Troubleshoot: HDR Black Screen After Adjusting the Volume

Troubleshoot: HDR Black Screen After Adjusting the Volume

In Windows 10, you can play HDR (High Dynamic Range) content on an HDR10-enabled built-in display or an external monitor (or TV) connected to your computer.

HDR is a technology designed to improve the contrast and color of the content you see on the screen. Unlike standard dynamic range (SDR), the high dynamic range provides brighter, richer colors and a wider range of detail for better image quality in supported videos, games, and applications.

While HDR technology works easily on powerful smart TVs, it doesn’t work as well on desktops and laptops running Windows 10. You have to make sure your device meets the minimum requirements. You’ll have to manually enable HDR on the screen and in the operating system, and you may run into several problems. read more

Solved: Sticky Notes Get Stuck When `Loading`

Solved: Sticky Notes Get Stuck When `Loading`

Your Sticky Notes may not load if the installation of the Sticky Notes app is corrupted. In addition, competing applications (such as OneNote) may also cause the aforementioned error.

Users encounter this problem (usually after upgrading their operating system or application) when they try to start Sticky Notes and it freezes on startup (or the screen turns gray/closes) and they have to close it via the Task Manager.

Before you get to the solutions to fix Sticky Notes in Windows 10, be sure to close the Sticky Notes app through Task Manager and back it up to keep your notes safe. read more

Fix: Explorer.exe does not start on Windows 10 startup

Fix: Explorer.exe does not start on Windows 10 startup

A corrupted Windows registry can cause all sorts of problems. Some of you may have encountered a problem where after logging in, only a blank screen appears on your computer. No desktop, no taskbar!  This may be because explorer.exe, which should have started automatically, did not start at all.

While some registry errors can cause this problem, it is also possible that the problem is caused by a virus infection that is preventing Windows File Explorer from running.

Why explorer.exe doesn’t start when you start Windows 10?

Why explorer.exe doesn't start when you start Windows 10?

If explorer.exe doesn’t load when you start your computer, it could be a sign of file corruption, a system error, or the presence of a virus. The problem is usually limited to this file and can often be solved by removing viruses from your computer and using system scanning and recovery utilities. You can also try to solve the problem by turning to a registry editor. These tools are available to anyone with administrator privileges. Therefore, you may need to contact your system administrator before making changes. read more

Troubleshooting Remote Desktop: Your Credentials Did Not Work

Troubleshooting Remote Desktop: Your Credentials Did Not Work

Problems logging into Remote Desktop are common. When trying to connect to the Remote Desktop network, many users get the following error message: “Your credentials did not match, login attempt failed.” When you encounter this problem, the first step is obviously to verify your credentials.

However, many users found that the credentials were correct and in many cases worked without problems. Users have reported this problem in new versions of the operating system and immediately after reinstalling Windows. read more

Restoring the missing Adobe Creative Cloud Apps tab

Missing Adobe Creative Cloud Apps tab

The Apps tab in the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop application is missing in two cases: either you are logged in with your company accounts, or you are using the desktop application as a private user. In the latter case, several reasons can lead to this error message, including corrupt XML files, incorrectly defined configurations, incomplete OBE data, incorrect application installation, etc.

There is an official page created by Adobe itself to address this issue, but the advice there doesn’t seem to work. In this article, we’ll look at the two scenarios listed above. read more

Fixed: The Sticky Notes icon in the taskbar is not combined

We still use Sticky Notes as a powerful reminder tool to plan our day and copy text from another app. By default, when we open multiple notes in Windows 10, they are automatically grouped in the same tab. However, after installing the latest 1903 updates, they are all separated in the taskbar. I set the taskbar to automatically hide them, but that doesn’t work either. What can we do to fix this problem?

It’s frustrating having to open each note to see them all. For example, if we have about 8 sticky notes, we have to type one at a time to see them all. This is redundant and takes up a lot more space on the taskbar. Maybe this is a new feature that allows users to move individual notes to different desktops. But the basic function is broken. You can try the solutions below to group Sticky Notes together. read more

Fixed: Windows is opening programs on the second monitor instead of the primary monitor

If you open an app or program for Windows 10, it opens on a different or incorrect monitor in a multi-monitor setting, this post will help you fix the problem. You can use the same guide to make a program open on a specific monitor if you have two or more monitors.

Setting up a dual monitor allows you to use different programs at the same time while improving your communication and collaboration skills. After all, what could be better than viewing help files on one monitor and simultaneously video chatting with your teammates on the other! read more

Solution: Can’t change the color of the taskbar in Windows 10

Can’t change the color of the taskbar in Windows 10

Given how important computers have become to us, we often feel the need to customize them to our liking, whether by using our favorite programs or by changing the screen to the colors of our choice. Fortunately for Windows users, Microsoft offers many ways to do this. Today, I’m going to talk about how to change the color of the taskbar on your Windows 10 computer and the reasons why you can’t do it.

The procedure is very simple and doesn’t require you to install any third-party applications. All you need to do is to follow these steps. read more