Customizing System Appearance in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)

Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)    |    Intermediate
  • 23 videos | 1h 49m 39s
  • Includes Assessment
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Customizing your Windows 10 system appearance couldn't be easier. Microsoft Windows 10 allows you to adjust many of the system properties to suit your personal working style. During this course, you will begin by learning how to customize your start menu. Then you will learn how to activate and use tablet mode. From there, download and customize themes for your Windows system and desktop. Use and manage notifications in the action center. Customize your desktop background, accent colors display options, task bar, and notification area. Set the date and time. Set sound alerts. Add and remove tool bars and screen savers. Finally, activate and adjust your desktop and folder icons.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Activate windows 10 tablet mode
    Use windows 10 tablet mode
    Customize your windows 10 start menu
    Organize your windows 10 start menu applications
    Customize your windows 10 theme
    Download and install windows 10 desktop themes
    Customize the windows 10 taskbar
    Customize the windows 10 notification area
    Use the windows 10 action center
    Manage notifications in the windows 10 action center
    Use windows 10 focus assist
    Configure windows 10 focus assist
  • Change your windows 10 desktop background
    Customize your windows 10 background and accent colors
    Customize your windows 10 display options
    Activate your default windows 10 desktop icons
    Customize your desktop icons in windows 10
    Change a folder icon in windows 10
    Add and remove toolbars in windows 10
    Customize your sound alerts in windows 10
    Adjust your time and date settings in windows 10
    Manage your time zone in windows 10
    Turn on a screensaver for windows 10

IN THIS COURSE

  • 4m 31s
    In Tablet mode, the interface design makes interaction with your device simple and easy to navigate. You can perform all of the same actions and run the same applications as on the desktop version of Windows 10 and switch back and forth between the two modes as you'd like. Once you get the feel for the Windows 10 tablet interface, you'll discover a useful alternative for accessing Windows 10. FREE ACCESS
  • 4m 42s
    Tablet mode is a feature available in Windows 10 which allows you to run a simplified, more user-friendly version of Windows 10 designed for use on small, tactile devices like your smartphone or tablet but it's also available on your PC. Switching in and out of the Tablet mode is easy with Windows 10 so you can use it anytime you want. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Customizing your Start menu in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
    6m 28s
    The appearance of the Start menu in Windows 10 is fully-customizable. For example, you can change the size of the applications that appear as tiles, change the accent color scheme and enable full-screen mode. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Organizing your Start menu applications in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
    6m 13s
    In Windows 10, you can organize your applications that are pinned to the start menu by creating groups and tile folders within these groups. You can also reposition your groups in any order that you prefer. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Customizing your Windows theme in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
    5m 12s
    Windows 10 themes allow you to adjust multiple elements which control the appearance of your desktop interface. You can select among existing Windows themes or download new themes to access a larger selection of choices. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Downloading & installing desktop themes in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
    4m 17s
    In Windows 10, you can download desktop theme packs from the Microsoft Store. Once you download the theme pack you can apply it as a desktop background slideshow on your device. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Customizing the taskbar in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
    4m 16s
    The appearance of your Windows 10 taskbar can be customized. You can, for example, adjust its size and its location on the desktop. You can also lock it to its location, meaning that you will not be able to move it inadvertently. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Customizing the notification area in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
    3m 47s
    In Windows 10, the notification area is part of the taskbar and is found in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. The notification area gives you information relating to your device, the date and time, and the various apps that are running. You can customize this area, and choose which systems and app icons appear. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Using the Action Center in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
    5m 10s
    The Windows 10 Action Center allows gives you access to notifications and allows you to control various settings on your device. In this video, you will see how to access the Action Center, use the Quick actions, and customize the different options available. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Managing notifications in the Action Center in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
    6m 2s
    Notifications allow you to be informed about your scheduled activities or the state of the system. In Windows 10, you can check these messages in the Action Center panel. In this video, you will see how to manage and configure these alerts. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Using Focus Assist in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
    5m 27s
    The Windows 10 Focus assist helps you stay focused during a meeting or at work. With this new tool, you can define what type of notifications you want to receive based on the list of priorities that you have established. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Configuring Focus Assist in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
    5m 41s
    The Focus assist tool in Windows 10 allows you to block notifications, sounds, and alerts, which is useful if you're trying to concentrate on a particular document or project as it will reduce the number of distractions. It is also a tool that you can program. In this video, you'll see how to set a time for the tool to be activated automatically. Similarly, you can customize its behavior when you are playing games on your computer or using screen duplication. FREE ACCESS
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    13.  Changing your desktop background in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
    5m 51s
    Your Windows 10 desktop background can be customized. You can change the color scheme and add one or multiple images. You can also adjust how the image appears on your desktop and how often it automatically changes. FREE ACCESS
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    14.  Customizing your background & accent colors in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
    3m 53s
    In Windows 10, you can customize your background by applying a custom color. You can also adjust your accent color by changing your app mode or applying a high contrast color theme. FREE ACCESS
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    15.  Customizing your display options in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
    5m 29s
    In Windows 10, you can customize your display settings to suit your needs. You will see how to configure the adaptive brightness feature, enable the night light and change your device's scale and layout. FREE ACCESS
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    16.  Activating your default desktop icons in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
    4m 22s
    You can save certain icons on your Windows 10 desktop by default to ensure quicker access to apps, folders, and files that you frequently use. For example, you can make the Recycle Bin, Computer, Network configuration, and Documents icons appear each time you use your desktop. The appearance of these icons on your desktop can also be customized. FREE ACCESS
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    17.  Customizing your desktop icons in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
    3m 25s
    In Windows 10, you can customize how your shortcut icons appear on your desktop. Each icon can be moved around, and it is even possible to change the size of your file icons. You can also adjust their alignment, or sort them according to different criteria. FREE ACCESS
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    18.  Changing a folder icon in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
    3m 59s
    Icons are used to represent folders, files and applications in Windows 10. If you want to make a particular item stand out, you can change the icon that is used to represent it. Windows 10 features a large gallery of icons that you can use. FREE ACCESS
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    19.  Adding & removing toolbars in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
    5m 39s
    In Windows 10, you can access your files and folders more quickly by adding a variety of different toolbars. You will see how to add an address, link, desktop and custom toolbar to your taskbar. FREE ACCESS
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    20.  Customizing your sound alerts in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
    2m 9s
    In Windows 10, certain actions and operations are accompanied by a sound alert. For example, a sound is played when you connect a USB device to your computer. You can customize your sound setup and even choose your own sounds for certain actions. FREE ACCESS
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    21.  Adjusting your time & date settings in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
    5m 5s
    If you notice that the time and date in Windows 10 is wrong, you can adjust it manually. You can also change the time and date formats, and even use the internet to ensure that you always have the correct time. FREE ACCESS
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    22.  Managing your time zone in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
    3m 51s
    If you move to a different country or you are a frequent traveler, you may find it useful to know how to adjust your computer's time zone. Windows 10 features all the different time zones that you might need. You can also create additional clocks set to different zones, so that you can keep an eye on the time in different areas of the world. FREE ACCESS
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    23.  Turning on a screensaver in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update)
    4m 11s
    If you want to save energy when your computer is idle, you can activate a screensaver. Windows 10 features a number of different screensavers which can be used – including photo slideshows, bubble animations and text - each with different settings that can be used to customize them. FREE ACCESS

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