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Windows 10 Tip: Changing Desktop Background and Lock Screen Pictures

Want to customize your Windows 10 computer? Here’s how to customize your desktop background and lock screen background with images of your choosing. You can change your desktop background image to an image or a slideshow of images. Go to Start. Type “background” and then choose Background settings from the menu. In Background settings, you will see a Preview image. Under Background there is a drop-down list. Choose "Picture" and then select or Browse for a picture. Choose "Solid color" and then select a color. Choose "Slideshow" and Browse for a folder of pictures. Under Choose a fit, select an…
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June 26, 2017
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Windows 10 Tip: Modify sleep settings

Is your Windows 10 computer going to sleep and showing a black screen too quickly? It can be frustrating if it goes to sleep and locks after only 10 or 15 minutes of idle time. Here's how you can modify your Windows 10 sleep settings. Go to Start. Type "sleep". Choose Power & sleep settings when it appears. Under the Screen and Sleep sections, choose how long you want your computer to wait before turning off or going to sleep. You can have different times depending on whether your computer is on battery power (not plugged in) or plugged in.…
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June 12, 2017
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Blue Light Exposure and Windows 10 Creators Update Night Light

Exposure to blue light from digital devices, such as your phone and your computer screen, can have harmful effects. You may want to lower the blue light coming from your computer. The effects of blue light This is not to say that blue light is inherently bad all the time. In fact, you are naturally exposed to blue light by the sun. It helps regulate your circadian rhythm (your natural sleep and wake cycles), boost your alertness, aid with memory and cognition, and elevate your mood. But prolonged chronic exposure to unnatural blue light can have a negative effect. Because…
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May 15, 2017
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Windows 10 Tip: Customize Your Start Menu

The Windows 10 Start menu has a new look from previous versions. Specifically, it uses tiles when pinning your favorite apps to the Start menu for quick access. Here, we’ll explain how you can customize your Start menu: pinning and removing apps from the Start menu and resizing and rearranging pinned tiles. To access your Start menu, hit the Windows key on your keyboard, or click the Windows icon in the lower left corner of your screen. On the left side of the Start menu, you will see a list of all apps installed on your machine. At the top…
OTWAdmin
April 11, 2017
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Modifying Windows 10 Notifications

In Windows 10, application notifications appear in the Action Center in the bottom right corner of the screen, on the toolbar. Notifications pop up and then minimize to the Action Center. Clicking on the icon on the toolbar brings up the full Action Center panel on the right side of the screen. You may decide that you want to turn off or change Windows 10 notifications from some apps. How do you do this in Windows 10? Here are instructions. Click the Start When the Start menu appears, begin typing "Notifications". The "Best Match" option at the top will say…
OTWAdmin
February 20, 2017