Windows comes preloaded with lots of free applications. This video shows how to remove some of these apps to remove distractions or decrease clutter.
- [Narrator] On a new computer or a fresh installation of Windows you may see several apps or tiles in the start menu that you don't want. You can easily remove these unwanted apps to clean up the start menu. You can choose an app from the list and right click on it and you'll see that most apps have the option to uninstall. Confirm that you do want to uninstall. Then that app is gone. Some apps come bundled with Windows that cannot be uninstalled but the uninstall option is available for most apps. The tiles on the right side are shortcuts to launch apps. You can remove a tile by right clicking on the tile, then choose unpin from start. You can also unpin entire groups of tiles. Right click on the group name and choose unpin group from start. This just removes the shortcut tiles. It does not uninstall these apps from your computer. Be aware the option to unpin groups of tiles was added in the feature update in May 2019. This feature is not available in older versions of Windows.
- Using multiple workspaces
- Increasing contrast and inverting colors
- Modifying the taskbar
- Managing files
- Removing preloaded apps and tiles
- Disabling notifications for specific apps
- Drawing a route in Maps
- Adjusting system settings
Skill Level Intermediate
1. General Interface Tips
2. Modify the Taskbar
Hide the taskbar33s
3. File Management Tips
Zip and unzip files1m 23s
4. Working with Apps
5. System Settings
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