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Tips to Customize Toolbar in Photoshop CC According to Your Needs

Customize Photoshop Toolbar

Adobe Photoshop CC is an updated version of Photoshop where CC stands for Creative Cloud. Although the features of Photoshop CC and the older version Photoshop CS6 are similar, there are 2 main differences. One is the payment, that is the former one, Photoshop CC is based on a monthly subscription, whereas the latter, Photoshop CS6 is a one-time thing.

Secondly, Photoshop CC offers a customizable toolbar. Why is this used? Basically, your Photoshop offers around 66 tools in its toolkit. But it’s not like we are going to all these tools every day, tight? So, in order to make it easier to organize and locate these tools easily, it makes sense to customize your toolbar based on your need.

With customization, you can easily choose the tools most used and place them all close together. Second, you can also group or ungroup tools in a way that make the most sense to you. (Grouping refers to grouping tools that are available to you when you right click on a particular Photoshop tool).

How to customize your Photoshop toolbox?

Customizing your Photoshop toolbox is really simple. But before you begin, it is a good idea to have a plan beforehand of how you want to organize your tools and how you want to group them. Once that’s ready you are ready to customize your toolbox.

  1. Go to the Edit option on the menu and select Toolbar
  2. Command + click on the ‘three dots’ icon and choose Edit Toolbar
  3. Clicking on Edit Toolbar opens a dialogue to customize your toolbar

 

  1. How to re-organize tools in Photoshop?

In the customizable toolbox dialogue box, there are 2 columns. The column on the left is actually where you can see the current toolbox arrangement and also edit them. To change the tool positions, choose a tool that you want to change position and simply drag it down (or up) and place it where you want it to be.

Tip: If you want to move a tool all the way to the bottom of the toolbox, it may be hard to scroll. In that case, use the right column labeled ‘Extra tools’ to store the tool temporarily. Then scroll down and drag the tool from the Extra tools section to the desired location.

  1. How to group/ungroup tools in Photoshop?

Grouping and ungrouping tools are as a simple drag and drop. Just drag the Photoshop tool that you want to move and place it in the desired location. As a simple rule, notice the blue horizontal line to help you identify the location where the tool will be placed.

Now that you have understood how to re-organize tools and group them based on your interests, go ahead and customize your Photoshop according to your needs.  Having these tools organized will help make your work a lot easier and quicker.

Repair PSD files

Whether you’re using Photoshop CC or any other version, one thing is for sure; the tool may freeze occasionally when you are working on a project or your computer may shut down suddenly. In these cases, the PSD file you are working on may get corrupted and you may lose your work. In order to repair these PSD files, Remo Repair PSD for Mac or Windows OS is a fantastic choice.

All your corrupt, damaged or inaccessible PSD files can be repaired using this tool. It works with all Photoshop versions like CC, CS6, CS5, CS4, CS2, CS1 etc. Download a trial and repair your PSD file for free!

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How to: Erase a Mac OS Mojave Startup Drive

Erase a Mac OS Mojave startup drive

In normal cases, one generally doesn’t attempt to alter the startup drive or its contents. However, in situations where it is corrupted or your system is not booting, you may want to format the startup drive or reinstall OS to troubleshoot the problem. In such cases, you may want to consider erasing/formatting the startup drive.

So, to help you erase and format the startup drive on Mac Mojave, we are going to provide some simple steps. But before proceeding, make sure you have a backup of the entire drive as a formatted drive cannot be recovered, at least not without data recovery software.

How to erase startup drive on Mac OS Mojave?

To erase the startup drive, we use a tool called Disk Utility, which is the default disk management tool on your Mac systems. Basically, it can be used to manage your drives and also repair them if need be. Now let us see the procedure to erase your startup drive on Mac OS Mojave.

  1. Restart your Mac Mojave system and click on Command + R keys
  2. Using this key combination during boot will help you get into the recovery mode
  3. Here you will find 4 options, namely: Restore from Time Machine backup, Reinstall Mac OS, Get Help Online and lastly Disk Utility
  4. Click on Disk Utility to open the Disk Utility tool
  5. On the left-hand side, locate your startup drive and select it. (Tip: It’s usually named Macintosh HD)
  6. Click on the Erase button
  7. Choose a name and file system format for the drive and click on Erase

This will remove all data stored on the startup drive and hence it is advisable to attempt this only if you have a backup. However, if you don’t have a backup and you’ve formatted your drive, Remo Recovery is a good choice to recover data. It’s advanced scanning and recovery techniques allow recovery of data from your Mac systems with complete folder structure in place.

Volume recovery made easy with Remo Recover Mac

Remo Recover can be used in a variety of different situations like after formatting a drive, after partitioning or to recover data from inaccessible or unbootable Mac’s. No matter whatever the situation is, Remo Recover is an all-in-one volume recovery tool.

Data recovery in such situations may sound all complex and intimidating, but don’t let it. Just download Remo Recover and follow the simple steps listed in the software’s guide, you should be able to recover all your data in a few minutes.

All file systems like FAT16, FAT 32, ExFAT, HFS, HFS+ etc are supported by this wonderful software. Moreover, this software is designed to be compatible with all your Mac OS’s like High Sierra, Sierra, Mountain Lion, Lion, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Yosemite etc.

Remo Recover Mac is available for a free download. So you can download the tool and have a look at what all it has to offer. Try now!

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Fix: Microsoft Offers the Same Windows Updates Over and Over on Windows 10

Windows Sale Update Fix

Microsoft Office provides updates regularly mainly to fix security bugs. Of course, regular Windows updates also mean your system will have better stability and all the latest features.

Normally, when there is a new update available, Windows notifies you of the same and depending on your system’s settings, they will be installed automatically or you may have to install them manually.

What does it mean when you’re offered the same Windows update repeatedly?

If you’re being offered the same Windows update repeatedly, it can mean 2 things:

  • The update wasn’t installed properly the first time
  • In the second case, your Windows OS is unable to detect the update even though it’s installed

If you’re facing this problem, we understand that it can get pretty annoying after a while. In order to help you, we have compiled a list of useful solutions to resolve the same.

Solution 1: Check the update history for errors

  1. In Windows 10, go to Start menu > Settings > Update & Security
  2. Select Windows Update
  3. Then click on the Update History link
  4. Tap on the Status button to sort the updates by status and search for any updates that have a ‘Failed’ status
  5. Right-click on the update that has a ‘Failed’ status and select ‘View Details’. If you see any errors here, please examine it further using the Microsoft’ error code list.

Solution 2: Use Windows Updates Troubleshooter

  1. Again, go to the Start menu > Settings > Update & Security
  2. Select Troubleshoot and click Windows update below ‘Get up and running’
  3. Click Run the Troubleshooter

Once the troubleshooting process is complete; if you are provided with a fix, select ‘Apply this fix’. Once the fix is applied, restart your system and reinstall the updates again.

Solution 3: Run SFC Scan

SFC is short for System File Checker that scans the system for corrupt system files and repair/replace them. This helps in cases when your system isn’t able to detect the updates even though it’s installed correctly. To run SFC,

  • Click on Windows + X to open the menu and select Command Prompt (Admin)
  • In the Command Prompt, type ‘SFC /scannow’ and hit Enter

Once the scan completes, corrupt system files will be replaced to resolve the corruption issue. Now restart your system and see if the ‘repeating updates’ issue is resolved. If not, it indicates other problems with your system and you would need to reinstall Windows entirely to resolve it.

Before you do so, make sure you backup everything on your system as OS reinstallation will remove everything. If you’re not able to access data on your system, use Remo Recover software to do the work for you. This software can be used to recover data from inaccessible drives or volumes.

Data recovery using Remo Recover

Remo Recover can also be used in cases where you need to recover data after OS reinstallation, formatting a drive, after a system crash or in other such situations. The best part of Remo Recover is that it recovers all your data in the same way as it was originally thanks to the read-only mechanism that the tool uses. So if you’re experiencing any issues with data loss, Remo Recover data recovery is the perfect tool for you. Download the software and give it a try.

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What’s the Difference between Recovery Partition and Partition Recovery?

Hard Drive Partition

Although the terms ‘recovery partition’ and ‘partition recovery’ sound somewhat similar, they are two very different things. This article explains both these terms in detail and when they are used. To begin with, let’s cover some details about ‘recovery partition’ and how it’s used.

What do you mean by Recovery Partition

The recovery partition is a partition in your hard disk that is mainly used to reinstall your operating system in case of a system failure or other disasters. It is fairly straightforward to access the recovery partition. To access the recovery partition,

  1. Turn ON your Mac
  2. Press and hold the Command + R keys until you see a Mac OS utility screen. This is called the recovery mode/partition.

Here you will see the following options:

  • Reinstall Mac OS: This provides an installation of the Mac OS in case of a system crash or a failure.
  • Restore from Time Machine backup: As the name suggests, this restore feature is used when you want to restore your Mac from a Time Machine backup in the event of a system crash or other disasters. However, this is possible only when you have Time Machine set up beforehand.
  • Access Disk Utility: The First Aid feature in Disk Utility is a wonderful feature to use when you want to repair damaged/corrupted volumes on your hard disk.

In addition to this, there is another distinguishing feature called ‘Internet Recovery’, which is what sets your Mac OS recovery partition apart from other OS’s. Internet Recovery comes in handy when the regular recovery partition isn’t working or is missing.

Now that we’ve seen what a recovery partition is, let us now look at partition recovery in the next section.

What is Partition Recovery

partition recovery

We normally think of a hard drive as one ‘whole’ disk, but it actually consists of multiple partitions within it. These partitions can get deleted due to various reasons such as improper usage of ‘Disk Utility’ tools, file system corruption or bad sectors on the disk etc. Recovery of deleted, lost or damaged partitions is termed as ‘partition recovery’.

In order to perform partition recovery, one needs to make use of tools designed specifically for this purpose, and Remo Recover’s partition recovery software is a top choice. This software is designed to recover lost or deleted partitions in the event of a hard drive failure, partitions deleted as a result of improper usage of disk utility tools or due to bad sectors on the disk. In addition to this, Remo Recover can also be used to recover data from formatted hard drives.

The advantage of using Remo Recover is that all your partitions are recovered in the exact same form as it was originally. This is possible because of the read-only mechanism that the software relies on.

You can use the software to recover data from all kinds of hard drives like SSD, HDD, SCSI, IDE, etc. and all storage devices like SD cards, external hard drives, and USB flash sticks. Remo offers a free trial; so go ahead and download the software to recover your files for free!

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Fixed: Windows 10 Reset Stuck or Windows 10 Fails to Reset

Windows Stuck at Reset

All systems, OS or any software for that matter, do run into issues at some point or another. And Windows 10 is no different! This blog post discusses a problem that is reported while performing a factory reset on your Windows 10 PC. The problem is that Windows is stuck on the same reset screen for hours.

How do you solve this problem? Read on to find out more. First, we walk you through the startup repair processes and then if that doesn’t work, we explain about reinstalling your OS as a next step. Lastly, we also provide solutions to recover data after a factory reset.

But first of all, before we begin with the troubleshooting steps, wait for a good amount of time before you assume anything is wrong with the reset process. It is possible that your system is performing some background operations and hence you may find it stuck at the factory reset screen for a long time. However, if after waiting for long enough, the screen is still stuck, proceed with the troubleshooting steps below.

Solution 1: Run automatic repair

  1. Press the Power button to restart your computer and repeat this process 3 times.
  2. In the third restart, your OS should ideally enter recovery mode with a ‘Preparing automatic repair’ screen
  3. Enter the required login and password credentials to proceed
  4. Click on Advanced Options > Troubleshoot
  5. Once again, select Advanced Options and select Startup Repair

This should fix any inherent startup issues, and you should be able to login to your system. However, if this process doesn’t help, proceed to the next step.

Solution 2: Reinstall Windows 10

If the startup repair as described above doesn’t work as expected, you may have to reinstall Windows 10. For this, you will need a Windows installation disc handy. Then follow the steps below.

  1. Insert the Windows installation disc into your computer and boot from the disc
  2. Click on Install Now and follow the on-screen instructions to do a fresh installation of Windows

Recover data using Remo Recover

If you have lost data while performing a factory reset and backup is not available, you can use data recovery tools to your rescue. And Remo Recover provides a great solution to recover data after a factory reset. All your data and partitions will be recovered in the same manner as it was originally. So the originality of your data is maintained after recovering data using Remo Recover.

Recovering data after a factory reset using Remo Recover is a really simple process. Once the software is installed, the main screen opens, from there select Recover Drives and then select Partition Recovery. Then select the drive to recover data and that’s all you pretty much need to do. The software then takes care of recovering all files for you. For a detailed info, please refer recover data after a factory restore.

The software is compatible with all versions of Windows like Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, XP and Vista. The trial version of this tool is available for free, so make sure you check it out!