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How to stop windows 10 apps from running in the background

Chris Hoffman Chris Hoffman Editor-in-Chief Chris Hoffman is Editor-in-Chief of How-To Geek. He’s written about technology for over a decade and was a PCWorld columnist for two years. Chris has written for The New York Times, been interviewed as a technology expert on TV stations like Miami’s NBC 6, and had his work covered by […]

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How to stop specific people seeing your instagram story

Instagram stories are a fun way to keep everyone in loop with your personal life without always posting a permanent photo. Though Instagram users tend to have far more followers than on Snapchat, which means your story is exposed to even more people. While that may be good for exposure, you may not want all […]

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How to turn off the shutdown/restart confirmation dialog box in ubuntu 14.04

Pagal numatytuosius nustatymus "Ubuntu" yra sukonfigūruotas, kad visada pakviesti jus patvirtinimo dialogo langą su dviem pasirinkimais, kai norite išjungti arba iš naujo paleisti kompiuterį. Tas pats pasitaiko, kai atsijungiate iš savo paskyros arba užrakinate seansą. Patvirtinimo dialogo langas, skirtas paleisti iš naujo / išjungti, yra apsaugos priemonė, skirta užkirsti kelią netyčia uždaryti arba iš naujo […]

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How to skip the recycle bin for deleting files on windows 10

By MatthewA – July 7, 2014 – 1 comment Email article | Print article The usual way to empty the Recycle Bin in Windows would be to click on its desktop shortcut, select File and Empty Recycle Bin. Or you could set up a keyboard shortcut that empties the Recycle Bin even if you do […]

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How to turn your nest on when you leave work with automatic pro

You can turn your Google Nest camera or doorbell on or off anytime so that you’re always in control of when it streams and records video. There are a few ways to switch your Nest camera on or off with the app: Manually switch it on or off to turn it on or off at […]

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How to show empty unformatted drives in disk utility on macos

You can adjust a setting in Disk Utility for Mac to see all device disks and drives connected to a Mac. This will make it so that you can view the containing drive (like “Apple SSD”) rather than simply the partition or volume that is accessible by the user facing part of the file system […]

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How to trim and cut videos on your android device

Cameron Summerson Cameron Summerson Editor in Chief/Review Geek Cameron Summerson is the Editor in Chief of Review Geek and serves as an Editorial Advisor for How-To Geek and LifeSavvy. He’s been covering technology for nearly a decade and has written over 4,000 articles and hundreds of product reviews in that time. He’s been published in […]

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How to turn off animations and make windows 10 seem faster

To turn off unnecessary animations on Windows 10 computer, you can use the following two methods. Video guide on how to turn off animation in Windows 10: 2 ways to turn off animation in Windows 10: Way 1: Turn off animation in Settings. Step 1: Enter animation in the search box on taskbar, and choose […]

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How to take a screenshot by tapping the back of your android phone

Joe Fedewa Joe Fedewa Writer Joe Fedewa is a Staff Writer at How-To Geek. He has close to a decade of experience covering consumer technology and previously worked as a News Editor at XDA Developers. Joe loves all things technology and is also an avid DIYer at heart. He has written thousands of articles, hundreds […]

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How to take a screenshot of your macbook’s touch bar

Justin Pot Justin Pot Writer Justin Pot has been writing about technology for over a decade, with work appearing in Digital Trends, The Next Web, Lifehacker, MakeUseOf, and the Zapier Blog. He also runs the Hillsboro Signal, a volunteer-driven local news outlet he founded. Read more. You know how to take screenshots on a Mac, […]