How to Disable Fluent Design Transparency Effects in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update comes with new Microsoft Fluent Design System on your tablet, laptop or computer. After the upgrade process, you could notice that the Start menu, taskbar, Action Center, and apps have a new form of transparency with blur and noise texture. If you don’t like this effect or feel it drains the battery life, it is simple to disable Acrylic Material and Reveal Highlight to optimize performance and go back to a solid color design. Continue reading

How to enable color filters or setup White Accent Color in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Windows 10 users have been requesting the “white accent color” on the taskbar for many years, and the possible solution is to select #FFFFFF as an accent color for that. In the Fall Creators Update, Microsoft makes a few new improvements to offer more accessible for users and also resolve the related problem. The Invert Color Filter can help users see elements on the screen more clearly, and work with Windows Store apps and traditional (Win32) desktop programs. Continue reading

Apps reopens after restart/shutdown in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update operating system can automatically reopen apps which were running before shutdown or restart. If the system takes too long to start, it may be caused by background services and a lot of previous open apps that start automatically on your tablet or computer. To get better boot time, you could change the situation to prevent from restoring them. Continue reading

Setup locations and whitelisting apps with Controlled folder access in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The malicious programs and threats like ransomware may attempt to manipulate with the system folders and your personal files. Windows 10 Fall Creators Update monitors the apps and offers an extra layer of security to protect those files. Here is the how-to tutorial for that.

By default the Controlled folder access feature is disabled in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. You could try the method to enable it manually and setup its realted settings.
* From your desktop, type Windows Defender in the cortana search box or Start menu, and select the “Windows Defender Security Center” from result to open it.
* Click on the Virus & threat protection tab in the left side pane.
* In the right side pane, under the Virus & threat protection settings heading, toggle its switch to on position for enabling the feature.
* There are two options for you to configure that’s required:

Protected folders: It lists all folders that are currently being protected, so any malicious or suspicious app can not access its contents.
The default list includes data folders of your username profile and also public profile. So the Documents, Pictures, Movies, and Desktop folders are protected by default, and you are not allowed to change this location.
But you can click on “Add a protected folder” button to include the additional locations to the list, such as network shared files, external hard drive, and the mapped drives in File Explorer.

Allow an app through Controlled folder access: The function only works when you setup Windows Defender Antivirus as main security software. It lists the whitelisted apps and you can easily manage them. If any trustworthy app runs with Controlled Folder Access error message, you could add this program to the list to resolve the problem.

If you don’t need the feature, just toggle the Controlled folder access switch to the Off position to turn it off.

Windows 10 link your phone with Android get stuck and not working

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update offers a way to link to your Android smartphone for syncing web browsing to your PC in this very first iteration of the feature. Then you can continue the activity on the system. It is pretty straightforward to set it up, and somebody have get stuck the feature in some regions and make the feature to be not working. Continue reading

How to disable Power Throttling with app in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update bring a power-throttling feature to benefit battery-hungry laptop and tablets. The Power Throttling can reduce up to 11% power consumption by CPU on a device comes with Intel’s Skylake, Kaby Lake or later processors. If you don’t want it to limit the CPU resources for inactive apps that is minimized or runs in the background or it causes the issues, here is the how-to tutorial for that. Continue reading

How To fix Missing Battery Slider in taskabr on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

To improve power management, Windows 10 has added a power slider option to the main battery section of the taskbar on Redstone 3. Users can easily adjust power options to improve battery life or performance from desktop on their tablet or laptop. I have upgraded my Surface Pro 4 to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, but notice that the Battery Slider is missing and could not figure out how to restore it. Continue reading

Change WiFi/wired network location from Public to Private in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

In Windows 10 Anniversary Update, it is difficult to locate the option to configure whether your network connection is part of a public or private type. Now there is a prominent thing to do that in Fall Creators Update. If you face some unknown network problem on your tablet or computer, you could have a try the method to re-configure its network profile. Continue reading

Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) high CPU usage in Windows 10 fall creators update

I have applied the Windows 10 fall creators update on my Surface Pro 4 and the tablet just runs into strange problem and runs slowly. I had configured my own desktop wallpaper, and now the system can not maintain it and always reverts to the default wallpaper. Two services takes very high cpu usage in Task Manager and the Service Hosts are Local Service (No Network) (3) and Internet Connection Sharing (ICS). I set ICS to manual startup and it still attempt to restart. Continue reading

Fix Microsoft Edge freezing problems on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft Edge includes a lot of visual changes and performance improvements in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. However, after I upgrade my Surface Pro 4 to this version, I browse the website in the Edge and it freezes constantly and then hangs. I have to end its process in Task manager. When I re-open it, edge keeps asking me to recover webpages, instead of the bing search homepage, and completely stops working. That also make no way to get into its settings to make a repair. How can resolve the problem? Continue reading