Archive for June, 2018

How to Open Color Management in Windows 10 / 8 / 7

June 28th, 2018 by Admin

Colors on your monitor look weird or is it darker than normal? If your monitor’s color and brightness are messed up, you can use the Color Management to calibrate your monitor by installing the proper color profile to help get more accurate colors. In this tutorial we’ll show you quick ways to open Color Management in Windows 10, 8 and 7.

Method 1: Open Color Management via Search

Click the Start button and then type “color management“, click on the Color Management shortcut that appears as the first result.

Method 2: Open Color Management via Run

Press the Windows key + R together to get to the Run dialog box. Type colorcpl and press Enter to launch Color Management.

Method 3: Open Color Management from Control Panel

Open the Control Panel. Select Large icons from the “View by” drop-down menu on the upper-right corner, and you can then access the Color Management utility directly.

Method 4: Open Color Management from Command Prompt or PowerShell

When you’re at the Command Prompt, type colorcpl and hit Enter. This will open the Color Management window immediately.

Another similar way is to run the same command in Windows PowerShell console.


Calibrating your monitor is a simple task to help you make sure colors look as accurate as possible on your computer’s screen. If you need to switch the color profile as often as you want, it’s necessary to create a desktop shortcut to access the Color Management utility (c:\windows\system32\colorcpl.exe).

How to Password Protect PDF Document with Microsoft Word

June 27th, 2018 by Admin

How can I password protect a PDF file without Adobe Acrobat? Since Microsoft Office 2010, it allows you to export a Word document to a PDF file or protect an existing PDF document with a password. In this tutorial we’ll walk you through the steps to password protect a PDF document with Word 2016 / 2013 / 2010.

How to Password Protect PDF Document with Microsoft Word?

  1. Create your document or open an existing PDF document using Microsoft Word.
  2. Click the File menu and then select the Save As tab. Browse to a location where you would like to save the PDF file.

  3. In the Save As dialog box that appears, select PDF (*.pdf) from the Save as type: drop-down box.

  4. Click the Options button at the bottom.

  5. At the bottom of the Options window, check the box next to “Encrypt the document with a password” and then click OK.

  6. Enter the password you want to encrypt the PDF file twice and then click OK.

  7. When you’re back to the Save As dialog box, enter a name for the PDF file and click the Save button.
  8. Now, if you open that PDF file with Adobe Reader or Microsoft Edge browser, you’ll be prompted to enter the document open password before you can view or edit it.

That’s it!

3 Quick Ways to Minimize Open Windows / Applications in Windows

June 21st, 2018 by Admin

Is there a shortcut to minimize all currently open windows at once? Of course, you can minimize each windows individually until all are minimized but this method is quite inefficient. This tutorial will show you 3 quick way to minimize all open windows / applications running in Windows 10 / 8 / 7.

Method 1: Using Win + D Keyboard Shortcut

Simply press the Windows key and the D key simultaneously on your keyboard. This will minimize all the currently open windows at once. To restore minimized windows, press the Windows + D keyboard shortcut again.

If you want to minimize all open windows except the one that’s currently active on your desktop, click on title bar of the window that you want to keep in the foreground, hold down your left mouse button and shake it (move left and to right very fast).

Method 2: Using the “Show Desktop” Button

The Show Desktop button is a small rectangular sectioned area on the far right side of Windows taskbar. Clicking the Show Desktop button will show you the desktop immediately, with all currently open windows minimized. When you click that button again, it will restore all the windows back onto the screen.

Method 3: Using Windows Taskbar

Just right-click an empty area in the taskbar and select the “Show the desktop” option from the context menu, it will minimize all open windows and and show the desktop.

If you want to restore all minimized Windows to their original location, right-click on the taskbar again and this time you have to click the “Show open windows” option.

That’s it!

How to Add Desktop Toolbar to Windows 10 Taskbar

June 21st, 2018 by Admin

The desktop toolbar allows you to quickly access all shortcuts on your desktop, including Control Panel, This PC, Network, User Profile, Recycle Bin. This tutorial will show you how to add the desktop toolbar to the taskbar in Windows 10, and move it to the left side of the screen.

Add Desktop Toolbar to the Taskbar

Right-click an empty space on the taskbar, and then select Toolbars -> Desktop from the popup menu.

The desktop toolbar will appear in the taskbar, next to the system tray. Click the two little arrows >> on the right side of the desktop toolbar, and you can view all items located on your desktop in one long list.

Move the Location of Desktop Toolbar

How can I move the desktop toolbar to the left so that it’s next to the Start button? Here’s how:

Right-click an empty space on the taskbar, click the “Lock the taskbar” option to uncheck it.

Now you’ll see the dotted vertical divider on the left and right edges of the desktop toolbar. Just drag the divider to move the desktop toolbar to the far left side of the screen.

Remove Desktop Toolbar from the Taskbar

Right-click an empty space on the taskbar, and then navigate to Toolbars and uncheck the Desktop option. This will remove the desktop toolbar from Windows taskbar immediately.

That’s it!

How to Enable Quick Launch Toolbar in Windows 10, 8 or 7

June 20th, 2018 by Admin

Quick Launch is a small toolbar that resides in your Windows taskbar that allows you to quickly launch programs that you place in it. Since Windows 7, Quick Launch toolbar was removed from the taskbar but you can get it back. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to enable Quick Launch toolbar in Windows 10/8/7, add your favorite programs to it, and move the Quick Launch toolbar to the left of taskbar.

Enable Quick Launch Toolbar

Simply right-click an empty space on the Windows taskbar, and then select Toolbars -> New toolbar.

When the “New Toolbar – Choose a folder” window appears, paste the following path into the Folder field and press Enter. Then click Select Folder.
%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

Now, Quick Launch toolbar will appear on the far right of the taskbar.

Add Programs to Quick Launch Toolbar

If you want to add the applications you use the most to the Quick Launch toolbar, do the following:

Press the Windows key + R to bring up the Run dialog box. Type the following path and press Enter.
%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

Windows Explorer will open the Quick Launch folder. Now you can drag your favorite applications or shortcuts and drop them here.

When you’re done, your application icons will appear in the Quick Launch toolbar for quick access.

Move Quick Launch Toolbar to Left

If you want to move the Quick Launch toolbar to the left, right-click the taskbar and uncheck “Lock the Taskbar” from the popup menu. Click on the left edge (two vertical dotted lines) of the Quick Launch toolbar, and drag it over to the left as far as it will go.

Remove the Quick Launch Toolbar

If you don’t want to use the Quick Launch toolbar any more, right-click an empty space on the taskbar, select Toolbars and click on Quick Launch to uncheck it.

Now you’ve successfully removed Quick Launch toolbar from Windows taskbar.

7 Ways to Open Recycle Bin in Windows 10

June 19th, 2018 by Admin

Recycle Bin icon is missing or disappeared after Windows 10 update? How can I get to the Recycle Bin without the desktop icon in Windows 10? In this tutorial we’ll show you all possible ways to restore or open Recycle Bin in Windows 10.

Method 1: Open Recycle Bin from File Explorer’s Address Bar

Open File Explorer then type “recycle bin” in the address bar. Press Enter to open Recycle Bin directly.

Another way is to click on the first “>” icon in the address bar to open a drop-down menu that contains all of the desktop icons, including Recycle Bin.

Method 2: Open Recycle Bin from Run Command

Use the Windows Key + R shortkey to open the Run prompt, type the following command and press Enter.
explorer.exe shell:RecycleBinFolder

This will launch Recycle Bin immediately.

Method 3: Open Recycle Bin from Desktop Location

Use the Windows Key + R shortkey to open the Run prompt, type shell:desktop and press Enter.

You can then access the Recycle Bin in a File Explorer window.

Method 4: Open Recycle Bin from Cortana Search

Click Start, type “recycle” and you can then open the “Recycle Bin” desktop app from the search result.

Method 5: Add Recycle Bin to Windows 10 Desktop

Use the Windows key + I shortkey to open the Settings app. Navigate to Personalization -> Themes. On the right pane, scroll down to the Related Settings section, and click the “Desktop icon settings” link.

Select the check box for the Recycle Bin icon you want to appear on your desktop, and then click OK.

Method 6: Pin Recycle Bin to Start Menu

If you want to pin Recycle Bin to the Start Menu, just right-click the Recycle Bin icon on the desktop and then choose “Pin to Start“.

You should see the Recycle Bin icon show up in the Start Menu as a tile.

Method 7: Add Recycle Bin to My Computer

If you need to access Recycle Bin frequently, here is a way to add the Recycle Bin to the “This PC” view in File Explorer. Follow these steps:

Open the Command Prompt as administrator. Type the following command and press Enter.
reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

When it’s done, open File Explorer again and go to “This PC” view. You’ll see the Recycle Bin shortcut.

If you want to remove the Recycle Bin from My Computer (“This PC”) later, just open the elevated Command Prompt again and run this command:
reg delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} /f

That’s it!

How to Recover Unsaved Word 2016 Document in Windows 10

June 19th, 2018 by Admin

Have you ever accidentally quit your Word document without saving? How can I recover a Word document I was working on when my computer crashed or lost power? By default, Office automatically saves a copy of your document every 10 minutes using the AutoSave feature. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to easily recover unsaved Word 2016 document in Windows 10.

Part 1: Find AutoRecovery File Location

Office 2016 application automatically saves temporary backups of files at regular intervals (every 10 minutes, by default). Before recovering your unsaved document, you need to find out where the latest backup of your file is saved. Follow these steps:

  1. Open your Word 2016 application, and then click the File tab.
  2. On the File menu, click Options.

  3. Navigate to the Save tab on the left pane, and then look for the “Save documents” section on the right pane. Note down the AutoRecover file location. By default, it’s C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Word.

  4. Now, open File Explorer and browse to the AutoRecover file location, you should see one (or more) files with the extension .asd. These are the Word autorecovery files.

Part 2: Recover Unsaved Word 2016 Document

  1. Open a blank Word document and then click the File tab.
  2. On the File menu, select the Info tab. Click Manage Document, and then choose “Recover Unsaved Documents” from the drop-down menu.

  3. When the Open dialog box opens, browse to the AutoRecover file location. Select the appropriate .asd file and click Open.

  4. Voila! Your unsaved Word document is back, and at most you’ve only lost the last 10 minutes of work.

5 Ways to Open Microsoft Store in Windows 10

June 15th, 2018 by Admin

Microsoft Store, formerly known as Windows Store, is built into Windows 10 which lets you browse and download millions of apps and games. In this post we’ll show you 5 ways to open Microsoft Store app in Windows 10.

Method 1: Open Microsoft Store from Start Menu

Click the Start button. You can access the Microsoft Store app from both the left side of your Start Menu and the right side as live tiles.

Method 2: Open Microsoft Store Using Cortana Search

On the Windows 10 taskbar, type “store” in the Cortana Search box and you can open the Microsoft Store app from the search result.

Method 3: Open Microsoft Store from Run

Press the Windows key + R on your keyboard, type “ms-windows-store:” without the quotation marks in the Run box that appears, and then press Enter.

Method 4: Open Microsoft Store from Command Prompt

Another similar method is to open the Command Prompt, run the command “start ms-windows-store:” and press Enter.

Alternatively, you can open PowerShell, type the same command and press Enter.

Method 5: Pin Microsoft Store to Windows 10 Taskbar

Once the Microsoft Store app is launched, right-click the program’s icon in the taskbar and select the “Pin to taskbar” option from the context menu.

Every time you want to open Microsoft Store, just click the pinned shortcut in the taskbar and you can access it quickly.