Windows 10

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Windows 10 Display Settings
Learn how to set up your Windows 10 screen for optimal viewing.
Change the display scaling and text size
Use the Screen magnifier
Set colours to make the screen easier to read and reduce eye strain
Eye safety settings
Make more screen space available on smaller screens by hiding the Taskbar
Change the mouse pointer and cursor size
Browsers and Office applications: Set additional zoom levels and using full screen

Click here to view/download a PDF file with detailed instructions

Windows 10 Controlled Folder Access
Controlled Folder Access is an optional and powerful security feature.  You can choose to turn it on or off. Turning it on helps prevent rogue ransomware and other malware encrypting files and causing other damage to your files.  But it is a bit tricky to use if you have “Desktop” apps on your computer other than Microsoft Office.
Click here to view/download a PDF file with more information  & instructions

Keeping Windows 10 Secure
Notes from John Allen’s talk on 2nd August 2017
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Maintenance of Windows 10

A computer, like most things, need periodic maintenance.
It can be physically cleaned by opening it up to remove fluff and dust (best done by a technician).
There are often many redundant files that need to be cleaned up periodically.

Here are a series of detailed articles regarding maintenance:
Cleaning your internet browser cache
Resetting your internet browser
Cleaning temporary files and Recycle bin
Deleting previous versions of Windows 10
Uninstalling unwanted programs
Controlling Startup applications
Defragmenting/Optimising your disk drives

Warning: Don’t use 3rd party registry cleaners or “tune -up” applications. To name a few: CCleaner,  AVG TuneUp for PC,  Avast Grime -Fighter,  Wise Registry Cleaner,  JetClean,  Auslogics Registry Cleaner,  Registry Mechanic,  Advanced System Care,  AML Registry Cleaner, Slim Cleaner,  JV16 PowerToolsX,  EasyCleaner.  Read more here...

Other articles about Windows 10

Windows 10 – User Accounts
How to set up Local and Microsoft accounts in Windows 10.
Windows 10 – Install or upgrade Windows 10 on computers with limited disk space
The Windows 10 installer requires about 10GB of spare disk space to install an upgrade.  If your computer has limited disk space, you can use a USB disk.

Windows 10 Hints & Tips

General hints & tips on using Windows 10:

Get Started
Where is Internet Explorer??
Choose a different default web browser
Microsoft Edge Browser – Set Google as the default Search Engine
and set your Home page to Google
Change the default email app
Change the default Photo viewer, Music, Video apps
Customising the Start menu
Managing the Live Tiles on the Start menu
Help, my Start menu is full screen and all my apps run full screen
Using the All apps list in the Start menu
What is Fast Startup?
Change the Search and Cortana settings
Change the format and functionality of the Search box
Setting up a PIN to sign in to Windows
Using the Troubleshooting Apps
Setting privacy options
Stop Windows 10 using YOUR Internet Connection to upload updates to other computers on the Internet
Slide shows with speed control
How to see what is using up your internet data