Configure what program or app should open when a specific type of file is opened, specifically when multiple apps are available for doing so. Right-click any file to access these options and set defaults, or, use the Settings window, in System, in Default Apps. Learn how to set program defaults for apps based on their file type or protocol. Set defaults based on apps as well.
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- [Voiceover] Have you ever clicked on a file to open it…and had it open in a program or app you don't like…or don't use?…This might have happened in your email program.…Perhaps you clicked an attached image…and Photoshop opened or the Photos app opened…or even Paint,…and you would rather images like this…open in something else.…As an example, I'll show you a photo I have on my computer…in File Explorer.…I'll expand Pictures…and go to my Saved Pictures folder.…If I double click Ferris Wheel,…notice the picture opens in Photos.…
To have it open in something else,…right click, choose Open With,…and click Choose Another App.…From here, you can select the app you like…and if you always want it to open with this app,…place a check here,…in Always Use This App to Open jpg Files.…In addition, you can change or set…the default behavior you prefer from Settings.…I'll close all these windows…and we'll go to Settings by clicking Start and Settings.…
The option you're looking for is under System…and under Default Apps.…The options you see here let you set the default apps…
Expert author Joli Ballew then explores important backup and recovery options, including how to configure and use System Restore. She shows how to remove all the unnecessary and unwanted software and then add your desired software and apps.
The course wraps up with some advanced tasks, including setting program defaults, configuring virtual desktops, adding users, and configuring family safety and security settings.
- Registering a new PC
- Connecting to networks
- Installing updates
- Setting up backups
- Creating a recovery drive
- Installing software
- Setting program defaults
- Adding users
- Configuring Family Safety
- Accessing media