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Did I Miss Windows 9? (Tips and Tricks for Windows 10)

Posted by Olga Detrixhe on Jul 11, 2016 9:15:04 AM

AIMG_4650.jpgTo be honest, there never was a Microsoft Windows 9.  They skipped it and went from Windows 8 to Windows 10.  In my opinion, it was because Windows 8 fixed all of the problems in Windows 7 and then Windows 8 did not create any new problems that would have been released in Windows 9!  I have been using Windows 10 right at a year now and have not found any fatal flaws.  I have, however, put together a few tips and tricks for Windows 10.

First, if you are new to Windows 10, finding some of the settings can be difficult when you first start using it.  The easiest way I have found to get around is by hitting the Windows Key on the keyboard and typing whatever you are looking for.  Cortana finds it right away.  You can also click in the bottom left where it says “Ask me anything”.Second, is the difference between Tablet Mode vs. Desktop Mode.  I use a touch screen tablet (Microsoft Surface) and when mobile, I have found it easier to switch to Tablet Mode.  This makes icons larger, and the entire experience easier to navigate.  The first time you remove the keyboard or fold it back, you will be asked if you want to switch and you can make it automatic.

Third on my list is, Battery Saver. I find myself having to run all day on battery from time to time and a quick way to maximize my battery is with the new Action Center feature.  It turns off unused services and many other enhancements that will ensure I can go all day on one charge. 

My final Windows 10 tip is with Microsoft Edge (Which replaced Microsoft Explorer).  I have found a few things that would not run on Edge.  If you click the three dots on the far right, it will allow you to open a page that is not responding properly in Edge in Internet Explorer.

As always, a new operating system can be a test of your patience.  However, if you spend some time learning the basics, I believe that Windows 10 can be the most productive operating system yet.

 

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