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Latest ‘Simply Windows’ video can help you make your PC easier to use | Windows Experience Blog

The newest “Simply Windows” video is now available, focusing on ways to customize the settings on your PC. 
If you’re new to Windows 10 or want to learn more about how to get the most out of it, this video series can help you get up to speed on using it. 

In this episode, writers Jackie Tidwell and Doug Thomas help viewers change the size of text in Windows 10, increase contrast on their screens and show you how Microsoft Edge can read webpages to you, among other things you can personalize in the Ease of Access settings. 
Find out more about “Simply Windows” and check out a playlist of previous shows. 
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Windows 10 Tip: New Manage notifications button at the top of the Action Center | Windows Experience Blog

Editor’s note: We’re back with the latest weekly Windows 10 tips posts, which highlight some of the many helpful features that come with the Windows 10 November 2019 Update. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make your daily life easier with a streamlined update process, as well as clean and simple experiences for your desktop. 
Did you know you can now go to the “Notifications & actions” settings page directly from the Action Center? This update adds a “Manage notifications” button to the top that launches it, making it easier for you to control what notifications you get and how you get them. You can also get to your other settings through this page. 
Check it out in action: 

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Windows 10 Tip: Create new events from the taskbar | Windows Experience Blog

Editor’s note: We’re back with the latest weekly Windows 10 tips posts, which highlight some of the many helpful features that come with the Windows 10 November 2019 Update. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make your daily life easier with a streamlined update process, as well as clean and simple experiences for your desktop.
If you click on the date and time at the lower right corner of the taskbar, it opens into a calendar flyout that shows the itinerary of any date you choose, which is convenient by itself. But did you know that now you can create new events and reminders there?
Pick your date and start typing in the text box – you’ll now see inline options to set a time and location.
Check it out in action:

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Windows 10 Tip: Text suggestions expands language support | Windows Experience Blog

Editor’s note: We’re back with the latest batch of weekly Windows 10 tips posts, which highlight some of the many helpful features that come with the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make your daily life easier with a streamlined update process, as well as clean and simple experiences for your desktop.

Text suggestions for the hardware keyboard is a learning tool originally introduced in RS4, and with RS5 it has expanded language support. If you’d like to try it out in one of the supported languages, you can do so by enabling the  “Show text suggestions as I type”  feature under  Settings > Devices > Typing.
Check it out in action, in Hungarian:

Here is the list of languages added in this update:
Afrikaans (South Africa)
Albanian (Albania)
Arabic (Saudi Arabia)
Armenian (Armenia)
Azerbaijani (Azerbaijan)
Basque (Spain)
Bulgarian (Bulgaria)
Catalan (Spain)
Croatian (Croatia)
Czech (Czech Republic)
Danish (Denmark)
Dutch (Netherlands)
Estonian (Estonia)
Finnish (Finland)
Galician (Spain)
Georgian (Georgia)
Greek (Greece)
Hausa (Nigeria)
Hebrew (Israel)
Hungarian (Hungary)
Indonesian (Indonesia)
Kazakh (Kazakhstan)
Kiswahili (Kenya)
Latvian (Latvia)
Lithuanian (Lithuania)
Macedonian (Macedonia)
Malay (Malaysia)
Norwegian (Bokmal) (Norway)
Persian (Iran)
Polish (Poland)
Romanian (Romania)
Serbian (Serbia) (Latin)
Serbian (Serbia) (Cyrillic)
Slovak (Slovakia)
Slovenian (Slovenia)
Swedish (Sweden)
Turkish (Turkey)
Ukrainian (Ukraine)
Uzbek (Uzbekistan) (Latin)
Hindi (India)
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Windows 10 Tip: Streamline your tasks using Microsoft To-Do | Windows Experience Blog

Editor’s note: We’re back with the summer batch of weekly Windows 10 tips posts, which highlight some of the many helpful features that come with the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make your daily life easier with a streamlined update process, as well as clean and simple experiences for your desktop.
Your lists and reminders from across Microsoft To-Do, Cortana and tasks in Outlook can now become one, centrally located in your Microsoft To-Do app.
Check it out in action:

Use Microsoft To-Do anywhere: on your Android or iPhone, with Cortana or on your Windows 10 PC. You can also get to it from the web. It’s automatically synced, so you never miss a beat.
And if you want to learn even more about Microsoft To-Do, such as how to prioritize tasks and add steps to a task, watch this Windows Community video.
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Windows 10 Tip: Clipboard | Windows Experience Blog

Editor’s note: We’re back with the summer batch of weekly Windows 10 tips posts, which highlight some of the many helpful features that come with the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make your daily life easier with a streamlined update process, as well as clean and simple experiences for your desktop.
Thanks to the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, you’ll find that your Clipboard can do more.

Hold down the Windows key + V to check it out. You’ll find a history of the past 25 things you’ve copied, including URLs, text from web pages and docs – and even screenshots.
See it in action:

Find out more about Clipboard through this Windows Community video and article.
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Windows 10 Tip: Sticky Notes synced | Windows Experience Blog

Editor’s note: We’re back with the summer batch of weekly Windows 10 tips posts, which highlight some of the many helpful features that come with the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make your daily life easier with a streamlined update process, as well as clean and simple experiences for your desktop.
Thanks to the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, you’ll be able to take full advantage of the newest version of the Sticky Notes app.
With this most recent version, you can sync and backup notes across your phone, laptop and desktop — all your devices.
Now, you can also jot down a note on your PC and look it up on your phone, using applications such as Microsoft Launcher, Microsoft OneNote for Android and Microsoft OneNote for iPhone.
And bonus— the app is faster and more responsive, too!
Check it out in action:

Go to the video to see more of what you can do with Sticky Notes.
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Windows 10 Tip: More choices for updates | Windows Experience Blog

Editor’s note: We’re back with the summer batch of weekly Windows 10 tips posts, which highlight some of the many helpful features that come with the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make your daily life easier with a streamlined update process, as well as clean and simple experiences for your desktop. 
Thanks to the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, you’ll see fewer interruptions when Windows updates.  
Now you have the option to let Windows Update adjust active hours based on your device-specific usage patterns. 
We know that sometimes, updates can come at inconvenient times. So, now you’ll be able to pause both feature and monthly updates for up to 35 days (seven days at a time, up to five times).  
And when there’s an update requiring you to restart your device, you’ll see a new notification: a colored dot on the Power button in the Start menu and on the Windows icon in your taskbar. 
Check it out in action: 

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Windows 10 Tip: Get mobile with Microsoft Edge – Windows Experience Blog

Microsoft Edge on iPhone, iPad and an Android tablet and phone
Want to enjoy Microsoft Edge while you’re on-the-go? You can do that, thanks to the Windows 10 April 2018 Update.
To get Microsoft Edge on your Android phone, tablet, iPhone or iPad, head over to the apps store on your device and download Microsoft Edge for free.

Then use Microsoft Edge on your phone or tablet to read EPUB books you’ve saved. Or start reading a webpage on phone or tablet, send the page to your PC and pick up reading right where you left off.
You must download Microsoft Edge on iOS and Android phones, follow setup prompts and link the mobile phone to the PC in PC settings.
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