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How to Add or Remove Cortana from Windows 10 Lock Screen




With Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Cortana has been made available from the lock screen. You can use Cortana for getting the weather forecast, checking the upcoming flight and for setting the reminders which will sync with the phone without taking the time to log in. You can let Cortana to send email and text as well as to add events to your calendar. The assistant can be accessed simply by sayig Hey Cortana or by tapping a dot on the display. In order to setup Cortana on your lock screen you need to follow these simple steps.

  • 1st of all select the Ask me anything field.
  • After this select the Gear icon.
  • Now you need to turn the Lock Screen ON or OFF.
  • If you want to enable the digital assistant to send emails, SMS from lock screen youn eed to check “Let Cortana access my calendar, email….”
  • Enale Hey Cortana if you want Cortana to be launched from the lock screen with your voice.
  • With these simple steps you have enabled access to Cortana from the lock screen.

Enabling Tappable Cortana on the Lock Screen:

Now if you orefer to access Cortana by simply tapping an icon instead of saying Hey Cortana here is a step by step guide for that.

  • 1st of all select Ask me anything field.
  • Now select the gear icon.
  • In the next step turn Hey Cortana ON or OFF.
  • Now click on Lock screen settings.
  • Now click on Windows spotlight.
  • Select the picture or slideshow.
  • Congrats you have enable tappable Cortana on the lock screen.
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Inserting Pictures in MS PowerPoint 2016

MS Powerpoint 2016 is an amazing application for creating some stellar presentations. Over the course of the time creating presentations has become a very simple affair . In this tutorial you will learn how to add pictures in MS PowerPoint 2016. Pictures can made the presentations very interesting and engaging. Picture can be inserted from a file on your computer onto any of the slide. MS PowerPoint lets you add online pictures and also screenshots to your presentation. You can also learn about Saving Space in WinSxS Folder in Windows 10.

Adding Pictures from a File:
In order to add pictures from a file you need to follow these steps.

1st of all you need to select the Insert tab and then click the Pictures command in the Images group.
You will notice that a dialog box will appear and you need to locate and select the desired image file and then click Insert.
You will notice that a picture will appear on the currently selected slide.
Adding Online Pictures:
Now if there is no picture which you require on your computer you can find a picture online for adding it into your presentation. MS PowerPoint offers two options for finding the online pictures OneDrive and Bing Image Search.

OneDrive: You can insert an image that is stored on your OneDrive. You can also link other online accounts with Microsoft account like Facebook or Flickr etc.

Bing Image Search: You can use this option for searching the Internet for images.

For inserting the Online pictures you are required to follow these simple steps.

1st of all select the Insert tab and then click the Online Pictures command.
The Insert Pictures dialog box will appear.
Now select the Bing Image Search or your OneDrive.
Press Enter key and your search will appear in the dialog box.
Now you need to select the desired image and then click Insert.
You will notice that the image will appear on the currently selected slide.

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How to Send a Web Note in Edge Browser in Windows 10

Windows 10 has got Edge browser which has enhanced the Internet browsing to a great degree. Edge browser has got loads of features for impressive web browsing. One of the features in Edge is Web Note which will let you doodle on any web page and then share it with your colleagues. This feature will come in handy when you are required to share your notes with teammates. Finding the WebNote feature and the starting the drawing is a piece of cake. Sharing tough is a bit tricky as the default format for sharing is a Web page (HTML). You can also learn about Drawing a Polygon in AutoCAD.

In order to send a Web Note you need to follow these simple steps.

1st of all you are required to open the page which you want to draw on in Edge.
Now click or tap on the Web Note icon (A pen in a square icon.) located at the top right of the screen.
Now you need to draw what ever you want. For drawing you need to scribble with your Pen and Highlighter tools on the top left of the page. You can add typed comment as well which can be done by selecting speech bubble icon. Cropping can also be done with the Clip tool.
Now you need to tap on the Share button located at the top right next to the word Exit.
Now press the dropdown arrow next to the title of your Web Note to select the format which you want to share. Image or Web page can be sent in HTML format.
Now is the time to select the location where you want to share your Web Note like Facebook and OneNote etc.
Now fill out the caption or any additional info. You can also select to share this on your timeline or on your friend’s timeline.
Now tap on Post and your Web Note will be shared.

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How to Add or Remove Cortana from Windows 10 Lock Screen

With Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Cortana has been made available from the lock screen. You can use Cortana for getting the weather forecast, checking the upcoming flight and for setting the reminders which will sync with the phone without taking the time to log in. You can let Cortana to send email and text as well as to add events to your calendar. The assistant can be accessed simply by sayig Hey Cortana or by tapping a dot on the display. In order to setup Cortana on your lock screen you need to follow these simple steps.

1st of all select the Ask me anything field.
After this select the Gear icon.
Now you need to turn the Lock Screen ON or OFF.
If you want to enable the digital assistant to send emails, SMS from lock screen youn eed to check “Let Cortana access my calendar, email….”
Enale Hey Cortana if you want Cortana to be launched from the lock screen with your voice.
With these simple steps you have enabled access to Cortana from the lock screen.
Enabling Tappable Cortana on the Lock Screen:
Now if you orefer to access Cortana by simply tapping an icon instead of saying Hey Cortana here is a step by step guide for that.

1st of all select Ask me anything field.
Now select the gear icon.
In the next step turn Hey Cortana ON or OFF.
Now click on Lock screen settings.
Now click on Windows spotlight.
Select the picture or slideshow.
Congrats you have enable tappable Cortana on the lock screen.

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How to Send Email with Cortana in Windows 10

Sending an Email may often become a time-taking and laborious activity especially when yu are in a hurry as it involves opening of the app, starting a draft and then toggling through a series of fields. With the natural language recognition Cortana allows you to send email with less effort and with few simple steps. In order to send email with Cortana you need to have an account setup in Windows Mail before you try to compose email through Cortana. Once you have been equipped with Windows Mail account you are just few steps away from sending emails and messages with a little effort. You can also learn about How to Add or Remove Cortana from Windows 10. In order to send emails with Cortana in Windows 10 you need to follow these simple steps.

1st of all you need to click on Ask me anything box and then type or say I want to send an email to (person’s name) followed by the message body. Now if you want same action to be performed by speaking you need to make sure that Cortana has been set to respond on your voice.
Now in the next step you need to select the contacts to whom you want to send the email to. Cortana will prompt you if there is more than one contact which will match the name you wrote or spoke.
Change any part of the email which you like by selecting the fields and editing the text.
Now click on Send when it is ready and email is sent.
With these simple steps you will be able to send the emails with Cortana in Windows 10.

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How to Password Protect a Folder in Windows 10

All of us have got computer files which we don’t want to share with the world. Fortunately you can easily keep your files safe from unauthorized access in Windows 10. You don’t need to buy an additional software for keeping your personal files. You can also learn about How to Turn your Windows PC into Wi-Fi Hotspot using Command Line.

Locking a Folder with a Password in Windows 10:
In order to lock a folder with password in Windows 10 you need to follow these simple steps.

1st of all you need to right click inside the folder where all the files are located which you want to protect.
Now select New from the contextual menu.
Now click on the Text Document.
Now press Enter and it does not matter what name will be given to the file as you can delete the file once the loackable folder is created.
Now double click on the text file and then open it.
Paste the text written below into the new document.
cls

@ECHO OFF

title Folder Locker

if EXIST “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}” goto UNLOCK

if NOT EXIST Locker goto MDLOCKER

:CONFIRM

echo Are you sure u want to Lock the folder(Y/N)

set/p “cho=>”

if %cho%==Y goto LOCK

if %cho%==y goto LOCK

if %cho%==n goto END

if %cho%==N goto END

echo Invalid choice.

goto CONFIRM

:LOCK

ren Locker “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”

attrib +h +s “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”

echo Folder locked

goto End

:UNLOCK

echo Enter password to Unlock folder

set/p “pass=>”

if NOT %pass%==Your-Password-Here goto FAIL

attrib -h -s “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}”

ren “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}” Locker

echo Folder Unlocked successfully

goto End

:FAIL

echo Invalid password

goto end

:MDLOCKER

md Locker

echo Locker created successfully

goto End

:End

Now find where does it say “Your-Password-Here” in the document.
Now replace the “Your-Password-Here” field with the password with which you want to lock the folder with.
Click on the File from the menu bar.
Select Save As…
Click on the “Text Documents (.txt) menu bar which is next to “Save as Type.”
Select All Files.
Now change the file name to FolderLocker.bat.
Now click on Save.
Double click on FolderLocker and you will notice that The Locker folder has been generated.
Now fill in the Locker folder with the items which you want to protect.
Now open the FolderLocker file as it’s time to lock the folder.
Type “Y”into the screen.
Click on Enter and the FolderLocker window will disappear along with the Locker folder as well and with this your secrets will be safe.

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How to Save Space in WinSxS Folder in Windows 10

Windows 10 has got a folder which is called WinSxS and this folder is used for storing the files which are necessary for installing the Windows. These stored files can be used for backups as well as updates to those files. With every new update the WinSxS folder size will be increased. As the folder get bigger and bigger you need to clean it up from the unnecessary files and get the hard drive space back. You can’t delete all of the files as there are files which are required for running and updating the Windows reliably. You can also learn about SmartArt in MS Word 2016.

Cleaning Win SxS Folder by Using Disk Cleanup Tool:
In order to delete the older updates from WinSxS Folder by Disk Cleanup you need to follow these simple steps.

1st of all you are required to open the Disk Clean Tool and for opening the tool you can type “disk cleanup” in the taskbar and the click “Disk Cleanup.”
Now you need to click on Cleanup System Files button.
Now check the box located next to Windows Update Cleanup.
IN the next step you need to click on OK. If you are not seeing Windows Update Cleanup option an Disk Cleanup it means there are no files to delete.
Cleaning Win SxS Folder by Using Command Prompt:
In order to clean the Win SxS folder with the use of Command Prompt you are required to follow these steps.
1st of all you are required to launch the command prompt with the Admin priviledges.
In the next step you need to enter the command: Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup.
Now if you need clean up the folder by using the following the command in the Command Prompt: Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup.
After this command the cleanup process will start and the process may take some time.

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SmartArt in MS Word 2016

MS Word is a handy text editor which can be used for creating impressive text documents. MS Word has got loads of tools and features in order to make documents easily. One of the features of MS Word is SmartArt which will let you communicate information with images instead of text. MS Word has got loads of styles to choose from which can be used for illustrating many different types of ideas. You can also learn about Installing and Deleting Fonts in Windows 10.

In order to insert SmartArt graphic you need to follow these simple steps.

1st of all you need to place the insertion point in the document where you are require you SmartArt graphic to appear.
Now from the Insert tab you need to choose the SmartArt command in the Illustrations group.
A dialog box will appear and you have to select the category on the left side and select the desired SmartArt graphic and after that you need to click OK.
You will notice that the SmartArt graphic will appear in your document.
Adding Text to a SmartArt graphic:
1st of all select the SmartArt graphic and you will notice that a text pane will appear on the left.
Now enter the text next to each of the bullet in the text pane. The text will appear in the corresponding shape. The text will be reshaped automatically in order to fit inside the shape.
Adding and Deleting Shapes:
It is quite an easy affair to add new shapes, changing their orders and also to delete shapes from your SmartArt graphic. All of this can be done with in a text pane.
In order to add a new shape you need to place the insertion point after the desired bullet and then press Enter. A new bullet will appear in the text pane and a new shape will appear in the graphic.
For removing a shape you need to just keep pressing the Backspace until the bullet is deleted. The shape will be removed.

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How to Save Space in WinSxS Folder in Windows 10

Windows 10 has got a folder which is called WinSxS and this folder is used for storing the files which are necessary for installing the Windows. These stored files can be used for backups as well as updates to those files. With every new update the WinSxS folder size will be increased. As the folder get bigger and bigger you need to clean it up from the unnecessary files and get the hard drive space back. You can’t delete all of the files as there are files which are required for running and updating the Windows reliably. You can also learn about SmartArt in MS Word 2016.

Cleaning Win SxS Folder by Using Disk Cleanup Tool:
In order to delete the older updates from WinSxS Folder by Disk Cleanup you need to follow these simple steps.

1st of all you are required to open the Disk Clean Tool and for opening the tool you can type “disk cleanup” in the taskbar and the click “Disk Cleanup.”
Now you need to click on Cleanup System Files button.
Now check the box located next to Windows Update Cleanup.
IN the next step you need to click on OK. If you are not seeing Windows Update Cleanup option an Disk Cleanup it means there are no files to delete.
Cleaning Win SxS Folder by Using Command Prompt:
In order to clean the Win SxS folder with the use of Command Prompt you are required to follow these steps.
1st of all you are required to launch the command prompt with the Admin priviledges.
In the next step you need to enter the command: Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup.
Now if you need clean up the folder by using the following the command in the Command Prompt: Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup.
After this command the cleanup process will start and the process may take some time.

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How to Install and Delete Fonts in Windows 10

MS Windows has got a limited number of fonts and some of the desktop applications and graphics applications will be installed with their own fonts. But if you are looking for making your artwork and documents stand out you will need to add some of your own fonts. Windows 10 works with three different fonts which are TrueType, OpenType and PostScript. You can find additional fonts from different fonts and the most widely used one is Google Fonts as it has got loads of free type faces.You can also learn How to Turn Your Windows PC into a WiFi Hotspot using Command Line.

Installing the Fonts:
In order to install fonts you need to follow these simple steps.

1st of all you need to download your fonts from Google Fonts or from any other source and the save them to a folder on your hard drive. If the files are zipped you need to unzip them.
Type in “fonts” into the Cortana search box.
Now you need to click the Fonts control panel icon which will appear in the result list. A control panel window filled with fonts appears.
Now open the folder where you have downloaded your uninstalled files. If the folder is Downloads folder you can get there easily by pressing Windows + E for opening the Explorer and selecting Downloads from the left menu.
Now drag the fonts into the control panel fonts window.
Deleting The Fonts:
In order to delete the fonts from Windows 10 you need to follow these simple steps.

1st of all you need to open the Fonts window. You can open the fonts by typing in fonts in Windows search box.
Now select the font and font family which you wish to delete.
Now press the delete key.
Now click Yes when you are prompted with a warning.