How to manually check for updates in Windows 10 anniversary update

Windows 10 is configured to check for updates automatically by default. All you need to do is just turn on your computer and connect to the Internet. But if you don’t want to wait until Windows checks for available updates and installs them, you can do it manually. You might need it, for instance, if you plan to take your laptop on vacation where you won’t have permanent and unlimited internet connection and you want to be sure you have all the latest critical security updates installed. Here are four easiest steps to manually check for updates in Windows 10 anniversary updateContinue reading

How to Change or Remove Lock Screen Shortcuts on Android 6, 7

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Lock Screen Shortcuts allow you to access a definite app directly from the Lock Screen. By default you can launch dialer app by swiping from the left corner or camera by swiping from the bottom right. In this case you can unlock device without launching apps only by swiping exactly from the bottom middle of the screen. The bad thing is you can accidently launch some app when you don’t need it if you failed to draw a streight line right from the bottom middle of the screen. This is annoying. But you can remove right and left shortcuts from the lock screen. Once you’ve done it, you will be able to unlock your Android device using any swipe – from the corners or from the bottom. So from this article you will learn how to:

  1. remove lock screen shortcuts to make the unlocking easier;
  2. change the shortcuts of the lock screen to launch completely different apps or widgets instead of dialer and camera. Continue reading

Windows 10: Start Button not working. How to fix?

Start button not working – this is a rather popular issue in Windows 10 reported by users on various forums. The problem is very annoying because actually nothing in the Taskbar works properly: programs buttons, Cortana, even the Action Center doesn’t respond when you click its icon. The issue usually emerges after you install updates for Windows 10. But it can also happen by itself – without any visible reasons. Here is how to fix not working Start button, Taskbar and Action Center in Windows 10. We will talk about the 3 methods to solve the problem. The first one is very easy and works in 95% of cases. Besides that we provide extra solutions. Continue reading

How to Remove an Extension from Edge

As you might know Microsoft Edge browser which is preinstalled in Windows 10 now supports extensions. There are only a few extensions available from the Store by now, but over time, the number of them will increase and you may want to uninstall some. Here is the guide on how to remove an extension from Edge browser and how to uninstall all extensions at once.  Continue reading

How to Enable the Favorites Bar in Edge

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The Favorites Bar is not shown in Edge by default. Microsoft thinks that it is more important to save vertical space for websites’ content. Many people still ask the same question on forums because they can’t find how to enable the Favorites Bar in Edge. Personally I always turn it on in all my browsers because it seems extremely useful to me. Due to the Favorites Bar I can access my most frequent websites much faster than from the bookmarks menu. Here is our step-by-step guide on how to enable the Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge and add your favorite websites to itContinue reading