Best App To Remote Into A Windows PC From A Chromebook

Splashtop Personal (see links below) is the best app I have found that allows me to remote control into a Windows computer on my home network from my Chromebook. Splashtop Personal is FREE and will only work within the same LAN (local area network), such as what most of us have in our homes. One thing to point out… The steps below will also work from your Android phone or tablet.

Splashtop Downloads Diagram

  1. If you own a Chromebook that supports running Android apps, download (and install) from the Google Play Store the Android App called Splashtop Personal – Remote Desktop. Open Splashtop and setup an account (requires that you enter an email and create password). You will be sent an authentication email to validate the account.
  2. On the Windows PC that you wish to control, download (and install) the  Splashtop Personal App for the version of Windows you are running. You will be required to enter the email and password again in order to make the connection.
  3. Once the above steps are completed, open the app on the Chromebook and you should see the Windows computer where the software was installed. Make the connection and you will see the Windows computer screen on your Chromebook. On the right bottom side of the screen you will see a darkened control module that will slide out (when clicked on) that will reveal a  bottom button menu and/or a top button menu. From these menus you can manage and control the connection and various options. One thing to point out… To open the “Windows Menu” and to show the “Taskbar” on the remote computer, open the top button menu and double click on the “Windows Start Menu” icon.

I have found “Splashtop” to be the best out there. When I am using “Splashtop”, I feel like I am on my Windows Computer when I remote in from my Chromebook… “Splashtop” also offers commercial versions of their remote software and apps that allow you to access a computer when outside of your home or business.


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How To Set Up Dual Monitors On Windows 10

Setting up dual monitors in Windows 10 is not as difficult as you may think. Also, just to point out, get yourself a flat panel TV or two to serve as your monitor(s). I am currently drafting this article using a dual monitor setup using two flat panel TV’s that I picked up cheaply.

To get your PC to recognize multiple monitors:

  • Verify that your cables are connected properly to the new monitors and to your computer. 
  • Select how you want the desktop to display. You can press the Windows logo key  + and select an option, or use the following steps if you need more settings options.
  • Right-click anywhere on your desktop and select Display settings to open the Display page. Your PC should automatically detect your monitors and show your desktop. If you don’t see the monitors, select Detect.
  • Scroll down to Multiple displays, then select an option from the drop-down list to determine how your desktop will display across your screens. For the largest work area, select Extend desktop.
    Display settings page showing options for multiple displays
  • Select Keep changes.
  • Scroll up to Resolution and select an option. We suggest that you use the recommended resolution settings.
  • Select Keep changes.

Source: Set up dual monitors on Windows 10


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Windows 10 Warning: Anger At Microsoft Rises With Serious New Failure | Forbes

The drama began yesterday as Windows 10 users suddenly found that Search was broken with a black bar showing where search results should be, even for those who tried to perform a local search of their files. Breaking with tradition (1,2,3,4,5), Microsoft was fast to act blaming “a temporary server-side issue”. But the explanation instead kicked a hornet’s nest. First, the fix doesn’t work for everyone. Second, and more worryingly, Microsoft’s explanation doesn’t add up and it has prompted serious questions to be asked about how the operating system works and what personal data it is sharing.

Source: Windows 10 Warning: Anger At Microsoft Rises With Serious New Failure

Learn Everything About Windows 10 With This FREE, COMPREHENSIVE, DOWNLOADABLE Tutorial Index

If you are looking for answers when it comes to Windows 10 or you simply want to learn more about Windows 10, do this… Visit this link (CLICK HERE) and you will be redirected to the “Windows TenForums” website (very reputable) where the site is featuring a “Windows 10 Tutorials Quick Reference Index” that is FREE, COMPREHENSIVE and being kept up-to-date. The really cool thing on their part is that they have made index downloadable, either as an Excel Spreadsheet, a PDF file or as a Google Sheet.

Source: Windows TenForums – Windows 10 Tutorials Quick Reference Index


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How To Make Text Bigger (or everything for that matter) On Your Windows 10 Computer

As I age here at “What’s On My PC”, my eyesight does not get any better. This tip here is most often requested by people (in my age group) whom I have assisted over the years.

To make the text bigger (or everything for that matter) on your Windows 10 Computer, do this:

To make just the text on your screen bigger, select Start Settings Ease of Access  > Display , then adjust the slider under Make text bigger. To make everything bigger, choose an option from the drop-down menu under Make everything bigger.

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Here is how to gain some screen space by “auto hiding” the Windows 10 Taskbar…

If you didn’t know, the “taskbar” is the bar that stretches across the bottom of your Windows 10 screen. It is typically visible, no matter where you are in Windows; but did you know you can make the taskbar “auto hide” itself? In other words, if you are not using it, the taskbar will drop down out of view, but if you want to make it re-appear you simply move your mouse pointer to the bottom of the screen and the taskbar will reappear. I currently have all of my PC’s to auto hide the taskbar to give me that extra screen space or view.

To activate “auto hide” in Windows 10″:

  1. Place your mouse pointer in a blank area of the taskbar and right mouse click.
  2. When the menu appears, click on “Taskbar settings” and the “Taskbar” settings window will appear.
  3. Toggle the switch “on” for “Automatically hide the taskbar in desktop mode”, then simply close the Window (and the “Taskbar” should now auto hide).


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How to Update From Windows 7 & 8 to Windows 10 for Free – MajorGeeks

If you follow the source link below you will be taken to the MajorGeeks site where there are instructions on how to upgrade to Windows 10 using a Powershell Script or manually. The manual option may be the way to go for home users. Appears this has been developed by MajorGeeks; but, not tested here at “What’s On My PC”… That is not to say this will not work. MajorGeeks is a very reputable software distribution site and if I needed to upgrade, I would give this a try. Just back up your personal files…

Windows 7 to Windows 10 Silent Upgrade PowerShell Script is a free PowerShell script that should allow anyone to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 for free silently.

Source: Download How to Update From Windows 7 & 8 to Windows 10 for Free – MajorGeeks

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