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If you have OneDrive sync activated for your documents, pictures, other libraries and you you regularly modify your files, shuffle here and there; the OneDrive client eats up a lot of network bandwidth.

 

Here's how you can ask the OneDrive client on Windows 10 to use low bandwidth while transferring files between your PC and cloud.

Published by on under OneDrive | Tips
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YouTube is the most played streaming sites, where you can watch movies, videos and listen to video songs. Playing it in the foreground is a limitation to the free users, which can be withdrawn by paying a monthly or yearly subscription.

 

But what if you don't want to pay, and still want to play it in the background? There's a cool trick (if you have Android), and we are going to discuss it here.

Published by on under Android | Tech News

While adding assembly reference in Visual Studio 2017, if you are facing the following error message: "Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component", this could be due to ReferenceManagerPackage failed to load. If you encountered this issue, here's a quick solution for you to resolve it.

Published by on under Tips | Visual Studio 2017

You might be aware that the Microsoft Edge preview builds powered by Google's Chromium engine are now available for you to try during its initial development stage, so that, you can start giving feedback for a better future.

 

While using the latest preview build, you may want to know whether the new Edge browser supports Dark Theme. In this quick tip, we will learn the way to enable dark theme on Chromium Edge.

Published by on under Chrome | Internet Browser

The latest version of Visual Studio 2017 (version 15.8) supports multiple carets. This means that, you can now create multiple insertion and selection points in your code file which will improve your productivity in certain conditions.

 

In this part of my Visual Studio Productivity Tips series, we will discuss how easy it is to add or delete code at multiple cursor positions.

Published by on under Tips | Visual Studio 2017

Have you ever wanted to copy some text or images from one device and use that on another device? Microsoft now added this cross-device functionality to latest version of Windows 10. With the power of clipboard cloud-sync, you can now easily perform copy-paste across your synced devices.

 

Here's how to enable clipboard history and clipboard cloud-sync feature on Windows 10, so that, you can copy text/image from one device and paste it on another device.

Published by on under Tips | Windows

How many times this happened with you that you need a bootable USB device to boot into your PC and/or to do a fresh installation? You can easily get an ISO/DVD image of the Windows 10 installer but to use this you required to create a bootable USB/DVD device.

 

Earlier we have covered many articles building bootable drive with many tools. Today, we will learn how to create Windows 10 bootable device using Rufus.

Published by on under Tips | Windows

If you didn't hear about Windows in-built ReadyBoost feature, it's a disk caching software component which enables flash drives and SD cards to act like a memory cache. In most slow performing systems, ReadyBoost improves the overall system performance.

 

In this article we will learn about ReadyBoost, its minimum requirements and how it works to increase system performance.

Published by on under Tips | Windows

Data privacy and anonymous browsing were once luxuries that people, despite having the possibility to afford them, opted to ignore. However, times have changed, and those "optional" traits quietly became necessities because hackers and cybercriminals have developed innovative ways to steal identities, data, and money.

 

Setting up a VPN (Virtual Private Network) using a Windows 10 PC is very straightforward. In this post, we will learn how to set up and run a VPN.

Published by on under Tips | Win10Tips

While running an MSI installation using the Windows Installer Service, you may sometime encounter a fatal error with Exit Code as 1603. This 1603 error code is an MSI error code which indicates a failure, that is generic and computer-specific.

 

If you face this issue while installing an application package using the Windows Installer, here's a list of known causes that generates 1603 errors.

Published by on under Solution | Tips

Do you know that Windows 10 has a cool trick to enable slide to shutdown feature? If you have a touch screen you would more likely to use a finger slide option to shutdown your system. In this short quick tip, we will learn how to do it.

 

This can be done by executing the command SlideToShutDown.exe, which resides in the %windir%\System32 directory of any windows system.

Published by on under Tips | Windows

Prior to the release of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.8, the Visual Studio Installer was downloading and installing the setup files in parallel. As a result, you had to always stay connected to online during the installation time.

 

If you have slow or limited internet connection, it was becoming difficult for many people. Now, this has been solved.

Published by on under Tips | Visual Studio 2017

Microsoft started rolling out its 'Folder Protection' feature to OneDrive, which is also known as "Known Folder Move". This feature keeps your system safe and protected by automatically taking backup of important documents from user data folders like Desktop, Documents and Pictures.

 

If you are a Windows Insider, you might have already received this update in early July. For non-insiders, here's how to enable this protection.

Published by on under Known Folder Move | OneDrive

You might be aware of the Reader Mode / Read View in latest web browsers. This feature enables you to get out of the distracting elements while reading a content of a web page. Microsoft Edge provides a small book icon in the address bar to help you to create a clutter-free layout.

 

Along with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17711, Microsoft added additional themes in reader view to make your browsing eye-comfortable.

Published by on under Tips | Win10Tips

Tired of remembering and writing the complete path of the registry key? In latest Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 17711, Microsoft introduces a new feature to Registry Editor that will help you to navigate to the registry key path easily with auto-fill.

 

In this quick blog post, we are going to see how this feature would ease our work. A video demonstration has been included.

Published by on under Tips | Win10Tips

Do you know that you can logically organize your Azure resources by category? Once you login to Microsoft Azure portal, you can categorize them by using Tags. Tags enable you to retrieve related resources from different Resource Groups.

 

To know how to organize Azure resources using tags, let's discuss this in today's post as part of my Azure Tips and Tricks series.

Published by on under Azure | Azure Portal

Microsoft is planning to ship many new features and enhancements in the next major version of Windows 10, that includes a lot of improvements to Microsoft Edge. One of them is the ability to control the media autoplay feature on the browser.

 

If you want to know how to turn off or disable autoplay media in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10, here's the simple mentioned steps.

Published by on under Microsoft Edge | Tips

Have you heard about Global Directory and Subscription Filter on the Microsoft Azure Portal? This filter allows you to select a set of Azure Subscriptions and save them as default Azure subscriptions. Using this, you will be able to better manage your resources online.

 

If you didn't hear about this subscription filtering yet, we are going to quickly discuss about it in today's Azure Tips and Tricks post.

Published by on under Azure | Azure Portal

If you are using Microsoft Azure Portal, you may already know how to change the theme of the portal. This can be done from the Azure Portal Settings itself, which provides you four different themes at this moment.

 

But, do you know that you can easily switch from one theme to the other without navigating to the portal settings? In this quick tip, we are going to discuss about it.

Published by on under Azure | Azure Portal