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Games (world of tanks...) switch to desktop
In the middle of a game Windows 10 switches to desktop. I have to alt-tab to get back to my game. All notifications are off. Sometimes when that happens I briefly see the weather app icon flash once on the start bar. So I uninstalled weather and news apps (the ones that come with windows 10) = still happens. Any idea? Thanks
WINDOWS LOGO + X Menu
If you press WINDOWS LOGO + X or right-click the Start button, you can get access to some tools that you can use. The tools are: Apps and Features Mobility Center (only available for laptops) Power Options Event Viewer System Device Manager Network Connections Disk Management Computer Management Command Prompt / Windows PowerShell Command Prompt (Admin) / Windows PowerShell (Admin) Task Manager Settings File Explorer Search Run Shut down or sign out Desktop
if you want to screenshot just follow this: prt sc prt sc + win key win key+ shift + s and thats it
I'm sure some of you may have noticed, while others may have not, but you can no longer pin websites to the start screen, even by pinning it to your taskbar and dragging to your start screen, it can no longer be done. I've been aware of this, and have working around it, but after this last update....... ok, well we'll leave it at that... I was chatting with Microsoft Tech support this afternoon, and after I finally got them to try and pin a web site to their start screen, they admitted they couldn't do it either. Funny though they had a work around? So here's the work around, and it involve Google Chrome! Open the website you want to pin to your Windows 10 Start Screen in Google Chrome. Yea, you read that right! Once your website is open, click on the three dots located in the upper right hand corner. Scroll down until you sees More Tools. Hover over that and choose Create Shortcut... a pop up will appear where you name your shortcut, and here is where it gets important! You need to check the box that says Open as Window, then click create. Now go back to your start screen and under recently added apps you will see your recently added website. There is one last step. With it there you will not be able to move it around. So while it is in the Recently Added Apps right click and choose Pin to Start Menu. Voila! You're done, and your websites are now back on your start screen. Let's do hope that the boys and girls in Redmond fix this!
Pressing ALT + F4 closes the Command Prompt window
If you press ALT + F4 in a Command Prompt window, it closes. This is the same as clicking the X button or typing exit and pressing ENTER. Pressing ALT + F4 to close Command Prompt only works on Windows 10.
Should I post the Microsoft Edge Dev change log every week?
Share your opinion! In the meantime, here's today's one: Hello Insiders! Today we’re releasing build 89.0.723.0 to the Dev channel. As you can see, this is our first build for version 89, and here’s everything exciting it’s got: Added features: Added the ability to run an on-demand scan for leaked passwords from the Passwords Settings page. Added a website permission to Cookies and Site Data for pre-loading websites. Added an option to have downloaded PDFs open in the default PDF reader instead of Edge. Added keyboard shortcut information to the Share, Copy, and Paste Settings page. Enabled work from Chromium to reduce battery usage by background tabs. Enabled support for management policies from Chromium for Printing Allowed Background Graphics Modes and Printing Background Graphics Default. Improved reliability: Fixed an issue where Edge doesn’t start and instead gives an error that the “side by side configuration is invalid”. Fixed a crash on launch on Linux. Fixed a crash on shutdown when the browser is closed quickly after creating a new tab. Fixed a crash during shutdown. Fixed a crash when using vertical tabs. Fixed an issue where re-opening an IE mode tab that was previously closed sometimes crashes the browser. Changed behavior: Fixed an issue where there’s an invisible or un-selectable tab in the tab strip. Fixed an issue where the … menu’s icon direction is vertical instead of horizontal. Fixed an issue where middle-clicking on a folder in the Favorites menu doesn’t open all its content in new tabs. Fixed an issue where clicking on the Favorites menu or History menu button when the menu is open doesn’t close the menu. Fixed an issue where certain website permissions in Settings are blank. Fixed an issue where the button in Settings to manage printers doesn’t work. Fixed an issue where autofill sometimes suggests older or out-of-date passwords for websites. (continued because of character limit below)
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.
How to program the f keys for quick access
I would like to use the f keys to enable easy access to frequent sites. Most say right click on start and then go to mobility. This does not exist.
Google browser hijacked by Microsoft
As of yesterday, Microsoft has hijacked my downloaded Google browser on my 7 month old Surface Pro X - it had to be done in the latest update. As soon as I try to open it, the REAL Google screen shows up for .5 of a second, then I am auto redirected to “gooogle.com” (one too many “o’s) (a VERY BAD FAKE looking Google) then quickly to Bing, if you type in anything to search. Is this even legal? It’s my computer, no matter who makes it, and I should be able to use whatever browser I want. Sounds like a class-action lawsuit, similar to the one against Apple when they were using new Updates to slow the older phone models down so people would buy new ones. I am also greatly offended that they would actually think I wouldn’t notice! Do you SEE my email address? I feel violated in the strangest way.
Macro for "show desktop icons"
Is there any way you can set a macro key on your keyboard to show or not show Desktop icons ?
Display a shortcut menu for column headings in a note list. Ctrl + Shift + V. Move a note to a specific folder. WordPad keyboard shortcuts. The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with WordPad. Press this key. To do this. F1. Open WordPad Help. F3.
Open the shortcut menu for the active window. Alt + Left arrow. Go back. Alt + Right arrow. Go forward. Alt + Page Up. Move up one screen. Alt + Page Down. Move down one screen. Ctrl + F4. Close the active document (in apps that are full-screen and let you have multiple documents open at the same time). Ctrl + A. Select all items in a document ...
To quickly find a shortcut in this article, you can use the Search. Press Command+F, and then type your search words. The settings in some versions of the Mac operating system and some utility applications might conflict with keyboard shortcuts and function key operations in Office for Mac. For information about changing the key assignment of a ...
In Windows Explorer, browse to the document or file for which you want to create a desktop shortcut. Right-click the name of the document, and then click Create shortcut. In Windows 8 you would click Send To > Desktop (Create shortcut). A shortcut for that document or file appears on your desktop.