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Windows ShotsHey, welcome back to another Windows 10 Shots blog post.  I hope you read my last post, Windows 10 Tips – Snap Assist.

I have mentioned in previous posts, with most shots, after about a handful, things will start to get a little hazy.  But, with Windows 10 Shots, the hope would be that the opposite would happen.  That clarity and insight into the highly anticipated release would free your mind to great new features and power of Windows 10.

Microsoft just recently released their latest update for Windows 10, called Windows 10 Anniversary Update.  Oh, and this isn’t just a small update either.  It is a major update, with a lot of new features, performance enhancements, and bug fixes.

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Windows ShotsHey, welcome back to another Windows 10 Shots blog post.  I hope you read my last post, Windows 10 Tips – Where Are My Files?

I have mentioned in previous posts, with most shots, after about a handful, things will start to get a little hazy.  But, with Windows 10 Shots (this new series of posts), the hope would be that the opposite would happen.  That clarity and insight into the highly anticipated release would free your mind to great new features and power of Windows 10.

Every once in a while, do you run across something that makes you scratch your head?  Well, for me, there is something that actually comes up more than you would expect.  Users of Windows 10, or even Windows 8, who have never learned how to snap applications.  As I walk by cubes at various clients, it always makes me laugh when I see someone trying to position multiple windows next to each other.

Snapping windows around has been around for a while, but in Windows 10, you get a really cool new feature called Snap Assist.  It is simple, but really useful.

 

Read more: https://www.intertech.com/Blog/windows-10-tips-snap-assist/
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Windows ShotsHey, welcome back to another Windows 10 Tips blog post.  I hope you read my last post, Stop Those Notifications!

I have mentioned in previous posts, with most shots, after about a handful, things will start to get a little hazy.  But, with Windows 10 Shots (this new series of posts), the hope would be that the opposite would happen.  That clarity and insight into the highly anticipated release would free your mind to great new features and power of Windows 10.

Probably one of the most important things your computer does for you is allow you to work with files.  It allows you to create, edit and share these files so you can send love letters, save pictures, create slideshows, do presentations, etc.  However, have you ever wondered how much time you spend actually trying to find these files?  The answer is a simple, “probably too much.”

Well, in Windows 10, there are a number of great ways to find the files you are looking for:  Quick Folders, Quick Access, Frequent Folders, Recent Files, Search and Cortana.  Let’s take a little time to go over each of these quickly and turn you into a quick file access master.

Read more: https://www.intertech.com/Blog/windows-10-tips-where-are-my-files/
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Windows ShotsHey, welcome back to another Windows 10 tips blog post.  I hope you read my last post, Windows 10 Shots – Streaming and Cast to Device.

I have mentioned in previous posts, with most shots, after about a handful, things will start to get a little hazy.  But, with Windows 10 Shots (this new series of posts), the hope would be that the opposite would happen.  That clarity and insight into the highly anticipated release would free your mind to great new features and power of Windows 10.

Have you ever been in a meeting presenting, demo-ing or even pitching a great idea to your business, when a notification quickly pops up on your screen from a colleague or friend talking about the exciting bender the two of you are going to have later that night?   Suddenly, your face turns red and you frantically try to close the notification.  In some cases, you accidentally click the link in the notification and an inappropriate website/application comes up to display in all of its glory to all those participating in the meeting?  Well, hopefully that scenario, if it hasn’t already, will never happen to you.

With Windows 10, there are a couple of things that you can do to keep those pesky notifications from popping up on your screen during presentations or odd hours of the night.  (There is nothing like hearing your computer binging and bonging all night long with notifications.)

Read more: https://www.intertech.com/Blog/windows-10-tips-stop-those-notifications/
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Windows ShotsHey, welcome back to another Windows 10 Shots blog post.  I hope you read my last post, Windows 10 Shots – Game Bar Keyboard Shortcuts.

I have mentioned in previous posts, with most shots, after about a handful, things will start to get a little hazy.  But, with Windows 10 Shots (this new series of posts), the hope would be that the opposite would happen.  That clarity and insight into the highly anticipated release would free your mind to great new features and power of Windows 10.

How often do you sit down at your computer and forget to bring your phone with you or leave it on silent?  After getting caught up reading your favorite blog or playing the 158 level of Angry Birds, you finally finish up, look down at your phone or walk over to where you placed it last (which happens to be on silent) and you notice that you missed a number of calls.  Two of which aren’t that important, but one that is probably important enough for you to feel like you need to respond, pronto.  If you could have only heard the phone, you would be feeling less stress.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you had someone watching your phone for you, telling you that you have missed a call?  Maybe that person would even help you to respond quickly, even if you are in the middle of things?  Guess what, Windows 10 can help you with that.

Read more: http://www.intertech.com/Blog/windows-10-tips-managing-missed-calls/#ixzz3z1NIfrVK
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Windows ShotsHey, welcome back to another Windows 10 Shots blog post.  I hope you read my last post, Windows 10 Shots – Game Bar Keyboard Shortcuts.

I have mentioned in previous posts, with most shots, after about a handful, things will start to get a little hazy.  But, with Windows 10 Shots (this new series of posts), the hope would be that the opposite would happen.  That clarity and insight into the highly anticipated release would free your mind to great new features and power of Windows 10.

Streaming with Hardware

As some of you might already know, being able to stream content from your PC/Tablet/Phone to a large screen for presenting a PowerPoint slide deck, playing a game, watching a movie, viewing pictures, etc. is appealing to any user.  It allows them to share the content on a smaller screen to a bigger screen for everyone to enjoy.

The ability to stream information to a TV, for example is usually not a native capability built into your TV (though, this is more than likely going to change).  However, there are third party devices that allow you to stream content over your Wi-Fi network or via Bluetooth.  There are a number of players in this arena:  Google, Apple, Roku and even Microsoft, to name a few.

Read more: http://www.intertech.com/Blog/windows-10-tips-streaming-and-cast-to-device/#ixzz3z1EemYZL
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Windows ShotsHey, welcome back to another Windows 10 Shots blog post.  I hope you read my last post, Windows 10 Shots – Microsoft Edge Keyboard Shortcuts.

As I have mentioned in previous posts, with most shots, after about a handful, things will start to get a little hazy.  But, with Windows 10 Shots (this new series of posts), the hope would be that the opposite would happen.  That clarity and insight into the highly anticipated release would free your mind to great new features and power of Windows 10.

I have worked with a lot of Windows users over the years, and one thing I have noticed is that there are users who love to use the mouse and there are users who love to use the keyboard.  Sure there are those in the middle, and I actually prefer to use the mouse most of the time, but you have to admit, when you watch someone who has the keyboard down to a science, windows, screens, emails, etc. are flashing all of the screen like a firework show.  It can be confusing to those watching, but for the person who has become proficient with the keyboard, productivity is the name of the game.

This is the final post in a series dedicated to those who love to wield the keyboard like a sword and chop up all work or play tasks that dare to stand in their way.

This post will focus on a new feature in Windows 10, Game Bar. While current and future posts will include the following:

I will attempt to keep this short by explaining as quickly has I can the shortcut we are going to use, what it does and a quick description with an occasional screen shot to drive it home.  That being said, the General Window 10 and Microsoft Edge posts will have more content.  So, let’s get typing …

Game Bar Keyboard Shortcuts

With Windows 10, you can now record games you play and share them with your friends online.  Using the Xbox app, you can go back and review recordings, edit them and share them on the Xbox Live network.

Guess what?  You can also use the Game bar to record the usage of other applications as well.  Pretty slick.  Check out the shortcuts to start recording and sharing.

NOTE:  In the future, I will do a post on the Windows 10 Xbox app and the Game Bar, but for now, let’s just keep to the basics.

Read more: http://www.intertech.com/Blog/windows-10-shots-game-bar-keyboard-shortcuts/#ixzz3rHwQ8CGQ
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