setting.


How To Completely Uninstall OneDrive In Windows 10

OneDrive comes installed with Windows 10 and is enabled by default if you sign on with a Microsoft account. If you don’t use OneDrive, however, and you don’t want it running in the background, there are some hoops you can jump through to disable it or get rid of it everywhere in Windows 10.


Find Out (And Stop) Windows Apps From Sending Unwanted Data

With all the noise regarding Windows 10 and its somewhat flexible definition of privacy, it might be worth giving the rest of your most-used applications the once over to make sure they’re not sending your information back home without your knowledge.


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