How To Fix White Photo Thumbnails In Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft hasn't quite gotten the hang of delivering updates without breaking something. The Creators Update has arrived and it has its own set of problems and incomplete features. As predicted, things have broken. For some users, the same problems they encountered when they updated to the Anniversary Update are resurfacing. For others, there are new problems to fix. One problem some users are facing are white photo thumbnails. When you open a folder with photos in it, the thumbnail is supposed to show a preview of the image or the icon for the app associated with it. This bug prevents the thumbnail from appearing. All you see is a white file as though there is no app associated with it. Here's how you can fix white photo thumbnails in Windows 10 Creators Update.Read More

How To Enter Fullscreen In A UWP App In Windows 10

Windows 10 users complain that Microsoft Edge doesn't have a fullscreen mode. Every modern browser has one but Edge doesn't. It seems odd that Microsoft would develop a new browser only to have it missing essential features. The truth is that Microsoft Edge does have a fullscreen mode. If you're using Windows 10, every single UWP has a fullscreen mode. This fullscreen mode is a Windows 10 feature and you can use it only if you know the correct keyboard shortcut. This shortcut is, surprisingly, not common knowledge. It lets you toggle fullscreen in a UWP app in Windows 10.Read More

How To Get A Feature Rich Image Viewer In Chrome

Chrome can open common image formats. You can view a PNG, a GIF, a JPG, and an SVG file in Chrome without needing any extra tools. The thing is, Chrome is essentially a web browser. It supports viewing quite a few file types but that is to facilitate its main function i.e. opening web pages. It isn't built to be a smart image viewer. If you want to do anything other than view an image, you have to save it to your desktop and use a different app like IrfanViewEnhanced Image Viewer is a Chrome extension that gives you a feature rich image viewer in Chrome. You can set the default background color for an image, zoom in/out, pan around, rotate the image, and more.Read More

The 12 Best Glass PC Cases For Your Custom Builds

A Custom Built PC can be a work of art, if done right. Some people prefer their custom gaming rigs to be built using whatever material is readily available, while others go through incredible lengths to customize every little facet. The internet has seen Chassis Free PCs go viral, PCs that fit into the body of a Playstation 3, and even using ludicrous objects like packaging boxes, go viral. However, glass casings have started presenting an interesting blend of creative liberty and ready-made objects. Following are our recommendations for the best glass PC cases available in the market.Read More

How To Import And Export Themes In Windows 10

You can create custom themes in Windows 10. It's a pretty simple process that we detailed last week. A theme includes a wallpaper and an accent color. When you create a theme, it is saved to your App Data folder as a .theme file. If you delete a .theme file, you're effectively deleting the theme from your system. It will no longer show up in Themes in the Settings app. This would suggest that this file is all you need to copy a theme from one desktop to another but that's not the case. If you copy a .theme file to another system, it will only apply the accent color. The wallpaper will not come with it. To import and export themes in Windows 10, you need to save them differently. Here's how.

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How To Set Up A Samba File Server On Ubuntu

When it comes to sharing files to multiple different operating systems, there is one piece of software that everyone turns to: Samba. It's a file sharing protocol for networks that has been around for quite a long time. With this tool, it is more than possible to allow Windows users, Mac users, Linux users and even Android users to access and share files in a centralized location. In this guide, we'll go over how to setup a Samba file server on Ubuntu and how to configure it and add a share.Read More

How To Move An App Installation To Another Drive In Windows

When you install an app on your PC, the installer asks which drive you want to install it in. By default, the apps are installed in the C drive where the operating system is installed. Windows 10 lets you change the default drive for installing apps. In some cases, it also lets you move an app installation to another drive without uninstalling it. This option is available only in Windows 10 and it is limited to certain apps. For the most part, this option is available for UWP apps and some desktop apps. FreeMove is a free open source Windows app that lets you move an app installation to another drive. It makes sure the files don't break in the process. All you have to do is select the source and target folders.Read More

How To Enable The Dark Theme On YouTube

YouTube has a dark theme that it hasn't made public knowledge. It's likely YouTube is showing it to select visitors just now but it's live on the site. The dark theme will only be visible to you if you sign into YouTube and you turn it On. To check if it's already available, click your profile icon at the top right and check if there is a dark mode option. If not, you're going to have to make a small edit in your browser's console to enable the dark theme on YouTube. Here's what you need to do.Read More

How To Fix Nvidia Driver Update Problems

Nvidia is the leading GPU manufacturer in the market. It has always been a fine contest between Nvidia and AMD, where Nvidia have usually been ahead of the game. Gaming laptops like Acer Predator, ASUS RoG, Alienware, Razer prefer Nvidia GPUs. Simple, non-gaming laptops have lower-end GPUs while gaming rigs pack some more heat. If you have been running an M series Nvidia GPU, it is possible you might have had trouble updating your drivers. The update gets stuck at 'Preparing for Installation' for hours. Here's how to fix Nvidia driver update problems on your PC.Read More

How To Create Custom Themes In Windows 10

Windows 10 added themes in the Creators Update. It comes with three default themes and you can download more from the Windows Store. At present, the themes are basic. You get wallpapers and an accent color to match it. If you like the themes in the Windows store, limited as they are, then the feature is worth it. Outside that, there isn't anything impressive about themes just now except that you can create custom themes in Windows 10. The themes you create have the same basic components; wallpapers and an accent color. The benefit of creating custom themes in Windows 10 is that you can switch between them with just a click. If you have several wallpapers that you like to set with a nice accent color, themes lets you switch to it in one click.Read More

How To Install The Nvidia Beta Driver On Linux

Nvidia makes the best graphics cards but at present, Linux users may have a hard time using the stable Linux drivers. Initially, there was great support for these graphics cards with stable drivers available for Linux. It has deteriorated since. Those using the new GTX 10 series cards are experiencing glitches, and less than stellar performance. It is because of this that Linux users with these GPUs should consider using the beta drivers that are available. The beta driver is updated at a faster rate than the stable one, so fixes happen sooner. Additionally, Nvidia users on the beta release will find newer features implemented at a faster rate, and issues fixed faster as well. Here's how you can disable the open source drivers and install the Nvidia beta driver on Linux.Read More

How To Fix Broken PowerShell In Windows 10 Creators Update

Windows updates, big and small, almost always come with bugs. At times the bug is widespread as opposed to effecting only a handful of users. With bigger updates, more users are likely to experience bugs. The Windows 10 Creators Update is a big update and it has its bugs. You might already have noticed the Night Light bugs but the update has also broken PowerShell for a few users. This update replaced the Command Prompt with the PowerShell. In doing so, it broke a few things. When you open PowerShell it shows gibberish instead of legible text. Here's how to fix broken PowerShell in Windows 10.Read More

How To Update Windows Subsystem For Linux On Windows 10

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update added Linux to the Windows platform. The Windows Subsystem for Linux is an optional Windows feature. You can choose to enable it but there's no way to update it even though it does get updates. Simply upgrading to the Creators Update will not automatically update Windows Subsystem for Linux. You have to do it manually. Here's how you can update Windows Subsystem for Linux on Windows 10.Read More

How To Get Game Mode In Windows 10 Pro N

Game mode is one of the highlight features in the Windows 10 Creators Update. It's basically a system optimization feature that helps games run better on your system. You can access it from the Settings app and it's easy to turn On or Off. If you like games, this is probably one of the features you were most interested in. If you're running Windows 10 Pro N however, you're going to be disappointed. The Creators Update for Windows 10 Pro N does not include Game mode. In order to get Game Mode in Windows 10 Pro N, you need to install Media Feature Pack from Microsoft.Read More

The Best VPNs for Kodi

Kodi is one of the most user-friendly and extensible media players on the market. The free and open source software is available for nearly every modern device and makes it extremely easy to download and stream music, movies, and other media at home and on the go. Just search for content or load your own files and start watching. Read More

How To Install Arch Linux

When it comes to Linux distributions, Arch Linux is considered one of the difficult ones. This is mainly because it's hard to install. Most installation instructions complicate the process. The distribution itself is meant to be used by those who are comfortable using a Linux system. It's basically a distribution for power users and that leaves a good chunk of users without options. We've simplified the steps you need to follow to install Arch Linux. You must know the basics of a Linux system and know what partitioning etc, is in order to use it. If you've never run Linux in any form, this still isn't something for you to try out.Read More

How To Set Reminders Inside Facebook Messenger

Early last year we reviewed a neat Facebook Messenger bot called Jarvis. Jarvis lets you set reminders inside Facebook Messenger. The bot reminds you to do something via a message on Facebook Messenger. Jarivs is great for private reminders. You can use it to remind yourself to buy milk or call your mom. Facebook Messenger has a built-in reminder feature. This feature is geared towards group reminders. If you're planning a day out with a friend, or a group of friends over messenger, you can add a reminder to the conversation thread. Here's how you can set reminders inside Facebook Messenger.Read More

How To Send Self-Destructing Photos On Instagram

Instagram is still striving to copy Snapchat. The introduction of stories on Instagram was really just the beginning. The app now supports self-destructing photos. This new feature is integrated in the direct messages feature on Instagram. You can send a friend a photo that will self-destruct after they have seen it. If your friend takes a screenshot of the photo, you will get a notification on your phone as well as in the conversation thread. Here's how you can send self-destructing photos on Instagram.Read More

How To Customize Subtitles On Facebook Videos

Facebook videos have captions. Unlike YouTube closed captioning, Facebook doesn't automatically generate captions for a video. If a video has captions, you can turn them On. The person uploading the video has to add subtitles. If they don't, there is no way to get captions for it. This is probably why you don't see a lot of subtitles on Facebook videos. These are videos people share from their cell phones. It's unlikely anyone would add subtitles to a video of their birthday party. That said, Facebook does support subtitles. Here's how you can customize subtitles on Facebook videos.Read More

How to Use a VPN So Your ISP Can’t Track You

Keeping personal information safe from online hackers has always been a concern. Now that ISPs in the United States have the legal right to sell your internet history without permission, privacy on the web has become a serious issue. Installing an ad blocker or using a browser's incognito mode doesn't prevent personal details from leaving your home. If you want to prevent ISP tracking and keep your information secure, the best way to do it is by using a virtual private network. Read More