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How to View or Change Preferred Band for WiFi Adapter in Windows 10

April 10th, 2021 by Admin

How can I enable 5GHz WiFi network band on Windows 10 computer? WiFi is not appearing as available or network speed is very slow on 2.4GHz WiFi? 2.4 GHz connection travels farther at lower speed, while 5GHz provides faster speed at shorter range. If you’re experiencing problems with WiFi connection, you could try to change the preferred band. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to view or change preferred band for WiFi adapter in Windows 10.

Part 1: Check Which WiFi Band Your Computer is Connected to

Press the Windows key + I to open the Settings app. Navigate to Network & Internet -> Wi-Fi. On the right side, click the “Hardware properties” link under your current WiFi connection.

In the Properties page, you’ll see the band of your WiFi network connection, as well as SSID, protocol, security type, IP and MAC address.

Part 2: Change Preferred Band for WiFi Adapter via Device Manager

Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog, type devmgmt.msc and press Enter to launch Device Manager.

Expand Network adapters and right-click on your WiFi adapter, then select Properties.

Go to the Advanced tab. Select the “Preferred Band” or “Band” property, change its value to 2.4GHz or 5GHz, and click OK. In my case, I would like to use 5GHz for a faster WiFi experience.

Note: If the “Band” property is missing, it’s possible that your WiFi adapter doesn’t support 5GHz.

Disable Drag and Drop to Prevent Accidental Move or Copy in Windows 10

March 24th, 2021 by Admin

Accidentally moved a folder to another location without being aware of it? A sensitive touchpad or mouse can cause accidentally dragging of folders / files. If you’re unaware that you did it, it could be a nightmare to recover. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to disable drag and drop functionality to prevent accidental move or copy of files in Windows 10.

How to Disable Drag and Drop in Windows 10

  1. Open Registry Editor and navigate to the following location:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

    On the right side, you’ll see two entries called DragHeight and DragWidth, with the default value 4.
  2. Double-click on DragWidth and change its value to a huge number of pixels. This value should be greater than the screen resolution of the display. Do the same for DragHeight.

    For example, my monitor uses a resolution of 2736 x 1824 pixels, so I modify both DragHeight and DragWidth values and set them to 3000.

  3. Close Registry Editor and restart your computer. You’ll find the drag and drop functionality will not work any longer in Windows 10.

If you just want to prevent some important folders/files from being accidentally moved or copied, you can take use of the Protect My Folders application to lock them down.

Easy Ways to Check Screen Resolution in Windows 10

March 23rd, 2021 by Admin

What is my screen resolution? How do I find out screen resolution on my monitor using Command Prompt? Screen resolution is the number of pixels a screen can show, both horizontally and vertically. In this tutorial we’ll show you easy ways to check screen resolution in Windows 10.

Method 1: Check Screen Resolution in Windows 10 Using Settings App

Right-click any empty space on the desktop and select Display settings from the context menu.

The Settings app will launch and open to the Display page. On the right side, you can see the display resolution in the drop-down list.

Method 2: Check Screen Resolution in Windows 10 Using Command Prompt

Open up the Command Prompt or PowerShell window, copy and paste the following command and hit Enter.
wmic path Win32_VideoController get CurrentHorizontalResolution,CurrentVerticalResolution

You’ll get screen resolutions for all the available monitors on your computer. In my example, my display uses a resolution of 2736 x 1824 pixels.

Method 3: Check Screen Resolution in Windows 10 Using DirectX Diagnostic Tool

To launch DirectX Diagnostic Tool, press the Windows logo key + R to open the Run dialog. Type dxdiag and hit Enter.

Click the Display tab. Under the Device section, you can find your current screen resolution next to the “Current Display Mode” field.

That’s it!

How to Disable, Enable and Use Reading List in Chrome

March 18th, 2021 by Admin

Reading List is a new feature in the most recent version of Chrome, which allows you to save webpages for reading later. It functions far more like a to-do list than a standard bookmark.

In this tutorial we’ll show you how to disable/enable, and use the Reading List feature in Chrome.

Part 1: Disable or Enable Reading List in Chrome

  1. Open up Google Chrome browser, type the following in the address bar and press Enter.
  2. Click the drop-down list next to the “Reading List” option. You can select Enabled to enable Reading List, or choose Disabled to remove it.

  3. Relaunch Chrome to apply the changes. Make sure you enable “Show bookmarks bar” so you can check if Reading List is activated or removed.

Part 2: Use Reading List in Chrome

If you come across a webpage and want to read it later, just click the bookmark icon (​far right side of the address bar). When a menu appears, click on the “Add to reading list” option.

Click the “Reading list” icon and you will see a menu containing all your saved webpages. Just click any webpage and Chrome will immediately open it in a new tab, and then automatically mark it as read.

When you move your cursor over a webpage shown in the Reading list menu, it will display two icons at the right side. You can click the circle icon to manually mark the webpage as read (or unread), or click the ‘X‘ icon to remove it from the list.


Reading List in Chrome is a handy feature that lets you manage your reading plan more effectively. When you come across a great article or news, you can simply save the webpage to read it later.

Fix: Office Word 2019 / 2016 Showing Two Pages Side by Side

March 9th, 2021 by Admin

How can I get Office Word 2016 to stop showing two pages? Looking for a way to turn off side by side page view in Word? By default, Word will display two pages side by side in one window and changing the zoom doesn’t fix it. If you would like to view a single page at a time, here is how you can configure Word 2019 / 2016 to stop showing two pages side by side upon startup.

How to Stop Word from Showing Two Pages Side by Side

In Office Word 2019 / 2016, select the View tab on the ribbon. If your document is shown in either Read Mode or Web Layout, switch to the Print Layout view. Under the Page Movement section, there are two buttons for Vertical and Side to Side, click the Vertical button.

Proceed to click One Page under the Zoom section. If the font looks smaller or bigger than you expect, click the Zoom icon and the pop-up dialog allows you to change the zoom level.

After switching to one page view, Office Word will remember the display settings being used when your document is closed.

Easy Way to Run File Explorer with Admin Rights in Windows 10

February 25th, 2021 by Admin

How can I run File Explorer elevated if I don’t want to bother with the UAC prompt? By default, Windows 10 will launch File Explorer with the least privileges. Even if you right-click on explorer.exe and select “Run as administrator“, it will not run in elevated mode any longer.

If you work in a role such as system administrator, you may need to frequently run File Explorer as admin. In this tutorial we’ll show you the easiest way to run File Explorer with admin rights in Windows 10.

How to Run File Explorer with Admin Rights in Windows 10

  1. Open up Task Manager and go to the Details tab. Select the explorer.exe process and click on the End task button at the bottom right corner.

  2. Click the File menu and select Run new task.

  3. When the Create new task dialog opens, enter the following command and check the “Create this task with administrative privileges” box and click OK.
    explorer.exe /nouaccheck

  4. It will open File Explorer with admin / elevated rights.

    If the Elevated column is not shown, right-click on any column header and choose “Select columns“, then check the “Elevated” option and click OK.

After File Explorer is running in the elevated mode, you can then launch other programs without UAC warning, and access system files without permission issues. For example, you can edit hosts file without getting the “You don’t have permission to save in this location” error.

Make sure you log off or restart your computer as soon as you no longer need to run File Explorer elevated. When you log back into your account, File Explorer will run in the standard mode again.

2 Methods to Clear Recent Documents in Office Word 2019 / 2016

February 22nd, 2021 by Admin

How do I clear recent files history from Office Word home page? Word keeps track of documents you’ve recently opened. When you click the Open menu, it will display a list of recently-opened documents.

You can choose to hide recent documents from the list. To do it, click the File menu and click Options at the bottom left. When the Word Options dialog opens, select the Advanced tab. On the right, scroll down to the Display section and set the “Show this number of Recent Documents” option to 0. After that, the recent documents list should be empty. However, if you revert the setting, all previously-displayed documents will be shown again.

To better protect your privacy, you should clear recent documents instead of just hiding them. In this tutorial we’ll show you 2 methods to clear recent documents or folders in Office Word 2019 / 2016.

Method 1: Clear Recent Documents or Folders from Word GUI

  1. Open Microsoft Word. Click the File menu on the top-left corner.

  2. Select the Open tab, click on Recent and then Documents. Right-click on any document in the recent list, and then choose the “Clear unpinned items” option.

  3. Click Yes to confirm.

  4. Your recent documents list will be cleared permanently. If you go to Open -> Recent -> Folders, it will display the recent folders list. You can use the similar way to clear the history as well.

Method 2: Clear Recent Documents or Folders in Word Using Registry Editor

  1. Open Registry Editor and browse to the following location. The x.0 placeholder represents the version of Word that you’re using (Word 2019/2016 = 16.0, Word 2013 = 15.0, Word 2010 = 14.0, Word 2007 = 12.0).
  2. On the right pane, select all available entries that are numbered from Item 1 to Item 50, then right-click them and select Delete. This will clear recent documents history.

  3. Next, navigate to the below location. Delete the entries named Item 1Item 50, which contains the full folder of your recently opened documents.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\x.0\Word\Place MRU

  4. Close Registry Editor. Now your list of recent documents and folders in Word 2019 / 2016 should be empty.

That’s it!

Steps to Insert Clickable Checkbox in Office Word 2007

February 16th, 2021 by Admin

In order to create a fillable form, you may need to add clickable check boxes. In this tutorial we’ll walk you through the steps to insert a clickable checkbox in Office Word 2007.

How to Insert Clickable Checkbox in Office Word 2007?

  1. Open up Office Word 2007. Click the Microsoft Office button in the upper left corner, and then click Word Options.

  2. Select the Popular tab. On the right side, check the “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon” and click OK.

  3. The Developer tab will now appear on the Ribbon. Under the Developer tab, click Legacy Tools button in Controls group and select the “Check Box Form Field” control.

  4. It will insert a clickable checkbox at your cursor’s location. By default, the checkbox is unchecked. To check or tick the checkbox, just double-click it.

  5. In the pop-up window, select the “Checked” option under Default value. Click OK to save your changes.

That’s it!

How to Open the New UWP-based File Explorer in Windows 10

February 9th, 2021 by Admin

Starting with the Creators update (v1703), Windows 10 includes a hidden File Explorer which is based on the UWP (Universal Windows Platform). It is a touch-optimized app which might replace the classic File Explorer in the near future. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to open the new File Explorer in Windows 10.

How to Open the New UWP-based File Explorer in Windows 10

  1. Right-click on any blank space on the desktop. Select New and then click Shortcut.

  2. Copy and paste the following command in the location box and click Next.
    explorer.exe shell:AppsFolder\c5e2524a-ea46-4f67-841f-6a9465d9d515_cw5n1h2txyewy!App

  3. Type a meaningful name for the shortcut and click on Finish.

  4. Double-click on the newly-created desktop shortcut and you can access the UWP-based new File Explorer.

  5. Compared to the classic File Explorer, the modern File Explorer includes most of basic functionality and it provides a seamless experience for touch device users.

That’s it!

How to Add, Remove or Customize Quick Actions in Windows 10

January 23rd, 2021 by Admin

Quick Actions are a set of buttons which let you quickly access common functions, such as turning Bluetooth on or off, switching to tablet mode, adjusting screen brightness and so on. Just click the chat bubble icon in the notification area or press the Windows logo key + A to open the Action Center panel. From there you can see a list of quick action buttons at the bottom. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to add, remove, customize Quick Actions buttons in Windows 10.

Part 1: Enter into Editing Mode

In order to customize Quick Actions, you need to open it in editing mode. Press the Windows logo key + I to open the Settings app, navigate to System -> Notifications & actions. On the right, click the “Edit your quick actions” option. The Quick Actions in the Action Center panel will appear in editable mode.

Another quick way to access the editing mode is to right-click any empty space in the Action Center panel and select Edit from the pop-up menu.

Part 2: Remove Quick Actions Buttons

Simply click the unpin icon displayed in the upper-right corner of any Quick Actions button, and you can remove it from the Action Center.

Part 3: Add Quick Actions Buttons

Click the Add button at the bottom and it will display all hidden quick actions. Select your desired quick action and add its button to the Action Center panel immediately.

Part 4: Rearrange Quick Actions Buttons

To rearrange the Quick Actions, you can drag any of the Quick action buttons and drop it to your desired position.

When everything is done, click the Done button at the bottom to save your changes.