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Keyboard shortcuts for window management and multiple desktops in Windows 10

Windows 10 also introduces improvements in window management, and it is also expected to introduce virtual desktops or multiple desktops. Here are some key combinations that can help you accelerate some functions.

Windows 10 has an anchoring window system through desktop extremes but you can structure your windows more quickly through key combinations:

  • Windows key + Right: anchors the window to the right.
  • Windows key + Left: anchors the window to the left.
  • Windows key + Up: Maximizes the window.
  • Windows key + Down: Minimizes the window.

You can combine the arrow keys to adjust the windows to the corners of the desktop. That is, if you press Windows Key + Right and then Up (holding the Windows key), you can adjust the window to the upper right corner (The desktop is divided into four quadrants by default). If you keep holding the Windows key you can use the arrow keys to scroll the window where you want.

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How to configure OneDrive remote access with Windows 10

One of the functions that has been recovered in the OneDrive client built into Windows 10 is to be able to access files from any of our connected PCs directly from OneDrive.com

Many will miss the possibility of the custom and timely file download from OneDrive, as Windows 8.1 allowed it, but instead we have recovered other interesting features.

Perhaps the most notable is that you can set OneDrive in a way that, from the web, you can access any file from various PCs connected to the same account and, of course, even if they are working at the same time.

OneDrive

To set this you must first give a name that you can easily recognize as hostname, though this is more an advice than a necessity. The second step is to configure the OneDrive client to grant OneDrive.com the access to our local data.

OneDrive

For this you will open the client synchronization settings in OneDrive for Windows 10. You can do it in the toolbar by clicking with the right mouse button on the Onedrive Sync icon. Once the setting menu opens, look for the option “Allow OneDrive to access files on this computer.”

Once you enable this feature, you need to go to OneDrive.com and at left you will see a menu with the different machines that you may have connected to Windows 7 or Windows 10 clients. Click on the desired machine. If this is the first time you do it, it will request confirmation by any of the double check methods of your OneDrive account. Once this requirement is met, you can access all drives on your PC.

OneDrive

Windows 10: How to Customize the New Quick Access

It is a customizable system where you can link folders directly without having to walk around with Quick Access. It is as simple as dragging the folder you want to the new “Quick Access” area in the browser. It does not work with direct access, only with folders.

Quick Access

These can be synced folders and it even supports trash bin. The system also works as direct access if you click with the right button the File Browser icon in the taskbar, and of course it also works on any file dialog that you have in any Windows application, either universal or desktop.

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The new AMD A8-7670K APU is here

On May, AMD slightly renewed its high-end APUs launching the new A10-7870K chip with an operating speed faster than their previous flagship, the A10-7850K. Now there comes a new chip, but on this occasion it’s aimed to improve the A8-7650K with higher operating speeds, both in CPU and the GPU.

AMD A8-7670K

AMD A8-7670K is a 10-core chip, with 4-cores in the CPU and 6-cores the GPU. The improvements are found in the speed at which they work, if on the 7650K we had the CPU running at 3.3 GHz and 3.8 GHz with turbo, the new model increases the speed to 3.6 GHz and 3.9 GHz, respectively.

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How to get the traditional start menu back on Windows 10 tablets

For me, Windows 10 for Tablets is perhaps the perfect expression of this operating system. It is able to detect when you are in tablet mode or when you want to use it as a conventional PC. This will give a breath of fresh air to two in one systems and any of these tablets that you find at attractive prices than in any other store.

Something that I didn’t like, however, is that the Start menu, whether I’m in tablet mode or not, opens in full screen. Well, to each their own. For those of us who don’t like it there is a quick way to return to the traditional menu.

Windows 10 start menu

You have to go to Settings > Personalization > Start. There you will find an option that reads: “Use Full Screen”. You just have to turn it off and you will get a traditional start menu, the one many hold dear.

Windows start menu

You can then locate the Start menu settings and switch the “Use Full Screen” to Off.

Windows start menu

Once modified and saved the setting (go back to the main menu) you may use the Start menu in the traditional way, in that beautiful combination of the Start menu in Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Windows start menu

MSI GP72 Leopard Pro-002 17.3-Inch Gaming Laptop Review

Introduction

One of the latest series to be renewed by Intel are the quad-core processors for laptop computers. The truth is that the need for energy conservation, which is one of the fundamental improvements in the Broadwell cores, was not that important in these series. Still, here are the relays already, which come with similar consumption and performance to that of the previous models, but with some improvements, mainly at the graphics level.

MSI GP72 Leopard Pro-002

The MSI model that we’re presenting today is a cheap gaming laptop variant but that can easily become the replacement of your desktop PC with an overall balanced performance and dedicated graphics card capable of offering us some quality gaming. Let’s go to the details.

MSI GP72 Leopard Pro-002 specs

MSI’s GP72 2Qe forms a new cheap 17” laptop series. It has a design similar to that of PE70, the “offimatic” model, but with a more aggressive type, more gaming. It is a simple laptop, without boasting but with a powerful hardware that makes it a good computer.

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Keep your browser under control and get the most out of it: this are the best Chrome extensions

Google Chrome, Google’s web browser, came a couple year ago and since then, its popularity has soared among all kind of users. Its main strengths? The great versatility and browsing speed it offers to our computers.

Another of the reasons of its great success has been the possibility to use extensions and web application to increase the capacity of the browser according to developers and users wishes. Let’s get to know the best 11 Chrome extensions.

Adblock Plus

Adblock Plus

Adblock Plus is one of the most popular Chome extensions loved and hated in equal parts, of all the Chrome extensions. Thanks to it, we can forget all about ads, those annoying web pup-ups and even those of Youtube videos. We will have the option to disable them on many pages, but it is as simple as making a click and Adblock Plus will remember it.

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How much RAM do I need? Select the best memory for your PC

When we buy a new computer, many times we stop to think how much RAM is needed for our day to day activities. It is easy to let yourself be convinced by the vendors, or the desire to have the “best of the best.” But before spending our hard-earned savings, you should think about the use that you will give to the machine.

How to choose the memory

In all cases, it’s usual to buy RAM memory in an even number of modules. That way you can take advantage of a motherboard feature (the models from the latest few years have it) that lets you use both modules at the same time during the execution of tasks (what is known as Dual Channel). So, I will focus on memory amounts that are multiples of 2. To obtain performance from 4GB of RAM or more, you must have a 64-bit operating system.

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How to install Windows 10 and Windows 7/Windows 8 with Dual Boot

The method is simple. We need a spare hard drive or at least an accessible partition. If our hard drive has enough space, we can also free up some space for the partition that will host Windows 10. That’s the way we will do it. We just need a previously installed Windows 7 or Windows 8.

First step: Free up some space for the Windows 10 Partition

From Windows 7, the disk manager can resize partitions to make them bigger or smaller. We will free up 30 GB out of the 120 GB so we have enough space for Windows 10. It has to be unused space. It is not advisable to give less than 60 GB per System, so if you have a smaller unit, perhaps it would be better to make the installation in a separate hard drive since the installation process is pretty much the same.

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We will open the disk management (diskmgmt.msc) and look for the unit we want to resize. Right click it and then resize. We will leave enough space. By default, Windows leaves it in half. That is good enough for us. After reducing the size of the drive, we can go to the next step.

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