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Windows 10 Shortcuts/Tips

Windows key = start menu

Windows key + left or right arrow will pin apps to the 4 corners of the screen

Windows key + D = show the desktop

Windows key + E = windows explorer (right click on This PC, click map network drive)

Windows key + I key will give you the settings app (Update & Security, windows update)

Windows key + L = lock screen

Windows key + R = run command

Windows key + X = Shortcut to Control Panel.

Windows + Tab = new task view opens up and stays open

Alt + Tab = shows new task view window. Let go and it switches to that window

Print Screen button = takes a screenshot on both monitors. Then paste into where you want the image

Alt + Print Screen = takes a screenshot of just the active window. Then paste into where you want the image

Print Screen = takes a screenshot of both active windows (if you have dual monitors)

 System Settings Pane

System

-Display settings

-Notifications & actions: which items show on the taskbar

-Apps & features: to uninstall or move an app

-Multitasking: Snap feature=arrange windows automatically by dragging them to the sides or corners of the screen

-Tablet mode: if you had a touch screen monitor

-Power & sleep: some settings are managed by ITLA

-Storage: shows the hard drive size – used and available. This is also where you can change the location to where your documents are saved by default

-Offline maps: download maps to search for places/get directions

-Default apps: choose default apps for calendar, email, music player, photo viewer, etc

-About: shows the information about your computer (name, RAM, processor). This is also where you can find Additional administrative tools (computer mgmt., defrag, disk cleanup, event viewer, services, etc). The link for Device Manager is also located here.

Personalization

Background – choose the background color, picture and how you want it to appear on the screen

Colors – choose the theme that you want for windows

Lock Screen – Currently can’t change the background picture

Themes – Theme settings, Get more themes online

            Advanced sound settings – sound theme to go with the theme

Start – Can turn on: show most used apps, recently added apps, choose which folders appear on Start

 To have the icons show for the programs you have open on multiple monitors:

 Right click on task bar to get this window:

 Task bar and start menu properties

 File Explorer Options

By default, windows explorer opens to Quick Access. This shows users their recent & frequently used files & folders. This can be changed so that explorer opens to This PC.

  File Explorer Options

 Open File Explorer, click on View tab in Ribbon and then click on Options, and then Change folder and search options.

 Open File Explorer, click on View tab in Ribbon and then click on Options, and then Change folder and search options

 Folder options

Click Apply, then exit