Your Start menu is your computer's life's blood and knowing how to customize it will make your user experience more streamlined and more productive. You will learn how to add/remove icons, create content groups, resize the icons and menu, add folders, and more.
- [Narrator] In this next video I'm going to show you how…to customize the window start menu.…Windows gives you the option of customizing the size…of the Start Menu, what icons to display,…the ability to group them, and much more.…First, let's click on the Start Menu to see…what is currently displayed.…Much of this I'm not interested in,…so I'd like to remove these icons.…To do so, simply right click on the icon and choose:…Unpin from Start.…(clicking)…Notice, other options are also available…including sizing options.…I'd like to re-size this Mail icon to Medium.…
Also notice I can Pin to my taskbar certain icons.…And notice it appears down below.…Now, if you actually want an application pinned here…that is not displayed, you can find the application…under All apps, and the same way, you just right click…and say Pin to Start.…If you'd like to get really organized,…Windows allows you to move each icon…in whatever order you like.…So I can move my Camera icon up here,…I can move OneNote up here,…I can move these up here.…
Technology trainer David Casuto explains basic Windows conventions, and explores how to best resize and manage windows, change the way your mouse behaves, and customize the desktop, including the taskbar and Start menu. Need help finding files and applications? Learn how to search more effectively using the File Explorer and Cortana, Microsoft's digital assistant. If you have visual or audio impairments, Window's accessibility features are a great tool. Learn how to use the Ease of Access options (like the Magnifier and closed captioning) to make Windows more user friendly. Last but not least, David shows how to save time with some helpful keyboard shortcuts. Windows is a powerful platform; with these tips, you'll find it even easier to use.
- Personalizing your desktop
- Managing windows
- Changing mouse properties
- Searching for files, folders, and apps
- Using the File Explorer
- Using accessibility features
- Using keyboard shortcuts