Tips and Tricks: Windows 10 Settings, Security, WIFI Setup, etc.
1. Make Windows Work the Way You Want
In addition to the control panel, Windows 10 has an easy-to-use PC settings window where you can easily control the settings related to Windows networks, applications, updates and more. Internet settings and change network, manage your system, manage your devices, personalize your PC, change Windows 10 privacy settings, set your time and language, use different features of tools manage your user accounts, and manage Windows Update And security.
2. Open Your Personal Settings with A Desktop Shortcut
You can create context menu items and desktop shortcuts to open several settings in Windows.
3. Use Cortana in Windows 10
Windows 10 offers Cortana, a personal assistant that can provide you with local information and replace typing in the Windows 10 taskbar search box for voice. To give you an idea of how it works, it's like Apple's Siri.
4. Remove Malware
Network security has always been a concern for Windows users. From this perspective, Microsoft is constantly improving its security tools to protect your computer from attacks. Windows Defender is a tool that can be set to block malware attacks in real time. In addition, you can run it to perform an on-demand scan when needed.
To open Windows Defender, type Windows Defender in the search box (Cortana) and select the Windows Defender settings. Click on the Turn on Windows Defender Antivirus to ensure that real-time protection is enabled.
5. Make File Explorer open for this PC
Windows 10 users may have noticed that by default, File Explorer will open for quick access. Let Explorer open his PC folder. If you don't use it, you can disable quick access.
6. Make Start more private
The main components of the Start menu in Windows 10 are the Most Favorite List, Recent Program List, Power Options, PC Settings and Applications submenus. Show or hide the recently added application group. You can delete the most or common visited list from the Windows 10 Start menu.
7. Enable Start Screen or Full Screen Boot
Missed the start screen? You can enable the Start Screen by enabling tablet mode. If you want to enable the Start Screen without enabling tablet mode, the best option is to enable full-screen startUp.
8. Change Theme, Wallpaper, Lock Screen
The first thing to check after upgrading to Windows is how to personalize it to your liking. Read the personalization settings in Windows 10 to see all the settings you can change. You can also set personal wallpapers, lock screens and control themes in Windows 10.
9. Change the Default Program
Don't like the default browser? You can change the default program according to your needs. Change your favorite browser, media player, application, etc. and use them to open the file. The file will open according to the default application.
10. Change the Default Credential Provider
Windows 10 comes with multiple login options. This is possible due to the existence of various credential providers. This registry hack will allow you to change the default credential provider in Windows 10.
11. Use Virtual Desktop Function
With Windows 10, you can create multiple desktops and run applications from each desktop separately so that each desktop only displays the applications running in that virtual desktop, reducing confusion in the taskbar. If you don't use this feature, you can easily remove the Task View button.
12. Windows Quick Tips
There are always classic Windows tips and tricks that can help you get the most out of your Windows PC:
· Hold down the Shift key while dragging a folder or file to the Recycle Bin to delete it immediately
· Hold down Alt and click on a file or folder to open its Properties box.
· Press F5 to add the date and time to Notepad
· To open Command Prompt window from your desktop, hold Win + X and A at the same time.
· To quickly create a shortcut, hold down Ctrl + Shift and drag and drop the file or folder icon into the desired destination folder.
· Open the extended context menu by holding down the SHIFT key while right-clicking the mouse button
· Press Ctrl + Shift and right click on the taskbar. You will then see the option to quit the explorer.
13. Make Sure Your Computer or Device Has A Good Firewall
Today, most computers have built-in integrated firewalls for the operating system. Windows has an imaginative name "Windows Firewall". To protect your computer from malware, a firewall is necessary. If the firewall is inactive, hackers can crack your computer.
14. Keep Your Computer Up to Date
I know this is annoying, but make sure to check if the computer is updated. I have seen many computers that have never made any updates to the operating system. Both Microsoft and Apple regularly release updates to their operating systems. These may be important security patches that can be compromised if you don't install them.
15. Connect to A Wi-Fi Network Using Taskbar
You can connect or setup WIFI by following these ways;
· Click the wireless icon in the lower right corner of the taskbar. If you don't see the button, click the up-arrow button on the left in Windows 10. Alternatively, you can open the Action Center by pressing Windows key + A and click the Network button in the Quick Actions section to access the network.
· Select the wireless or WIFI network you need to connect.
· Tick “Connect automatically”.
· Click the "Connect" button.
Tip: If you don't see any of the listed networks, click the Wi-Fi button to open the adapter.
· Enter the network security key.
· Click the "Next" button to continue.
After completing these steps, you will be connected to the network using a wireless connection.