Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Window 10: File Explorers New ‘Quick Access’ Menu

Quick Access folders

The File Explorer has a new feature called ‘Quick Access’ list. This feature allows the user to pin their favorite folders to the top of the list for quick, one-click access.

Recently used folders show up below the pinned items in the list, which can be handy when the user is working with a group of files.

To add a folder to this list, right-click it and select Pin to Quick Access. To remove a folder from the list, right-click the folder and select Unpin to Quick Access.

Frequent folders section

When the user first opens the File Explorer, any items in the Quick Access list also show up in the Frequent folders section. Recently used folders show up automatically in this section.

Monday, November 02, 2015

Software: Microsoft Snip

Microsoft has just released a new and very handy screen capture application, it's called Microsoft Snip. The app allows you to capture any window or area of your screen.

You can then annotate it with narrated comments or draw on it with digital ink. You can then copy and paste it into another application, or share it with your friends and colleagues by sending a URL to it, or save it as an MP4 video.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Windows 10: Use the Cortana search to perform quick calculations

One of Cortana's many features is that you can use it to perform quick calculations, such as:

  • How many ounces are in a pound?
  • What’s the square root of 578?
  • 1 USD to CAD (or 1 US Dollar to Canadian Dollar) [most currencies are supported]
Note: These searches will also work in Google and Google Now

Monday, October 12, 2015

Windows 10: How to Get Help (How-To Video)

In this Windows 10 how-to video, it explains how to get help from the operating system using the search box and Cortana.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Windows 10: Windows Hello (How-To Video)

This how-to video explains the Windows Hello feature, which offers a fast, secure, and password-free way to log in to Windows 10.

Note: the hardware on your computer needs to be supported by this technology in order for it work.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Windows 10: Xbox on Windows (How-To Video)

In this video you'll learn about Windows 10 and its Xbox integration with the console and the Xbox Live community.

Some of the tips that are covered are:
  • Stream your Xbox games to your PC
  • How to record those great gaming moments.
  • And more.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Windows 10: 5 Tips for Productivity (How-To Video)

This Windows 10 how-to video shows quick productivity tip for:
  • Start Menu
  • Action Center
  • Windows Store
  • Search in the taskbar
  • Cortana