5 features everyone wants to see in Windows 10

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A few days ago I candidly expressed my feelings on why I thought Windows 10 is the answer to the wrong question.  A few months before that, I talked about why I think Microsoft is poised to fail.

Well today I want to show you a propitious sign that seems to indicate that Microsoft cares about what we have to say.

Microsoft is using the feedback system from uservoice.com to see the top complaints people have against Windows 10.

I bet you 100 bit coins that you can’t guess what the biggest complaint is.

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How to add tabbed browsing to Explorer in Windows 8

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I know Windows is called windows for a reason: it’s an operating system with multiple windows – duh I get that - but sometimes managing all those windows can become onerous.

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How to quickly restart explorer.exe in Windows 10

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Oh no!

Your computer is frozen but you can’t spare a minute to wait for a reboot. Is there a quick way to reboot the operating system without actually rebooting the entire computer?

Yup!

Today I want to show you an arcane little trick for rebooting the computer without actually rebooting it.

I first showed you this trick in a post I did last year with Windows 7 and I’m happy to tell you that it also works in Windows 8, 8.1 and 10.

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How to remove Favorites and Frequent Folders in the Windows 10 File Explorer

The Windows 10 Home Screen sucks

Windows 10 is upon us and there are a few things that I like and others that I hate.

I’ve been playing with Windows 10 for several weeks now and have developed a penchant for the remixed start menu and diaphanous command prompt.  I’ve also grown to like Virtual Desktops but there are a few other things about Windows 10 that annoy me.

Today I want to talk about one of those annoyances.

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The vim and viability of Virtual Desktops in Windows 10

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When people hear the phrase “Virtual Desktops” they probably think of “Virtual Reality” headsets.

It’s fine – I used to make the same error; it actually turns out that Virtual Desktops are better than that: well at least when it comes to productivity.

I named this post the vim and viability of Virtual Desktops because – well for one, I like the word vim which means energy and because I want to show you how to get the most out of this new feature that was inaugurated with Windows 10.

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