Windows 10 FAQ

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Overview

  1. Why do I not have Cortana installed on my Windows 10 computer?
  2. How do I change default programs in Windows 10? 
  3. How can I adjust my sleep settings for how often my computer goes to sleep? 
  4. How do I create different types of shortcuts? 
  5. How can I move icons on the Desktop and have them stay where I place them?
  6. How can I increase the size of items on the screen?
  7. My Default Printer keeps changing by itself. How can I stop that from happening?

Why do I not have Cortana installed on my Windows 10 computer?

All University of Richmond PCs that have Windows 10 are installed with the Windows 10 Education version of Windows. The Education version does not include Cortana.

How do I change default programs in Windows 10?

Default programs can be changed when you want to set a different program to open by default when opening certain file types: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4028161/windows-10-change-default-programs

How can I adjust my sleep settings for how often my computer goes to sleep?

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4027067/windows-10-how-to-adjust-power-and-sleep-settings

How do I create different types of shortcuts?

In Windows 10, you can create different types of shortcuts, including Start Tiles, Desktop shortcuts, or shortcuts on the task bar. 

  • Pin to Start menu (Create Tiles): Locate the program that you want to Pin to the Start menu, right click the program and select Pin to Start.
  • Pin to Task bar: Locate the program that you want to pin to the task bar, right click the program and select Pin to Task bar.
  • Desktop Shortcuts: Locate the program that you want to create a shortcut on the desktop. Right click the program and select More. Select Open File Location. When the file location opens, right click the program shortcut, select Send To and choose Desktop (create shortcut).

How can I move icons on the Desktop and have them stay where I place them?

To move icons where you want on the Desktop and have them stay where you move them, you will need to change auto arrange icons on the desktop.

  • Right click a blank area on the Desktop
  • Select View
  • Uncheck Auto Arrange Icons

How can I increase the size of items on the screen?

  • Go to the Start (Windows Button)
  • Select Settings
  • Select System
  • Slide the bar for Change the size of text, apps, and other items to the size you desire.

My Default Printer keeps changing by itself. How can I stop that from happening?

Windows 10 has a default setting that will automatically change your default printer based on the last printer that you printed to. To prevent this from happening, follow the steps below: 

  • Click on your Start button. 
  • Select Settings.
  • Choose Devices.
  • Make sure Printers & Scanners is selected from the menu on the left hand side. 
  • At the bottom of this window, turn off the setting for Let Windows Manage my default printer

Once you have this setting turned off, your default printer will no longer change automatically. 

Details

Article ID: 88401
Created
Thu 10/3/19 11:48 AM
Modified
Fri 10/4/19 4:43 PM