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WINDOWS 10 QUICK GUIDE

This guide will highlight the key differences between Windows 7 and Windows 10.

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Start Menu

The start menu is in the same place (lower-left corner of the screen), but the icon has changed. Clicking the Start Menu icon will display the new menu where you can access your apps, settings, user account, and power options.[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row column_structure=”2_3,1_3″ _builder_version=”4.0.3″ custom_margin=”||75px||false|false” custom_margin_tablet=”” custom_margin_phone=”||25px||false|false” custom_margin_last_edited=”on|phone”][et_pb_column type=”2_3″ _builder_version=”4.0.3″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.0.3″ text_orientation=”right” custom_padding=”10%||||false|false” header_3_font_size_tablet=”” header_3_font_size_phone=”” header_3_font_size_last_edited=”on|phone”]

Sleep, Shutting Down, and Restarting the computer

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Adding Shortcuts to your Desktop from Start Menu Programs

To create a shortcut to a Start Menu app, simply drag the app to the desktop.

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Accessing System Settings (Control Panel)

Clicking the Settings icon from within the Start Menu will open the Windows Settings and display a streamlined list of options for customizing your Windows 10 experience.

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Logging Out

The log off option has been renamed Sign out. From the Start Menu, click the User Account icon to access.

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Search Bar

The search bar is now located outside the Start Menu. Click the magnifying glass to open the search bar.

The search bar will open and you can enter your search in the provided field. In Windows 10, search results will return files, folders, pictures, and settings, in addition to giving you options to filter your search further.

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Give your apps a sleek new look

Make your apps stand out by switching to Light or Dark mode. Select Start > Settings > Personalization > Colors. Under Choose your color, select either Light or Dark mode.

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Add emoji from your keyboard

Express yourself however and wherever you want. Press the Windows logo key +period (.) to open an emoji panel. Use kaomojis to create faces with text, and symbols—like punctuation and currency—to make a statement.

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Make your pointer easier to see

If you’re having trouble spotting your pointer on your screen, make it bigger or change the color. Select Start > Settings > Ease of Access > Cursor & pointer.

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Make things on your screen larger

To make just the text on your screen bigger, select Start > Settings > Ease of Access > Display , then adjust the slider under Make text bigger. To make everything bigger, choose an option from the drop-down menu under Make everything bigger.

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Use Snip & Sketch to capture, mark up, and share images

Screen sketch is now called Snip & Sketch. Open Snip & Sketch to take a snip of what’s on your screen or to mark up and share a previous image. In the search box on the taskbar, type Snip & Sketch, then select Snip & Sketch from the list of results to open the app.

To quickly take a snip, press the Windows logo key+Shift+S. You’ll see your screen darken and your cursor displayed as a cross. Choose a point at the edge of the area you want to copy and left-click the cursor. Move your cursor to highlight the area you want to capture. The area you capture will appear on your screen.

The image you snipped is saved to your clipboard, ready for pasting into an email or document. If you want to edit the image, select the notification that appears after you’ve made your snip. Snip & Sketch offers options to save, copy, or share and includes a pen, highlighter, and an eraser, all with variable line widths.

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