Use Windows Ink in Windows 10 Maps app to get direction

As part of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Windows Ink allows you to draw all over whatever you’re doing to capture ideas on touch-enabled device like Surface Pro model tablet. Now it supports the built-in Maps app, so you are able to use it to map custom routes or get the distance for vacations if you are planning a trip. Here is the how-to tutorial. Continue reading

Cannot clear File explorer search history in Windows 10

Once you have typed some words to search for files and folder in File Explorer, Windows 10 store them in database and will show them the next time you use it. This is very helpful for most of users but you might don’t want to have those items appear again. Here is the how-to tutorial for that. Continue reading

Enable and setup UWP apps to share files in Windows 10 share charm

In Windows 10, the Universal apps offer the Share sidebar on right-side of screen to share the content such as images, mail, documents and more with their contacts and acquaintances. The system doesn’t provide the way to customize Share Settings by default, but you could use the tweaks to show the hidden new Share Settings and make changes for your preference. Here is the how-to tutorial on Surface Pro model tablet and other computer. Continue reading

Turn off or mute sound of Solitaire game in Windows 10

Windows 8 has the Microsoft Solitaire Collection for you to play the amazing evolution of classic card game with different challenges. After upgraded my Surface Pro 3 to Windows 10, the noise always came while I was playing those small games. How can I turn off the annoying sounds completely on my tablet? Continue reading

How to customise Touchpad gestures in Windows 10 RedStone 2

Windows 8 had trackpad edge swipes to opened the charms bar and do other things, but these Mac-like gestures is overhauled in Windows 10 since now, because it is not helpful for desktop users. To help laptop owners navigate the desktop easily, Microsoft quietly re-add this brilliant new feature to customise trackpad gestures the RedStone 2 version. Here is the how-to tutorial for having great effect. Continue reading

How to display YouTube lyrics by Cortana in Edge on Windows 10

Microsoft Edge keeps coming up with new useful and unique features, such as third-party extensions supported, and play lyrics. After the Anniversary Update, Cortana is integrated to apps and can show Lyrics for the current YouTube Video in Edge browser. If you have trouble puttting the lyrics webpage along to your favorite tunes on YouTube on the same screen, here is the how-to tutorial for resolving the problem on Surface Pro 4 or other Windows 10 computer. Continue reading

Turn off desktop wallpaper JPEG compression/reduction in Windows 10

When you have setup high quality imageas with whichever JPEG, PNG or BMP type as your desktop wallpaper in Windows 10, the system will automatically transcode and convert it into a JPEG at 85 per cent quality for saving on RAM usage. It improves overall system performance while the quality is reduced a little bit. However, if you are using a big OL monitor or HDTV and also have plenty of RAM, here is the how-to tutorial for getting quality over performance and stoping thebackground to be reduction. Continue reading

Fix slow loading and speed up Microsoft Edge with TCP Fast Open

A few users reports that the Microsoft Edge runs very slow while browsing website on their tablets or computers, and have done a couple of solutions, such as delete Temporary Internet Files, Clear Cache And Browsing History, and reset Hosts File. With the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, now the built-in browser offers an extension of the TCP Protocol for making web pages load faster at its full speed. This is TCP Fast Open feature and it can decreases application network latency and exchange data during TCP’s initial handshake by using a cryptographic cookie. Continue reading

Enable ReFS Resilient File System to format external drive on Windows 10

ReFS (Resilient File System) work well with extremely large data sets in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012, Because it can maximize the data availability and reliability, acute error correction by scrubber and never impact any performance, even a hardware failure happens on storage. It is better than NTFS in Windows 10, and you could use an external flash drive or SD card with ReFS File System by the how-to tutorial. Continue reading

Cortana missing My Stuff option after Windows 10 Anniversary update

I was able to use Cortana to search my PC and the web to find files and apps in Windows 8.1 on my Surface Pro 3. After upgraded to Windows 10 Pro, it became broken. when I typed something in the search box, I noticed that the my stuff option was gone as well as the magnifying glass icon was missing. Cortana also didn’t show any web suggestion and could not find Onedrive. My microphone is fine and it only showed three categories. Rebuiding the index was not working. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading