Windows 10 Release First Thoughts

Today I was able to get Windows 10 right when it hit July 29th, the first day of Windows 10's release. I was the "lucky" few who got it first, mostly because I found a way to force it to download without waiting for Microsoft. To force Winndows 10 to download, navigate to microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 and download and run the tool. After a large download over WiFi and a kinda long install I got Windows 10 working in about an hour or two.

Windows 10 Hide Search Bar

Windows 10 comes with a large search bar on the Task Bar of your computer. For me, I believe this search bar takes up too much space. There are three different views you can have the search bar set to, "Hidden", "Icon Only", and "Show Search Box". I personally prefer the "Icon Only" option. Follow the steps below to adjust the appearance of the search box. If you would also like to disable Web Searches while using the search bar, you can follow my other tutorial about Disabling Web Results in Windows 10.

Windows 10 Disable Web Search

With the recent release of Windows 10 and a lot of changes with it, finding the settings you want may be difficult. In this post I'll describe how to disable the Web Search settings that appear in the Start Menu.

Todoist App for Linux

Todoist is a free todo list service that works on many different platforms. You can have it on Android, Apple Phones, Windows, inside software such as Thunderbird and Postbox, and just access it through their website. But there is no native app for Linux, but there is a work around if you use Google Chrome.

Google Music Unlimited Review

Nearly four weeks ago, I signed up for Google Music Unlimited to give it a try. I was about to start a new website project, so there was no better time to test out a music streaming service than now. Reading about Google Music from their signup page makes it sound great compared to Pandora. You are able to seek through songs, perform as many skips as you would like, and you can even play any song you want. It's pretty much like having an unlimited music library.