Hove laptop repairs? Force-close frozen or background programs. The only way to close these programs may be by forcing them to close. There are several ways that you can do this: Windows – Press Alt+F4 to force the active program to close. If Alt+F4 isn’t working, press Ctrl+? Shift+Esc to open a list of all the running programs. Select the program you want to force to close and click End task. Mac – Press ? Cmd+? Opt+Esc to open a list of your open programs. Select the program you want to force-close and click Force Quit. You can also hold ? Cmd+? Opt+? Shift+Esc for three seconds to force-close the active program.
Use Two-Factor or Multi-Factor Authentication. Two-factor or multi-factor authentication is a service that adds additional layers of security to the standard password method of online identification. Without two-factor authentication, you would normally enter a username and password. But, with two-factor, you would be prompted to enter one additional authentication method such as a Personal Identification Code, another password or even fingerprint. With multi-factor authentication, you would be prompted to enter more than two additional authentication methods after entering your username and password.
Make Sure Employees Look for the S in HTTPs When Searching the Web. Employees will, from time to time, use the corporate IT network to visit websites or sign up for services, either for personal use or for the company. Before submitting any information, they should always be on the lookout for the padlock and HTTPS in the address bar. If the site is unprotected, they should not enter any information. Note: It’s important to also educate employees on phishing websites (see tip 15 below). There have been cases of phishing websites using Domain Validated (DV) SSL Certificates to make their sites look more “real” and “trustworthy”.
Another best new feature with the April 2020 Update is the Text cursor indicator, which is a feature that will help you see and find the text cursor anywhere it might be, at any time. You can enable the new feature, in the new “Text cursor” page, in the “Ease of Access” settings, and turning on the text cursor indicator option. The settings allow you to select from a range of sizes and colors to make easier for you to find the cursor. File backup settings: The Backup settings page has been updated with an option backup your files on the Desktop, Documents, and Pictures to cloud using OneDrive. Also, users without a first party backup solution will now see a friendly reminder to consider setting up a backup option that is included with Windows 10. (If you’d prefer to turn this off, there is an option in the notification.) Find additional information at Laptop repairs in Hove.
One of the more obvious changes is to Cortana. With a new search box in Windows 10, Cortana is being relegated to a separate app updated from the Microsoft Store. It’s getting a new focus — less for consumers, and more for business users. Currently it supports lists and reminders, assisting with email and calendars, and launching apps. Its search features are now handled by Windows, although it will soon add support for voice-driven quick searches. Microsoft showed a video of its vision for what the new Cortana could be at Build in 2019, with support for continuous conversations and deep integration with Microsoft 365 services. It’s not there yet, but it’s certainly on the way. Local search in File Explorer gets a boost too, with Windows Search providing faster access to your files. It’s now able to provide spell-checking and uses less CPU.
Keep in mind, with Windows 10 there are two kinds of applications, traditional desktop ones and modern Windows Store apps. You’ll see both kinds in the modern Settings app’s Apps & Features page. But for non-Store apps, Control Panel opens, where you can uninstall good old desktop programs. In either, you can sort by size, date installed, or name, or search for a particular app. One reason removing apps helps performance is that many programs load processes at boot time and take up valuable RAM and CPU cycles. While you’re in the Programs and Features section of Control, you can also click Turn Windows Features On or Off and scan the list to see if there’s anything you don’t use. For more help on what to remove, read How to Rid a PC of Crapware. See additional details on PC repair service.