Windows 10 the things you need to know #TechNews #Windows10

In this post I will collect together various revelations about Windows10 as they become known following the recent launch. Initial reports are that the system is a great improvement BUT vast amounts of data is collected about you and your computer activity and most of it is ON by default. There are also some security issues already surfacing that you need to consider.

The following list will be updated regularly with links to the various articles on Windows10 so check back regularly.

Check here for some opinion on whether or not you should upgrade in the first place.

1. Top 10 security settings you need to change right now.

2. Secure your internet bandwidth and stop Microsoft allocating it to their update service

3. The best Windows10 keyboard shortcuts

Winkey 10 keyboard shortcut Description
Winkey + Tab Activates Task View
Winkey + A Activates Action Center
Winkey + C Activates Cortana with speech>
Winkey + D Shows desktop
Winkey + E Opens File Explorer
Winkey + G Activates the new Xbox game bar to let you record games or take screenshots.
Winkey + H Activates share feature in Windows 10 apps
Winkey + I
Opens Windows 10 settings
Winkey + K Activates Connect feature to stream to wireless displays and audio devices
Winkey + L Locks a machine
Winkey + P Project a screen
Winkey + R Run a command
Winkey + S
Activates Cortana
Winkey + X Opens power user features
Winkey + Left / Right / Up / Down Snaps apps to the side of a screen (press Up or Down after snapping left / right to enable four apps to snap)
Winkey + Ctrl + D Creates a new virtual desktop
Winkey + Ctrl + F4 Close virtual desktop
Winkey + Ctrl + Left or Right Switch between virtual desktops
Winkey + Shift + Left or Right Move apps from one monitor to another
Winkey + 1 / 2 / 3… Open programs that are pinned on the taskbar. The first app is number one.

4. Turn off WiFi password sharing, a potential security risk.