Weekly Windows Tips and Tricks

Q1. How to change default apps in Windows 10

If you want to change default apps in Windows 10, then follow the following steps described below.

Step 1:- Click on the Start menu. It’s the Windows logo in the bottom left of your screen.
Step 2: – Click on Settings. Now settings dialogue box will open
Step 3: – Click on System
Step 4: – Now from the left side navigation list find Default Apps and Click on it.
Step 5: – Now click on the app you want to change from the category.
Step 6: – Click on the app you want to make the default.

Q2. I want to make Nitro PDF(any apps, Nitro PDF is use here as an example) as my default PDF viewer, but I don’t find any option to make Nitro PDF as default PDF viewer in Windows 10. How do I make it the default PDF viewer?

If you want to change any application for any particular file type and you don’t find the option to change it, then follow the following steps.

Step 1:- Click on the Start menu. It’s the Windows logo in the bottom left of your screen.
Step 2: – Click on Settings. Now settings dialogue box will open
Step 3: – Click on System
Step 4: – Now from the left side navigation list find Default Apps and Click on it
Step 5: – Now you scroll down, until you find the option to select ‘Choose default applications by file type’, click on it.
Step 6: – Now scroll down, you will find ‘.pdf’, click on it.
Step 7: – Click on the app you want to make the default.

Q3. I changed all the default application for Windows 10, and now I didn’t find any option go back in previous state. I want to reset all my default application in windows 10 as before? How do I do it?

Step 1:- Click on the Start menu. It’s the Windows logo in the bottom left of your screen.
Step 2: – Click on Settings. Now settings dialogue box will open
Step 3: – Now Click on System
Step 4: – Now from the left side navigation list find Default Apps and Click on it
Step 5: – Now scroll down to the bottom of the menu. You will find reset button.

Step 6: – Click the reset button to reset all default applications in windows 10.

Q4. I want to change my taskbar color in Windows 10. How do I do that in Windows 10?

If you want to change your default taskbar color in windows 10, then follow the following steps.

Step 1:- Click on the Start menu. It’s the Windows logo in the bottom left of your screen.
Step 2: – Click on Settings. Now settings dialogue box will open
Step 3: – Now click on personalization. And your personalization dialogue box will open
Step 4: – From the left side navigation menu find colors.
Step 5: – Click on colors
Step 6: – Then, find the option ‘Automatically pick an accent color from my background’. If the option is enabled, disable it.
Step 7: – After you disabling the option, you will find a dialogue box ‘Choose your accent color’. Select a color you like.

Note: – You will also find option ‘Show color on Start, taskbar, and action center’ and ‘Make Start, taskbar and action center transparent’. You can disable them and enable them as you like.

Q5. I don’t find taskbar tray notify icons. I restarted my computer, but that didn’t solve the problem? How do I get back my taskbar notify icons again?

To get back your taskbar notify icons again, just follow the following steps

Step 1: – Press windows key + R to open the run dialogue box.
Step 2: – Type ‘regedit’ and hit enter or click the ‘OK’ button.
Step 3: – Now registry editor dialogue box will open.
Step 4: – Now HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Classes – > Local Settings – > Software – > Microsoft -> Windows – >CurrentVersion ->TrayNotify
Step 5: – Now delete the system registry value ‘IconStreams’ and ‘PastIconsStream’, and close the windows registry editor.
Step 6: – Now make right click over task bar and open Windows Task Manager.
Step 7: – Go to process tabs and select ‘explorer.exe’ and click on End Process button.
Step 8: – Now restart your computer and your taskbar notify icons will appear again.