How to Lock Windows 10 Computer

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to quickly and easily lock your computer when using Windows 10.

The new Windows 10 comes with a lock feature that will let you to lock your computer without signing out of your account and ending your session.

When you return you can resume from where you left off, and keep your computer secured while you were away with no access to your content and data.

If you’re a student or new user looking for a computer to start learning on, the easiest place to start is Windows 10. Windows 10 is the most recent version of operating systems for personal computers developed and released by Microsoft as part of its Windows NT family.

Windows 10 has grown into one of the best operating systems, years after its release and is used by millions of users around the world.

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How to Setup | Customize Windows 10 Notifications and Quick Action Center

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to setup or customize the notifications and quick action center on Windows 10.

Windows 10 features a new way to present desktop notifications which you can find on the bottom right-side of the Windows Taskbar. The upper part of the notification pane shows Tips and App notifications, and the lower part shows a series of Quick Action buttons.

Windows 10 improves on the notification area to include more programs and applications that can notify and alert you about potential issues or warning as well as basic information like event reminders.

If you’re a student or new user looking for a computer to start learning on, the easiest place to start is Windows 10. Windows 10 is the most recent version of operating systems for personal computers developed and released by Microsoft as part of its Windows NT family.

Windows 10 has grown into one of the best operating systems, years after its release and is used by millions of users around the world.

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How to Block Potentially Unwanted Apps in Microsoft Edge

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to enable the new Microsoft Edge blocker for Potentially Unwanted Apps | Programs (PUP).

For those who have been following, Microsoft Edge is based on Chromium and has a new spyware | malware blocker. With it, you can automatically block downloads of low-reputation apps that might cause unexpected behaviors, including being used to spay on your activities online.

This feature won’t be enable by default.

If you’ve just installed Microsoft Edge, you will not see it just yet in the stable release. It has been added to the beta version of Edge and should make it way to the stable version in a few weeks.

This browser feature blocks potentially unwanted apps or program (PUP) including, adware, spy browser toolbars, trackers, miners, and things that may be used to spy on your or steal your information.

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How to Enable Microsoft Edge (Chromium-Based) Dark Mode on Windows 10

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to enable and force the Microsoft (Chromium-based) Edge dark mode on Windows 10.

The new Windows Edge has a dark mode, but use it, you’ll have to turn it on and this post shows you how to.

When you enable Edge dark mode, it changes the entire theme, menu and other buttons complete dark. Changing to a dark mode theme only apply to Edge. Websites and other portals can choose to obey your theme selection, but no website actually uses dark mode for their content.

To complete change Edge theme and all websites to go dark, you can use Edge experimental force dark mode option found in Google Chrome to force all content into website content to go dark.

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How to Edit Windows 10 Local Hosts File

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to edit or modify Windows 10 local hosts file.

When you think of a hosts file, think of it as plain-text file used by the operating systems to map IP addresses to hostname on the local computer. The hosts file has priority over DNS.

When you type a domain name in your browser to go to a website, your computer translates the domain name your typed into an IP address and connect to the server that hosts the website.

While translating the name to IP, the local hosts file is the first file your operating look at. If the IP to domain mapping isn’t included in the host file, then it looks up a DNS server online. This is how the process works.

When you’re dealing with hosts file, the IP address and the domain or hostname should be separated by at least one space or tab. The lines starting with are comments and are ignored.

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Ubuntu Linux and Windows 10 File Sharing for Beginners

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to easily share Ubuntu files with Windows 10 computers using Ubuntu 18.04…

For student or new user looking for a Linux system to start learning on, the easiest place to start is Ubuntu Linux OS…. It’s a great Linux operating system for beginners and folks looking for easier Linux distribution to use..

Ubuntu is an open source Linux operating systems that runs on desktops, laptops, server and other devices…

When using Ubuntu, you will find that Linux isn’t so different than Windows and other operating systems in so many ways, especially when it comes to using the system to get work done.…

Both Ubuntu and Windows systems allow you to be productive, easy to use, reliable and enable you to install and run thousands of programs from gaming to productivity suite software for individuals and businesses..

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A Brief Introduction to the vi Text Editor on Ubuntu 18.04 with Examples

This brief tutorial introduces the vi editor to new users and students who are not familiar with Linux…

If you’re a student or new user looking for a Linux system to start learning on, the easiest place to start is Ubuntu Linux OS…. It’s a great Linux operating system for Linux beginners…

Ubuntu is an open source Linux operating systems that runs on desktops, laptops, server and other devices…

The vi editor is the most popular and still the favorite command line text editor among Linux administrators for file creation and editing…

This 43-year-old vi (pronounced vee-eye) editor is still an advanced, simple to use editor that most system admins run to when editing configuration files, creating list, writing scripts via the command line…

Students and new users who have never used the vi editor should find this post handy and helpful when using the command line terminal..

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Quick Introduction of Linux Filesystem for Windows Students

This brief tutorial provides a quick introduction of Linux filesystem for new users and students who are not familiar with Linux…

If you’re a student or new user looking for a Linux system to start learning on, the easiest place to start is Ubuntu Linux OS…. It’s a great Linux operating system for Linux beginners…

Ubuntu is an open source Linux operating systems that runs on desktops, laptops, server and other devices…

Students and new users will find that Linux isn’t so different than Windows in many ways, especially when it comes to their filesystem layout…

Both Linux and Windows have a hierarchical filesystem layout, meaning there is a single “root” directory, and all other directories branch off the root directory..

Windows directories are designated with letters, such as C: or D: and Linux root directory is designated as /

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Enable Google Chrome’s New Extensions Menu

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to enable Google Chrome new extensions menu…

This new extension menu will provide a single location for all installed/enabled extensions combined under the new Extensions Toolbar Menu icon.. This was introduced in Chrome 76 and only available if you manually enable it from Chrome’s flags page…

Who knows if this might be enabled by default with future Chrome updates.. Currently, extensions you install are added to the toolbar using chrome standard “3-dot menu”..

This can really clutter your menu bar especially if you have multiple extensions installed and enabled… With this new extensions menu, all your enabled extensions will be moved from the 3-dot menu to the new extensions menu..

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Stop | Pause or Postpone Windows 10 Updates

To keep your system protected and running smoothly, Windows 10 provides you the latest security updates and patches to help secure and enhance your machines’ performance…

These updates and patches provide security improvements, help your device run efficiently and stay protected while you go about your business.. One good reason to enable Windows automatic updates…

In most cases after Windows updates and patches are installed, your device will be required to restart… Windows will try to restart your device when you’re not using it or when in an idle state..

If Windows can’t find a time to restart automatically, it will prompt you to restart or schedule a time to do so…

If you do not have the time to download and install Windows updates, you are offer a choice of when and how to get the latest updates… This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to pause and postpone Windows 10 updates for a different time..

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