How to use emoji on Windows 10

Did you knew that you can insert emoji on Windows 10 at list as fast as on a smartphone?

You probably don’t know, but Windows 10 has a hidden emoji feature.

IT doesn’t show up on you start menu or if you do a search. There is only a keyboard shortcut that you can use to open it. Read more

How to prevent programs from starting automatically when you open your PC

Use this trick to stop programs from starting when Windows opens and slow down your PC.

Many Windows apps have this bad habit of setting up them selves to start automatically with the operating system. Some of them really need this to function while others are just bad actors.

This apps, that start with Windows, make the operating system start slow an issue that many user are complaining about.

So the solution is to prevent these apps from starting automatically with Windows. Like this:

  • Right click the task bar
  • Click Task Manager
  • Go to the Startup tab
  • Click the app you want gone
  • Finally, click the Disable button on the bottom right.

And you can do this for every single app you don’t want to start with Windows. If you don’t need Spotify so start on it’s own, then just disable it from Startup.

How to change the default web browser in Windows 10

Did Microsoft change the default browser to Edge on it’s own? Here’s how to get back to using your preferred web browser.

Choosing the default app in Windows 10 is not as straight forward as it used to be in the old Windows versions. Maybe Microsoft did this on purpose, so that you give up and use their programs.

To change your default web browser in Windows 10, open the Settings app from the Start Menu.

Now go to the App section and then click “Default apps” from the menu.

Finally, scroll down to Web browser, click the browser shown there and choose your favorite browser from the list of installed web browsers.

This way, you can setup Firefox as your default browser, for example. Every link you click in any Windows 10 app, will now open in Firefox.

How to skip the Recycle Bin when deleting files on Windows 10

Free up space on your PC by skipping recycle bin when deleting files

By default, files you delete on Windows are put in the recycle bin. That is for good measure, in case you made a mistake and removed the wrong documents.

But, if you know what you’re doing and want to really free up space when you delete something on your computer, you cad disable the recycle bin.

To do this, right-click on the recycle bin icon on your desktop and click Properties.

In the next window, select one of your drives and check the option that says Don’t move files to the Recycle Bin.

You can do the same thing for more than one drive, by selecting the drive and checking that option.

Alternatively, there is a way to do this while keeping the default option on. When deleting a file, keep the Shift key pressed.

Yes, it’s that simple. 😁

Windows 10: How to Enable and Use Clipboard History

Learn how to use Clipboard History in Windows 10 to speedup your copy pasting.

Few users know that Windows 10 includes a Clipboard History, with a list o text you copied, that you can access and reuse any time.

That’s because Microsoft does a poor job of communicating the many useful features that are included in the operating system.

Normally, the Clipboard History should be enabled by default. But you can check and do that manually by going to Settings – System – Clipboard. If not already enabled, turn on the Clipboard History option there.

Now to use the Clipboard History you have to press the Win key and “V” at the same time. This will open a list with text you recently copied.

The big advantage that Clipboard History brings is that you can copy and paste multiple text fragments, not just one.