How To Use The Settings App

How To Use The Settings App


Hello ladies and gentlemen and welcome back
to another episode in this windows 10 course. In this video will are going to understand
all about the settings app. So let’s click on the start button over
here at the bottom left-hand corner to open the start menu. On the left-hand side we see five icons. One of them looks like a gear which is over
here, when you press on that icon the settings app should appear on the desktop. Throughout this windows 10 course we’ll
be using the settings app from time to time, so you’ll get use to this app overtime. Let’s make this app full screen to see everything
clearly. The settings app is the best place where you
can make certain changes to your windows 10 computer depending on the category you click
on. This settings app is the replacement to the
control panel app that was used before to change settings on your computer. If there is a setting that you have no idea
where it could be inside the settings app, you can use this search bar over here. This search bar allows you to type in the
settings that you are looking for and jump straight to the category in the settings app. So for example, if i wanted to get to the
settings category for date and time. I would type in date and time inside the search
bar and a drop down menu will appear with choices based on what i typed and i can click
on date and time settings right here to jump straight to that category inside the settings
app. Let’s go back to the main settings screen. So since there are alot of settings to go
through im just going to pick the settings that i feel are very important to learn about
for your windows 10 computer. Let’s go to the personalization category
over here, im going to click on that section to go into that category. On the left-hand side over here you are going
to see tabs for different settings you can change inside personalization. You will always start with the first tab in
any category you pick. You can tell which tab you are in with the
blue small line over here. This line is letting me know that i am in
the background tab under the personalization. These tabs on the side are also called subcategories,
like for example colors would be a subcategory. You can see that the blue line as changed
to the colors subcategory letting me know that i am in the colors subcategory under
personalization. From here i can change the color of my windows
10 taskbar, start menu, action center and other apps. For example. If i click inside this square over here i
can add color to my taskbar, start menu, and action center. If i click on another color up above i can
change the colors of those three features in windows 10. If you do not want your colors to be transparent
you can click on this button under transparency effects to turn that off. Now the colors i pick are not transparent. Let’s go back to the main settings screen,
you can do this by pressing on the backspace button a couple of times or pressing on this
left arrow icon over here. I now want to go into the privacy category
over here, so i when i press on that category i should be transferred to the privacy category
under the settings app. The subcategory i would like to look at is
general which should already have a blue line next to it letting me know that this is the
subcategory im currently looking at. Here is the place where you can control what
information windows can collect about you and what they cannot. Microsoft wants to make your computer experience
very personal, so any ads or notifications that windows shows you will be based on how
you use your computer. Making the computer experience very personal. But microsoft would need to have permission
from you to collect your data. So this would be that place where you can
control what data microsoft can collect from you. Just click on the switch button to turn off
or on any of these privacy settings. If your using a laptop you may have more options
here, it just depends on your computer. I am using a desktop computer and these are
the settings i have. Let’s press on the home button to go back
to the main page inside the settings app and find another cool setting you should know
about. Let’s go to the system category and click
on the notification and actions subcategory. Now we should be under the notifications and
actions subcategory in the system category of the settings app. If we scroll down under notifications. Here you can turn off or on notifications
that you would not like to have popping up on your screen from time to time. Notifications are alerts that pop up on your
screen letting you know about something. You can control your notifications over here
in this area. Of course the notifications you see will depend
on how you use your computer. You can also change the resolution of your
computer, if you click on the display subcategory over here you should now be under the display
subcategory in the system category under the settings app. Under scale and layout you will see settings
that you can change for how big your apps, text and other items appear on the screen. We also have settings for resolution and orientation. Resolution is the image quality displayed
on the monitor. It’s pretty normal to have the resolution
1920 X 1080 but depending on your laptop or desktop you might have higher resolutions
that you can play around with. If we click on this subcategory called storage
and under storage sense click on change how we free up space automatically. We can make changes to how windows 10 cleans
up our computer automatically for example, over here under temporary files you can see
an option that says delete files in my recycle bin if they have been there for over. You can then press on this drop down menu
and pick the amount of days before windows can delete the files in your recycling bin. There is also another important feature in
the settings app that you should know about. Let’s go back to the settings app by clicking
on the home icon over here. Sometimes over here on the right-hand side
you will see a pop up menu with information on features inside settings that you should
check out. You can click on that icon to find out the
new settings features for your windows 10 computer. If for some reason you would like to turn
off that feature, you can go to the privacy category and under change privacy options
you can click on the switch icon below the show me suggested content in the settings
app and the switch icon should be off. Now you will not receive notifications about
new features. You can tell that it is off because of the
text that says off. Let go to the settings app and look at some
more features. We have this category called cortana if we
click on that we are now in the cortana category of the settings app for making changes to
cortana personal assistant. You can allow cortana to respond when you
say hey cortana over here. Or you can activate the keyboard shortcut
which is the windows key and the c key for cortana to listen to your commands when you
activate that keyboard shortcut. Not every command you say will work with cortana,
you just have to try commands until you find out what works. Cortana is good for setting reminders for
people and places and a whole bunch of other stuff. You just have to play with cortana and see
what you can do. I’m going to talk about these settings soon
in this windows 10 course so im going to switch the settings back to how it was before by
clicking on the switch icons again. Im going to go back to the settings app main
screen by pressing on the home button over here. We will visit the settings app many times
in this windows 10 course, so you will have plenty of time to take a look at important
settings you can change for your windows 10 computer. Thank you so much for watching and i will
talk to you in the next video.

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