Managing Programs & File Types in Windows 10

Windows 10    |    Intermediate
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Adjust how programs and devices in Windows 10 react when used. Discover how to associate a file type with a specific program, manage settings for devices, change default programs, and use Task Manager to close an unresponsive application.


  • Closing an unresponsive application
    Changing your default programs
    Using Internet Explorer as your web browser
  • Changing default settings for media & devices
    Associating a file type with a program


  • 4m 8s
    If you've used a computer for any length of time, you will no doubt have found yourself in a situation in which your application has "crashed" or stopped working. If the unresponsive program is stopping your from using your computer, you can close it rather than restarting. To do this, you'll need to know how to use the Task Manager in Windows 10. FREE ACCESS
  • 5m 18s
    In Windows 10, you can adjust which applications are used to open your files. For example, you can choose to use a particular browser when you are surfing the internet or write your emails using a particular email client by default. Change your default programs to personalize your use of Windows 10. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Using Internet Explorer as your web browser in Windows 10
    3m 3s
    While Microsoft Edge is the new internet browser available by default in Windows 10, Internet Explorer remains available. See how to find it and how to save the application as a shortcut to your Start page, your taskbar or your desktop for quick access. In this tutorial, you'll also see how to save Internet Explorer as your default internet browser. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Changing default settings for media & devices in Windows 10
    3m 30s
    When you connect an external device or multimedia to Windows 10 - like an external hard drive, USB, or DVD - Windows 10 will prompt you to decide how you'd like those devices to interact with Windows 10. If you'd like, you can tell Windows Media Player to automatically play a CD once it has been inserted. Redefine Windows 10's default actions for connecting to external devices or multimedia to change previous settings that you've applied or to simply customize default actions for the first time. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Associating a file type with a program in Windows 10
    3m 13s
    In Windows 10, you can associate a specific file type with a specific program. Internet pages are opened using a browser (Internet Explorer by default), music files are accessed in a media player (Windows Media Player), and photos are viewed in an image viewer. In Windows 10, it's possible to change the program that's associated with a particular file type so that you don't always have to open multiple file types in the same default program. FREE ACCESS


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