Windows remains the most common OS for Lifehacker readers, and the arrival of Windows 8.1 and expansion into the phone market brought plenty of new conversations. These are the 10 most popular Windows posts from Lifehacker in 2013.
You’re using Windows 7 or later and happy with Chrome, Firefox or one of several other browsers and while Internet Explorer doesn’t get in the way, just knowing it’s sitting on your hard drive, consuming space, is driving you up the wall. Don’t fret — here’s how you can quickly pluck it from your operating system.
We’ve talked before about the things every computer user should know how to do, but we geeks are special: we want to go above and beyond, to explore every nook and cranny of our system and make everything easier. Here are 10 ways to do just that.
If you aren’t a fan of Windows 8 but want a new laptop that comes with Windows 8 preinstalled, you’ll be happy to know you can actually downgrade it to Windows 7 without having to reformat. Here’s how.
Windows 8 can take some getting used to. While the desktop app works very much like Windows 7, there are plenty of new shortcuts, options, and tricks built into the operating system. Think you know how to use it like a pro? Here are a few Windows 8 features that you probably haven’t found yet.
The official price for the standard edition of Windows 8.1 for new users in Australia is $149, but you don’t have to pay that much. Here are the best bargain deals we’ve found.
Australia missed out on the initial batch of Surface Pro tablets from Microsoft, but we have landed in the second group of countries to score the tablet. A brief statement from Microsoft today confirms that Australia (and New Zealand) will see the Surface Pro released “in the coming months”.
Last year I made the decision to upgrade to Visual Studio Express 2012 For Windows Desktop. Last week I dumped it for Express 2010. I wish I could say there were many reasons why I went back, but there’s only one — Express 2012 killed my productivity.
Chances are right now, you aren’t using your PC to its absolute fullest potential. Maybe it’s a little slow, maybe your monitor’s colours aren’t quite right, or maybe it’s just dusty and loud. You may not even realise these things are happening. But with a free afternoon, you can improve it from top to bottom without spending a cent. Here are 10 ways to do just that.
Windows hasn’t changed much in the past few years (at least, the desktop hasn’t) but there’s always a dark corner to explore, tweak and improve. Here are 10 things every Windows users should do with their system.
Windows 8 has been on the market for five months, so thoughts are turning to its successor, codenamed ‘Windows Blue’. This is what we know about it so far.