New Windows Updates for Microsoft Edge || useful options in Microsoft Edge

New options in Microsoft Edge

There are few new updates from Microsoft Windows 10 related to Microsoft Edge. If you are using a web page very often and you want that on your taskbar for quick access you can do that. Open that webpage using Microsoft Edge, click on settings and more option and select “pin this page to the taskbar”.

By doing this system will pin that webpage to your taskbar. After that when you want to use that webpage very quickly you can simply click on the Taskbar icon which will directly open that specific web page in Microsoft edge. You do not have to open Microsoft edge and select that book market page or read for letter page.

You can also pin a web page in Microsoft edge to start options. for that you have to open that webpage in Microsoft edge, click on the setting option and click “pin this page to start” option. this will pin that particular webpage to start list so that you can simply click on the windows icon in the start and access that webpage from start options.

Other important update from Microsoft for Microsoft edge is save tabs for later. If you are opening several sites and you want to save the tabs for later reference then this option is very useful option. select the tab in Microsoft edge and click “set these tabs aside”. After that if you want to restore them, there is an another option just beside the “set these tabs aside”, that is “tabs you have set aside”. When you click on this tabs you have set aside, it will display all the tabs you have kept aside. Select the tab you want to restore and click restore tabs which will restore the selected tab for your reference.

See snapshots of open tabs

When you have opened lot of tabs in a single Microsoft edge instance and you want to see what are all tabs open by you. If you want to see the snapshots of these opened tabs, you can simply do the mouse hover over open tabs. Or else click on “show tab previews” option to see previews of all your open tabs.

Instance access to your favorite sites

You have a favorite web page opened in Microsoft edge and you want that as a favorite site on Microsoft edge. by setting that favorite, you can get access to that webpage very instantly. open the Microsoft edge where there is a simple option given by Microsoft with Microsoft edge. that is select the tab you want that to be a favorite site right-click and select “pin”. By doing this when you open Microsoft ads you can get access to that site very quickly. If you want to unpin that site, right-click and select “unpin”.

Best ways to take Screenshots in Windows 10

Best ways to take Screenshots in Windows 10:

Many times we used to try taking screenshots in windows 10. That may be important email, bills, transaction references, useful web pages etc. We can keep the required/important information in image format safely.  

Some of available methods:

There are several methods available for taking screenshots in windows 10 and below are the best ways to take screenshots in windows 10.

Windows Key + PrintScreen:

Best ways to take Screenshots in Windows 10
Best ways to take Screenshots in Windows 10

If you use this method to take the screenshots, system will take the snap whole desktop and also it automatically saves the image in picture folder. This is the best method to take the screenshots fast because there is no need to explicitly save the image.

Alt Key + PrintScreen:

Best ways to take Screenshots in Windows 10
Best ways to take Screenshots in Windows 10

This is the second best way to take the screen snaps in windows 10. Because it takes the snap of only the active window where we can avoid all unwanted opened windows in the screenshot. In this way of taking the screenshot, snap won’t get saved to a folder automatically and we need to paste it somewhere else to same as image.

PrintScreen:

Best ways to take Screenshots in Windows 10
Best ways to take Screenshots in Windows 10

This is the simple way to take the printscreen in windows 10. It takes the snap of the all content on desktop. Again in this way of taking the screenshot, snap won’t get saved to a folder automatically and we need to paste it somewhere else to same as image.

Snipping Tool:

This is the windows 10 screenshot tool which allows you to take the screenshot of your choice area. Open Snipping Tool–>Click on New button–>select the area required for screenshot–>that’s it, it takes the snap of that selected area and allows you to save the image. It also allows you to modify the image by using Pen, Marker and eraser tool and save it.

 

How to fix desktop or laptop slowness issue

How to fix desktop or laptop slowness issue: Do you have a desktop or laptop slowness issue? Then there are some simple guidelines to follow by which your desktop or laptop speed will increase and run smoothly.  

We are going to discuss these guidelines which are applicable for Microsoft operating systems Windows Vista, Windows 7 and windows 10 to efficiently keep up your computer.  

Here going to discuss mainly three available options to resolve desktop or laptop slowness issues, they are

  1. Free up disk space
  2. Disk defragmentation
  3. Check and fix any disk errors

1#: Free up disk space

You can improve the performance of your computer (in turn you don’t feel desktop or laptop slowness issue) by clearing the disk space. There is a tool called Disk Cleanup tool which helps you free up space on your computer hard disk. The tool identifies files on the computer that you can safely delete, and then will give an option to you to choose whether you want to delete some or all the distinguished files.

Mainly this tool will help you to find below type of files and remove: 

  • Temporary Internet files 
  • Downloaded program files (like ActiveX controls & Java applets). 
  • Empty the Recycle Bin. 
  • Windows temporary files. 
  • Optional Windows components that you don’t use. 
  • Installed programs that you no longer use. 
How to start Disk Cleanup: 

in Windows 10: search for “Disk Cleanup” or go to all Apps–>Windows Administrative Tools–>Disk Cleanup. 

In Windows 7: Click Start–> All Programs–> Accessories–>System Tools–>Disk Cleanup. 

It will prompt to specify which drive you want to clean if there are more than one drive on your desktop or laptop. 

Once you select the drive and hit OK button, the system will start the calculating how much space you can actually free up on that specified drive. Once the calculation done, it will display the list of file types with the amount of space you can free up. Here you can have a choice to choose whether you want to keep some files intact or clean up all the files identified by this utility.

Here deselect the all the boxes where you want to keep the files as is; select only files you want to delete and hit OK button. On OK hit, system will remove all the selected files which will free up the space on the selected disk. Before deleting the selected files permanently, system will prompt to confirm the deletion. And once you hit delete Files button, system will delete the selected files and auto close the disk cleanup window. 

2# Disk defragmentation:

Most of your desktop or laptop slow performance is impacted by disk fragmentation. When files on your computer fragmented, system will search whole hard disk to fragment it back when it’s opened. This process will increase the response time. 

Disk Defragmenter utility in Windows systems which consolidates fragmented files and folders on your computer’s or laptop’s hard disk so that each occupies a single place on the disk. With your files stored neatly without fragmentation, reading and writing to the disk speeds up. 

It is better to run Disk Defragmenter regularly and when you have added large number of files on the specified disk or your current free disk space is very less or you have installed new programs or a new version of Windows. 

How to start Disk Defragmenter:

in Windows 10: search for “Disk Cleanup” or go to all Apps–>Windows Administrative Tools–>Defragment and Optimize Drives. 

In Windows 7: Click Start–> All Programs–> Accessories–>System Tools–>Disk Defragmenter. 

Once you opened the utility, it will display all the drives available on computer and system reserved space. Here you have to select the specific drive and click Analyze button. Once analyzing done, you can click on Optimize button to optimize the selected drive. You can also set the optimization schedule, either days or weeks or month. This will make sure that the disk defragmentation process will run automatically to optimize the drive to meet maximum efficiency in storage capacity. 

3# Check and fix any disk errors:

Still laptop slowness issue, you don’t see much improvement in system performance and thinking how to fix desktop or laptop slowness issue? Here is another option left to try to optimize your system. By using Error Checking utility you can check the integrity of the files stored on your hard disk. If there are any bad sectors found on the hard disk, that will impact your system performance and some times read/write access will also get changed. And this Error Checking utility will help you to scan the hard drive for bad sectors, and scans for file system errors to see whether any files or folders are misplaced. If you use your computer daily, I suggest you should run this utility once a week to help prevent data loss. 

How to run this utility? 

Goto –> My Computer (This PC in windows 10) –> select any drive you want to search for bad sectors and right-click–>click Properties–>In the Properties dialog box, click the Tools tab–> Then click the Check button. 

In case system found no errors, it will display below message box and you can still choose to go ahead for re-checking the bad sectors on the selected drive. If any errors found then it will prompt you the options and you can decide if you want them all to get fixed. 

Common Windows pc problems and how to resolve them

Common windows pc problems and how to solve them
Common windows pc problems and how to solve them

Common windows pc problems and how to solve them: It is most obvious that If any issue detected in any PC, first we everyone think, is there any inbuilt process to trouble shoot this particular issue? The issue might be a system update failure, any particular office suit stopped working suddenly or more power consumption. And this list also includes audio device setup issues or network set-up issues. If you have come across such issue with your windows PC, there is an inbuilt Microsoft trouble shoot option to auto find and resolve issues. Yes, before going to third-party tools or searching on web for resolution, you can use this option.

Common Windows pc problems with windows updates:

If you see any issue with windows updates on your PC, use this option to detect and resolve the same.

Control Panel how to troubleshoot windows pc
how to troubleshoot windows pc

Goto–>Control Panel–>System and Maintenance–>choose Troubleshooting option –> select Fix problems with Windows Update in section System and Security

Run the tool with an administrator login to give exact results. Once tool completed searching for issues and find any, it displays option to take forward like whether you are ok to fix the detected issue or to skip. And many minor issues, it will detect and auto fix without asking your consent.

How to Troubleshoot Windows PC
how to troubleshoot windows pc

Below screen shot you can see the last page to display results of the test and applied fix details. And you can also get the trouble shoot reports which include all the issues detected and fixes in detail.

Windows Update Troubleshoot Report
how to troubleshoot windows pc

To find unused files & shortcuts and fix:

If you wish to clean all the unwanted unused file shortcuts and run maintenance tasks to clean your Windows PC, use this option to detect and resolve the same.

Goto–>Control Panel–>System and Maintenance–>choose Troubleshooting option –> select Run maintenance tasks in section System and Security

System Maintanance how to troubleshoot windows pc
how to troubleshoot windows pc

To find if any issues with power usage:

if you wish to find any issue with power consumption like displaying start screen taking much time on Windows PC or waking up from sleep mode, taking more time than usual on a Windows PC, use this option to detect and resolve the same. This way we can improve battery life by removing unwanted lags or settings, which leads poor battery life.

Goto–>Control Panel–>System and Maintenance–>choose Troubleshooting option –> select Improve Power usage in section System and Security

This option will also display the end results with all the details of issues detected and fixed items, even in in-detailed report.

Power issues Final results how to troubleshoot windows pc
how to troubleshoot windows pc

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