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How To Switch Network Between Public and Private in Windows 8.1 and 10


Since Windows 7, you must choose a network location when you connect to a network for the first time, either Home, Work, or Public. This automatically sets the appropriate firewall and security settings for the types of the network that you connect to. Pick the right location when connecting to a network to ensure that your computer is always set to an appropriate security level.

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Windows 10 New Feature: Controlled Windows 10 New Feature: Controlled Folder Access to Protect Your Data from RansomwareFolder Access to Protect Your Data from Ransomware


To better protect your valuable data from malicious apps and threats like Ransomware, Microsoft introduces a new feature called Controlled folder access in the upcoming Windows 10 Falls Creators Update. When enabled, it monitors the changes that apps make to the files in certain protected folders and sends you a notification when a blacklisted app is trying to make a change to these files.

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Windows 10: How To Use and Customize The New Start Menu


Back to early this year, way before Windows 10 was announced, a UX/UI designer named Jay Machalani started a research project trying to fix what’s wrong in Windows 8 and proposed a conceptual idea for, in his own words, Windows 8.2. And guess what, the new revamped Start Menu appeared in Windows 10 is a lot like his, a version that hybrids both the classic Start Menu and the modern Start Screen into one, with static menu items on one side and the live tiles on the other.

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Windows 10 New Feature: Tracking GPU Usage Performance


GPU, Graphic Process Unit, has become a very important part of our computer as more and more things we do on our computer involves manipulating computer graphics and image process, things like streaming videos and editing photos we took during our trip. So, it’s so nice seeing GPU info is finally included in Task Manager in Windows 10 build 16226. Kudos to Microsoft for listening to users feedback and adding this feature for upcoming Windows 10 Falls Creators Update.

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Windows 10 Task Manager Show Command Line


Microsoft made a drastic change to its Task Manager in Windows 10, as a developer and pro consumer this is a very welcome change. As Windows 10 receives new major updates on a regular basis, the Task Manager also welcomes new features as well. For instance, upcoming major Windows 10 update this Fall will include the GPU usage in the Task Manager. It’s a welcome addition to the gamers, graphic/video designer and cryptocurrency miner to monitor their system load.

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Windows Console Command Prompt Gets A New Default Color Schema


Microsoft updated the Windows Console to support full 24-bit RGB true color in Windows 10 build 14931 last September. Back then, they didn’t modify the default Windows color mappings for the console to reflect this change. But now, in Windows 10 build 16257, the Windows Console’s default colors got their first overhaul in more than 20 years.

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How To Natively Find Out Which Process has Locked Your File in Windows


It’s frustrating when you are trying to delete a file but only get a warning message telling you that the file is in use and cannot be deleted, isn’t it? Turns out, Microsoft already has a command line built-in Windows that lets you quickly check to find out which process is holding up your file. It’s called OpenFiles and it’s been around since Windows Vista.

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Changing the skin tone, gender or profession of an Emoji in Outlook or other Office applications


Now that I know how to insert emoji into Outlook, a few things are still a bit unclear to me;

  • How do I change the skin tone of an emoji?
  • How do I change the gender of an emoji?
  • How do I insert the profession emoji?

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Emoji support in Outlook


I noticed that Outlook now converts typed smiley faces in actual colorful smiley face emoji when composing a message.

That’s cute and all but there are of course many more emoji and more constantly being added. I therefor had the following questions regarding emoji support in Outlook;

  • Which emoji are currently being supported?
  • How do I insert these emoji?
  • Are more emoji being added?

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