In this Windows 10 tutorial specifically designed for seniors, we’re going to cover Windows Start button, taskbar in status bar, settings app, windows desktop, File Explorer and Windows security updates.
Windows 10 is a Microsoft operating system for personal computers, tablets, embedded devices and internet of things devices.
Start Menu in Windows 10 is the key component of Windows 10, Microsoft replaced Start Menu with Live Tiles in Windows 8, but returned it back in Windows 10. Users can still access Live Tiles and the touch-centric Metro interface from a panel on the right side of the Start Menu, however.
Microsoft Windows 10 Continuum allows users to toggle between touchscreen and keyboard interfaces on devices that offer both. Continuum automatically detects the presence of a keyboard and orients the interface to match.
Windows 10’s integrated search feature allows users to search all local locations, as well as the web simultaneously.
Microsoft Edge debuted with Windows 10 and replaces Internet Explorer as the default web browser. Edge includes tools such as Web Notes, which allows users to mark up web sites, and Reading View, which allows users to view certain websites without the clutter of ads. The browser integrates directly with Cortana, Microsoft’s digital assistant, which is also embedded within Windows 10.
Cortana integrates directly with the Bing search engine and supports both text and voice input. It tracks and analyzes location services, communication history, email and text messages, speech and input personalization, services and applications, and browsing and search history in an effort to customize the OS experience to best suit users’ needs. IT professionals can disable Cortana and some of its features with Group Policy settings.