Windows 10

Windows 10 Study


This study is to identify the basic features of windows 10 for the average user. Mostly people want to gain back their operating system without so much of a learning curve. The intent here is to describe those features, providing links to websites with those quick answers and some pdf files to print. At the Windows store, you can find a great
app to help you learn these tips, it is called TIPS and the icon is a li. ghtbulb.

In the Windows 10 , you can search for anything by typing or saying to Cortina in the search box next to the windows logo in the lower left corner. It will return a search for any type of file and by default will search the internet with Edge.
Here’s a printable file for use to help flatten the learning curve

 

DID YOU KNOW- THERE’S A WORD PROCESSOR WITH WINDOWS 10?

Yes you can find it in the Windows Accessories group called Word Pad. It’s very basic, but it does the job for writing a quick letter or a list or medications.

control panel vs the Action center

To save you some time you can pin the Control Panel
Groove Music App has replaced Media Player
However, you can continue to us Media Player by   finding it in your Programs list and adding it to the Start tiles.


Personalizing Windows 

There are two camps. Those who want to use Windows 10 or those who want to continue using Windows 7 without dealing with Windows 10.
The most popular question is how do I make shortcuts?  In Windows 10 they encourage you to use Start Tiles or to use the personalization settings to put your chosen files or programs in the start menu. There are two methods to this first you can use Cortana to search for the program or file. Once you find it, in the case if it's a program find the icon that reflects the execute program file , right click on it. From the  the choices choose create shortcut. Now you have created a shortcut on your desktop. The second method is to use the personalization settings. To do this start from the action center, choose settings, select personalization, from the list that appears scroll down to start. Select start , now  select Choose which folders appear on the Start. If you choose Personal Folder, what is added to the Start column is a link to File Explorer Quick Access.  

The other thing you can do is use the Jump List, like you did in Windows 7. This works from the TaskBar off the icon placed , and the file you chose to be pinned to that icon.  

Here's a PDF file with that information
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw_tdNeIcnueaDZYZnFTT3Z1UDg/view?usp=sharing


How to 'Pin to taskbar' and 'Unpin from taskbar" Apps in Windows 10

This tutorial will show you how to Pin to taskbar and Unpin from taskbar modern and desktop apps for your account in Windows 10.

 

Windows File Explorer- Basic Help

You can use the ribbon in File Explorer for common tasks, such as copying and moving, creating new folders, emailing and zipping items, and changing the view. The tabs change to show extra tasks that apply to the selected item.

Users can select to show (expand) the Ribbon so that it is always expanded even after you click a command on the Ribbon, or select to hide (minimize) the Ribbon to show only the tab names on the Ribbon. 


There are several useful websites for learning how to use File Explorer. This is in addition to using the Help built into the App itself.
I have found this website super useful for explaining the basic workings of Windows 10

You can use the ribbon in File Explorer for common tasks, such as copying and moving, creating new folders, emailing and zipping items, and changing the view. The tabs change to show extra tasks that apply to the selected item.

Users can select to show (expand) the Ribbon so that it is always expanded even after you click a command on the Ribbon, or select to hide (minimize) the Ribbon to show only the tab names on the Ribbon.

Administrators can specify how the ribbon appears the first-time users open File Explorer and whenever they open new File Explorer windows.

Working With the Ribbon

To Always Show Ribbon in File Explorer
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Right click or press and hold on an empty area of the Ribbon tab bar, and click/tap on Minimize the Ribbon to uncheck it. (see screenshot below
  To Always Hide Ribbon in File Explorer

A) Right click or press and hold on an empty area of the Ribbon tab bar, and click/tap on Minimize the Ribbon to check it. (see screenshot below)

 

SEARCH FOR FILES

As in the older versions of File Explorer you can still search by file type , date modified plus they added a new feature called invert.

DELETING FILES WITH WINDOWS FILE EXPLORER

When you open this app or program and we also talked about the two “panes” in this app window – the “Folder List” in the left pane, and the contents of a folder displayed in the right pane.  Clicking on any folder on the left will show the contents of that folder on the right.  In the second article we looked at the different VIEWS you can use in Windows/File Explorer and why I recommended the “Large thumbnail” view for pictures and the “Details” or “Detailed List” view for all other files.  In the third article, we looked at selecting files for some action, such as to move them, copy them, or delete them.  In this article we will learn how to work with MULTIPLE files at one time.

Open the Windows File Explorer app or program and find “Documents” (or “My documents”) in the left pane and click on it once with your mouse to open the contents of the Documents folder in the right pane.  You should be saving all your documents and most files here.  To SELECT a file for some action, left-click on it once in the right pane and the file name should be highlighted.  (NOTE: If you double-click on the file name your computer will try to OPEN that file using your computer’s default program or app for that file type).  When people say “click” using the mouse, they always mean a LEFT-click.  A “right-click” of the mouse is specifically stated as a RIGHT-click.