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First look at Stardock Curtains

Stardock Curtains is the latest software program for Windows 10 by Stardock, a company known for tools such as the start menu replacement Start10, the desktop unclutterer Fences, or the tab-to-windows-adder Groupy. Stardock describes Curtains as a way to add "additional styles to Windows" similarly to the dark and light mode styles of the Windows 10...

Google Chrome 84 is out with security patches

Google released Chrome 84 Stable, the latest version of the stable branch of its browser Google Chrome, to the public on July 14, 2020. The new version is a security update first and foremost, but it introduces other changes and improvements to the browser as well. Google plans to roll out the update over the coming days and weeks; users who use Chrome...

Download and install programs with a single command with just-install

How do you install most software? You visit the program's page, click the download page, search for the version you want, download it, wait for it to complete and then run the installer. That can be exhausting depending on various factors (download size, speed, available versions, number of programs you need to download). What if I told you there...

Microsoft Windows Security Updates July 2020 overview

It is the second Tuesday of the month and that means that it is Patch Day for Windows and other Microsoft products. The Microsoft Windows July 2020 Patch Day brings security updates for all supported client and server versions of Microsoft's Windows operating system as well as other company products such as Microsoft Edge. Our monthly overview provides...

Ghacks Deals: The CompTIA Linux Network Professional Bundle (94% off)

The CompTIA Linux Network Professional Bundle preps you for CompTIA Linux+ (XK0-004) and CompTIA Network+ (N10-007) certification exams. It includes a total of 62 hours of content and helps you with the following (among other things): Practice an organized test-preparation routine through the use of proven series elements & techniques Understand...

Microsoft retires OneDrive's Fetch Files feature

Microsoft plans to remove the Fetch Files feature from its OneDrive desktop client at the end of July 2020. The feature allows OneDrive users to transfer files directly from another computer linked to the account from the OneDrive website. The feature supports network locations and regular locations for the fetching of files, but requires that the...

View tab previews, save and restore sessions with the Tabby - Window & Tab Manager extension for Firefox

Navigating through browser tabs without the help of some extension or the other can be rather difficult. Forget scrolling through the tab bar, using a vertical scrollable list can be a lot faster. Tabby - Window & Tab Manager makes that possible. The extension puts a colorful three-line icon on the toolbar, clicking on it opens its interface....

New Microsoft Edge gets option to navigate back and forward using Backspace

All modern web browsers keep track of a tab's history so that users may go back or forward in history easily. A click on the back or forward button opens the previous page or the next page that was open in the browser. Some browsers support additional functionality, e.g. a right-click feature to display the entire tab history in a menu to make jumping...

Save URLs copied to the clipboard with Portable Bookmarks for Windows

Many users save their favorite sites as bookmarks to preserve them and access them quickly. Though I prefer visual bookmarks (speed-dials), I maintain my bookmarks by organizing them into folders. An advantage of syncing them with your Firefox or Google account, is that you don't lose your collection when you reinstall Windows, switch computers,...

Microsoft appears to have fixed the Recovery Partition hell in Windows 10

Windows 10 users who perform a fresh install of the operating system won't run into issues related to the creation of Recovery Partitions on the operating system anymore starting Windows 10 version 2004 according to reports. The Recovery Partition is an essential part of the Windows installation; it may be used to restore the operating system if issues...

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