Category: settings

If you get annoyed by the frequency and intrusiveness of popup notifications on the Windows desktop, it’s easy to control them or silence them altogether.  When a notification arrives, either as a popup on the desktop, or within the action centre, mouse over it and…

Windows Updates can be annoying, especially if you have a low-bandwidth Internet connection.  Fortunately Windows 10 includes controls to help you manage how you receive updates on your PCs, and from where they come.  Opening Settings and navigating to Update & Security and then Delivery Optimisation is…

Windows includes a Spatial Sound feature that can add an extra-immersive, surround feel to audio on your PC, especially when using headphones.  It’s very easy to use as well.  All you need to do to activate (or deactivate) it is to open Settings and then navigate…

Windows includes a Dark Mode that can be used throughout both the operating system and in compatible apps, and it’s very easy to use.  It’s activated by a simple button in Settings.  Open the Settings app and navigate to Personalisation and then Colours.  You will see a Choose your…

Having a lot of apps running in the background on your PC can really slow things down, and sometimes even cause a PC to grind to a halt.  It’s not helped when software also installs additional apps, such as updaters and helper utilities (answers on…