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How to Use Windows Like a Pro ✅

teacher avatar Grant Klimaytys, Software Engineer

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.



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    • 3.

      Unique Keys on Windows Devices


    • 4.

      How to Launch Programs Without Using Your Mouse


    • 5.

      How to Full Screen Minimise and Maximise Applications


    • 6.

      How to Move Around Open Applications via Simple Key Combo


    • 7.

      Like This Course


    • 8.

      Selecting Text Like a Pro


    • 9.

      Cut Copy Paste Bold Italic Underline


    • 10.

      How to Snap App Windows into Position


    • 11.

      How to Create New Desktops and Switch Between Them


    • 12.

      Manipulating Documents Create Close and Cancel Instantly


    • 13.

      File Explorer Shortcuts


    • 14.

      Basic Search and a Hack to Find Files With Unknown Names


    • 15.

      How to Take ScreenShots on Windows 10


    • 16.

      The Secret Windows Utility for Ultimate Screenshot Control


    • 17.

      How to Use Fully Featured Screen Recording Built in to Windows 10


    • 18.

      The Fastest Web Browser for Windows


    • 19.

      Web Browser Navigation Shortcuts


    • 20.

      How to Get Rid of Ads and Popups to Supercharge Browsing


    • 21.

      How to Fix Browser Slowdowns


    • 22.



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Join hundreds of students who have learnt how to use Windows 10 like a pro!

You will:

  • Save 20 minutes per day using your PC the right way!
  • Have 15 working days extra time each year, just from completing this course
  • Realise that there's a shortcut for almost everything on a PC

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Feel way less stressed throughout my working day, thanks to the things Grant shows!



No other Windows 10 course takes you from zero to supercharged hero in so little time. Take this course if you want to:

  • Navigate Windows 10 using just key combos
  • Navigate text documents without laborious trackpad or mouse usage
  • Open applications lightning fast
  • Switch between open applications quicky
  • Tune up your web browsing experience and solve the all too common browser Slow Down
  • And way more!

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Grant Klimaytys

Software Engineer


My very first software program was the artificial intelligence brain of an underwater robot in the early 2000's, still the coolest project I have ever worked on!

Since then I have designed and built websites, software and apps using all manner of languages and frameworks. Javascript, Bootstrap, .Net, Python, PHP - you name it, I've probably used it.

These days I focus on building quality cross platform apps using Xamarin studio in C#, Xcode and Swift 2 and Android Studio.

If you're considering becoming a freelance developer then I can honestly say it is the best life in the world. You will have no boss, earn an hourly rate of $60 - $150 and take holiday whenever you want!

Of course you have to learn how to make good apps first, which brings me to my second pa... See full profile

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1. Promo: did you know that? Your wasting time? Every single day, Every time you move your mouse tow, launch an app. You've wasted time. Every time you click the maximize icon, you've wasted time. How much time? At least 20 minutes a day, which really adds up. That's 15 working days per year that you could be saving right now. Imagine what you could do with all that extra time. More time with family, more time creating a side business. More time having naps in the century. I'll show you how to save all that time with awesome Windows. 10. Short cuts. Even if you type like a one finger monkey, I'll have your hands blazing around the keyboard in no time at all. Opening browses, adding tabs moving desktops around It's all in hit designed to save you time and increase your productivity to the point where you start exploding with joy. Become a Windows productivity expert today and start experiencing all the free time that you deserve 2. Introduction: welcome to this video course on supercharging Your Windows 10 experience. Yeah, that's a Mac in the image, but you can run Windows 10 on them. You're about to learn how to launch programs and move their windows around at high speed. How to navigate around and manipulate text using just the keyboard. How to use the awesome New app snapping and desktops Feature off Windows 10 Common key combination shortcuts for everyday tasks. You'll also learn how to take screenshots of your desktop app, windows and also how to save those screen shots. Two files. Finally, you're going to learn how to supercharge your Web browsing experience. This course is for you. If you're a beginner or novice to Windows shortcuts, I want to stop time from slipping through your fingers every day. So this course is based around that theme. I hope you enjoy it and rated well, so let's get started 3. Unique Keys on Windows Devices: before we go into looking at shortcuts in Windows, the first thing we have to understand is the Windows keyboard itself. Now, whilst this may seem obvious, there are a couple of keys that I really want to highlight for this course in case there are a few of you out there who don't know exactly what those keys are for. So in Windows 10 over on the bottom, right, you can select a virtual keyboard if you select the bottom right icon, you can choose what type of keyboard you want. Tohave. We want this last option, which is the full keyboard now. This is going to be very similar to the one on your laptop or PC. Perhaps some of the keys have moved around a little. The first key I want to look at is this bottom one that says function. These are unique, generally speaking, toe laptops, and they help control hardware features off the laptop like screen, brightness and or volume. They also allow you to output the screen on an external screen. Then, right next to that, we have the control. Key control is normally used in combination with other letters on your keyboard. in order to achieve a certain effect, short cut or other function above the function key. We have the shift key, and when you shift in association with the letter key, you get a capital. But shift can also be used again for short cuts and key combinations. Sometimes you'll find shift and control used together. Then you have the windows key. The Windows key again allows lots of shortcuts, and when you click it, it opens your start menu. We have the old key and the old key again. It can be used in combination with any other key to achieve a short cut aside from those we also have at the top Left and escape key, which usually exits out of a dialog box tab, which moves from one dialog box to the next one caps, which allows you to type in all caps. Those are generally the special keys or the modifier keys that we're going to be interested in. In this video, Siri's to allow you to move around windows at high speed and take advantage off all of the shortcuts built in two Windows 10 4. How to Launch Programs Without Using Your Mouse: when you want to launch a program or app in Windows, most people use the mouse and click the start button, and they'll go to things like File Explorer or their most used APS. Inside of this menu, you can click all APS and find the APS that you need. But as you can see, I'm already wasting loads of time. A much simpler way off. Launching an app is to press the windows key and simply start typing the name of your app. So if I want word, it'll start matching what I'm typing with the most commonly used apps that I use so clearly . I use word pad the most, and then you can simply use your up and down keys. Press enter, and it will open the app that you're after so you can do this as many times you like. If I want Excel, I simply start typing, excel and hit Enter and the great thing about this is Windows 10 learns what your most used APs and eventually you'll get to the point. Well, type Windows W. And it will start to give you the most what the most used one that you're after so I type E . It seems to think Internet Explorer is most used for me, so that is how you launch programs without touching your mouse, and it's so much faster than actually clicking around your screen. 5. How to Full Screen Minimise and Maximise Applications: how to full screen, minimize and maximize your applications. First of all, if you have an open app or program in the top, right, you have this minus button, which stands for minimize. When you click it, the item in question gets minimized to the task bar. When you click it on the bar, it gets restored. If you hit the square icon, this will maximize the window, which means it will fill your current desktop space. If you click it again, it will restore the window to the old way it waas. Now, of course, you have to use your mouse for this, which is a bit of a pain. There is a short cut for all of these functions, and that is to hit old space, which opens the minimize, maximize and restore dialogue for you. And if you notice under each item there is an underlined letter, and when you click or press that letter on your keyboard, the associated function will be run. So if I hit X for maximize, it does that for me. If I hit old space and I click are for restore, it restores it, and it's the same for minimize, which is N. You cannot get it back without clicking it or using the whole tab interface. So, just to recap to maximize and minimize, you can drag your mouse to the top right corner, or you can hit old space. X Old space are old space and 6. How to Move Around Open Applications via Simple Key Combo: well, would you look at this mess? I've got a ton of windows open and to navigate between them. If you are using the old way, you would use your mouse and click on something and click on the next thing. But this takes a very long time, So what you can do is press Olt tab, and when you do that on overlay appears on Windows. That allows you to choose between your open windows. Every time you hold down bolt and click tab, the next one is selected, and when you release it, it will automatically go to that selected application. In that way. Now there's another way you can select between open APS, and that is to press the Windows Tab key. And this is brand new in Windows 10. And what they've done is actually take a leaf out of Mac and Apple's book and give you a kind of expose interface. When you're doing Windows Tab, you don't have to hold down the windows key. You just press it once and release. Then you can use your mouse to select which window you want opened, or you can use the arrow keys to navigate between them. So in terms of productivity, the way I like to have my computer laid out is I have always my left hand on the left hand side of the keyboard with windows tab and old tab within easy reach. And then my right hand switches between mouse track pad or arrow keys. And once you really get into the swing of things, you can hit Windows tab and then navigate using your arrow keys and press enter. And you can do this really quickly. And the great thing about Windows 10 is that this switcher is much improved. It tells you which window you're looking at by giving you an actual screenshot off it. The old region gave you kind of a screenshot sometimes, but they were very small and they weren't readable at all. So old tab and Windows tab are the prime ways off, switching between open APs inside off Windows 10. Now there's a small third way that you should be aware off, and that is down on the task bar. If you hover over on open application that has mawr than one window open inside it, it will pop up the two windows that are applicable to that application, and you can hover over the two and it fades away the ones in the background and just shows you the two that are open. For example, here in Explorer, if I go on to Internet Explorer and I open a new tab, let's say I go to eBay and I hover over Internet Explorer. You only get the foremost tab open. If I had to Internet Explorer Windows. Then I hovered over the icon. I could choose between the two open windows. So those the two main ways off switching between APS and a sort of small third way of switching between APS when you hover over the icons. 7. Like This Course: Are you enjoying this course so far? I sincerely hope that you are. If I could ask you for just a little bit of your time, I would appreciate it very much if you could rate this course highly in your rating. If you could write a line or two saying what you liked, maybe even what you didn't like and what you'd like to see then I would appreciate that, too. Whenever people rate my courses, it makes me feel fantastic. And it encourages me to make even more great quality courses. So once again, thank you for taking the time to rate and let's carry on. 8. Selecting Text Like a Pro: Let's look at how we manipulate text inside of Windows. This should be applicable to most text editing programs like Microsoft Word, Word Pad or note pad. Let's open up an instance of word pad by hitting Windows key and typing. Would usual arrows and select word pad. Then let's use our handy shortcuts for maximizing this by hitting old Space X. Now let's type a random paragraph. It doesn't have to mean anything. Hit, enter and type a little more. So how do we select text in these programs? Well, the first way and this is the obvious way is to use your track pad or your mouse to click and drag over the text in question so I can go over to this why? And I can click and drag over it. If I drag to the top while still holding the mouse button or track pad buttoned down, I can select things like paragraphs. Now, again, this is a bit of a pain to select text, so what we're going to do is selected the end of the text here and let's say I want to select a few letters. Well, I can hold down shift and use the arrow keys left or right clicking one a two. Time to select or de select text on top of that whilst holding down shift. If I click up, it will go to the relevant place just above the current line. The same if I click down, it will undo that. So if I move my cursor around by going up a line, hold down shift and pressed down, it will select to below that line. So this selection with the shift in arrow keys is relative to where you started with your cursor. Now what if you want to move one word along, So you're at the beginning off this really long word, and you want to get to the next one on the right, Simply hold down control and press the right arrow key, and that jumps you to the beginning of the next word. Holding cart down control and pressing the left heirarchy skips you back One word. So that's how you navigate between words. Now what if you want to select one word at a time to do that? We combine control shift and arrow, and that selects one word at a time at any point, I can release control, and I can use the arrows to fine tune my selection by using the left and right keys in combination whilst still holding shift down. So that is basically how you select text like a pro. Let's go a little bit further and do some real wizardry that most people don't actually know about. I'm just going to type a little more text into this first paragraph to show you something. So I got this nice paragraph and let's say our cursor is up in the middle somewhere and we've realised we want to delete everything from here until the end of the paragraph. Simply hit control, shift down, and that selects everything to the end. Alternatively, control shift up. Select everything from there to the beginning off the paragraph. And what if you'd like to select the whole paragraph? Well, for this, you can, of course, use the mouse. If you triple click the paragraph, it selects the current paragraph. If you double click it, select the current word. There's one final shortcut that you probably know about, but I'll cover anyway, and that is control A that selects everything in the current document or in the current frame. It's very context dependent on which program you happen to be using. But generally it will select everything images and charts included. So that is how you select and move around text using mostly keyboard shortcuts but also with one or two mouse clicks. 9. Cut Copy Paste Bold Italic Underline: a very common and often performed operation in text documents is to cut, copy or paste this the shortcuts I'm about to show. You work across anything inside off windows in terms of cut copy paste, so I'll show you inside of a text document first. If I select a word I compress control, see, and that copies it for me. The manual way of doing this is to right click it and click copy or to go to some kind of edit menu, which isn't visible in this program and select copy. Actually, it is visible. It's her over on the top left, we can click copy, but control, See, is the universal short cut for that to paste it. I go to my new location and press control V off course. I can always right click and click paste, but that's a little slower or slowest of all. I can go over to the paste icon and use that if I so wish, but I find control. C Control V really easy to use. What if I want to remove a word from my current paragraph while I can cut it, which is control X? Then I can go where I want to put it and hit control V. The thing about putting these words on to what's called the clipboard is that they remain there until I cut or copy something else so I can control V as many times as I like. I'm not stuck with one word, however, the instance or the instant that I cut or copy another item. I lose access to the last item I cut or copied. So now the new one is given to me instead. So that's how you cut copy and paste inside off documents. And this works almost universally in all APS on Windows. It also works on the file system. So if I want to copy this capture one dot trick, I can right click and click Kuttel copy. Or I can simply select it and press control. See, then I can open a new window with control N open up my desktop, and I can press control V to paste it. So that's how you cut copy and paste. Using the very handy shortcuts. You probably knew this already, but just know that these shortcuts are applicable everywhere. Inside off windows. The second lot of short cuts we're going to look at is are specifically for text documents , and they're some of the more commonly used items we need to do inside of documents that is bold, italic and underline. If I select a word over in the top, I can hit B I or you for those three functions. But again, this involves movement off my mouse. So instead I'm going to use controlled be too bold it I can use control I to italicize it and I can use control. You toe underline it. Pressing any of those again will undo the last operation. So that's how you bold, italicize and underline those sets off six shortcuts or so will serve you well through all of your document creation in Windows. 10. How to Snap App Windows into Position: one of the best new features and windows 10 is the ability to snap your app windows. What do I mean by this? Well, if you open a few windows, it doesn't matter what app there in and you hold down the windows key and one of the left or right arrow keys. It will snap the window toe half of your desktop and also show you a tasks which aversion off the other APs. So I'm going to select my other Windows Explorer, and when I do that, it will snap that to the right half of the screen. This allows you to have to windows open side by side in an easy manner. Before, you would have had to grab the window manually, grab the corners of it and kind of drag it around, which, of course, takes a very long time. But this way I can hit windows right, and it fills up the right space for me. This is being around since Windows seven and eight, but Windows 10 add something new to the mix. It further divides the screen into quadrants. So two by two grids, and when you snap an item over to one side and then you hit windows up or down. You can also snap it to the top off that half. And then if I select my remaining one, it will snap that to the bottom. Right? So let's open up another Windows Explorer using control end and I'm going to snap this to the left and snap it down. I'm going to select the other one when it prompts me. And now I have four windows open all side by side. Now, obviously, I'm recording this at a lower resolution to make it easy for you to watch on mobile devices . But most laptops these days have a higher resolution Onda largest screen than the one I'm using. So this is very useful to maybe copy items from documents that are sitting next door to each other and I'll show you what I mean. I'm going to hit windows and open up Microsoft Word. We're going to open up a blank documents and I'm going to open up a new document. It's now I have two word windows open. If I had some text that I actually wanted to copy over to the other one instead off perhaps doing all tab and switching between the two. What I would do is Windows right and windows left. And if I close down these navigation pains and windows, I now have the two documents side by side. I can easily copy things over to my new document. So that is the app snapping feature off Windows 10. 11. How to Create New Desktops and Switch Between Them: one of the absolutely best new, most requested features in Windows 10 is one that they've stolen from Mac and Lennox, and that is virtual desktops. Windows has always actually being capable of this, but it was up to third party developers to implement it. Now. Virtual desktops are native toe windows. What is eventual desktop? Well, what we're currently looking at on the screen is a desktop. It has a bunch of different windows stored inside a container, if you like. But what if I had? Let's say, Ah, whole bunch of Windows. Things start to get a little cluttered. If I was running photo sharp and word and perhaps you know, PowerPoint or Excel, they all kind of seemed to get in each other's way. Let's move some of these items to a brand new desktop, so hit Windows tab and we are presented with all of our windows down in the bottom right corner. There's an icon that says New desktop. If you click it, a new desktop opens down at the bottom of the screen. You can switch between the two by clicking the relevant one. If you hover over one of the relevant desktops, it shows you all of the programs you have open inside of it, so desktop to currently has nothing inside of it. Let's hover over Desktop one. And then if we click on drag certain items to desktop to, they get dropped inside of there. So I'm going to click and drag all off my Explorer windows into desktop to now. I have two desktops, both neatly organized. The 1st 1 is my browser, and the second is full of my file explorers. What if you're in desktop one and you don't feel like pressing Windows Tab to switch to number two? Well, you can hold down Windows Key and Control and use left or right to switch between your desktops, so that's a nice, simple way to switch between them. As of yet, there is no way to take a window and throw it to another desktop, but I suppose that might come out in a later version of Windows. If we're lucky at the moment, the only way to transfer windows is to hit Windows Tab. Like I said, click and drag them into the relevant desktop. You can add more desktops if you wish. I even added up to six desktops here, and this really helps me separate my mental workflow. So when I'm working on projects, I will have one desktop, for example, dedicated to working out a budget. The other desktop will be dedicated to working on a website, and the final desktop will be dedicated to graphics for the website. I find it a much clean away off doing work, and you may find the same. I first experienced this when I started using Macs because they've always implemented this kind off functionality. So go ahead, try and divide your current work flow into different death stops. And don't forget those short cuts here they are just for purposes. Off recap. Windows Tab shows you all or desktops and the windows open in the current desktop that you're hovering over control. Windows, left or right will switch between your current desktops. There is actually a few more short cuts, the first of which is you can create a new desktop and switch to it by hitting Windows Control D that creates a new desktop. If you want to close this current desktop, you can hit Windows Control and F four something to keep closing my desktops close close until I come to this desktop, which is my 2nd 1 with all of my explorer windows. Now what happens if I do control window where? Four. Here it closes the desktop, but it keeps all of my windows open and puts them into the first desktop. So that is the brand new virtual desktops feature in Windows 10. Make good use of it because without a doubt, this is the number one thing that saved me personally a lot of productive time. 12. Manipulating Documents Create Close and Cancel Instantly: Let's look at how to manipulate documents in Windows 10. Open up a version off word or a similar program and create a blank new document. Now, typically, when you're creating a document, you might want to create a satellite document that goes with it. One way of doing that, of course, is to go to file new. However, the shortcut for creating a new document in almost every program is control end. And that creates a blank document for you. What? If you want to save this, well, you could go to file, save using the mouse. However, much faster way is to have control s, which opens up the save as dialogue or the save dialogue. If you've already saved this file. So, for example, I'm simply going to save this file as a test and click enter. Now, if I type something, then press control s it saves it into that same file. So control less is something you should remember and remember. Well, it will save you a lot of time. And if your program crashes, chances are you've saved just a few seconds before, so it's no big deal if you lose a couple of words. How do you close programs? Well, you hit cult F four, and that closes it. If you have a program open that has some text in it, or a picture or whatever it is that hasn't bean saved and you press altar four. Word asked you if you want to save it, you can hit enter to save it or, if you notice on the text on the buttons, just underneath the words, there's a little line with safe is an s Don't save. There's an end and cancelled. There's nothing to cancel this dialogue hit escape, and that cancels everything you were planning to do, which was to close word. If I try to close word again and I want to save it, I compress s or enter. If I want to save it here, I can press, enter or I compress escape, which takes me back. Let's try the final option ultra four. And if I hit N for don't save it will close it and discard the document. Now bear in mind, most times you won't be able to get that document back. All of these tricks also work more or less with the Windows Explorer you can open Windows Explorer by hitting Windows E and then, if you want to open a new window controlled and will create a new window for you, and you can keep doing that as many times as you like. So that's how you create a new documents. Open a new one by pressing control end and also how you can close the program, save instantly using just keyboard shortcuts and also cancel the safe by using escape. 13. File Explorer Shortcuts: the file Explorer in Windows is the primary method of interacting with all the files stored on your computer, so you're going to be using it a lot. It would be very handy if we had some quick access shortcuts for it. Hit Windows E to open up a new file Explorer window, then hit windows right to pin it to the right and then press control and or click the window and press control end and then hit windows left to pin these two items next to each other. So we have to explorer windows open. The first thing you'll notice is that we have this quick access menu on one side. So if we have something, let's say in documents and I want to create a short cut to this Camp Tasia studio, I can simply click and drag it into the quick access area, which pins it there. It doesn't move any files. It simply creates a short cut. So now when I click it, I can have access to my Camp Tasia studio. You can also right click to UN pin from quick access once you're done with that short cut. Now what if I want to, for example, drag something from my desktop over to my Documents folder. Well, I select the two folders, Click and hold and drag my test dot doc over to here, which would move it. However, you can also send items by right clicking and scrolling down to send to, and we get a short list, one of which has documents in it. And if I click documents, it makes a copy over in the Documents folder. I'll just delete that now send the send menu might seem a little bit anemic right now, but if you hold down shift whilst going to right click and then hovering over sent to, you'll notice you have a lot more options. So shift modifies the right click menu and gives us a lot more options. That would be quite scary to a beginner if you have that many options, which I think is why Windows dumbs it down for us. But holding shift gives us back all of the originals, so now I can send my item to the desktop, which is where it already is, So I shouldn't do that, Really. I can send it to one drive my pictures wherever I like. So those are the basic file Explorer shortcuts 14. Basic Search and a Hack to Find Files With Unknown Names: One of my favorite features about Windows 10 is the improved search functionality. This is finally coming on par with that you find in OS X on Max. Open up a Windows Explorer by hitting Windows E and in the top right. You'll notice there is a search section so lets navigate to a folder, for example, our desktop and over in the search section, I can search for test. Now I have three documents called test. But search will also look through the contents off certain documents if it can and also provide you those results. So what if we perform this search on quite a frequent basis? Well, we don't want to be clicking in the box for a start. So the short cut to search for something and this works almost universally in every program is control F and you'll notice my cursor has started blinking in the window. Now I can search for whatever I need control F works in absolutely everything. I don't think I found a program where it doesn't actually work. Right. We have this search. What if we run this search on a regular basis? Well, it would be nice if we didn't have to control their from type every time we ran it. And search now gives you the functionality to save a specific search at the top of your explorer, we have what's called the ribbon with home share view and search. We need to expand this ribbon down, so click on the small arrow or hit control F one. Then, if you click the search or search tools part of the ribbon, we get everything relevant to search inside of here. We can save our search, so when we click that, it asks us where we want to save it. The default place Windows likes to save These is in your documents folder underneath searches or your user folder on Windows. So I'm going to leave this as test to search and hit save, then later on. If you are no longer searching for anything and you hit control F, your search by will reappear and you can either go to recent searches and click test or we can close that and we can go to our searches folder. Now. This is located in this PC. See Dr Uses. You'll use the name and under the folder called Searches normally what I like to do and this is a new installation of Windows for me is to drag. The search is over to my quick access section. So in the future, I have access to the searches, and when you click it, you now have all of your save searches in one place. So that's how you saved them. Now, what if? And this is very common, especially in my case. You've created an Excel file in the past week, but you forgot completely what it's called, where you could search for all the Excel files. But we could also search for all the Excel files modified in the last week, and search allows us to do this so I'm going to go to my desktop and press control F. Then I'm going to search for a specific filed type. I'm not going to put a name in because usually you wouldn't know the name. If you're doing this, I'm going to say type colon word, and it's found all of the word files that I have. If you put a space, you can then add another constraint to this. For example, we can have date modified, and this gives us a date range, or we can select one of these last week last month, etcetera. So if I clicked last week, there would be nothing. However, if I change that to this week, it would come up with the two documents that I've just created this morning So you can do that also in the search menu by kind. But that doesn't include the kind off installed programs that you have. Unfortunately, you can do it by size. And whenever you click these, for example, I click small. It shows you over in the search bar how that comes out in terms off the syntax. So play around in this search section for a little bit because it comes in really handy and saves you loads of time when you forget what the files were called that you created a couple of weeks ago. 15. How to Take ScreenShots on Windows 10: sometimes on windows. You want to take a picture of your screen. You would do this in order to show someone some instructions or simply to add it to, for example, a word report that you have. So let's look at a few ways off recording these screen shots the 1st 1 you probably know. And that is to use the print screen button, as is highlighted in the image you see if you're using a laptop, sometimes they require you to press the function key and then print, screen or control print screen. It depends on the manufacturer, so go check that out. If the following doesn't work for you, click print screen, then open up a word document and press control V. And now we have the entire screen printed out to our document, and what's cool is you'll notice for all of that. I didn't use my mouse once. I only use it at the end to scroll, So that's how you print the entire screen. But sometimes you don't want to print the entire screen. You just want to print a window. So if I select my Internet Explorer and I press, don't print screen that will save a current picture off the current window. That's on the foreground. So if I go back to my word document and I scroll down a little, I can now paste using control V just an image off that window. So that's how you save a part of your window. And of course you can do this recursive lee. So if I have my word document with all of my screen shots in it again, I can do old print screen and I can save it inside off my word document. Kind of like a picture within a picture. So that's how you do basic screen printing now what if you want to save an image somewhere off your screen shot? Well, traditionally, people would open up something like paint, and then they would paste in. They're screenshot there and then go and save it. But of course, this is a lot of hassle and takes a very long time. So I'm just going to exit all of these, and I'm going to take a full screen shot and save it to a file by using Windows print screen. Your screen should temporarily go dim and then come back again, and that's indicating that it saved a screenshot. If you open up Windows Explorer, you confined it under pictures and screenshots. And, of course, if you double click it, we have that shot. So those are the three basic ways that you save screenshots of the whole screen off app, windows and saving screenshots of the whole screen to a file. 16. The Secret Windows Utility for Ultimate Screenshot Control: now here's a pro tip, and it's something that most people haven't realized. It's being in Windows since Windows Vista, way back when the one that came out just after XP. It's a tool you can use to give you more flexibility in taking and editing Screenshots. It's called the Snipper. See if you open windows and starts typing snip, you'll get the snipping tool now. This allows you to take screenshots, but also in Windows 10. It allows you to delay when the screenshot will happen, and that, in turn, allows you to position your mouse or cursor over relevant points or to right click a menu. For example. This is really handy if you're showing someone what to click in a software program. So I'm going to set my delay toe about four seconds and under new I'm going to click the arrow down and you have four options. Freeform allows you to draw the area that you want to capture, so let's try that click new and I'm going to right click and hover over something. Then the snipping tool pops up after the four seconds and allows me to draw my area. Once you've done that, it gives you a basic editing interface where you have on a razor, you have various pen tools to highlight items and drawing tools. You can then save this as a PNG. You can send it as an email or as an attachment in an email on the final option is to copy this, so let's try a different one. Let's have file new snip. Hang on a sec crossed that loads. Let me close that one. And let's try some of the other options in snipping tool. When we click this down, we can also have a rectangular snip that allows us to draw a box, a window and a full screen. So let's try the rectangular one, and it asks us where we want to draw a rectangle, and once you've done it, it saves that for you. So the snipping tool gives you a little bit more flexibility in terms of taking screenshots on Windows 17. How to Use Fully Featured Screen Recording Built in to Windows 10: There's a brand new utility on Windows 10 that we can use to record Screenshots, especially screenshots off in game content or even videos off games that were playing. These should also work with general on screen items. It's not what you think it is. It's actually in the application for X box. Now you can use this even if you don't have an Xbox. I do. So it's logmein and given me my feet. If you click the Settings icon at the bottom left and then click the second icon in this takes you to the game D. V R settings and you can toggle is on or off. It gives you a list off keyboard shortcuts. First of all, you can open the game bar with Windows G. You can record a video off your screen using Windows Olt G. You can stop recording using windows Old are, and you can take a screenshot to using Windows Olt print screen. Now the reason this exists is one because of the rise of in game streaming. But to when you use print screen just by itself on a game, it tends not to work due to a complex sort of computer computing reason, and this is why this app is very handy. If you want to take screenshots from inside games as well as record video, there were several other shortcuts and options you can have in here. It tells me my PC cannot record any game clips, and that's because it's not powerful enough. It's simply a small ThinkPad laptop that I used to record my tutorials. As long as you have a decent graphics card, you should be able to record clips. So that's the secret gained DVR that's hidden away inside of the Xbox app in Windows 10. 18. The Fastest Web Browser for Windows: Let's face it, we do a lot of Web browsing on our Windows devices, so eking all the speed we can out of our browsing experience should be a priority. If you've got Windows 10 then you've got the brand new version off Internet Explorer that's called Microsoft Edge. In fact, if you just type edge, that's what it's called. And compared to the incident explorers of old, this is so much faster. However, it's still not as fast as some third party options. I'm going to present you with three of them. The 1st 1 is opera. A lot of people seem to prefer operator other ones because it's fairly. First, we have Firefox, which was one of the original open source Web browsers. I don't find Firefox anywhere near as fast as Microsoft Edge or is the next one, which is my recommendation. And that's Google Chrome. Google has put a lot of effort into chrome in making it much faster than it was before and , of course, faster than other versions off the browsers. Now I'm recording this in 2016 and that means that over time Microsoft Edge might actually get faster because I know they're putting a lot of effort into it, so that might be your pick. But for me, I'm going to choose Chrome. And in the subsequent lectures, I'll show you why. This is very important in terms of speed, but also in terms of plug ins. Chrome has a very large library off plug ins that allow us to do things like block ads or enter passwords automatically for us. So go ahead, install Google Chrome on your Windows 10 device and let's begin supercharging your browsing experience. 19. Web Browser Navigation Shortcuts: when you're browsing the Web, it's very tedious to have to use the mouse to click the plus toe open in a new tab. It's also very tedious to do the same thing on chrome. I'm going to show you some shortcuts that allow us to circumvent some of these problems that are applicable both on Edge and chrome, the first short cut of which is controlled T, which opens a new tab. This works in both chrome and edge, as well as Firefox and opera. I believe if you want to close the current tabula on press control W If you want to open a tab and go to a Web address, press control T and simply start typing. If you want to switch between open tabs, use control tab. This will cycle through all of your open tabs. The same, of course, applies to edge. Now. What about navigation? Let me just close these tabs off and close them off in chromosome well, And let's say we have some kind of page up and we want to go back by one level. Well, of course, there's always the button at the top. You can also use one of the side buttons on your mouse if it's so set up. If you're on a laptop, though, or indeed on a desktop, you can use the backspace key, and that will take you back one space. You can also use cult, arrow or cult left to go back. You can use all right to go forwards. Sometimes on laptops. You'll find they have dedicated navigation keys to go backwards or forwards. Sometimes you may want to open a link inside of a new window. The classic way to do this is to right click the link and open a new tab or open in new window. But using shortcuts, you can hold down control and tap the link, which will pop it into a new tab. If you hold down, shift and click the link, it will open a new window. So now I have to chrome windows open. When you close one window, the other one behind. It remains in place when you close your chrome altar. Four. It doesn't give you a warning, However, If you restart chrome, you can actually restore the windows that you had open. If you click this icon at the top right, go to history. You'll notice you have a recently closed two tabs when you click that it opens those two tabs for you. If you hover over the icon at the bottom, it also opens or keeps the window opened that you had open originally. It additionally, adds thes two tabs inside of a new chrome window. So that's how you get back all off your tabs. This is pretty handy. If you need to start, restart your computer and you want to save your current browsing history. What if we want to keep the current tab open, but we want to go to a different address? Hit control E. And that clears the text of the top and allows you to go somewhere else. Let's say you are looking at this on a screen with very high resolution, so everything is very small and the text is hard to read. Well, you can sell fat by zooming in and out, hold down control and use the minus button to zoom out and the plus button to zoom in the minus, and the plus buttons are the ones at the top of the keyboard to the right, off the number keys so one up to zero. And these sit just above your main letters to the right of those are your minus and plus, and chrome gives you a little notification in the top corner, telling you what zoom level you're currently at. The final thing I will show you is if you are browsing the Web and you feel like having a little more screen space. You can browse the Web in full screen mode by pressing F 11 and that gives you a nice full screen view off what's going on to exit Press F 11. Again. All of your shortcuts still work inside of here so I can click my out arrow to go backwards and forwards. I can still do my control minus and control plus full screen doesn't change any of that. 20. How to Get Rid of Ads and Popups to Supercharge Browsing: Once you've got a Web browsers set up, it's time to do some browsing. And the first thing you're going to notice is that there are adverts everywhere on the Internet, which is extremely annoying. So let's look at how to get rid of them. Search for Adblock. The top two results will be one called Adblock and one called Adblock Plus, the 1st 1 is actually a copy off the 2nd 1 and somehow they've managed to overhaul the 2nd 1 I'm not quite sure how they did that. You want adblock Plus, because this is the classic one that is tried and tested. It should be offered by adblock plus dot org's. When you add this to chrome, what this does is remove all the adverts on certain pages. I believe that it also prevents the ad from loading in the first place, which means you'll save bandwidth, which translates to money back in your pocket on your cell phone bill. So install Adblock plus, and you can browse a lot smoother for a lot less data. If you insist on using Microsoft Edge, then you can get a small standalone program called Edge Adblock. If you go to edge adblock dot com. I haven't used it. It's just the most popular one that seems to be circulating around at the moment. So if you need to use edge, then you can use that. However, with Adblock plus, all the ads will be blocked. But you'll come across some pages that can detect that you're blocking their ads and they, in turn, will block their content. So how do you get around that? Well, if you notice in Google, Crow is a little adblock plus icon. When you click that icon, it allows you to enable or disable Adblock plus on the site that you're currently looking at. So if you come to a site and they block the content because you have ad block installed, then you can fix that simply by clicking that option. 21. How to Fix Browser Slowdowns: a very common complaint amongst Windows users is that Windows slows down. But actually what's happening in most cases is that their browser is slowing down. So let's look at how to speed up our browser. Whatever you do, do not install third party software to speed up a browser. It would be like adding more weight to your car to make it go faster. It just doesn't make sense because 1/3 party software will use up. Your processing resource is which cannot possibly make your browser faster. Let's look at the number one reason people have slow browsers, and that is the cash or the little storage place. Awful. The images files, text etcetera that you've looked at throughout your browsing history. We want to clear that. So in crow, click the top icon. Click settings go to history and you can clear your browsing data. There. You can also click the icon, Go to history there, Click History, which will take you to the same page. If you click clear browsing data, it will give you some options. You can choose the amount of time that has passed to clear data from, and then which data to clear from your browser. Once you click clear browsing data, it removes all of those files. So next time you open up your browser and you go to the same website, the first load will be a little slower. But after that, the whole system will actually be a bit faster. There is, of course, as you've come to expect in this course, a short cut for doing this and that is control shift delete, which takes you straight to the clear history. And whilst we're here, I don't know why this little thing is just popped up. Incognito mode may come in handy. I forgot to mention that in the course, if you want a window that doesn't store any data in the cash hit control shift n and you get this dodgy looking guy with his dark sunglasses on and now anything that you look at in your browser is not kept as part of your history and files are not downloaded. Or in fact, as it says here, any files you download as part of the cash will be deleted when you crows close the browser . But any files you manually download will not be deleted. That's just a little warning for you, so I'll close that incognito mode now. This browsing history and cash also applies to Microsoft Edge hit control shift elites, and you get the same kind of idea here so you can clear your browsing history. 22. Thankyou: Thank you for watching this course. I hope you've enjoyed it and have gotten value from it. I have a simple request from you and that is to rate this course if you haven't already done. So. Rating makes me feel great and encourages me to keep putting great content out there for you. Of course, I want to give you something back in return for helping me out. If you give me a top rating, I will create a mini course 10 minutes long on any topic that you choose. I'm a whiz with computers, the Internet and APS so you can come up with anything you like. Once again. Thanks so much for watching.