Windows 10 April 2018 Update: Tips and tricks for power users (free PDF)

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Topic: Software
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The Windows 10 April 2018 Update brought along a number of changes and enhancements, some of which your users might find confusing. This ebook runs through several helpful techniques—like turning off Cortana suggestions and deleting active history from the Timeline.

From the ebook:
The Microsoft Windows 10 April 2018 Update added many new features and enhancements to the operating system. However, one new feature you’re likely to notice almost immediately, especially if you use Task View on a regular basis, is called Timeline. You may also feel compelled to change some of Timeline’s default settings after you realize what this new feature actually does.

Timeline adds a comprehensive list of your previous activities to the Windows 10 Task View feature. Every document, application, and website you have opened or visited in the past is now noted, saved, listed, and linked in Task View. The default setting for maintaining the history is three days, but it can be set to as many as 30. The feature allows you to get back to a document or website quickly and easily, which can be a real time saver in a busy work environment.

Timeline is also integrated with your Microsoft account, so all your past activities can be automatically uploaded to the cloud. When you change devices, for example, you’ll still be able to view your Timeline as long as you log in to the same Microsoft account on the new device. That way, you can quickly pick up where you left off.

Of course, all this convenience comes at the expense of a certain amount of privacy. While Timeline will be helpful in many situations, there are times when you may want to eliminate your Timeline history completely, or at least cull some of its entries. This tutorial shows you how to delete specific entries from your Windows 10 Timeline and how to delete an entire Timeline should the need arise.

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