Windows FAQs

Items to customize your PC experience

Terms to Know

Helpful Terms to Know:
Charms - Search, Setting and Share Popup side menu
Tiles - allows you to access the tiled Window 10 apps
Start Menu - allows you to access the desktop applications
Desktop Tile - returns you to desktop mode
Hot Corners. - Each corner of the screen has various extra features. You need to go to the corner and hover or drag to make these features active.
  • bottom right corner- Pop out charms menu,
  • top right corner - locate the red X to close
  • bottom left corner - is where the start menu is located.

Windows Key Shortcuts

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elpful Key combinations using the Windows Key
Windows Key Opens the Start Menu
Windows Key and C opens the Charms Menu
Windows Key and P Display the monitor, extend or duplicate screens
Windows Key and U Opens Ease of Access Center

How to access my files

To access your files go to the file folder in the task bar
This folder gives you access to your Network Drive, Your Public and Mapped Drives as well as your Computer.
You can also get to the Control Panel from this window.

Signature Line

In Outlook you might want to recreate your Signature.
It might be easiest to find a previous email with a signature line you already created and copy that information to paste into your new signature following the steps below:
Steps to Add your Signature Line in Outlook
1. File
2. Options
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3. Mail
4. Select - Signatures
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5. New
6. Create your Signature and SAVE
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  • Create a New Signature or
  • Paste in your copied signature
  • OK - Don't forget to click OK
  • to save your work!!!

Select Default Program

To open an application you can select the default program.
If you would like your PDF files to open with the Adobe application on the desktop you can select the program
If you would like your PDF files to open with the Reader app in full screen you can select the app

Step 1 : Locate a PDF file that is saved on your computer and RIGHT CLICK
Step 2: Select the OPEN WITH option
Step 3: Select the Set Default Program option
Step 4: Make your choice of Windows 10 app or the Desktop version of the Program.

DVD Player

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To access media resources like DVDs Please use the VLC player.

DVD Styler

You can burn a DVD from a movie file on your computer that will play in the DVD player or with the VLC software.
DVD Styler Directions.


How to set your Channel on your machine ??

How to set up your classes or groups so you can view them in LanSchool


Will use a special mode called Presentation Mode. This will force your laptop into EXTENDED Display instead of DUPLICATE Display.

You can use the window key on your keyboard and the letter P to switch the display back to DUPLICATE Display mode.
If you would like to turn off the special Presenter Mode in Power Point you can do the following.
If you would like to turn off the special Presenter Mode in Power Point you can do the following.
Step 1: Left click on "Slide Show (Tab Item)" in "Presentation - PowerPoint"

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Step 2: Left click in on Monitor in the Slide Show Tool bar and Change From Automatic to - Primary"
Step 3: Left click on "Use Presenter View (CheckBox)" in "Presentation1 - PowerPoint"

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OneNote Notebooks

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Log in to Office 365 on the CV Staff page
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Click on the waffle menu in the top left corner
Then Select One Drive
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You will find your OneNote Notebooks saved in OneDrive.
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You can open your OneNote Notebook by double clicking.
It will load the OneNote Online version (but you as a teacher will want the full featured version)
Select Open in OneNote
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and then you may see Microsoft OneNote Security Notice/ Click YES
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You will then select the DESKTOP Version of OneNote 2016 to get the full menu functions.
Look for OneNote 2016 not the OneNote App.

You notebook will load in your Desktop OneNote and be linked to your online OneNote Notebook and Saved in your OneDrive.
OneNote Online
OneNote 2016 Desktop
Online -easy access
Full Version for teacher editing
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