Two Ways To Directly Open Folder Specific Command Prompt In Windows 8

Using the command prompt in Windows can often simplify tasks or make them quicker to perform. In Windows 7 and 8, there are ways to directly make a command prompt windows open that is specific to a folder. What this means is that there is no need to first open a default command prompt and then change directory to a particular folder. Here are two ways to do to directly open a command prompt with the...

How To Change Message Font Preferences In Windows 8/8.1 Mail App

The message font type, size and color of Windows Mail program that comes with Windows 8/8.1 can be changed as needed. Here is how : Open the Mail application and access the “Settings” charm bar. (Shortcut key : Windows key + I). List of shortcuts can be found here. Click on “Options”. Next, scroll down to “Message font” section and change the preferences of font...

How To Schedule PC Shut Down Through A Few Clicks

PC Shutdown Timer is a simple, free program that can schedule a PC running Windows to either shut down, restart, or hibernate. Download it from here. To schedule any of the above PC activities, simply enter the time (in minutes) or choose from a list of preset time intervals through “Static Time”. Once the schedule is set, minimize the program. It will continue to run in the background...

How To Scan Browser Data For Cached Images In Windows

When browsing websites, the images displayed on web pages are cached locally in the browser cache. It can be useful to know what images are cached locally. ImageCacheViewer is a simple tool for Windows to do that. It is freeware and can be downloaded from here. After downloading, it doesn’t need a setup. Simply extract the compressed folder contents and run the exe file. It scans the cache folders...

Quickly Scan Files And Folders For Disk Usage In Windows

It can be a bit tedious to exactly drill down to individual files or folders that take up a lot of space in Windows. Here is where TreeSize Free comes in handy. It is a freeware for Windows that quickly scans entire disk and presents the granular details of all files and folders that are present. Download and install it from here. Once installed, click on “Scan” and choose the drives/partitions/directory...

Display Data Usage Info For Metered Connections In Windows 8.1

For metered network connections in Windows 8/8.1, it can be useful to know the estimated data usage of such connections. (A previous article described how to set data usage limit for network connections in Windows 8/8.1). Here is how to show the data usage information for metered connections : Access the Settings charm : Windows key + I (list of Windows 8 charm shortcuts can be found here). Click...