Windows 10

How to Fix a Microphone Not Working on Windows 10

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If your microphone isn’t working on Windows 10, you’ll need to go through the troubleshooting steps below to fix it. There could be a number of reasons why your microphone isn’t picking up your voice and this guide will take you through each potential issue step by step. Hopefully, by the time you’ve finished our […]

Find Specific Files in Windows Explorer with These Search Tips

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Ever lost a file on your PC and just can’t track it down? With the search tips in this article, you’ll be able to find specific files in Windows file explorer, even if you can’t remember the exact name or location. The more information you know about the file you are looking for the better. […]

How to Record Your Screen on Windows 10

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We have included two free methods for recording your screen on Windows 10 in this article. One method is via a feature built straight in to Windows 10 and the other requires you to download free software. For both methods, we will be showing you step by step instructions to record videos and access your […]

15 Windows 10 Run Commands Everyone Should Learn

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The Windows 10 Run box is a gold mine of secret commands that many people don’t take full advantage of. Whilst the Run box is usually a quick method to open up programs, it can be a way to find quick access to Windows features and access unique commands. Here is an overview of some […]

Use Focus Assist to Control Notifications in Windows 10

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One of the most important things a person needs in order to do high-level creative work is a lack of interruption. Whether you are creating a masterpiece in PhotoShop, studying for a test or coding the latest app, you need focus. Buried under all the other unsung features of Windows 10, Microsoft has actually included […]

How to Customize the Command Prompt in Windows 10

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Many of us got our start in the era of DOS or even earlier, before the advent of graphical user interfaces. Since the early days of Macs and Windows machines, there has been a consistent drive to hide the “ugly” and arcane command prompt from the average user. In a modern operating system like Windows […]

How to Improve Windows 10 Display Quality

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Whether you edit graphics, play video games, or watch movies on your Windows 10 PC, spending time to improve your display quality can go a long way to improving your overall experience. In this article, we want to explain to you how you can improve your color accuracy, brightness and contrast straight from within Windows […]

What is COM Surrogate in Windows 10 and Is It a Virus?

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Have you ever noticed the COM Surrogate process in the Windows 10 task manager? I was browsing through the list of processes and noticed two of them running on my system. Understanding the different processes in task manager can be quite a challenge. I already wrote a detailed post on svchost.exe, which is a process […]

8 Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 10

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Previously, I had written about 10 keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10 on Online Tech Tips and today I’m here to write about a few more! With the new multiple desktops feature in Windows 10, keyboard shortcuts are pretty useful! Previously, I had never used keyboard shortcuts with any prior version of Windows because clicking for me […]

Fix Missing Windows Default Apps in Windows 10

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For the most part, Windows 10 has been quite successful since it’s release. This doesn’t mean it hasn’t had its share of problems, though. Now that we are getting big updates twice a year from Redmond, it seems like there will be unavoidable glitches along the way. I recently upgraded a Windows 10 machine for […]