Tuesday Tech Tip – 5 Tips for Windows 10

Five Useful Tips and Tweaks to Make Windows 10 Run Better

Every new operating system needs configuring to suit an individual user’s preferences and here are five tweaks of Windows 10 that many will find useful

Change the default File Explorer page to “This PC”

The default setting for File Explorer opens in the so-called Quick Access view. Many people prefer to display This PC (once known as My Computer) instead. Here is how to get File Explorer to show This PC when it is opened.

  1. Open a new File Explorer window.
  2. Click “View” in the ribbon.
  3. On the right side of the ribbon, click “Options” to open the Folder Options dialog.
  4. Under the tab “General” is the entry “Open File Explorer to:” In the drop-down menu on the right, choose “This PC.” An example is shown in the graphic below.
  5. Click OK.

Open Windows 10 File Explorer to Tis PC

Remove Task View from the taskbar

The taskbar can quickly get crowded and one way to add some room is to remove the Task View button.

  1. Right-click an empty spot on the taskbar.
  2. In the context menu that opens, uncheck “Show Task View button”.

You can get the button back anytime by putting the check back. You can also always open Task View with the keyboard shortcut Winkey+Tab

Remove the search box or turn it into an icon

Another way to make room on the taskbar is to configure the search box. It can be removed or shown as an icon.

  1. Right-click an empty spot on the taskbar.
  2. In the context menu that opens, place the mouse pointer on the entry “Search”.
  3. As shown in the graphic below, a menu will appear with choices to hide or make the search box an icon. Put a check by the one you want.

Configure Windows 10 Search Bar

Disable Cortana

Not everybody wants to use the new digital assistant and search function called Cortana. By default, Cortana is present on the taskbar but it is easy to disable. A previous tip gave one way to turn Cortana off. Here is another.

  1. Click in the search box that is present on the taskbar on the left of the Windows start button.
  2. In the box that opens, click the gear settings icon that is on the left side.
  3. A settings dialog box will open. An example is shown below.
  4. Move the slider for Cortana suggestions to “Off”

Windows 10 search settings

Limit searches to the local computer

Doing a search using the box in the task bar will search the web with Bing as well as searching your computer. To avoid online searching, go to the same settings dialog box described above for disabling Cortana and move the slider to “Off “ for the setting “Search online and include web results”.

Article from: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/five-useful-tips-and-tweaks-make-windows-10-run-better.htm

MILLION $ MONDAY – Vacant and ready for you in Texas!

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You must see to believe this property! Approx. 550+ high-fenced acres with a main residence that features 4 bdrms, 4 bathroom & 2 half baths! Features private specialty lakes & ponds, private beach, boat house, guest house, luxury bunk house that sleeps up to 20 people! Spectacular resort style swimming pool-negative edge salt water pool with 8 different levels & 9 waterfalls that lead you down to a beautiful fire pit. Guard house at the entrance.

See more pictures of this amazing propety at the link below from Keller Williams Luxury Homes.

Source: 2507 County 3600 Road Hawkins TX 75765 | Keller Williams Realty

Start the New Year with a New Downtown lifestyle!

shareasimage (7)This spacious loft is near all the excitement and events that downtown KC has to offer! This could be your new lifestyle in 2016!

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Kansas City property for sale located at 2004 Grand Avenue Unit: 201, Kansas City, MO 64108 including photos, maps and property description. This Kansas City real estate listing is offered at $800,000. This listing is being presented by Tina Branine Keller Williams Shawnee Mission and is located in Jackson County.

Source: 2004 Grand Avenue Unit: 201, Kansas City, MO 64108 – MLS/Listing # 1957516

Start the new year right! Invest in this brick ranch with walkout basement on 1.69 acres.

$7500 Improvement Allowance! Priced $20, 000 below appraised value! Bring offers and your improvement ideas! Brick ranch with walkout basement on 1.69 acres. Open kitchen, living and dining layout. Stone fireplace in the great room with hardwood laminate floors. Kitchen has stained cabinets, pantry and island. Dining area off the kitchen has great views of the treed back yard. Finished rec room in the walk out basement with fireplace, 2 non-conforming bedrooms, built-ins and barn wood walls. Lots of potential!

Harrisonville property for sale located at 1203 Oakvale Drive, Harrisonville, MO 64701 including photos, maps and property description. This Harrisonville real estate listing is offered at $170,000. This listing is being presented by Tina Branine Keller Williams Shawnee Mission and is located in Cass County.

Source: 1203 Oakvale Drive, Harrisonville, MO 64701 – MLS/Listing # 1942896

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Tuesday Tech Tip – Instapaper

Do you have a tendency to come across a great article that you would love to read but just don’t have the time & then never read it? If you are like us, you said YES! We have a great recommendation for an extension to install on your browser called Instapaper. It will neatly save those links in one nice and neat place for you to browse when you are sipping cocktails on the sand or just have 5 minutes along! It also does one other amazing thing! It can instantly send these articles to your kindle – great for long form reads. Regardless of what you use, it’s better than having 30 tabs open with articles you plan on reading later.

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Click here to install!

Now start collecting & reading again!

This home is a must see!

Everything you’re looking for! This home has an open floor plan with soaring ceilings. Great room features a gorgeous fireplace, hardwoods in the Kitchen and Dining Room. The updated decor makes this home move-in ready! Other features are…. finished basement that is currently the home office, but could easily be a fantastic Family Room. A sub-basement for storage, large fenced yard, deck, large brick patio, 3-car wide driveway and more! This home is a must see!

Gardner property for sale located at 17472 Jessica Street, Gardner, KS 66030 including photos, maps and property description. This Gardner real estate listing is offered at $165,000. This listing is being presented by Tina Branine Keller Williams Shawnee Mission and is located in Johnson County.

Source: http://www.mlsfinder.com/moks_hl/tinabranine/index.cfm?action=listing_detail&property_id=1968765&logoshow=y