How to change Start Menu to Start Screen in Windows 10

If you are using Windows 10 in Desktop mode, then Windows 10 will automatically show Start menu. If you want change Start menu to Start Screen you need to switch Windows 10 from Desktop mode to Tablet mode. Start Screen will show full of Tiles it will be useful if you don’t need to use the Classic Startmenu.

Follow these easy steps to change from Start menu to Start Screen .

  1. Open Settings App.
  2. Click Personalization.
  3. Click Start.
  4. Click Use full-screen Start when in desktop under Start behaviors.
  5. Now Start screen will show if you logged in.

 

How to create shortcut for Taskbar Settings in Windows 10

If your taskbar is auto hide settings or something like that, then you may need a shortcut for Taskbar settings to quick access to Taskbar settings.

Follow these easy steps to create a Shortcut for Taskbar Settings in Windows 10.

  1. Right click on Desktop, in the popup menu click New->Shortcut
  2. Type the following in the location text box and click next button,

    explorer ms-settings:taskbar

    or

    %windir%\explorer.exe ms-settings:taskbar

  3. Give any preferred name for this shortcut and click Finish button.

Now the shortcut is ready.

How to Delete the Saved Known Wi-Fi Networks in Windows 10

Just follow these easy steps to Delete the Saved Wi-Fi networks in Windows 10

  1. Open Settings app by Click Start menu->Settings
  2. Click “Network and Internet” in the Settings app.
  3. Click “Wi-Fi” in the left panel.
  4. Click “Manage Wi-Fi settings” in the right side panel.
  5. In that upcoming window, Click “Manage Known networks” link.
  6. It will show the list of known Wi-Fi networks.
  7. Click on any Wi-Fi network and click “Forget” to delete that Wi-Fi from your list.

How to Send Email Using Telnet in Windows 10

If you want to send Email using Telnet in Windows 10, first you need to enable Telnet Client from Windows features.

Enabling Telnet Client in Windows 10
1. Click Start->Control Panel-> Programs and Features
2. Click Turn Windows features on or off in the left side panel.3. Windows features popup window will be open. Scroll down till “Telnet Client” and put a check in that box and click ok button to enable that feature.

 

Sending Email using Telnet

  1. Press Windows key + R to open Run dialog
  2. Type cmd and press Enter key to open Command Prompt.
  3. In the command prompt, Type the following and press Enter key.

    telnet mail.server.com 25

    (mail.server.com is your mail service provider and 25 is the port number used by SMTP service.)

  4. You will receive the reply like,

    220 mail.server.com

    Seems your mail server responding our request. If you got any error message, then you need to check the port number. Some mail providers use 465 (secure port) or 587 (outlook users).

  5. Type the following and press enter key,

    HELO yourdomain.com

    Yourdomain is the domain which you send email.

  6. You will receive the reply like,

    250 mail.server.com Hello yourdomain.com pleased to meet you.

    if you receive error or no response try EHLO instead of HELO in the 5th step.

  7. Type the following and press enter,

    mail from: fromemail@fromemailserver.com

  8. You will receive the reply like,

    250 Sender OK.

  9. Type the following and press enter,

    rcpt to:toemail@toemailserver.com

  10. You will receive the reply like,

    250 OK – MAIL FROM fromemail@fromemailserver.com

  11. Type the following and press enter key,

    data

  12. Type the following and press enter key twice,

    subject: your subject line

  13. Type your body text and press enter key.
  14. Type single dot in the end of the message and press enter.
  15. You will receive the confirmation message from the email provider.
  16. Type quit to quit the Telnet client.

How to change the default search engine setting in Android Chrome

Android Chrome comes with Google as it’s default search engine. You can change if you want.

Follow these easy steps to change from Google to your favourite search engine to make your queries in Android Chrome.
1. Open Chrome in Android.
2. Tab three vertical dots found in the top right corner of the Chrome App. It will open popup menu.
3. Tab Settings, found in the bottom of that menu. It will open the settings page.
4. You may find Search engine setting in very first of that page. Tab it.
5. It will show Google with selected option, and other major search engine list like Yahoo, Bing, Ask and AOL.
6. You can choose any one and Close the settings.
7. Now you can do your queries with new search engine.
8. If you are not satisfied with new search engine, follow the above steps again to revert back to Google.

How to automatically open your preferred programs while booting Windows 10

If you are regularly opening some applications while starting windows 10 then you may feel better if they opened automatically while booting up  Windows 10. You had easy visible startup folder in older versions of Windows for this kind of task. But in Windows 10 it’s not.

Follow the easy steps to automatically open up your preferred applications while Windows 10 starting up.

1. Press Windows logo key + R to open the Run dialog box. You can also right click on the Start Button and click Run.
2. In the Run dialog box, type shell:startup to open the Startup folder.
3. Need to Copy & Paste the shortcut of the preferred program (which you would like to run on startup) .
4. Click on the Start Button, click All Apps, scroll to your preferred App, just drag and drop the program into this folder.
5. You have done it perfectly!!! You can check it out by restarting the Windows.
6. Now All your Startup folder shortcuts will load automatically.

Note : This will only work on Desktop mode. If you are in Tablet mode you have to Turn it off and switch to Desktop mode.

How to stop Microsoft-IIS in Windows 10

For some reasons, you may want to Stop Microsoft IIS which is running in port 80. Then only other web server like WAMP Apache can run on port 80.

Do the following easy steps to stop Microsoft IIS in Windows 10

  1. Open Command Prompt (Admin) by right click on Windows 10 Logo start button.
  2. Click Yes on the upcoming confirmation dialog to open the command prompt.
  3. type “iisreset /stop” and press enter
  4. Command prompt will show “Attempting to Stop….”
  5. And then it will show “Internet Services Successfully Stopped”
    stop using command prompt for microsoft iis in windows 10

Now the Micrsoft IIS stopped. You can test it on port 80.

How to turn off Windows Defender using Local Group Policy in Windows 10

For some reasons you may wanted to turn off Windows Defender in Windows 10. Windows Defender is a Windows inbuilt security application for the replacement of other Antivirus and Internet Security Programs. If you are not satisfied with Windows Defender you can have the option to install other commercial Antivirus or Internet Security programs like Kaspersky or Bitdefender etc.. If you install the other Security application Windows Defender itself designed to automatically turn off itself and not to disturb the operation of installed Antivirus or Internet security application. If Windows defender doesn’t turnoff itself then we should turn off it manually. First open Windows Defender and check its status. You can open it by using Cortana by typing defender in Cortana’s search box. There are number of ways to turn off Windows Defender, here I provided the way using Local Group Policy.

Turn off Windows Defender using Local Group Policy.

1. Press Windows + R to open the Run dialog box.
2. Type gpedit.msc and press Enter key to open Local Group Policy Window. (gp – Group policy, msc- microsoft management console, This file located in c:\windows\system32\gpedit.msc)
3. In the  “Local Group Policy Editor”, Click Computer configuration in the left pane.
computer configuration in local group policy editor in windows 10
4. Open Administrative Templates by expanding the left pane list or double click on the right pane.
administrativ templates windows components in local group policy windows 10
5. Open Windows components by expanding the left pane list or double click on the right pane.
6. Open Windows Defender by expanding the left pane list or double click on the right pane.
turn off windows defender in local group policy in windows 10
7. Now in the Right pane find and double click Turn off Windows Defender list item.
8. It will open that option page.
9. Click Enabled radio button among three options.
click enabled option in turn off windows defender in local group policy windows 10
10. Now close the windows.
11. Windows Defender now disabled. You can check it out. It may say Windows Defender is turned off by group policy.
12. If you need to enable the Windows Defender again. Just go thourgth the above steps and Choose disabled or not configured option in the Turn off Windows defender option page. (9th step)

How to use Photoshop CS 6 Keyboard Shortcuts to work more Professionally and in less time

In any application Keyboard shortcuts is a time saver. You may already know some basic keyboard shortcuts like cut, copy and paste. Ctrl+X for Cut, Ctrl+C for Copy, Ctrl+V for Paste in Windows OS. Mac users may use Cmd Key instead of Ctrl Key and Option key instead of Alt key.

photoshop cs6

Knowing more keyboard shortcuts will show you as a computer expert.  Working with keyboard shortcuts in Word processors like MS Word or spreedsheet like Excel might be a easier one. Working with keyboard shortcuts in image editing applications like Photoshop CS6 may look like very complex one. But its not. Working with keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop CS6 is also very easy one and its a god of time saver. With little practice you can save a lot of time and can quickly apply various options in a very short time rather than using mouse operations.

Along with the basic keyboard shortcuts like Cut, Copy and Paste, you must be familiar with popular tools in photoshop like Move, Select, Brush, Patch, Marquee, Eyedropper and Transform. These are the must use tools in Photoshop CS6 commonly used by majority of people. First we must know about keyboard shortcuts for these basic tools.

Photoshop has inbuilt keyboard shortcut list and can be found in “Edit->Keyboard Shortcuts”. It may look like very complex and difficult to memorize that very big list of keyboard shortcuts. Take a look at that list once, but no need to memorize them all.

First we should memorize and practice a very few keyboard shortcuts. This small list of keyboard shortcuts is much enough for a professional photo edit. For your easy understanding each tool shortcut tip given in bold text. Just reading twice will make you remember these keyboard shortcuts very easily.
A PAth Selection, Direct Selection
B Brush, Pencil, Color Replacement
C Crop Tool
D Default colors
E Eraser tools
G Gradient
H Hand Tool
I Eyedropper (Spell Eye)
J Healing Brush and Patch
K 3D Tools
L Lasso Tools
M Marquee Tools
N 3D Camera Tools
O SpOnge
P Pen tools
Q Quick Mask mode tool
R Rotate
S Stamp tool(Clone Stamp, Pattern Stamp)
T Type tool
U CUstom Shape tool(Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, Ellipse, Polygon, Line or Custom Shape)
V MoVe Tool
W Magic Wand tool
X Switch Foreground and Background colors
Y HistorY Brush, Art History Brush
Z Zoom

If you feel the above list is big then you may short it out like this,
B Brush Tool
C Crop Tool
E Eraser Tool
I Eyedropper Tool
T Type Tool
S Stamp Tool
W Magic Want Tool
Z Zoom Tool

Shift+Shortcut

Each tool is grouped into number of tools. By pressing keyboard shortcut will choose the Last selected Tool in that group. If you want to choose the next tool within that group you may need to press Shift key along with that keyboard shortcut.
For example, For Marquee tool, pressing M is enough. But if you want to choose Rectangular Marquee tool or Elliptical marquee tool then you need to press Shift+M to cycle between tools within that Group.

Keyboard shortcuts to working with Layers

Photoshop’s backbone is Layers. You must be familiar with these layer shortcuts to be a Photoshop expert.

Ctrl+Shift+N Create new layer
Ctrl+Click Layer Select non-contiguous layers
Click one Layer then Shift+Click another layer to Select contiguous layers
Del Delete Layer
Alt+Click Layer Mask icon to View contents of layer mask
Shift+Click Layer Mask icon to Turn-off Layer Mask temporarily
Alt+Drag Clone layer
Number keys (while W/M tool selected) Change layer opacity
Shift+(+) or Shift+(-) Cycle down or up through blend modes

Final list of Keyboard shortcuts for Photoshop CS6

Ctrl+(~) Switching between open documents
Ctrl+Z Undo
Ctrl+Z Redo again (Cycle the Last step)
Ctrl+F Apply last filter
Space Bar Hand tool (Usefull to click and move)
UP/Down Arrow in any option field will increase/decrese the values
Shift+UP/Down arrow in any option field will increase/decrese the values by 10 units
Ctrl+Shift+T Repeat Last Transformation

Changing default keyboard shortcuts and customize to your keyboard shortcut

If you don’t feel the default shortcuts suit your style, always you can have the option to change all the keyboard shortcuts to your style. Make sure before editing default keyboard shortcuts use export the default shortcuts to file. Later it will be helpful if you changed your mind to work with default keyboard.