Windows 10

Windows 10 vs. Windows 7

Windows 10 was released as a free upgrade to customers in July of 2015. This operating systems boasts a quicker boot-up time, bold colors, and more customization for the user. Cortana, the Windows 10 digital personal assistant was also introduced with this operating system.

Customize the start menu

  • resize the start menu
  • remove tiles that you will not use
  • resize tiles
  • turn on/off live tiles
  • create categories
  • add apps you commonly use
  • move tiles into categories
  • pin websites you commonly use

Apps you will likely use

  • Snipping tool
  • Microsoft
  • Documents


WIN + CTRL + LEFT/RIGHT: Switch to previous or next desktop

WIN + CTRL + D: Create a new desktop

WIN + CTRL + F4: Close the current desktop

WIN + TAB: Launch task view.

More Shortcuts

  • End Task: control + alt + delete
  • Prnt Scrn button
  • Split screen: Windows + right or left arrow
  • Clear desktop
  • Hit Windows key and start typing if you need to search for something
  • Screen arrangement: Windows + P
  • Control home
  • Show all open applications: Alt + tab

Windows Apps for Productivity

Poki easily saves articles, videos, and websites that you want to read later

Remind Me helps you stay on top of your to-do list

Taskify creates clutter free to-do lists

Trello maintains lists that can include photos, videos, audio recordings, and comments. They even have an add in for Outlook

Adobe Photoshop Express is a handy lightweight tool for editing photos

To use the Windows App Store, you have to have a Microsoft account. If you have you ever used, Hotmail, Office 365, OneDrive, Skype, Xbox, or Windows, the email address and password you use for any of those services is your Microsoft account.


The Windows App Store has a variety of apps that can be used in the workplace. Search for the Windows App Store from your start menu. Once you are in the store, you can search for apps from the search bar in the top right. You can also browse top apps, featured apps, and collections apps from the home page. Select an app you would like to download.


Add reminders

Add tasks

Microsoft Edge Browser

Windows10 introduced a new browser that replaced Internet Explorer. The ink feature allows you to write on webpages.

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