How to Add a Shortcut to Google Chrome to Windows 10 Desktop in 10 Seconds

Microsoft improved Windows 10 so much that now creating a shortcut to the program on the desktop is a whole problem. Even the most tech savvy and advanced users have to think over for a long time, until they understand how to create this damn shortcut to Chrome. And this is frustrating.

Where the Problem Begins

You can easily find Chrome in the Start menu but the problem is that you can’t drag it to directly to your desktop. You can’t do the same either even if you already have Chrome pinned to your Taskbar. In this tutorial I will explain the quickest way to do it.

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How to Show Notification Badges as Numbers Instead of Circles on Xiaomi Phone

notification badges as numbers on Xiaomi POCO Launcher

In this guide we will explain how to display notification badges as numbers instead of non-informative circles (dots) on Xiaomi MI and Redmi devices.

By default you will see notification circles (dots) when the app has updates. In this case you won’t be able to know exactly how many unread notifications you have. But you can allow MIUI display the counters with numbers to see a little bit more details.

Thus, you will be able to know how many unread messages you have in WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger by just looking at the corresponding app icon on your Android home screen. My personal point of view is that this feature is informative and very cool. And here is how to switch from circles to numbers on Xiaomi’s MIUI 9 and 10.

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How to Make Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, 6 Record Video in 4K Resolution

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, 6 shoots 4K video

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (Note 5 Pro, Note 5 AI Dual Camera) as well as its follower model Redmi Note 6 record video in FullHD 1080p at maximum using its native Camera app. But since the phone has a rather powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 CPU it can shoot video at higher resolutions without problems.

In this guide I will explain how you can force your Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 phone record 4K 30 FPS. Besides that, you will learn how to fix app crashes during the video recording and how to improve your video quality.

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Mic Won’t Work with Front Panel – Noise Instead of Voice [AORUS Pro]

Headphones and mic jacks

The Question

Question: Hi! I have a problem with the mic and sound recording on my PC. I recently bought a new computer based on Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro and Core i7 9700k CPU. I installed Windows 10 x64 Pro and all updates. Everything works fine: I can listen to music, I can use my headphones and mic when connected to the rear panel. But the mic doesn’t work when I plug my headset in the 3.5 jack on the front panel. The sound plays fine but the mic produces the strange noise.

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