How To’s

  • How to Handle Passing Filenames with Spaces in Bash

    Linux has a default shell Bash (aka Bourne again shell) to execute commands for the system. Most programmers prefer bash over cmd because of the flexibility and powerful command line interpreter that bash provides. However, most users will still have issues while trying to handle passing filenames with spaces in…

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  • How to Fix ‘Network Error Connection Refused’ on PuTTY

    PuTTY is a free to use open source software that is used for terminal emulation, serial console and network file sharing purposes. It can be used freely, modified and copied without any limitations. However, quite recently a lot of reports have been coming in of a “Network Error Connection Refused”…

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  • How to Convert DjVu to PDF

    DjVu is a file format that is mostly used to store scanned documents. It uses an increased ratio of compression as compared to its counterpart format i.e PDF. Due to which, the document size results to be significantly smaller while maintaining the same quality. This format is clearly superior to…

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  • How to Fix Access Denied for User ‘root’@’localhost’ Error on MySQL

    MySQL is an open source Database Management system based on the “SQL” language. MySQL comes bundled with the XAMPP Control Panel which is also an open source and free to use application. However, quite recently a lot of reports have been coming in of users who are unable to access…

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  • How to Fix 0x0000007B BSOD

    Several Windows users have been reaching us for help after being stopped from booting up by the 0x0000007B BSOD error. As it turns out, the frequency of this error is higher on Windows version older than Windows 10 (Windows Vista, Windows 7 & Windows 8.1). In broad terms, this particular…

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  • How to Fix Touchpad not Working when Holding a Keyboard Key

    Several laptop/ultrabook users have been reaching us with questions after noticing that their touchpad stops functioning while they are holding a keyboard key. The issue is confirmed to occur on Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. It doesn’t seem to be specific to a certain manufacturer (it’s reported to…

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  • How to Change the Capitalization of Text

    Some users have been reaching us with questions, asking if there’s any way the change lowercase letters to uppercase (or vice-versa) in Microsoft Word, Google Docs, or even without using a text editor. Some affected users we’re even considering deleting the text they mistakenly typed with the wrong capitalization, but…

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  • How to Fix ‘ERR_CONTENT_DECODING_FAILED’ Error

    The error “ERR_CONTENT_DECODING_FAILED” is seen on almost all browsers. Sometimes, it pops up while loading a particular website but it can also start appearing when you migrate to a new server. This error persists even after refreshing the page a couple of times. In this article, we will discuss some…

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  • How to Disable Hyper-V in Windows 10

    Hyper-V is a replacement for Windows Virtual PC as the hardware virtualization component for computers running Windows 8 or later. It can be used to expose virtual machines to one or more networks. The Hyper-V tool isn’t used by the average consumer and is mostly useful to experts who know…

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  • How to Fix Mouse Scroll Wheel ‘Jumps’ on Windows

    Mouse scroll wheel ‘jumps’ usually appear while users are scrolling downwards with their mouse. It appears on PCs and laptop and it’s not exclusive to a certain version of Windows OS. While scrolling down, the page or really anything that can be scrolled moves up a couple of pixels and…

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  • Why is Alexa Flashing Yellow or Green?

    Have you encountered a problem with your Alexa enabled devices? Are you experiencing some flashing lights or the top of your device and wondering what the issue is? Worry no more because in this page we will elaborate to you why these flashing lights appear and how to respond to…

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  • How to Fix Windows VPN Connecting Only after a Restart

    Some Windows seems to have a recurring issue where the VPN connection (made through built-in setup) cannot reconnect after it’s disconnected. However, the connection is successful if the user performs a system restart. The issue is mostly encountered on Windows 10 with PPTP connection. In most cases, the error that…

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  • How to Fix ‘Spotify Randomly Lowering Sound’ on Windows 10

    Several users have been reaching us for assistance after noticing that their volume automatically goes down while they’re listening to Spotify. The vast majority of user reports that we identified about this issue are occurring on Windows 10. Some users have discovered that if they stand still without making any…

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  • How to Fix ‘Automation Server can’t Create Object’ Error on Windows?

    This problem often appears on Internet Explorer when users try running various scripts on websites or when using ActiveX commands. Some users have also reported that they started to notice the error after installing various add-ons and extensions in Internet Explorer which also fail to run. The problem isn’t well…

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  • How to Fix ‘Failed to Load the JNI Shared Library’

    Eclipse is an open source project which uses a Java plugin system to allow programmers programming in different languages to work together easily. It’s available for many platforms as well. The error mentioned in the title of the article is an error which appears after users try to open Eclipse…

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  • How to Fix Nintendo Switch Dock not Working

    Switch Dock is a docking station which has electrical connectors present to enable Nintendo Switch to charge and also connect to a television using an HDMI cable. The Dock also has other additional features i.e. one USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports. When you dock Nintendo Switch, you can…

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  • How to Fix Mac Microphone not Working

    Mac (also known as Macintosh or MacBooks) is a series of personal computers which are manufactured and designed by Apple. Macs are known to be premium and top-notch comprising of excellent hardware-software integration. They are direct competitors of Windows operated computers and are in a constant battle for more than…

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  • How to Convert FAT32 to NTFS

    FAT32 is a formatting system that was used by operating systems before Windows XP. This system does support up to 32GB of individual partitions on a USB Drive. However, it can only store individual files that are less than 4GB in size. Also, the FAT32 system has much less security…

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  • How to Pair Your Smartwatch with Android Phone

    With the advancement in technology, new amazing Smartwatches have been introduced into the market and this has caught the interest of many. Sony, Samsung, and Huawei brands among other brands have played a very big role in unveiling a vast number of smartwatches available today. The smartwatch has been equipped…

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  • How to Pair Xiaomi AirDots Pro with your Phone

    Xiaomi brand is well known for the production of amazing smartphones all over the world by distributing them in the markets. On top of it all, the brand has grown to develop more incredible accessories such as Xiaomi smartwatches, smart bands, headphones, and earbuds just to mention a few. The…

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  • How to Connect No.1 F1 Smart Band with Mobile app

    The emergence of high-tech innovations has introduced the use of Smart Bands in our lives today. No.1 F1 Smart Band is one of the wearable technologies that has come in handy with its impressive features. Thanks to the No.1 brand for the production of smartwatches and now the smart bands…

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  • How to Connect Lutron Caseta to Alexa

    Lutron Caseta is a smart lighting control system that is designed to integrate with other smart home devices and services such as Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri and Nest devices among others. It enables you to easily control multiple lights and shades from anywhere, any time by a press of a…

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  • How to Fix ‘Mouse Randomly Disconnecting and Reconnecting’ on Windows 10

    Several users have been reaching us with questions after getting increasingly annoyed by the fact that their mouse is randomly disconnecting and reconnecting while they are using it. This issue is confirmed to occur with both the newer USB-format mouses and older models that are still using a PS/2 port.…

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  • How to Fix Inbound Traffic Blocked on Hamachi

    Several Windows users have been struggling to set up and use Hamachi after encountering the “Inbound Traffic blocked, check firewall settings” error. Typically, this error is reported to occur when users try to configure it in order to play a game or after the computer has been reformated or upgraded…

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  • How to Disable Notification and Volume Sounds on Windows 10

    Several users have been reaching us with questions after being annoyed by the sounds produced by their Windows versions. Most users are trying to find a way to either disable the sound notifications completely or change them to a less annoying sound. As you know, whenever an important action is…

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