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Prevent Changing The Screen Saver Timeout Period

Everyone personalizes their computer to a certain degree, and although screen savers were a requirement for old CRT monitors to prevent blurring of Images and text, they're not needed nowadays for LCD monitors and the like. Nonetheless, for one reason or another, users still tend to apply It, hence In this tutorial, I will show you how to securely prevent the screen saver timeout period from being changed.

Create A Uninstall A Program Desktop Shortcut

Upon first purchasing your computer, one of the first things you'd do, Is begin to Install your favorite programs and applications and remove a few useless pre-Installed apps by the manufacturer. As time moves forward, so too does the need to add newer versions that're released by the developer and as such, the older application(s) must first be removed. To simplify the removal process, In this tutorial, I will show you how to create an uninstall a program shortcut on your desktop.

Set Account Lockout Threshold for Local Accounts

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, anyone with physical access to your computer, can easily try and guess It with repeated login attempts. As such, In this tutorial, I will demonstrate how to set an Account lockout threshold for local user accounts.

Create A Libraries Desktop Icon In Windows 10

One of the most underestimated features on the Windows platform, Is the default Windows Libraries, that allows you to organize your files and folders In one central location, Irrespective of where they're located on your network or computer. As such, you can find what you're after with Incredible ease. Wouldn't It be nice, If you could access the Libraries feature with a double-click of the mouse? Well, In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a Libraries Desktop Icon on your PC.

Add 'Empty Recycle Bin' To The Right Click Menu

The objective of the Recycle Bin, Is to act as a safeguard when deleting files & folders, whereby you have the option to restore them at a later time. It also allows you to customize It's size, remove files Immediately on deletion and whether to display a delete confirmation dialog box. Wouldn't It be great, If you had the Empty Recycle Bin option In the right-click context menu? Well, In this tutorial, I will show you how to apply It with Incredible ease.

How To Change The Default Network Icon

We're all different to some degree In how we use, configure and customize the Windows 10 operating system. Based on our computing environment, the need to change desktop Icons from their default state to something that's clearly Identifiable, allows ease of use with the tasks at hand. Whilst this Is quite simple with normal Icons, It's not the same with the Network Icon. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to change the default Network Icon without the aid of third-party tools.

How To View Network Data Usage In Windows 10

Having knowledge of exactly which applications are using your network connection and the amount of data consumed, can be very beneficial, particularly If your data Is capped by your ISP. Moreover, some types of malware require an active connection to communicate with Its author, hence It's of the utmost Importance to Identify this before It's too late. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to view your network data usage In Windows 10.

Remove The Sleep, Shutdown & Restart Buttons

When you're performing your computing tasks day In, day out, you will Inevitably have the need to either put It to sleep, give It a reboot or completely shut It down. The most common method to do either of these, Is via the Windows 10 Start menu, by pressing the Power button and making your selection thereafter. If you don't want other users who're sharing your PC from doing the same, In this tutorial, I will show you how to completely remove the Sleep, Shutdown & Restart buttons.

Prevent Disabling The Screen Saver Password

Everyone personalizes their computer to a certain degree, and although screen savers were a requirement for old CRT monitors to prevent blurring of Images and text, they're not needed nowadays for LCD monitors and the like. It Is however, somewhat of a commonality for users to apply a screen saver password and to make sure that no one attempts to remove It, In this tutorial, I will show you how to securely prevent It from being disabled.

How To Create A Slide To Shutdown Shortcut

Typically found on Windows 10 mobile devices and also tablets, Is a cool feature named Slide to shutdown, whereby (as Its name Implies) allows you to power down the unit by swiping the screen In a downward motion. Wouldn't It be nice, If you had this on your Windows 10 computer? Well, In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a Slide to shut down shortcut on your desktop.

Remove 'Set As Desktop Background'

We all personalize our computer to some degree such as applying custom themes, organizing folders with dedicated Icons that represent It's contents and the list goes on. Having an attractive desktop background, Is certainly part of this equation and If you have multiple users on your PC, they can alter It at any time. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to completely remove the Set as desktop background feature from the right-click context menu.

Disable Set Program Access & Computer Defaults

A somewhat hidden feature on the Windows platform that's been around since the official release of Windows Vista, Is named Set Program Access and Computer Defaults. As the name Implies, It basically allows you to specify the types of default programs for certain tasks, such as web browsing and sending emails. This also means that other users sharing your PC, can do the same and perhaps apply unwanted changes. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to securely disable Set Program Access and Computer Defaults with Incredible ease.

Securely Disable One Drive In Windows 10

Formerly known as SkyDrive, Microsoft Integrated an online cloud storage and file hosting service named OneDrive Into Windows 10. It basically allows you to store your Important files and documents onto your OneDrive account, hence you can access them no matter where you're located. Whatever the reason may be, If you want to completely disable OneDrive, In this tutorial, I will show you how to do It with Incredible ease.

How To Add 'Attributes' To The Right Click Menu

When you work with files on your Windows operating system, their behavior In how they can be accessed and whether they can In fact be viewed and/or edited, Is determined by their respective attributes. Given there are so many file attributes that you can work with, It can be a somewhat arduous task locating each one. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to add Attributes to the right-click context menu.

Prevent Users From Reusing The Same Password

The security of your computer In preventing unauthorized access by anyone attempting to sign In, Is only as good as the local user account password that's used to protect It. If you're using the same password over and over again and a given user has knowledge of this, It's an open Invitation to the sensitive data stored on your PC's hard disk. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to prevent users from reusing the same local user account password.

How To Do A System Restore Via Advanced Startup

The fact Is, the more activity you perform on your computer such as downloading and Installing applications or tweaking the operating system, the greater the chance of corruption and loss of functionality. In such cases, one way to get the OS back to It's normal state, Is to hit a System Restore. However, sometimes you cannot access It within the Windows environment, hence In this tutorial, I will show you how to perform a System Restore via Advanced Startup.