How to change the Color of Taskbar, Startmenu and Windows Borders in Windows 10

By default, Start menu, Taskbar and Windows border color will be dark grey. You can change this default color to your desired color.

  1. Open Settings App.
  2. Click Personalization.
  3. Click Colors.
  4. Choose an accent color or have the option to choose accent color automatically from background image.
  5. Click Show color on Start, Taskbar and Action Center.
  6. Choose your desired color.
  7. You can also make Startmenu or Start screen to look like transparent.

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 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 take screenshots in Windows 10

Snipping Tool Method:
Windows 10 has the inbuilt screenshot taking software called Snipping Tool.

Type Snipping Tool in the search box on the start menu or search box on the task bar and then click Snipping Tool to open it.

Click New menu, it will show a popup window to take variety of screenshots like free-form, rectangular, window, or full-screen.
Choose free-form to draw custom area on the screen to capture as screenshot.
Choose rectangular to draw a rectangular on the screen, this rectangular part will be saved as screen shot.
Choose window option to capture any opened window content as screenshot.

how to take screen shot in Windows 10 using Snipping Tool

After snip it will be copied to clipboard, this will be helpful if you want to paste within the word document or use it in any picture editor like photoshop.
If you want to save it in file, Click save snip button.

If you are taking screenshot from a browser then web page url will be automatically added in the bottom of the screenshot. If you do not want this url click options button. It will open Snipping Tool Options. Clear the Include URL below snips check box.

You can check out other options like outline to make your perfect screenshot.

Print Screen Method :
PrtScn - Print Screen key in keyboard

You can also try the ancient way of taking screenshot by pressing PrtScn key (Print Screen key) in the keyboard.

Pressing PrtScn button will copy the entire screen into clipboard. You can paste it into any picture editors like paint or photoshop.

Pressing Alt+PrtScn will copy the Active window screenshot into clipboard. You can paste it into any picture editors as said before.

Pressing Windows logo key + PrtScn will save the screenshot into screenshots folder inside pictures folder, which can be found inside documents folder.

Some laptop manufactures doesn’t include this Print Screen key, as this can be achieved by no. of methods. If Print Screen key not found, they may be provided it by Fn (Special Function Key) . Carefully look into the combination of Fn keys.

Windows 10 Tablet method :
taking screenshot in Windows 10 tablet by pressing home and volume down button

In Windows 10 Tablet, you can take screenshots by pressing Windows Home button and volume down button. This will save the screenshots into screenshots folder found in pictures library.