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
Windows 10 Mixed Reality
With the Fall Creators update of Windows 10, Microsoft included Windows Mixed Reality. They chose this name because they believe that the experiences of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality will eventually blend together.
There is an evolving catalog of Mixed Reality experiences: immersive and casual games, travel, 360° videos, creativity, social, live events, etc.
The “Spring” Creators Update (version 1803 released 10th April 2018) contains enhanced Mixed Reality features.
Click here to view/download a PDF file that explains this new feature
Windows 10 version 1709 – “Fall” Creators update
The release date for this major update was 17 October 2017
Click here to view/download a PDF file containing details
Windows 10 Controlled Folder Access
Controlled Folder Access is an optional and powerful security feature introduced in the “Fall” Creators update (version 1709). 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
Click here to view/download the PDF file
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
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|Windows 10 – Primer for Windows 7 Users
This explains Apps and Accounts in Windows 10. Windows 8 users would be familiar with this.
|Windows 10 – Basics for Windows 7 and 8 users
The new concepts in Windows 10. Windows 7 users should first read the Primer above.
|Windows 10 – User Accounts
How to set up Local and Microsoft accounts in Windows 10. Windows 7 users should first read the Primer above. Read this to understand what account information will be requested during the upgrade process, also what a PIN is.
|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 and customising it to your needs:
Last edited February 2018