Computer Tips

How to Stop an LCD Monitor from Flickering

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Compared to older displays, LCD monitors are an excellent low-cost, low-power solution to our need for a computer display. Unfortunately, some monitor settings can make an LCD screen appear to flicker. A flickering LCD monitor is more than just an annoyance. It can cause eye strain, headaches, and a host of other ailments, especially if […]

How to Turn on Private Browsing in Firefox

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All web browsers now have a privacy feature called private browsing that lets you browse websites without your history being tracked locally on your computer. I’ve already written about how to enable private browsing on IE 11 and Microsoft Edge and in this article we’ll talk about Firefox. Note that in Firefox, private browsing works […]

External Hard Drive Not Showing Up in Windows or OS X?

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Mac or Windows computer not recognizing your external hard drive or flash drive? This is a common problem, especially when connecting hard drives between Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. It can also happen on a single system where it was working just fine for a long time and then suddenly stops being recognized by the operating […]

How to Color Splash Photos on iOS, Android and PC

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The color splash effect is a cool photo effect where a picture is first converted to black and white, then color is added back to certain parts of the image. This works really well in images with a lot of bright color because it looks much more dramatic when the rest of the image is […]

Find Your Windows Product Key the Easy Way

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Looking to reinstall Windows on the same PC or move your copy of Windows from an older PC to a new one? Well, depending on what version of Windows you have installed, you may or may not need the product key. If you have Windows 7 or earlier, your system is activated by a single […]

How to Enable the God Mode Control Panel in Windows

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Windows has a vast amount of settings that can be configured to adjust how Windows operates. However, adjusting these settings is not the easiest thing to do. The majority of them must be adjusted using the Control Panel, found by going to Start > Control Panel. Although the Control Panel is a good tool, it can […]

Install and Delete Fonts in Windows the Easy Way

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Starting with Windows 7 and continuing to Windows 10, the process for managing fonts in Windows has become much more streamlined and easier to use. Whether you are a professional who needs to install lots of fonts for your work or someone who wants to speed up their computer by getting rid of useless fonts, […]

Change Computer & User Name, Picture and Password in Windows 7, 8, 10

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Unless you setup a computer yourself, the default names for your computer and user account are usually not what you’re going to want to keep long-term. You also get the default picture from Windows and you may or may not have a password setup. Whatever the case, there are times when you need to change […]

3 Ways to Get Rid of Viruses, Spyware and Malware

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Viruses, spyware, malware, etc., all have one thing in common: they all suck. They slow down your computer, corrupt your files, illegally steal your info, and more. You have probably seen those ads online advertising a service that will scan your computer for free and magically clean your computer as well as make it 20 times faster. Well, those websites […]

Delete or Clear Jump List Recent Items in Windows 7, 8 & 10

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Back in the days, I wrote an article on how to clear the recent items list in Windows. If you added the Recent Items option to the Start Menu, you or anyone else could see all the files you recently opened! If you’re a privacy freak who doesn’t want someone else to see what kind of documents you’ve been opening, […]