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Wise Memory Optimizer 3.51 was released

Wise Memory Optimizer keeps on its improvements, and the newly released notes are as follows:

GUI and usability improvements.Updated various translations.
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How to Launch the On-Screen Keyboard in Windows 10

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Method 1. Click on the Start button > Type OSK > Hit Enter.

Method 2. Go to Start. Select Settings > Ease of Access > Keyboard. Then toggle the slider under On-Screen Keyboard. A keyboard appears on the screen and it will remain on the screen until you close it.

Method 3.You can also open the OSK from the sign-in screen. Click on the Ease of Access button in the lower-right corner of the sign-in screen, and then select the On-Screen Keyboard.
Pin the keyboard to the taskbar if you plan to use it frequently.

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Wise Program Uninstaller 1.99 was released

Wise Program Uninstaller keeps on its improvements, and the newly released notes are as follows:

Add the classification feature.Add the feature of custom uninstalling.Add the uninstall monitoring feature.Updated various translations.Minor GUI improvements.
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How to Restore Your System to an Earlier Restore Point

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You have System Restore enabled, and you’ve been diligent about creating restore points whenever you mess with your system. Then, one fateful day, the inevitable happens–something goes wonky with your system, and you want to restore to an earlier restore point.
You’ll start the restore process from the same “System Protection” tab where you configure System Restore options. Hit Start, type “restore,” and then click “Create a restore point.” On the “System Protection” tab, click the “System Restore” button.

The welcome page of the System Restore wizard just gives you a brief description of the process. Click “Next” to go on.

The next page shows you the available restore points. By default, the only thing showing will probably be the automatic weekly restore point and any manual restore points you’ve created. Select the “Show more restore points” option to see any automatic restore points created before app or driver installations.
Select the restore point you want–remembe…

Troubleshoot problems opening the Start menu or Cortana

Check for updates
Press Windows logo  key + R, type ms-settings:, and then select OK. This opens Settings.In Settings, choose Update & security  > WindowsUpdate , and then select Check for updates. Install any available updates and restart your PC if required. Restart your device If you didn’t have any updates that required a restart, it’s still a good idea to restart your device to make sure any pending updates are installed. Try the troubleshooter For assisted support, try the Start menu troubleshooter. After you've completed the troubleshooter, restart your device. Create a new local administrator account If you still can’t open the Start menu or Cortana, try creating a new local administrator account to see whether you can open the Start menu using that account. If you're signed in with your Microsoft account, remove the link to that account first by doing the following (otherwise see "Create the new administrator account"): Press Windows logo ke…

How to Open Folders in the Windows 10 Taskbar

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If there's one or two folders you constantly access and you're tired of cluttering your display with multiple Windows, there's a trick to embed folders in the Taskbar. This way you'll be able to open files without having to hunt and peck through directories.
Here's how to add folders to the Windows Taskbar:
1. Right-click the unused space in the Taskbar.
2. Select Toolbars.
3. Select New toolbar.
4. Navigate to a directory and click Select Folder. I selected Screenshots because I always need that folder when writing How tos.
Now you can open that folder from the Taskbar!

How to Set a Custom Color for Taskbar and Title Bar in Windows 10

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One particular limitation has been the lack of customization options. Remember how much you could tweak the look and feel of Windows XP and Windows 7? Windows 10 is primitive in comparison, but fortunately it seems that Microsoft is slowly putting some of that power back into the hands of users.
For example, now you can set the color of the taskbar and the title bar (known as the “accent color”) to a custom value instead of being forced to pick one of the 48 preset colors.

Before the Creators Update If you are on Version 14997 or earlier of Windows 10, you can only set a custom accent color through Control Panel:
Open the Run box with Windows + R.Type in control color and click OK.Click on Show color mixer to get advanced color picking.Use the sliders to find the color you want. Unfortunately you can’t enter values directly, but you can always use a tool like HSLPicker to convert from HEX or RGB to HSL and approximate the values on the sliders.Click Apply. After the Creators Upd…

Finding Duplicate Files with Wise Duplicate Finder

Wise DuplicateFinder is a fast and accurate Windows duplicate file and photo search tool that helps you find and delete duplicate files and photos. Wise Duplicate Finder can analyze the entire computer or just a specific folder and search for files with similar or identical content. You can narrow your search results by comparing your file name and size, partial match or complete match to your own needs.

In addition, there are also user-defined keywords in the Advanced Settings setting that contain the file criteria (image, audio, video, file, zip, and email), the minimum or maximum file size, or the file name. You can also exclude the entire folder from the search or use the Wise Duplicate Finder to find the 0-byte group file.

Wise Duplicate Finder can help you search for duplicate files, photos, emails, videos, audio, and archive files in the specified location. It provides four comparison modes: a, in line with the file name and size; b, part of the content in line with; c, complet…

Wise Disk Cleaner 9.43 is updated

Wise Disk Cleaner keeps on its improvements, and the newly released notes are as follows:

Improved the feature of Disk Defrag.Updated various translations.Minor GUI Improvements.
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How to Block Pop-ups in Microsoft Edge Browser

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Microsoft Edge blocks pop-up windows by default, but if by some accident or tragedy that setting has been disabled and you're being plagued again with intrusive windows, here's how to turn that settings back on.
1. Open Edge.

2. Click the More button in the top right (the one with the three dots).

3. Click Settings.

4. Scroll down and click "View Advanced Settings."

5. Click the slider under the heading that says "Block pop-ups."

How to Change Windows Explorer's Default Folder

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When you open Windows Explorer in Windows 10, the default folder that opens is either Quick Access or This PC, depending on your settings. But what if you want Explorer to open a different folder? Here's a way to open your preferred folder every time.
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1. Right-click on the desktop and choose New > Shortcut.

2. In the location field, enter C:\Windows\explorer.exe
3. Click Next.
4. Name the shortcut or leave it as explorer.exe
5. Click Finish.
6. Right-click on the shortcut and choose Properties.
7. Change the target to C:\Windows\explorer.exe /n, /e, [location of your folder]. For example, to make Explorer open the C:\ drive folder, it would look like this:

You can use a subfolder too, such as C:\Users
8. Click OK.
Now, whenever you click that shortcut, your desired folder will open instead of the default. You can do this with as many folders as you wish.

Start your PC in safe mode in Windows 10

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Safe mode starts Windows in a basic state, using a limited set of files and drivers. It can help you troubleshoot problems on your PC. For example, if the problem doesn't happen in safe mode, you'll know default settings and basic device drivers aren't causing the issue.

There are two versions of safe mode: Safe Mode and Safe Mode with Networking. They're quite similar, but Safe Mode with Networking includes the network drivers and services you'll need to access the Internet and other computers on your network.

The following sections describe how to start your PC in safe mode.

Hide all From Settings Press Windows logo key Windows logo key  + I on your keyboard to open Settings. If that doesn't work, select the Start button in the lower-left corner of your screen, then select Settings. Select Update & security > Recovery. Under Advanced startup, select Restart now. After your PC restarts to the Choose an option screen, select Troubleshoot

Wise Care 365 V4.55 was released

Wise Care 365 keeps on its improvements, and the newly released notes are as follows:


Improved the feature of Disk Defrag.Improved the feature of Registry Defrag.Updated various translations.Minor bug fixes.Minor GUI Improvements.

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How to Run Programs Under Another Account

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Now that you have two accounts, you can run programs under whichever account you choose. If you open a program from the Start Menu, it opens under your account by default. To launch it as your second user, find it on the Start Menu, right-click, and choose More > Open File Location.

Next, hold Shift while you right-click on the icon of your desired program in the resulting File Explorer window. Click Run as different user in the dialogue and you’ll see a login box asking you to sign in with another account. Enter the login info you just created, and the app will launch under that account instead.
In our testing, we found that using this method to open an app that you already have open just opens a new window under your own account. To get around this, use the Run as a different user command before you open the program normally. When we did this, Skype opened a “please sign in” window first and then opened to our account page when we launched it normally afterwards.

How to Check a Disk from Windows

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Running the Check Disk tool from the Windows desktop is easy. In File Explorer, right-click the drive you want to check, and then choose “Properties.”

In the properties window, switch to the “Tools” tab and then click the “Check” button. In Windows 7, the button is named “Check now.”

In Windows 8 and 10, Windows may inform you that it hasn’t found any errors on the drive. You can still perform a manual scan by clicking “Scan drive.” This will first perform a scan without attempting any repairs, so it will not restart your PC at this point. If the quick disk scan reveals any problems, Windows will present that option to you. If you want to force it, though, you’ll have to use the command prompt to run chkdsk—something we’ll be covering a bit later in the article.

After Windows scans your drive, if no errors were found, you can just click “Close.”

In Windows 7, when you click the “Check now” button, you’ll see a dialog that lets you choose a couple of extra options—namely whet…

How to Disable Notification Sounds in Windows 10

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Notifications in Windows have evolved over time, and Windows 10 further expanded the whole notification system. Notifications now slide out along the bottom right of your screen and each is accompanied by a chime, which can be irksome whenever files are added to your Dropbox or you plug in a new device. Now that notifications are cataloged in the Action Center, you can view notifications you might have missed. So, if you still want to see notification banners in the lower-right corner of the screen, but you find the notification sounds annoying, you can turn the sounds off without fearing that you might miss important notifications.  To access Windows 10’s notification settings, click the notifications icon in the taskbar’s system tray area, then click the “All settings” button. On the main Settings screen, click the “System” option. Click the “Notifications & actions” category. Under the “Notifications” section, the “Get notifications from apps and other senders” option allows y…

Wise Disk Cleaner 9.42 was released

Wise Disk Cleaner keeps on its improvements, and the newly released notes are as follows:

Improved the feature of automatic update.Improved the feature of the advanced cleaner.Updated various translations.Minor GUI Improvements.
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Populate Programs and Features Faster

With dozens or even hundreds of programs installed, the Programs and Features section of the Control Panel might take forever to load. There’s not much that will fix this aside from uninstalling some software, but you can use an alternative uninstall utility if you like.


These tools provide several advantages over the stock Windows method. Most of them automatically create a restore point in case something goes wrong, can uninstall programs in bulk, and remove leftover junk that the Windows utility might miss. With all these benefits, extra speed is just a bonus.
While you’re looking, make sure you don’t have any of the programs you should uninstall on your computer!

Wise Program Uninstaller is the perfect solution for uninstalling Windows software, allowing you to uninstall programs quickly and completely using its simple and user-friendly interface. The built-in scan engine will scan and delete all the left associated files, folders and registry items after the de-installation…

Get to this PC Instantly

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This PC, formerly My Computer, is a hub for accessing all the drives and devices attached to your computer. Prior to Windows 10, the Windows Key + E shortcut opened a File Explorer window right to This PC, but now it opens to Quick Access.
To restore the old shortcut, open File Explorer and click the View tab at the top. Click Options on the right side to open the Folder Options window, and change Open File Explorer To: to This PC.

Aside from this, you can also prevent Windows from automatically finding devices on your network, which can slow down the loading process. Type Network into the Start Menu to launch the Network & Sharing Center, then click Change advanced sharing settings on the left sidebar.
You’re probably on a Private connection at home, so look for the Turn off network discovery option and enable it. Click Save Changes and This PC should take less time to load.