Microsoft has added support for running Linux desktop programs through WSL and Wayland on Windows 10 through the new Windows Subsystem for Linux GUI apps (WSLg.)
Here’s how to make Windows File Explorer open arbitrary files types in apps installed from the Microsoft Store. Includes common troubleshooting steps.
Windows 10 has a built-in program called Internet Browser (not to be confused with Internet Explorer) that helps you open link files in your preferred web browser.
The new Microsoft Edge doesn’t currently support Windows Timeline. Here’s an extension that reintegrates the browser with Windows Timeline/Task View.
Automatically lock your computer screen at certain hours (such as your break or bedtime.) Instructions for Mac, Windows, and Linux computers.
A 3-years retrospective of EdgeDeflector. The tiny utility program that lets you take back control over the default web browser setting in Windows 10.
My aging PC’s processor didn’t support a new Windows 10 security feature, enabled by default, causing it to become slow and unstable.
Amazon Canada sells dirt cheap copies of Microsoft Windows 10. The product listings openly advertise “pirate key” as a product feature!
Set up multiple network time protocol (NTP) servers on Windows. Configuring multiple time servers increase your system reliability.
New browser extension integrates Firefox and Chrome browser histories with Windows Timeline. Well-received by the press despite negatively impacting user privacy.
Windows 10’s built-in Backup program can’t directly backup to Backblaze B2 on its own. Helper programs can help you get the job done.
Popular software vendors inject unique tracking identifiers when you download their installers to track you all the from the web and onto the desktop.
You can resize the EFI partition size from within the Windows Setup program. However, it requires a quick detour to the Command Prompt. Here’s how.
How to change the language and keyboard layout used in Windows’ special BitLocker Device Encryption pre-boot environment.
I simply don’t get the typographical characters and symbols I need every day with the inadequate default Windows keyboard layout.
Take some precautions, have a backup plan, and you can leave your Windows partition encrypted alongside a Linux distribution with secure boot enabled.
Free Windows extension from Microsoft adds support for three more open-source multimedia codecs and container formats.
In some situations, a background network auto-configuration protocol can show as your Windows 10 device’s number one bandwidth hog.
Windows 10 adds support for three new open-source multimedia codecs, Theora for video and Vorvis for audio, and the Ogg multimedia container format.