How to Empty the Recycle Bin in Windows 10

Knowing how to empty the recycle bin or the trash can in the Windows operating system can be a helpful way to free up storage on the hard drive. The trash can, or recycle bin, on your computer is the location where most of your deleted files go. Whether it’s old documents, pictures, or downloaded […]

How to Add Google Chrome to the Desktop in Windows 10

There are a handful of different ways that you can open a program in Windows 10, but many people like to have their most-used programs on the desktop. Use these steps to add Google Chrome to the desktop in Windows 10. Click the Windows button at the bottom-left of the screen. Scroll down to find […]

How to Find Your WiFi Password in Windows 10

When you first connected to a WiFi network on your laptop or desktop computer, you needed the password to do so. But they’re easy to forget, and you may need to know it. Use these steps to find your WiFi password in Windows 10. Type “WiFi Settings” into the search bar at the bottom of […]

How to Create an Internet Shortcut in Windows 10

When there is a website that you visit a lot, you often want to do something to make it easy to access. This could involve making it the home page in your Web browser or creating a bookmark, but you might prefer simply having an icon that you can click. Fortunately you can create an […]

How to Enable Windows Explorer Dark Theme in Windows 10

Windows 10 has long offered the ability for users to change the way that the operating system appears. Sometimes this is done by adjusting some of the settings in Windows, other times it’s done by installing third-party themes. One of the different appearance options in Windows 10 is a Dark Theme. This changes many of […]

How to Show File Extensions in Windows 10

The steps above were performed on a laptop computer using Windows 10, but will also work on any other Windows 10 laptop or desktop computer. You can also show file name extensions in other versions of Microsoft Windows, like Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows Vista, but the method is slightly different in some of […]

How to Zip a File in Windows 10

The steps in this article are going to show you how to create a zip file that contains a file on your Windows 10 computer. Locate the file that you wish to zip. Right-click on the file, choose Send to, then click Compressed (zipped) folder. Give the zipped file a name, then press Enter on […]

How to Connect an Xbox One Controller in Windows 10

The steps in this article were performed using a Bluetooth Xbox One Controller (like this one from Amazon) and a Windows 10 laptop. We cover the steps briefly at the start of the article, then go more in depth below. Click the search field at the bottom of the window, type “Control Panel” then click […]

How to Use Focus Assist in Windows 10

Your Windows 10 computer can show you a lot of notifications. Whether it’s emails, program updates, information about Windows 10, or something else, those notification boxes at the bottom-right of the screen can be quite frequent. Unfortunately they can be pretty distracting at times, so you may be looking for a way to turn them […]

How to Forget a Network in Windows 10

When you connect to a wireless network on your Windows 10 computer, you will be able to connect to that network in the future whenever it’s in range. This makes getting online in common locations much easier, as it prevents you from needing to enter your wireless network password every time you want to connect. […]