Windows 10 Quiet Hours

Windows 10 has Improved the way notifications get displayed and stored. The notifications come in sliding from the right and can then later be seen in the Action Center. Notifications are a good way of staying on the top of things. Getting emails from Outlook or a message from Teams or Skype.

What if you were making a presentation and sharing your screen and you find emails or messages coming In? It would be quite embarrassing right? The best way would be to somehow disable those notifications before you start making the presentation. Windows 10 has a feature called Quite Hours that serves this purpose.

Enabling Quiet Hours disables the notifications coming In. This would save you from any kind of embarrassment that you may or may not have while making the presentation.

This is how you can enable Quiet Hours

  1. Click on the Action Center Icon located on the rightmost end.
  2. And then click on Quiet Hours. This would then turn the button blue Indicating that it has been enabled.

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When you are done with the presentation and want to get the notifications back just click on the Quiet Hours button again. Once the blue disappears from the button you would know that Quiet Hours has been disabled.



Finding a matching brace in PowerShell ISE

Just like in Visual Studio, it is helpful to know the matching brace in the Power Shell Editor. If you are near the opening brace, it would tell you where the closing brace is and vice-versa.

Power Shell ISE is the Power Shell Editor for Windows. In order to find the matching brace, one would have to type the following keyboard shortcut


Windows-Cannot detect external display

There may be times when you encounter situations where your laptop cannot detect an external display even though it is connected. There can be many causes for this. The obvious  is to check whether your laptop is properly connected to the external display and your monitor is powered ON.


The next thing is to go to your Display Settings. Open the Run Window (Ctrl+R) and type desk.cpl, this would take you to the Display Settings Window.

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Now that you are In the Settings page click on the undetected monitor.

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Scroll down and under the Multiple Displays dropdown, select Extend these Displays. Now your monitor should be back in life!!



A website that helps you Install common software in Windows

A website that helps you Install common software in Windows

We have all been through this, when we try to setup our new laptop the first thing that we do is Install the basic applications that we require everyday. For Instance we would start by Installing the browsers-like Chrome, Firefox. And then probably if you have online storage accounts the Dropbox or One Drive. Each Application has got it’s own setup process where one would have to go their respective website, download an executable file and follow the wizard. A step gets repeated for each application that you Install.

Fortunately this should be a thing of the past since now there is a website called Ninite  that helps you Install all your applications at once! Forget the hassle of going through different wizards and watching an application Install. So all you need to do is select the applications that you would like to Install from the website and then everything will be taken care of. This would Install applications in the background so you don’t need to bother about going through a wizard.


Last chance to upgrade to Windows 10 for free-Jan 16!

Microsoft is finally closing the free upgrade option to Windows 10 tomorrow (Jan 16). So, this option is for people who use assistive technologies. But anyone could basically upgrade by going to this website and clicking on Upgrade Now. 

So if anybody is using a previous version of windows this is your last chance!!!


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Built in Screen Recording in Windows 10

Did you guys know that Windows 10 has a built in Screen Recording Feature? Well if you didn’t, they definitely have one! It’s part of the Xbox App that is Installed in Windows 10 by default.

One could start by hitting the Windows Key and G.  A popup would appear whether you would like to open Game bar, agree to it.

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Then you could start and stop recording by clicking on the recording button!


PC Start from where you left off

Microsoft recently announced a major update to their Windows 10 O.S. called the “Fall Creators Update“. There were many new features that were released during this update. One of the features that caught my attention was the seamless experience transitioning from a phone to a PC.

With this update the Microsoft Apps on your phone can sync with the PC. For Example- If you are browsing a website on the Edge Browser in your phone, you can visit the same page while using your Edge Browser on your PC.

In order to have this experience make sure Windows 10 has all the latest updates. Here are the steps in order to connect your Phone with your PC. This is a one time setup.

  1. Install Edge Browser on your Phone from the Play Store or the App Store.
  2. On your PC From Start goto Settings.
  3. Then Click on Phone. Phone.png
  4. After that click on Add Phone. 

This should help you get connected. And it also assumes that you have a Microsoft Account and you are using the same account to sign Into your Edge Bowser on your Phone and your PC. If you don’t have a Microsoft Account, you can create one by going to this site .