301-571-5040    Get SUPPORT

Washington Works Blog

Tip of the Week: Windows 10 Improvements to Try

Tip of the Week: Windows 10 Improvements to Try

Windows 10 has a lot of features to offer a user, and more are being added all the time. We don’t want you to miss out on any, especially if they could help to streamline your business’ processes or your users’ experience. Here are four that you might find particularly handy.

Unpin from Start
Let’s face it - there really isn’t much need for your users to have an Xbox app on their work devices… or Candy Crush Soda Saga, or even Solitaire, for that matter. Fortunately, many of them can be removed from the Start Menu, and many uninstalled completely.

Try right-clicking on those Live Tiles that you have no need for. In the menu that appears, you may see two possible options, Uninstall and Unpin from Start. Some apps may not be able to be fully uninstalled, but all should be able to be removed (or unpinned) from the menu. As a result, there’s that much less left to distract you and your staff, leaving you with a better chance of productivity.

Dictation
If you tend to be a talker, sometimes typing may not be your cup of tea. Windows allows you to dictate your text, rather than type it, in many applications. To enable this feature, access your Settings, and from there, Time & Language > Speech > Related settings. There, you’ll find Speech, inking and typing privacy settings. From there, you can enable your speech services.

Once that is done, you can activate Cortana’s listening feature by pressing Windows Key + H whenever your cursor is in a text box.

Focus Assist
Staying focused can sometimes be difficult, especially when there’s a notification popping up each time you get back in the groove. However, in Settings > System > Focus Assist, you can turn notifications on and off based on their priority. You can even set automatic rules based on time, location, and activity, and have a summary pop up once Focus Assist is turned off.

Cortana, Decision-Maker
This one’s a little sillier, but you can utilize Cortana to help you make split-second decisions. Activate Cortana, and input (through either voice or text) “Flip the Coin.” Cortana will provide you with the result, making your decision-making process that much easier - just make sure you have your options in mind!

Clearly, there’s a lot to Windows 10 that can assist with everything from productivity to simple decision-making. What other hidden features do you know about? Share them in the comments!

Small Businesses Using Emerging Technologies to Ge...
Securing Your Business from the Internet of Things
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Friday, January 18 2019
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Technology Best Practices Cloud Business Computing Malware Privacy Hackers Productivity Business Network Security Email Software Tech Term Internet Hosted Solutions Mobile Devices Computer Data Data Backup Ransomware Managed IT Services Backup Google Data Recovery Microsoft User Tips IT Support Hardware Efficiency Productivity Innovation Outsourced IT Small Business Managed Service Provider IT Services Cloud Computing Smartphone Social Media Business Management Business Continuity Workplace Tips Android Paperless Office Encryption Smartphones Managed IT Services Save Money Windows 10 Collaboration Communication Windows 10 Browser Office 365 Data Management Remote Monitoring Server Holiday Disaster Recovery Bandwidth Government Vulnerability IT Management Work/Life Balance Facebook VoIP App Cybersecurity Wi-Fi Passwords Artificial Intelligence BDR Healthcare Internet of Things Unified Threat Management Phishing Infrastructure Tip of the week Communications Scam Employer-Employee Relationship Antivirus BYOD Network Windows Money Mobile Device Chromebook Virtual Reality Quick Tips Maintenance Two-factor Authentication Word Risk Management How To Applications Managed Service Politics Apps Information Chrome SaaS File Sharing Customer Relationship Management Compliance Hosted Solution Document Management Big Data Office Blockchain Password Saving Money Upgrade Storage Automobile Remote Computing Data loss IoT Machine Learning Wireless Mobile Device Management Identity Theft How To Remote Monitoring and Management VPN Point of Sale Access Control HIPAA Data Security Automation Telephone Systems Employees G Suite Remote Workers Server Management Business Technology Alert Company Culture Mobile Security Virtual Private Network Private Cloud Computer Care Health Firewall Tech Support Taxes Smart Technology Downtime Hacker Samsung Physical Security Twitter Training Microsoft Office Electronic Medical Records Websites Computing Router Robot Website Patch Management Meetings Vendor Management Botnet Gmail Recovery Regulations Social Proactive Permission Google Calendar Time Management IT Solutions Enterprise Resource Planning Files Permissions Sports Webcam Printer Wearable Technology Networking Virtualization Education Security Cameras Dongle Managed Services Provider Break Fix Cookies Computer Repair Cables Spam Authorization Gadget Employee-Employer Relationship Black Friday Uninterrupted Power Supply Social Networking Servers Bring Your Own Device Project Management Alerts Test Legislation Chatbots Network Management Upgrades Processors WiFi Mobile Read Only Fraud YouTube Star Wars Search Relocation Cleaning Printing Service Level Agreement E-Commerce Dark Web Nanotechnology Managed IT Travel Wires Cyber Monday Motherboard Supercomputer Vulnerabilities Conferencing Licensing Analytics WPA3 RMM Mouse IT Support Identity Touchscreen GPS Augmented Reality Settings Cost Management Zero-Day Threat SharePoint Google Drive Cortana Black Market Remote Worker Utility Computing Features Microsoft Excel Corporate Profile Screen Reader Outlook Motion Sickness Emoji Solid State Drive Statistics Crowdsourcing IT Budget Geography IBM Instant Messaging Cooperation Lenovo Fleet Tracking Operating System Tablet Cabling Office Tips Tracking Managing Stress The Internet of Things Help Desk Hotspot Digital Assessment Mail Merge Web Server Budget Backup and Disaster Recovery Downloads IT Technicians VoIP Techology Error ROI Electronic Health Records WannaCry Smart Tech Shortcut Gadgets IT Consultant Financial Professional Services Monitoring Distributed Denial of Service Hard Disk Drive Bluetooth Personal Information Digital Payment High-Speed Internet Finance Unified Threat Management Staff Firefox Superfish Asset Tracking Tech Terms Comparison Enterprise Content Management Bookmarks Language Spyware Internet Exlporer Address Update Cameras Users MSP Human Error Multi-Factor Security Mirgation Avoiding Downtime Staffing Management Cyberattacks Monitors Connectivity Legal Procurement USB Consulting Managed IT Service Modem Cybercrime Development Customer Service Authentication User Error CCTV OneNote Theft Specifications Disaster Heating/Cooling Administrator Notifications Unified Communications Favorites Computing Infrastructure Value Law Enforcement Domains Hard Drives Emergency Public Speaking Presentation Lithium-ion battery Printers Wireless Technology 5G Safety Marketing Regulation Hiring/Firing Competition IP Address Fun Miscellaneous Mobile Office CrashOverride