2020年01月31日

How to Fix Drag and Drop No longer working in Windows 10 Without Restart

Cannot drag and drop files and folders in Windows? Here is a simple fix. Stick to the below steps to fix drag and drop no longer working condition in Windows 10.


Recently, I've encountered an issue where I could not drag and drop folders or files in Windows. In my opinion, there isn't any discernible reason for this behavior. At least in my case, it is pretty random.


Not just files and folders however the drag and drop functionality doesn't work even in the browser. For example, I've got a practice of selecting and dropping text to the browser title bar to initiate a search. When Windows drag and drop fails, I cannot perform this action.


Thankfully, the answer is fairly easy and straightforward. Let me demonstrate how to fix the issue in easy steps.


Before proceeding, save all of your work and close any open folders or browser windows. Sometimes, applications may get force closed.


Fix for Drag and Drop No longer working Problem


As mentioned, it's pretty easy to fix the problem. Since the issue is using the drag and drop feature that is associated with the Explorer process, restarting the process will fix the problem.


1. First, right-click on the taskbar and choose "Task Manager" option. Alternatively, you can also press the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keyboard shortcut.


2. In the Task Manager window, visit the "Details" tab.


3. Once you are within the Details tab, find "explorer.exe" process in the list, right-click on it and choose "End process tree".


In case you are wondering, if you just choose the "End task" option, the problem may not be fixed.


4. You will see a confirmation window. Click on the "End process tree" button to carry on.


5. At this point, your screen might become blank. Don't be concerned. It is perfectly normal. We just need to start the stopped process again. So, press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to produce the job Manager.


6. Within the task manager, select the "File → Run New Task" option.


7. The above mentioned action will open the Create New Task window. Here, type "explorer.exe" and then click the "Ok" button.


8. With that, you should have your desktop back. Applications that associated with explorer.exe (like OneDrive, text expanders, etc.) may still be closed. So, reopen them.


Overall


That's all. It's that easy to repair drag and drop not working condition in Windows 10. Though the above procedure works 90% of the time, there might be situations where you need to manually reboot Windows to fix the issue.

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2020年01月30日

How to Change Google Chrome Language To English

Is the Google Chrome browser in some other language than English? Follow the below steps to alter Google Chrome default language to English.


Within my recent post, I've gone over with you guys how you can change Windows 10 language from Chinese to English. Reading that, one of the WindowsLoop readers sent me an e-mail asking how he is able to change the Google Chrome language from Chinese to English.


Having Google Chrome displaying another language than English is fairly common due to several reasons like accidental language switching, Chrome defaulting to system language, etc. No matter the case, it is very simple to change Google Chrome default language to English.


So, without further ado, allow me to show how it's done.


Note: For demonstration purposes, I've chosen to show language switching from Chinese to English. The same steps are applicable even if your display language differs, Arabic for example.


Change Google Chrome Language to English


1. First, open the Google Chrome browser if it's not already.


2. After opening the Chrome browser, copy chrome://settings/languages in the address bar and press Enter.


3. The above action will take you to the Language settings page. Here, click on the first dropdown menu and then click the blue link. The blue link is the Add Languages button.


4. Within the pop-up window, scroll down before you discover the English language. More often than not, the English option is going to be at the bottom from the list. Since there is going to be multiple flavors of English, pick one according to your usage and click on nowhere Button.


5. Despite the fact that you've added the language, it's not yet set. So, find the added language from the expanded menu and click on the "Menu" icon (three vertical dots). Now, select the first checkbox.


6. Finally, to make the changes apply you need to relaunch google's Chrome browser. So, close the browser and open it again.


That's it. You've successfully changed the Google Chrome language back to English.

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2020年01月29日

How to Limit Windows Defender Max CPU Usage in Windows 10

When scanning, Windows Defender uses nearly 50 % of the CPU power. If needed, you are able to set explicit limits. Stick to the below steps to set the max CPU usage limit for Windows Defender.


Windows Defender may be the default antivirus solution in Windows 10. It sits in the background and offers real-time defense against any type of virus, malware, or potentially unwanted program. Occasionally, it also does a computerized scan to make sure your computer isn't infected.


If you wish to, you are able to schedule Windows Defender to scan your system.


When a virus scan is running in the background, it consumes as much as 50 percent of your CPU power. Of course, if you're doing something CPU intensive, Windows Defender can throttle itself down so as not to interfere with your work.


However, from time to time Windows Defender may use higher CPU or disregard other background or foreground applications making them slow down. If that's the case, you can manually set the max CPU usage limit for Windows Defender. Once set, it will not cross to limit while scanning the body. This is particularly helpful for older or less powerful computers.


So, without further ado, allow me to show you how.


Steps to Limit Windows Defender's Max CPU Usage


There's two methods to set the CPU limit on Windows Defender. Both of them are pretty simple to follow. Stick to the one you are confident with.


1]. PowerShell Method


Using PowerShell may be the simplest of the way to create the Windows Defender CPU limit. All you need to do is perform single line of command and you're simply done.


1. First, open the Start Menu, look for "PowerShell", right-click around the result and choose the "Run as administrator" option. This action will open the improved PowerShell prompt.


2. In the PowerShell window, execute the below command while replacing <percentage> using the actual percentage number between 10 and 100. For example, you need to limit the CPU usage to 25 percent, type "25".


Set-MpPreference -ScanAvgCPULoadFactor <percentage>


Note: Should you set the proportion as "0", it will completely disable CPU throttling for Windows Defender causing it to make use of however much it wants.


You will not use whatever sort of confirmation however, you could be be assured that Windows Defender will limit its CPU usage based on the above command.


Should you ever want to reset, simply execute the above command while replacing <percentage> with 50. As I told you earlier, 50 percent is the default CPU usage limit for Windows Defender.


2]. Group Policy Editor Method


If you do not like to mess with the command line, you should use the audience Policy Editor to do that same thing. Keep in mind this tool is just available in Pro and Enterprise versions. If you are using Home edition, follow the first method.


1. First, open the Start Menu, look for "gpedit.msc" and press Enter. This course of action will open the audience Policy Editor.


2. Now, expand the folder on the right panel and go to the "Computer Configuration → Administrative Templates → Windows Components → Windows Defender Antivirus → Scan" folder.


3. Around the right panel, find and double-click around the "Specify the maximum percentage of CPU utilization during a scan" policy.


4. In the properties window, select "Enabled" after which enter the percentage between 10 and 100 within the Options section. Click on the "Ok" button in order to save changes.


Note: If you set the percentage as "0", it'll completely disable CPU throttling for Windows Defender causing it to use however much it wants.


5. Now, reboot Windows to help make the policy affect the body.


That's all. From now on, Windows Defender will limit its CPU usage according to the policy settings.


To reset or revert back, simply select "Disabled" or "Not Configured" within the policy properties window.


Wrapping Up


As you can see, it's pretty simple to limit Windows Defender from hogging up all of the CPU power.

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