How To Change Apps For Websites And Configure Default Apps In Windows 10

Windows 10 can automatically open certain websites through their apps if installed instead of using a browser. This can include apps like Twitter, Microsoft To-Do and more. Here is how to turn on or off these associated apps so that they can be opened in browser: Access Windows Settings (shortcut keys: Win key +I) Next, go to Apps and click on Apps for websites. Certain websites will already be associated...

How To Turn Off Detailed Status Of Apps From Being Displayed On Windows 10 Lock Screen

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Windows 10 lock screen ( Win key + L) can show detailed status of various apps like Calendar, Mail and so on. These can be turned off from being displayed on lock screen for privacy. Here is how : Open Windows Settings (Windows key + I) and Choose Personalization. From Personalization section, choose Lock screen > Choose an app to show detailed status. This will show the current app whose detailed...

How To Reset Apps In Windows 10

With Windows 10 April 2018 Update, system apps and other apps that come installed by default can be reset on an individual basis instead of resetting the entire PC. This is useful when troubleshooting them when they hang or don’t work as expected. These options are available for Windows 10 apps that are there by default or those installed from Windows Store. Here is how : Open Windows settings...

How To Restrict Installation Of Apps In Windows 10

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Windows 10 can restrict installation of apps by allowing only those that are available on Windows Store. This may be a bit restrictive as many Windows programs are not available on Store but it can be a suitable option for PCs in a specific environment like kiosks etc. Here’s how to apply these restrictions : Access Windows 10 Settings (shortcut : Windows key + I) Choose Apps > Apps &...

Speed Up Windows 10 By Disabling Background Apps

Default system apps that come with Windows 10 run in background even when they are not being accessed. It is to ensure that they are always updated and can provide best performance but this won’t be necessary if these are not used frequently. So¬†they can be configured to not run in background thereby freeing up system resources. Here is how : Access Windows 10 settings by pressing Windows key...

How To Find Out Which Apps Are Consuming The Most Data In Windows 10

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Windows 10 provides a detailed summary of apps and their total data usage. This can be a useful metric to estimate which apps consume a lot of data and which don’t especially when using metered Internet connection. To view this data usage : Go to Windows Settings by clicking on All settings from the Action Center. Next, choose Network & Internet. Select Data usage > Usage details. This...