Features of Microsoft Windows 10 that help desktop users be more productive

One of my favorite features of Windows 10 is the new and improved Start menu button. You can click on the Window icon in the lower-left corner of your desktop, then instead of scrolling through the list, you can start typing the name of the app/program that you want, and it will offer it first. If you don’t have the necessary app you’re looking for, you will see the option to either visit the app store, or search online for similar apps that may match what fits your needs, then be able to download it.                You can also have multiple desktops. This is a nice feature when you don’t want to have too many programs running, or need to separate business or work information from personal, say if you’re working from home, but still want to have access to both.  Most home setups do not have dual monitors, so this solves that problem for you! This can be achieved by clicking the Task Panel icon at the bottom of your current desktop. To switch between them, hold down the Windows key on the keyboard and touch the Tab key.       The Notifications icon in the lower right-hand corner is a great way to keep up on important and new messages from e-mail and other apps that you delegate your system to connect and notify you about. It’s a great shortcut to have instead of manually opening up that specific app and checking to see if anything new has been sent to you. To add/subtract items from your notification list, click the Start/Windows icon at the lower left, then type Notifications, and a Settings option will become available...

How to Create Backup in Windows 10

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Losing your data is frustrating and will unnerve the most seasoned computer user.  Why risk the likelihood of seeing hours’ worth of work go down the drain… lost is the data abyss?  In a few simple steps, you will be able to protect your data in cases accidental deletion, power surges, hardware or system malfunction, and much more.  There is not data abyss.  Computer data is stored on electronic media, such as a magnetic storage, optical disk, and Solid State drive (commonly known as “flash drives).  Once stored, the user can access, read, edit, and transfer information.  Note however, in case you lose your original, it is wise to store important information in an alternate source.  Keep copies of files stores on a flash drive or even mailing documents to yourself as an email attachment.  Today’s technology allows user to store a limited amount of data in the cloud. With cloud storage, data is stored on remote servers accessed from the Internet, or “cloud.”  It is maintained, operated and managed by a cloud storage service provider on a storage servers that are built on virtualization techniques.  However, in this blog, I will briefly describe how to create backups in Windows 10. Backup and Restore (formerly Windows Backup and Restore Center) is a component of Microsoft Windows introduced in Windows Vista and included in later versions that allow users to create backups and restore from backups created earlier.   Click on the START button (circled in red on image below)   Go to SYSTEM AND SECURITY and select BACKUP AND RESTORE. Next, select Set up backup as shown on the...

How To Close Apps In Windows 10

Here are some steps that i found to show you how to close applications inn Windows 10. I’m sure there are many different ways to close them. The easiest one is to simply click the “x” in the top right corner of the application screen. As shown below. There is a different option to close applications in Windows 10 and it is shown below. Step 1. Click or tap the Task View button. The screen clears, and Windows displays miniature views of your open apps and programs, shown here. Step 2.Tap or click any thumbnail to return the app or program to full size. These three tips can help you keep track of your running apps as well as close down the ones you no longer want open: Currently running apps and programs also appear as icons on the taskbar, the narrow strip along the bottom of the screen. To close an unwanted app shown in thumbnail view, click or tap the X in its upper right corner (shown here). With a mouse, you can also right-click the app’s thumbnail, and choose Close from the pop-up menu. After you close an app, the miniature views of the other running apps remain onscreen, letting you either switch to them or close them. Or, to leave the Task View mode, click or tap the desktop. There is one more way you can close applications in Windows 10, you can right click the application when it is in the application tabs at the bottom of the screen and the drop down menu will come up. in that menu there should be a...

7 Cool New Features In windows 10

  Following are 7 Windows 10 features I would like to share: Paint 3D, 3D Printing, Vr Headsets, easier sharing, game broadcasting, 3D in office Apps, and last of all I’ll go into of how it’s a free update. So first I’m going to talk about how Microsoft plans to or hopes to integrate 3D creation tools into every aspect of windows 10 suite productivity tools. They also have a new revised version of the classic MS paint app that allows you to build virtual models by cutting and pasting 2D images from Photos. Now I’m going into another cool new feature of windows 10. I bring you 3D printing well I technically don’t bring it Microsoft do. So pretty much the best way to describe this is if you made an awesome photograph in Mine craft, you’ll be able to send it to a 3D printer. From what I read that’s one things that’s made for it. From what they say Microsoft still loves Hololens. But now they have all this new 3D technology/Content coursing thru windows 10. The AR headset is about to get company. Even have hardware partners such as Lenovo, Asus, Acer, HP, and Dell will be making VR headsets for both VR games and 3D experiences in windows. Price is just a hefty 300 dollars if you can afford it. The VR headsets also appear to have positional tracking a key differentiator that makes them more capable than smartphone powered headsets like VR and daydream. Now we have something we should all be able to agree on which is easier sharing. So, you’ll be...

How to Install Microsoft Windows 10 on VMware – Tutorial

Article is optimized for mobile viewing. MATC students have VMware available to them. This is a hypervisor that let’s you simulate an operating system on your computer as if it were a standard app or program. Students can get the VMware here from Pat Feder’s site. There’s plenty more information on this subject there, even some links to tutorial videos. 1. Click VMware Academic Program (VMware Workstation) 2. Choose the latest version of WMware Workstation (12 in this screenshot) after you login with your MATC credentials. 3. Add it to the cart and proceed to your free Check Out. 4.  Find the WMware Workstation file in your Downloads Folder and double click it. 5. The Installation Wizard will pop up and installation is straight forward. 6. To install the Windows 10 operating system on the VMware, you’ll need the ISO file from Microsoft. To do that, you’ll need to download the Media Creation Tool. 7. Find the Media Creation Tool in your Downloads folder and start it up with a double click. 8. Choose the ISO file option. 9. Choose the ISO file and you’ll choose a place to save it. It’s a biggie and will take some time and space to download. Just remember what file you saved it in. 10. Open the VMware workstation and you should see something like this. We want to create a new Virtual Machine. 11. A new Installation Wizard will pop up. Find that ISO file you downloaded and follow the standard prompts. 12. The standard settings should be fine. If you have a bounty of processor cores, you can assign them here....

How To Edit MS Office Documents on Android Phones

Article is optimized for mobile viewing. Scoff at your desktop computer and walk around editing all your documents with your Android device. Microsoft Word has an app that’s free on the Google Play Store for your Android device. Search for “Microsoft Word” in your Google Play Store app. Download it. Then just open the Microsoft Word app on your Android device and things should look familiar. Create documents or edit them from your cloud storage or device. Touch the “Take a tour” page for a summary of the app. In the Word app, just click anywhere and you can edit with the keypad and ribbon. Find Microsoft Excel too. Again, you can open documents from your device or cloud storage. If you’re familiar with the full desktop version, you’ll breeze through the app. Of course you don’t want to set down the skee balls at the arcade so you can edit your spreadsheet. But you most certainly can.   Use the ribbon for common functions and even find tabs at the bottom of the page. And the same kind of app is available for your presentations. Search for “PowerPoint” on the Google Play Store app and get your Microsoft PowerPoint for free. Make changes to your document before the big meeting or start a new presentation out in the field. Google makes similar apps like Google Slides, Google Sheets, and Google Docs. These apps may already be on your phone if you have a carrier like Google Project Fi....