When you open a file in Windows, typically, the application associated with that file launches. For example, opening a Word document launchs Microsoft Word. In This video, see how you can change the default applications that launch when you open certain files.
- [Instructor] Let's take a quick…look at application defaults.…This will help you set which applications…launch when you open specific files.…And first I want to go into my Start menu…and point out that I've installed…two new applications recently.…Google Chrome is a web browser,…a possible alternative to Edge,…and VLC is a media player,…an alternative to things live Groove Music…or the Movies and TV Shows application.…And with that in mind, what I want to…do is simply open a file.…I'm here in a folder on my exercise files,…and I want to double click on a file to open it.…
When you do that, it will usually…just launch the default application to open that file.…So if I go to a picture file, for example,…double click on that, it opens up…the Photos app to show me that file.…I'm going to close this,…and if I open up a Microsoft Word document,…as long as I have Microsoft Word…installed on my computer,…it will open that application to show the file.…So those are pretty natural default applications…to open up for these files.…
- Launching applications
- Interacting with windows, menus, and ribbons
- Multitasking to switch between multiple applications
- Switching to tablet mode
- Managing files and folders with the File Explorer
- Browsing the web with Edge
- Working with email, contacts, and calendars
- Using and installing apps
- Managing display and account settings
- Backing up Windows 10
- Troubleshooting Windows 10
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 12/08/2017. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: understanding essential folder structure, including the user folder; using shortcuts to files and folders; and creating 3D objects in Paint 3D.
1. Getting Started
2. Launching and Managing Applications
3. File Explorer: The Windows Filing Cabinet
4. Browsing the Web with Edge
5. Working with Mail, People, and Calendars
6. Using the Other Bundled Apps
7. Installing Apps and Printers
8. Essential Settings and Customization
9. Account Settings
Sign-in security options4m 3s
10. Using Cortana to Search
11. Backing Up and Restoring
Next steps1m 12s
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