10 Tips from the Windows 10 Creator Update

Here’s 10 New Windows 10 Creator Features:

#1: Dynamic Lock

Do you forget to lock your computer when you get up from your desk? You can now pair your smartphone via Bluetooth to your computer. When you walk away and get out of range, it will automatically lock your computer for you.

Here’s how:

  1. Go to Control Pane > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers > Add a Device *make sure your phone’s Bluetooth is on and set to be discovered
  2. Once you have selected your device, go back to Start > Settings > Accounts > Sign-in Options > Dynamic Lock
  3. Simpy check the box to allow Windows to detect when you’re away from your computer.

Reminder: It will not work if you leave your cellphone at your desk when you walk away.

#2: Storage Sense

If you have a smaller hard drive and need more space, then you’ll want to enable the storage sense. You can have Windows automatically clear out temp files and remove items in your recycle bin older than 30 days.

Here’s how:

Go to Start > Settings > System > Storage > Click the button to turn it on

From here, you can change how it frees up space or even get it to clean your machine now.

#3: Start Menu Folders

If you utilize your tiles in the start menu, then you’ll definitely want to try out this nifty little feature. You can now put tiles into a folder – similar to what you do on your iPhone or Android. Simply, grab a tile and drag it on top of another tile which creates a folder.

#4: Night Light

This is a health feature for people who use their PC late at night.  Night light allows your computer to automatically adjust the screen’s color temperature during after hours computing sessions. This eliminates the normal blue light and replaces it with a softer yellowish light.

Go to Start > Settings > System > Night light > Night light settings

From there, you can adjust how it comes on. You can select ‘Sunset to Sunrise’ which automatically changes throughout the year. Or you can even set it manually. Adjustments can be made to the screen temperature. It’s very helpful when you’re on your computer late at night because it doesn’t disrupt your sleep patterns and lessens the strain on your eyes.

#5: Task Bar Calendar

With this new update, your task bar calendar is fully integrated with your Windows 10 calendar. You can easily add and view agenda items for the day. Plus, you get a full calendar view.

#6: Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting can always be a pain. From program compatibility to blue screen, you can easily find and fix your problems.

You can see a list of troubleshooters by going to Start > Settings > Updates & Security > Troubleshoot.

#7: Audio Source Switching

Don’t you hate having to switch from headset to speakers? Constantly going into your settings and making one a default. With the new updates, you can easily switch from headphones to speakers. All you have to do is click the sound icon on your task bar.

#8: Spatial Sound

When you watch movies, you want the sound to be more rich and full. This is now possible with the new update. You can change to spatial sound by right-clicking on the sound icon > choosing ‘Spatial’ > selecting the Windows Sonic for Headphones option.

#9: Cortona

Configure Cortona to respond to the sound of your voice. Just click in the search box > Settings > Select ‘Let Cortana respond to “Hey Cortana.”‘

Now, you can simply say “Hey Cortana, tell me a joke.” She’s similar to Siri, but with a lot more features. You’ll definitely want to play around with commands and features. You can even put Cortana on your phone.

#10: Cipher

When you delete a file from Windows, it’s still on your computer. You think it’s completely gone because you’ve removed it from your recycle bin. Until data is written into that space, the file is still there. This is a problem if you sell your computer to someone and you still have your personal information on there like your social security number.

  1. You can to go Start > Windows PowerShell Admin.
  2. Type in the command: cipher /w:c
    *C can be switched for the drive you want to delete
  3. Next, hit enter.

From there, it will do 3 runthroughs and your files will be deleted.

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2017-08-24T15:01:45+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Videos|0 Comments

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