The Start Menu is a staple of the Windows experience and should be streamlined, efficient, and unmolested by the greater world beyond the operating system and programs it serves as a portal to. Microsoft brought the Start Menu back to the forefront in Windows 10 but they spoiled it in the process.
While Windows 10 is getting a lot of press for its “new” Start menu, beyond that there’s still a lot of stuff most users who skipped Windows 8 probably don’t know about. Today we want to talk about Windows 10’s power and battery settings.
The day has finally arrived. You’ve got your Windows 10 installation booted up, configured to your exact specifications, and customized to suit your needs best. But what about mobile integration? That’s where Microsoft’s new Windows 10 Phone Companion App comes into play.
Windows 10 PCs automatically check for updates and install any updates they find. You can take some control over this and have Windows 10 install updates on your schedule, but these options are hidden. Windows Update really wants to automatically update on Windows 10.
With the arrival of Windows 10, we’ve been greeted with a new slew of functionality-based programs and applications. One of these additions is the revamped Calendar app, which isn’t just more functional than its predecessor, it’s actually (dare I say), downright pleasurable to use. But what if you want your classic Google Calendar synced up with Microsoft’s internal app ecosystem?
Cortana is billed as more than a simple search feature. It’s supposed to be a full-fledged personal assistant much like Siri is on Apple iOS devices. Here are the basics of setting up Cortana and using it on your new Windows 10 computer.
If you’ve inserted a table in Word and you now want to delete it, you may have found it’s not all that straightforward to delete the entire table without deleting other content around the table. We’ll show you a couple of ways around this limitation.
Minecraft’s native LAN support is great for running games on the fly, but if you want a dedicated, customized server, Spigot is the way to go. Spigot is built on a plugin API called Bukkit, which makes customizing your gameplay easy, and since the Bukkit project has been around since the dawn of Minecraft multiplayer, many developers have released their own plugins and modifications.
Many things have changed with the Start menu from Windows 7 to Windows 10. If you skipped Windows 8, you may be in for a quite an adjustment, particularly when it comes to Start menu “tiles”. We want to talk about how to add, remove, and customize them.
Just like selecting text and images in Word is a very common task in Word, so is selecting content in a table. There may be times you want to select a single cell, an entire row or column, multiple rows or columns, or an entire table.
Windows 10 includes a package management tool built into PowerShell. In the final version, it’s named “PackageManagement”, but it’s still based on an open-source project named OneGet.
Windows 10 includes some flashy new features like Task View virtual desktops, Cortana, the Edge browser, a Start menu, and apps that run in windows. Here are some of the other, more overlooked improvements.
Windows 10 allows you to change the lock screen background, but the login screen background always features the default Windows 10 background. Use these tweaks and you can set any image or color you want as the background.
Windows 8 introduced privacy settings and Windows 10 adds a bunch more. If you are interested in protecting your privacy while using Windows 10, you’re going to want to read further.
You can use section breaks in Word to apply different layout or formatting for part of your document, page numbers or page number style, headers or footers, etc. If you need to select all the content in a section, there is no shortcut to do this.
It seems like over the past year, streaming services have become a dime a dozen, with big names like Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, and Tim Cook all trying their hand at dethroning the current king of “all-you-can-eat” music mayhem, Spotify. With so many sub-par streamers flooding the market, how can you know which will get you the best bang (and bandwidth) for your buck?
Windows 10 automatically downloads and installs all updates. This includes security updates, feature updates, and driver updates provided through Windows Update. If a driver or update causes problems, you can uninstall it and block Windows from downloading it again.
If you like to monitor disk space usage on your Windows system, then you are probably going to be rather unhappy when a noticeable chunk of disk space is suddenly and mysteriously filled. What is a good way to find out what has eaten up that disk space? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some helpful suggestions for a frustrated reader.
When you first set up Windows 10, Microsoft is going to want to rush you through the process with “Express Settings”. We recommend taking a little time and stepping through the customized setup instead.
Accessibility options are built into Windows to help users who may have trouble using their computers normally get a little more functionality out of their favorite OS. Though Windows 10 does innovate on many features we’ve come to expect from older versions of the operating system, for the most part Microsoft has opted to keep much of the core functionality of its accessibility features the same to make it easier both on users and developers to adapt without much trouble in between the old system and the new.
Upgraded an old version of Windows to a new version of Windows? You have a Windows.old folder on your computer, and it’s wasting a huge amount of space. You can delete it — but not like you’d delete a normal folder.
The Start menu in Windows 10 is a blend of the old menu found in Windows 7 and the oft-reviled Start screen in Windows 8. The result is something more useful to desktop and tablet users alike. Here’s a basic primer on what you need to know.
Windows 10 is finally out — kind of. Microsoft initially promised that everyone could take advantage of the free upgrade offer on July 29, but you may have to wait a while before Microsoft offers the upgrade to your PC.
You can reinstall Windows from scratch using the product key that came with your PC, but you’ll have to find installation media yourself. Microsoft offers free Windows ISO files — if you know where to look.