How To Change Your Browser’s User Agent Without Installing An Extension

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The user-agent string is a little-known line of information with a very big impact on how browsers see the web. We recently discussed the benefits of a user-agent switcher and how it can enhance your browsing experience. However, switching your browser’s user agent no longer requires that you install third-party software, such as extensions. Over […]

How To Monitor Your CPU Or GPU In Windows’ System Tray

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For the average desktop or laptop user, keeping track of the health of their CPU and GPU isn’t something that many put consideration towards. Most of us rely on our machine to properly cool and take care of itself through dynamic fan speeds, offloading, and other such technology. However, you’d be surprised what a quick […]

How Is 4K Different From UHD and 2160p?

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When it comes to buying a new television or monitor as an inexperienced consumer, there are enough terms and acronyms to make you dizzy. There’s 720p, HD, 1080p, FHD, 2160p, UHD, 4K, and more – it can get overwhelming. Without fully understanding the specifications of the display you’re considering, you’re opening yourself up to the […]

5 Simple AutoHotKey Scripts To Make Your Life Easier

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AutoHotKey is a beautiful tool. In an article published near the start of the year over at Help Desk Geek, I explained how to disable keys in Windows using AutoHotKey. However, that’s just one of the countless tricks that you can achieve with this software. With just a few lines of code, you can create […]

4 Lesser-Known Mechanical Keyboard Brands & Why They’re Worth Trying

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Keyboards are becoming an art form. Today, you can find enthusiasts that are are as passionate about their mechanical keyboards as anyone who collects sneakers, comic books, video games, or anything else you can think of. Just like with any collectible or piece of fashion, the most prized items are usually those with quirky aesthetics […]

4 Ways To Tell If You’re Using 32-Bit Or 64-Bit Windows

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Although we’re gradually transitioning into a fully 64-bit PC world, not everyone is currently running a 64-bit version of Windows. Knowing if your Windows is 32-bit or 64-bit is important when it comes to installing some software, especially drivers. Finding out if you’re running 32-bit or 64-bit Windows isn’t difficult, though, and there are multiple […]

How To Change Your DNS Provider In Windows

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One way to think of the Domain Name System (or DNS) is as the phone book of the internet – DNS servers tell your machine what IP address domain names should point to. For example, when you navigate to Google in your web browser (via google.com), that domain is pointing you to 172.217.5.110. You instead […]

Exclude Files and Folders in Windows 10’s Quick Access

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Windows’ Quick Access is a quick and easy way to gain dynamic access to the files and folders that are most important to you on your Windows machine. It’s such a small feature, but it’s one that Windows just wouldn’t be the same without. WIndows isn’t perfect, though. As it’s learning the files and folders […]

Differences Between the Many Archive Compressed File Formats

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If you’re a file hoarder, file compression is something you absolutely must know about. Although storage technology continues to improve at a rapid rate, efficiency is never a bad thing. Not to mention, many of our file standards today dwarf those of the past—the 128 kbps MP3s we used to download on Napster have now […]

Stop a Website from Sending Notifications in Chrome

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Google Chrome has practically been universally accepted as the best browser for desktop and laptop users. If you were around 10 years ago, shortly after Chrome’s release, that was still Firefox’s throne. If we go back 10 more years, Internet Explorer was beating out Netscape. How quickly things change, right? Turning the clock back, browsers […]