Your computer’s wallpaper might not be seen often, but it’s still a good
idea to make it something awesome. Whether you have a mega-collection
of wallpapers from your favorite media or feature a picture you took, the right wallpaper makes your computer more personal.
However, no matter your wallpaper, there’s something you can do to improve its quality. Did you know that Windows 10
compresses all wallpaper images to improve performance? Those on low-end
machines benefit from this, but if you’re rocking a powerful rig, you
might want to make your wallpapers display at full clarity.
To change this, open up the Registry editor by typing regedit
into the Start Menu. Remember that making Registry changes can be
dangerous, so be careful while you’re in here. Navigate down to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
Once here, right-click on the right side of the window and choose New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name it JPEGImportQuality.
Next, double-click this new value and set it t…
If the size of fonts is fine but they still seem hard to read
for some reason, you may need to adjust your system’s font rendering
settings. Windows 10 uses a technology called ClearType, which is why
fonts look different on Windows versus Mac or Linux, but it looks best
when tweaked specifically for your monitor.
Tweaking ClearType Settings
Open the Start Menu, search for cleartype, then select Adjust ClearType text in the results. This launches the ClearType Text Tuner. Make sure you turn on ClearType:
the ClearType Text Tuner is a straightforward wizard that walks you
through each step. All you have to do is look at all the options, pick
which one looks best to you, and rinse and repeat until you reach the
end. For most, this results in text that’s pleasing enough.
If you’ve ever used Mac or Linux before, you know that text just looks different
on those operating systems for some reason. That’s because they don’t
use ClearType and instead use an…
Unless you use the Shift + Delete to bypass the
Recycle Bin every time you delete a file, you’re always going to end up
with a bunch of trash that needs to be taken out once the Bin becomes
too full. But using Task Scheduler, you’ll never have to do this by hand again. Start by opening the Start Menu, searching for Task Scheduler, and launching it.
Once you have the Task Scheduler open: Click Create Basic Task on the right.Name it Recycle Bin Cleanup. Enter a description if you wish.Select a frequency. Monthly or Weekly are probably the best options — you don’t want it to be too frequent.Select the starting date and the day of the week on which you want the task to repeat.When prompted for an action, select Start a program.Under Program/Script, enter cmd.exe and under Add Arguments, enter /c “echo Y|PowerShell.exe -NoProfile -Command Clear-RecycleBin”Click Finish.
That’s all. Starting now, your Recycle Bin will clear itself on the
date that you set and according to the frequency th…