Another set of Windows 10 tips
October 27, 2016 Leave a comment
Tip #1: How to Enter Special Characters in Windows
- Right-click any empty space on the taskbar to open the taskbar customization menu.
- Click the Show touch keyboard button option. That action immediately adds a new button just to the left of the clock on the right side of the taskbar.
Tip #2: Privacy in File Explorer
The Quick Access shortcut appears by default at the top of the navigation pane. When you click that node, the contents pane shows pinned and frequently used folders on the right, with a list of recently opened files below that.
If you don’t want others to see what files you opened and where they are, right-click the Quick Access entry in the navigation pane and choose Options. That opens the dialog box, giving you three choices:
- If you don’t want Quick Access to appear when you open File Explorer, change the Open File Explorer To option from Quick Access to This PC.
- To stop displaying shortcuts of recently opened files, clear the top check box under the Privacy heading.
- If you want to see only folders you’ve specifically pinned to Quick Access then clear the second check box under the Privacy heading.
Tip #3: Your IP Address
If you want to know what your IP address is [not the one that appears on the Internet from your router]:
- Open the Task Manager.
- Click the Performance tab.
- Choose a network adapter to see its details.