The most popular How To guides of 2016

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In addition to news and reviews, we also regularly publish 'How to' guides here on BetaNews.

These are often very popular and cover a range of topics, software, and services. Taking a look back, as is the tradition at this time of year, I thought it would be good to revisit the most popular guides published in the past 12 months.

Windows 10

How to change Windows 10's taskbar color, but leave the Start menu and Action Center untouched

DON’T MISS: How to reliably disable Windows 10 updates

How to save Spotlight lock screen images to use as wallpaper in Windows 10

How to keep track of your Windows 10 update history

How to enable Windows 10's Block at First Sight protection in Windows Defender

How to block Windows 10 popups for Microsoft Edge and Bing Rewards

DON’T MISS: How to rename Cortana in Windows 10 (you can call her 'Siri' if you like!)

How to significantly improve Windows 10's wallpaper quality

How to fix a broken Windows 10 Start menu

How to restore the Control Panel shortcut in Windows 10's Win+X menu

How to uninstall Windows 10's built-in apps

How to enable the dark theme in Microsoft Edge

DON’T MISS: How to install Windows Media Center on Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Has Windows 10 Anniversary Update slowed your internet speed? Here's how to fix it

How to hide the Windows Defender icon in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

How to enable the dark theme in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

How to download Windows 10 Anniversary Update and create your own installation USB flash drive or DVD

How to create a bootable Windows 10 Anniversary Update USB drive

How to print to PDF directly in Windows 10 -- no software required

How to fully disable Windows 10 live tiles

How to enable paths longer than 260 characters in Windows 10

Windows 10's new Limited Periodic Scanning mode will keep your PC extra safe from malware -- here's how to use it

How to hide your name and email address on the Windows 10 lock screen

How to run GUI Linux apps from Bash in Windows 10

How to fix Microsoft Edge's worst problems

DON’T MISS: How to activate Windows Defender Offline in Windows 10

How to stop Microsoft using your Windows 10 lock screen to show ads

Older Windows

DON’T MISS: How to speed up Windows 7 update checks

Still using Windows XP? Here's how to update it and gain all the features it's missing


Plagued by Apple Calendar spam? Here's how to stop it

How to re-enable the startup chime on a late-2016 MacBook Pro

How to reset NVRAM on late-2016 MacBook Pro models

DON’T MISS: How to create a bootable macOS Sierra USB drive

How to automatically mount a network drive on Mac OS X

How to zoom into infinity in any photo in iOS


DON’T MISS: How to change your Google Play store account country

How to remove unused Android phones and tablets from your Google Play account

How to find all of Google's hidden games

How to increase Chromebook volume

DON’T MISS: How to delete all of the illicit recordings Google has gathered from you over the past year


How to stop Facebook eating through your mobile data allowance

DON’T MISS: You can now play classic arcade games in Facebook Messenger -- Here's how

How to restart your graphics driver instantly with a key combination

How to turn off Facebook live video notifications

DON’T MISS: How to send secret messages in Facebook

How to find and play Facebook's secret soccer game

How to play Facebook's secret basketball game

Here's how to unlock (and play) Facebook Messenger's secret game

DON’T MISS: How to access Facebook's secret inbox and view messages you never knew you'd received

Raspberry Pi

DON’T MISS: How to fix the Dirty COW vulnerability on Raspberry Pi

Fedora 25 Beta Linux distro now available for Raspberry Pi -- here's how to install it

How to find and buy the ever-elusive $5 Raspberry Pi Zero


How to get your Twitter account blue tick verified

How to remove location data from your photos

How to enable two-factor authentication on your Amazon account

How to: Install Google Chrome web browser on Ubuntu Linux (and uninstall Firefox)

Office 2013 can now block macros to prevent infection -- here's how to enable it

How to join Anonymous

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