Byte Size Tips: How to Configure a Proxy Server on Windows

How to Configure a Proxy Server on Windows Configure a proxy server on Windows, and Windows applications will send your network traffic through the proxy server. For example, you may need to use a proxy server provided by your employer. Generally, you’ll use a proxy if your school or work provides it to you. You could also use a proxy to hide your IP address or access geoblocked websites that aren’t available in your country, but we recommend a VPN for that

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What Is “Developer Mode” in Windows 10?

What Is “Developer Mode” in Windows 10? If you dig through Windows 10’s settings, you may come across something called “Developer Mode”. When put into Developer Mode, Windows allows you to more easily test apps you’re developing, use the Ubuntu Bash shell environment, change a variety of developer-focused settings, and do other such things. This setting is available in the Settings app. To access it, head to Settings > Update & Security > For Developers and select “Developer mode”. Your

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7 Superior Windows 10 Mail Features You Probably Didn’t Know About

7 Superior Windows 10 Mail Features You Probably Didn’t Know About There are lots of desktop email clients to choose from. We’ve taken an in-depth look at them 5 of the Best Desktop Email Clients That Don’t Cost a Dime 5 of the Best Desktop Email Clients That Don’t Cost a Dime You need a desktop email client to handle your incoming mail? We show you the best desktop email clients you can get for free. Read More elsewhere on

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Lenovo announces Windows 10-powered, $199 Miix 320 Chromebook killer

Chromebooks like Acer’s Chromebook 14 are an excellent alternative to budget-minded Windows laptops yet even with the recent addition of Android apps, some still prefer a Microsoft operating system.If you fall into this category and happen to be in the market for a low-cost 2-in-1 Windows machine, Lenovo’s just-announced Miix 320 may be worth a look.The Lenovo Miix 320, marketed to millennials and post-millennials that juggle multiple side jobs via the “gig economy,” features a 10.1-inch full HD (1,920 x

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How to Customize the Lock Screen on Windows 8 or 10

The lock screen on Windows 8 and 10 isn’t just a background image or slideshow. It can display notifications and detailed status information from a variety of apps. You can also access Cortana directly from this screen.But there’s still a lot you can do to customize the lock screen to your liking. Windows 8 and 10 work similarly, but we’ll use Windows 10 in the examples below.By default, Windows uses “Windows Spotlight” for your lock screen background. This service automatically downloads

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How to Set Up a Picture Password in Windows 10

A picture password is an alternative to typing regular passwords when signing into Windows 10. Setting one up is pretty easy, and we’re going to walk you through it.Windows 8 and Windows 10 each brought in new ways of signing into your account. You now have options like signing in using a PIN or a picture password built into your basic account options. With the right add-on hardware, you can use Windows Hello to sign on with a fingerprint or

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You Can Try the New Windows 10 Game Mode Now

Microsoft is adding a Game Mode to Windows 10. It will be rolled out to the masses with the Windows 10 Creators Update due later this year. However, braver souls can try the new Game Mode right now by installing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15019.Windows 10 is getting a major upgrade this Spring, when the Windows 10 Creators Update A Peek Into the Windows 10 Creators Update A Peek Into the Windows 10 Creators Update Microsoft just announced the

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Build apps across Windows devices with this training collection

Versatility is key when developing new apps, and once you create an app for the Universal Windows Platform, it can run on a wide range of Microsoft products. So, If you want to add an extra layer of versatility to your programming resume, then picking up the Microsoft Universal Windows Platform Expert Bundle is a smart move.Bringing 45 hours of comprehensive training to the table, this collection will walk you through programming Windows apps from the ground up. Using tools

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How to Quickly Launch a Bash Shell From Windows 10’s File Explorer

Launch Bash on Windows 10 and it will automatically open to your UNIX account’s home folder. Rather than using the cd command to change to another folder, you can launch Bash directly from a folder in File Explorer.You can do this without any registry hacks or changes. It’s just hidden. But if you’re willing to dive into the registry, you can make it a little more convenient. Here are our two recommended methods.When you want to launch bash at a

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Best free Windows Media Player alternatives 2016

After 25 years of development, you might think Windows Media Player should have the power to handle all your video and audio needs. And yet, as you’ve probably noticed, it’s still extremely limited, and won’t even play some common file types without downloading extra components. Downloading an alternative media player can put an end to file compatibility woes; the best packages support just about every format, and some can even convert them to something more widely used. Problems with the

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