How to Troubleshoot: MacOS error – Could not sign in to iMessage

Several users have reported that they cannot log into iMessage using their Apple ID. Users receive the following message:

Could not sign in to iMessage. An error occurred during activation. Please try again.”

This is an important issue. This problem seems to only affect Mac users. If you encounter this problem, iMessage will not work until you resolve the issue.

Try the following troubleshooting steps. After each step, try logging back into iMessage to see if the problem is resolved. read more

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

How to solve the problem of TeamSpeak Push to Talk Feature not Working

TeamSpeak Push to Talk Feature not Working

In online team games, a functional voice chat program is very important. TeamSpeak push-to-talk is a handy feature that allows you to turn on the microphone by holding down a special button. TeamSpeak is a VoIP program that allows for effortless conference calls.

It includes various features, including a push to talk. Unfortunately, this feature no longer works for some users. If you don’t solve the problem, you may find yourself screaming frantically into the microphone and nothing will come out. read more

How do I fix an Xbox app that doesn’t get sound from the microphone in Windows 10

Xbox app that doesn't get sound from the microphone

The dedicated Xbox app for Windows 10 was designed as a universal cross-platform gaming hub. However, the site hasn’t done much better at getting the handy parties and streamers that are currently developed.

One of the many difficulties is voice-over IP class participation, mainly because the user can’t access a microphone that works in someone’s Xbox app. We have many solutions to this problem. See below.

Why isn’t the Xbox app in Windows 10 accepting sound from the microphone

Why isn't the Xbox app in Windows 10 accepting sound from the microphone

Connecting a headset via USB: It turns out that this problem is quite common with dual connectivity, where the microphone can be connected via both the 3-mm jack and USB. If this scenario applies, the problem can be solved by connecting the device via the 3mm jack instead of USB. 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: Xbox Game Bar Party Chat Can’t be Heard

You may not be able to hear group chat in the Xbox Game Bar if your gamepad installation or your LAN/headset drivers are corrupt. Also, improper configuration of sound devices can be the cause of the mentioned error.

Users encounter a problem when trying to use group chat, but can’t hear other players, even though the system/game sounds are working fine. Some users could not even use the microphone in group chat. In some cases, the problem is limited to one or two games.

Some experienced users on the Microsoft forum said that if nothing happens when you press Win + G, check the Xbox Game Bar settings. However, if you find that the Xbox Game Bar is on, we have mentioned other possible solutions below. read more

Fixed: Printer that continues printing documents in an inverted color

Sometimes you may need to print a document in “negative” format. This means that everything will print in reverse order: black will print as white, and white areas as black. This is especially useful if you are editing your output with a camera.

In other cases, you may need to print a mirror image of the output, which is useful if you are creating output for photo transfer processes or screen printing. There are several ways to create negative output, and they all involve the printer driver. read more

Fixed: Audio did not work after upgrading to Windows 10 version 2004 Update

When Microsoft found that some devices were not ready for Windows 10 version 2004, it moved them to a compatibility level. This is usually done to preserve the user experience.

However, avoiding Microsoft’s compatibility lock isn’t always a guarantee that a device won’t have compatibility issues with the Windows 10 May 2020 update. It’s a harsh reality that some users have to accept after the operating system has caused sound problems on their computers.

Complications with sound in Windows 10 2004 date back to a pre-release version of the operating system. A few months ago, a Windows insider said on Reddit that his system lost sound after upgrading to the beta version of Windows 10 2004. Now the affected machines had to be compatible with Windows 10 version 2004, so Microsoft offered them iOS first. 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