Windows 10 Tutorials

Optimizing Performance

How to balance two occasionally conflicting concerns: the legitimate needs of users for a customized and comfortable experience, on the one hand, and the organization's needs for security and manageability on the other. Read more...

Optimizing the Taskbar

You use the taskbar to manage your apps and open windows. The taskbar displays buttons for pinned and open items that allow you to quickly access items you've opened and start applications. Read more...

Working with the New Desktop

The desktop is what you see after you start your computer and log on. It's your virtual workspace, and you must master it to begin using your computer faster and smarter. Read more...

Working with File Types and Programs

One of the more frustrating aspects of using a PC is when you click or tap on a file to open it only to find that it doesn't open in the program you were expecting it to. Read more...

Managing Open Files and Windows

In this tutorial, we'll outline various ways to streamline access to commonly used files, how to switch between multiple open files, and how to organize open files on screen. Read more...

Indexing Your Computer

You tell the Windows Search service about locations that should be indexed by designating them as searched locations. After you've designated a folder as an indexed location Read more...

Resolving Restart or Shutdown Issues

Normally, you shut down or restart Windows 10 by clicking the Power button on the Start menu, and then clicking Restart or Shut Down as appropriate. Sometimes, however, Windows 10 won't resume, shut down, or restart normally, and you must try to resolve t Read more...

Multitasking and Shutting Down

So far we've concentrated on some of the skills needed to use various apps on your PC. Let's build on those, use multiple apps and once and finally, look at shutting down the PC. Read more...

Managing Settings

One of the biggest differences of Windows 10 from its predecessors is the fact that upon turning the computer on, you'll see not just a Start Menu, but also a Settings Menu. Read more...

Using User Accounts

Each user account is like its own separate PC. Every user has his or her private Documents, Pictures, Music, and Video folders for storing files. Each user account can have its own Windows apps, e-mail account, and Internet favorites. Read more...

Setting Up Windows 10 Family Safety

Windows 10 provides four options for controlling how your children (or anyone) can use the computer. Read more...

Security

In this tutorial, we focus on how to keep your computer, and the data on it, safe and secure. Read more...

Editing Text

Some of these features can be activated with the mouse or with touch, however unless you are editing text on a touch screen, you are much better off learning the shortcut keys for the commands in this tutorial at least. Read more...

Using Programs

This tutorial explores the layout of an app window in more detail, and gives an opportunity to practice opening, closing and navigating around several types of apps. Read more...

Windows 10 New Features

Any computer user needs to make sure that they know where they are going to find their files. While you are aware that there is a search function right there in the Start menu, you would still want to discover all other efficient ways of searching applica Read more...