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Tools To Monitor System Resources

Our Top Recommended Tools To Monitor System Resources

The most common system resources are the CPU (Central Processing Unit), Video Card, Hard Drive, and RAM (Random Access Memory). Technically, each device connected to a computer system is a resource, and even certain fonts, if they form part of installed software. The built-in Windows tool Task Manager can be used for monitoring system resources, however, there are many other third-party tools available for this purpose. These are described below.

How To Change MAC Address

What Is A MAC Address And How To Change It 

A MAC (Media Access Control) address is required to identify individual devices connected to the network. No matter which network (wired or wireless) used, you will require hardware such as cables and routers, and software to transmit data from your device or computer to the router or ISP server, and vice versa. MAC and IP addresses are unique identifiers, both of which make data transmission on a network possible.

Function Keys Not Working

Laptop's Function Keys Not Working. How To Fix It?

Most computer keyboards have twelve function keys from F1 to F12, each triggering a special function defined by the operating system or a currently running program. The keys can also be used in combination with the Alt (Alternate) or Ctrl (Control) keys.

Can't Turn Off Sticky Keys

How To Turn Off/Disable Sticky Keys In Windows 10

Most Windows operating systems (Windows 95 Windows or later) have the Sticky Keys feature built-in. Sticky Keys is one of several accessibility options available in Windows operating systems and can be helpful for users with certain disabilities, making complex commands easier. Despite these advantages, it can also be annoying if you do not need it.

How To View Hidden Files

How To Enable "Show hidden files, folders, and drives" Option In Windows 10 & 7

Hidden files or hidden folders are usually not visible to Windows users. The Windows operating system hides many system files and folders to avoid deletion, accidental change, moving, etc. Another simple reason for hiding files and folders is to make the Windows system clutter-free. In this way, Microsoft attempts to avoid distracting users with "unnecessary" files by hiding them.

Fix Safari can't verify the website's certificate issue

Safari Can’t Verify the Identity of the Website, how to fix on Mac computers?

The most popular browser for Mac computer users is Safari, which comes together with the operating system and includes browser updates bundled with macOS updates, and other additional features. Despite its popularity, Safari can suffer from software glitches - issues that may be frustrating and confusing. For example, the web browser can display an error message stating that it could not verify the identity of the website (i.e., the detected certificate for the particular website is invalid).

Google Chrome opens Blank window when opening external links, how to fix?

How to solve issue when Google Chrome opens Blank window when opening links from other applications on Mac running macOS High Sierra?

Many technical support and guidance websites state advantages of up-to-date software, however, there are also issues with the process of updating. This fact can be verified by visiting technical forums and entering 'updates' into search fields - usually, this will reveal a number of topics reporting issues after system or software updates.

Gmail loads into HTML mode on Safari, how to fix?

Google mail system loads only into HTML view mode on Safari, how to fix?

Google mail system is one the most popular systems, and probably it's biggest advantage would be an accessibility from any place where Internet connection exists and also it's compatibility with most web browsers and operating systems. Unfortunately, the Gmail system sometimes struggles as well as all software does. Apple production owners encounters with some issues also, one of the most common would be that people can't see the standard view mode of Gmail, their Safari web browser loads only in HTML view mode.


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