Windows 10 Tips – 2 More

Getting Rid of Lock Screen Adverts

Microsoft started putting lock screen adverts on Windows 8.1 PCs a few years ago and carried on doing so with Windows 10.

Occasionally these can be of interest, but most are annoying especially if they replace a wallpaper, you’re fond of. Removing them is easy.

Left click on the Start menu, then select Settings, Personalization, Lock Screen. Look for the Background drop-down menu and select either option that is not Windows Spotlight.

Finally, scroll down and turn off the option that puts ‘fun facts, tips, and more’ on the lock screen. That’ll be the end of the adverts.

Minimizing Multiple Windows by Keyboard Shortcut

When you have a lot of programs open, minimizing them all to get back to the desktop can be quite a chore when you have to click the little ‘line’ icon top-right again, and again.

There is a keyboard shortcut which will minimize all active windows in one fell swoop. Simply hit the Windows Key and D at the same time, and you’ll be back at the desktop in a jiffy.

About Sylvia the IT Lady

About Sylvia the IT Lady Sylvia has been working in the IT industry for 25 years. Provided support for users at the Calgary Airport, Calgary City Hall, Nortel, Law firm in Calgary, Law firm in Toronto, Software start-up company and a Bottling company. She began her career after the kids went to school working for an Electrical Contracting firm in Calgary, started on the reception desk ending up as HR manager. Times were changing so she decided to change careers to IT. Received her MSCE from a small technical college in Calgary, and the rest is history. As well as my MSCE she has earned CompTIA Server+, iNet+, Network+ and ITIL.v3. certifications. When she is not supporting companies and user, she can be found in the kitchen canning pickles to enter into local agricultural fairs, (winning several ribbons) preparing pies and quiches for the freezer, hiking in the summer, snowshoeing in the winter and making wine. Learning to play the piano as well.
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