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Add 'Open PowerShell Window Here As Admin'

The Windows PowerShell, Is a very powerful command-line tool that allows users to automate and troubleshoot an array of administration tasks, such as terminating non-responding processes, working with Active Directory, filtering computer network Information and a lot more. Wouldn't It be great If you could execute It with admin privileges via the right-click of the mouse? Well, In this tutorial, I will show you how to add the Open PowerShell window here as administratorto the right-click context menu.

Securely Prevent Changing The Taskbar Location

The Taskbar that's located at the bottom of your computer screen, allows you to perform a variety of tasks, such as viewing minimized windows, accessing Task Manager, add or remove Toolbars and a lot more. It also provides the option to place It to the left, right or top of the screen, however If you don't want other users performing such actions, In this tutorial, I will show you how to securely prevent changing the location of the Taskbar.

How To Create An Ease Of Access Center Shortcut

Based on our computing environment and needs, we all use our PC differently to some degree and the requirement to apply changes every now and then, Is Inevitable. Some users however, are unaware of a native utility named the Ease of Access Center which (as Its name Implies) allows you to make your computer easier to use. To have this available at your fingertips, In this tutorial, I will show you how to create an Ease of Access Center shortcut on your desktop.

Securely Disable Access To Windows Features

One of the good things about Windows 10, Is the array of built-In features that extend functionality to the operating system, without the need to opt for third-party tools. These are accessed In Control Panel, namely by selecting Turn Windows features on or off. Not every feature Is needed and If users sharing your PC enable the lot, It may cause performance and/or stability Issues. As such, I will show you how to securely disable access to Windows features.

How To Add 'Run As Administrator' To VBS Files

Just like JavaScript, a VBScript (Visual Basic Script), Is a client-side scripting language containing code that can be executed within the Windows environment, or Internet Explorer. It was originally developed by Microsoft, and Is basically a lighter version of Microsoft Visual Basic. Sometimes you need to execute a VBS file with elevated privileges, hence In this tutorial, I will show you how to add Run as administrator to the right-click context menufor all VBS files.

Remove The Password Reveal Button On Sign In

The security of your computer In preventing unauthorized access by anyone attempting to sign In, Is only as good as the user account password that's used to protect It. Windows 10 makes It easy to see If you've typed the correct password, by pressing the password reveal button at the sign In screen. This however, Is a security concern, hence In this tutorial, I will show you how to completely remove the password reveal button.

How To Backup And Restore Pinned Apps

Regardless of the computing tasks you perform, be It In a busy corporate environment or simply navigating on your PC at home, you will utilize your favorite apps more often than others- probably on a daily basis. As such, pinning them to the Taskbar, allows access with a click of the mouse. But for one reason or another, what If they've been removed? Well, In this tutorial, I will show you how to backup and restore pinned apps on the Taskbar.

Add 'Edit With PowerShell ISE As Administrator'

The standard Windows PowerShell, Is a very powerful command-line tool that allows users to automate and troubleshoot an array of administration tasks, such as terminating non-responding processes, working with Active Directory, filtering computer network Information and a lot more. The Windows PowerShell ISE, Is a lot more powerful than Its standard counterpart, hence In this tutorial, I will show you how to add Edit with PowerShell ISE as administrator to the right-click menu.

How To Create A System Performance Report

Just about every activity performed on your computer, can be viewed (to a certain degree) by various tools native to the Windows platform. Whether It's hard disk activity, network Information, Ram & CPU usage- It's either stored In real time, or a report can be generated. In this tutorial, I will show you how to generate a System Performance Report, that displays various details pertaining to the computer's activity.

Check In Depth Details Of BitLocker Drives

Whether you're operating In a work environment, or have a network setup at home with multiple computers and virtual machines up and running, It's Important to protect your sensitive data by using BitLocker Drive Encryption. As such, sometimes there Is the need to check the status of the encrypted drives or partitions, particularly when Implementing changes. In this tutorial, I will show you how to check In depth details of BitLocker encrypted drives.

Add Run With Priority To The Right Click Menu

To allow your Windows 10 operating system to function at It's optimal state, by default, Windows shares your computer's CPU resources between every application that's running In the background. If an application Is allocated a higher priority level, It gets more CPU resources, thus allows better performance. You can however, manually apply priority levels according to your needs. Wouldn't It be great If you could do this via a right-click of the mouse? Well, In this tutorial, I will show you how to add Run with priority to the right-click context menu.

How To Create A Speech Recognition Shortcut

Having your computer perform certain tasks with your voice alone, without the need to use the keyboard and mouse, was unimaginable back In the days of the good old 16-bit Windows 3.1 operating system. Nowadays, It's very much a reality by using the native Speech Recognition utility In Windows 10. To have It readily available, In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a Speech Recognition shortcut on your desktop.

Securely Prevent The Display From Turning Off

One of the good things about Windows 10, aside from an array of perks at your fingertips, Is It's multiple power management settings that allow you to control how your computer behaves, such as turning off the display after a certain period of Inactivity. If however, you're sharing your PC and do not want users messing around with the display settings, In this tutorial, I will show you how to securely prevent anyone from turning It off.

How To Set Password Complexity Requirements

The security of  your Windows user account, Is only as good as the password that's used to protect It. If It's based on commonly used, easy to guess or contains some sort of personal entries, such as part of your full name and date of birth, It's like leaving the key under the mat In your own home- an open Invitation for anyone to gain access. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to set a password complexity requirement for user accounts.

Add 'Copy & Move To Folder' To The Right Click

If you're working In a busy environment, whereby you're copying and/or moving files and folders quite regularly on a daily basis, by default, Windows 10 has the Move to folder and Copy to folder In the Home tab In the File Explorer ribbon. This however, Is not very convenient when performing heavy operations from one directory to another. As such, I will demonstrate how to add the Copy and Move to folder to the right-click context menu.

How To Reset Task Manager To It's Default State

The Windows Task Manager, Is native to the Windows platform and Is a very useful utility to both perform and monitor an array of tasks on your computer. For Instance, you can view all active processes running In the background, terminate those that you don't need and the list goes on. You can also customize It according to your needs, however sometimes you may wish to start fresh again, hence In this tutorial, I will show you how to reset Task Manager to It's default state.

How To Create A System Information File

If you own a desktop computer, Irrespective whether It's just been purchased or only a year or two old, there will be the need to upgrade It's hardware components as technology moves forward. As such, It's vital to know the specifications of those that you're planning to replace. Rather than taking apart your PC (which Is not very convenient), In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a System Information file, thus allow you to view comprehensive details pertaining to your computer.

Create A Run Menu Shortcut In Windows 10

The Windows Run Menu (also known as Run Command or Run Dialog Box), Is a very powerful utility that allows you to perform an array of tasks, such as accessing the Command Prompt, the Windows Registry, execute programs & applications and the list goes on. Wouldn't It be nice If you could access It with a double-click of the mouse? Well, In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a Run menu shortcut on your computer's desktop.

Add Disk Cleanup To The Right Click Menu

Keeping your computer running at It's optimal state, Is of the utmost Importance to ensure smooth and hassle-free operations during your day-to-day computational tasks. A part of this equation, Is to keep your PC's hard disk free from clutter, by removing unnecessary files using a native utility named Disk Cleanup. Wouldn't It be great If you could do It via a simple right-click of the mouse? Well, In this tutorial, I will show you how to add Disk Cleanup to the right-click context menu.

How To Add Items To 'All Apps' In The Start Menu

The new and Improved Windows 10 Start Menu, combines the look and feel of the classic menu In Windows 7, as well as a few bits and pieces of the Start Screen In Windows 8.1. Along with this, Is the ability to customize It by adding your favorite programs and applications In the All apps section, however some apps simply fail to register. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to add Items to the All apps list In the Start menu.

How To Set The CPU Process Priority Level

To allow your Windows 10 operating system to function at It's optimal state, by default, Windows shares your computer's CPU resources between every application that's running In the background. If an application Is allocated a higher priority level, It gets more CPU resources, thus allows better performance. You can however, manually apply priority levels according to your needs, hence In this tutorial, I will show you how to set the CPU process priority for applications.

How To Create A Settings Shortcut In Windows 10

In Windows 10, when you open the Settings app by (for example) hitting the Start button and then the Settings Icon via the Start Menu, It allows you to access quite a number of settings and features such as System, Devices, Network & Internet, Personalization, Accounts, Time & Language and more. Wouldn't It be great If you could access It with a simple double-click of the mouse? Well, In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a Settings shortcut In Windows 10.

How To Add A Personalize Classic Context Menu

In Windows 10, when you right-click on a blank area on your computer's desktop and select the Personalize option, It allows you to access quite a number of settings and features such as desktop background, theme settings, desktop Icon settings, mouse pointers and more. Wouldn't It be great, If these were available via a simple right-click of the mouse? Well, In this tutorial, I will show you how to add a Personalize classic context menu.