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Creating groups for apps on windows 10
steps to follow; 1. click on the start bottom left corner of the keyboard 2. Drag and drop an app on the left side of the start bar 3. Repeat (step 2) using another app 4. Move on app and merge it with another 5. You will find an option to rename the group

06/19/2019

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Large tiles, small tiles, or no tiles? What do you prefer?
Do you use tiles on your device, or do you prefer the start menu without tiles? If you use tiles, do you customize them, such as the size? Personally, I like to make different groups for productivity and entertainment. - Brandon C, Services Advisor from a Microsoft Store

06/19/2019

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Trying to find a suitable App for video editing
Hello, I am interested in creating film reviews to upload to youtube. I am considering using Adobe apps such as Adobe Premiere or Premiere Rush. However, I am advised to download from the Microsoft store only to ensure the smooth and efficient running of my PC. I can't seem to find apps there that would be as suitable or useful for my purposes. A Microsoft or Google Play version of the Adobe products does not seem to be available, but there are plenty of tutorials and courses for Adobe products. This seems strange. Wondering could anyone help me with this issue. Perhaps there is a suitable app on the Microsoft store I am unaware of. I want to upload film clips with recordings of my own voice reviewing the films.

06/19/2019

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What do you think of Microsoft's UI Design?
Since Windows 8, Microsoft's taken the lead in pioneering modern UI design standards. The goal seems to be to make a cohesive touch-friendly UI across Windows, with an emphasis on flat, sharp elements and icons as well as tiles that have defined a lot of Microsoft's design language. With the inclusion of fluent design, subtle references to skeuomorphism, like lighting, highlights, and texture have been added back to Windows, without compromising any other modern design guidelines. These efforts are commendable, and demonstrates Microsoft's progressive design standards. However, the focus on mobile-friendly and touch-friendly interfaces has become concerning, especially since new designs have changed from a mobile-first to a mobile-only style. Large fonts and buttons, excessive padding, and limited customizability might be fine on mobile apps because mobile devices are limited, and more difficult to work with, but these same design elements are hostile and inefficient to mouse-and-keyboard users. If you compare Windows 10 apps to their Windows 7 counterparts, you can see that the newer apps take up more screen space while doing more or less the same function. This is a problem. A focus on Mobile-friendly design should not ever mean mouse-and-keyboard unfriendly, especially since this is the primary method of input on desktop computers. I was once especially fond of the Microsoft Office interface as an example of crisp, modern design that does not compromise mouse and keyboard usability. Most importantly, Office came with a "touch mode" and "mouse mode" option, creating the most optimal interface for each input method. However, the latest redesign of the Office ribbon seems to move further and further from these sensible design guidelines. The new simplified ribbon has no changes for mouse and touch mode, along with a host of other issues. I'm concerned over the direction of Microsoft's UI design, and I'd like to bring up these issues for consideration.

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https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4028161

Apps need to be installed before you can set them as the default. You may want your .pdf files, or email, or music to automatically open using an app other than the one provided by Microsoft. To choose default apps by file type. scroll down and select Choose default apps by file type .

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/w-10-setting-default-app-to-a...

It seems as though the default app list that comes up when using the new "choose default apps by file type" only has the latest version (Feb-2019) available. The other option is the windows store. I want to set the default to another executable in a different folder on the same machine i.e. the "browse" feature on prior versions of windows.

https://docs.microsoft.com/.../desktop/export-or-import-default-application-associations

Configure default apps by file name extension or by app. For example, to set an installed photo viewing app as the default program that is used to open all of the file types and protocols that it supports, click Set defaults by app, select the photo viewing app > Manage, and then select the file types and associations for the app. Export ...

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/shell/default-programs

When a user sets program defaults using Default Programs, the default setting applies only to that user and not to other users who might use the same computer.Default Programs provides a set of APIs (deprecated in Windows 8) that enable independent software vendors (ISVs) to include their programs or applications in the defaults system. The API set also helps ISVs better manage their status as ...

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/how-to-reset-defalt-programs-to...

A default program is the program that Windows uses when you open a particular type of file, such as a music file, an image, or a webpage. For example, if you have more than one web browser installed on your computer, you can choose one of them to be the default browser.