1.    14 Sep 2017 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2017
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    Windows 10

    Basic Operating System Use Guidance.


    I started with Windows 3.2 back in 1984 and have moved through each system up to Windows 7. As I am now retired I stuck with Windows 7 until last month and now have both new kit, Windows 10 and a Outlook 365.
    The difference is a nightmare and I no longer have easily available assistance.

    First I assist a couple of charities and am involved in a couple of recreational groups hence Outlook. In the past each email could be automatically moved to a specific folder. I now find I can make the rule, the current email will move to the folder but the next time one arrives it does not move. I realised that I have duplicate rules for each address. Does anyone know how to 'cure' this?

    Second I have a Samsung 4 mobile phone. I had Samsung supplied software which would match the Outlook address book and the mobile address book. There is no longer a Samsung program which supports their version 4 mobile. I understood that (expensively) Using Outlook 356 would solve the problems but I have no idea how to make it work. Anyone any ideas?

    Finally (for now) the whole layout of the screen, internet etc. looks totally different and I have no idea how to use it. In the past I could save web pages for future use, I am not even sure what internet link opens, how to save a web page or where to find it for future access. Does anyone have a 'noddy' instruction set for me?

    Not I have started looking at the assorted tutorials but I am finding I don't understand the terminology! As a retired IT Professional who started when the giant computer was managed by operators and they were made to work by feeding in punched cards or paper tape this is giving me a lot of grief!
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  2.    14 Sep 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
    Posts : 4,098
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    Hi carras22. Welcome to the TenForums @carras22

    Yes lots of change if you make big jumps but I'm sure the good members here will get you rolling. Not sure where to start so I'm going to suggest the browser. I use and strongly recommend Chrome. Go to Google.com, it will redirect you to your country Gogle. Upper right will be a suggestion to get Chrome. Download it and install it. Make it your default.

    It will ask if you want to sign in. You don't have to sign in but if you have a gmail address you can. You can also sign into chrome on your phone and at a future date we can discuss syncing chrome across devices.

    Once running if you want to set start pages or home pages, navigate to the page, if you want a second page, click to the right of the tab on the little tab (new tab) and navigate to this second page. Then click on three dots upper right, then settings. A screen appears and on left are three bars. Click on the three bars and it expands. Think of these as chapters in settings. Click on "On startup". This takes you to the section in settings dealing with starting. Navigate in this section and click on Use Current pages to lock in the pages your previously navigated too. Close chrome and restart.


    Once home pages are done lets talk bookmarks. Navigate to page, like TenForums, and click on the "Star" at the end of the address bar. It turns blue, means it is bookmark, and a menu opens. The page title is highlighted, blue, meaning you can edit into something meaningful to you. Below it is where it will be placed, the folder. The Bookmark bat is also a folder. The little arrow on right gives you options and the choice to create a new folder. Done. If you want to open the bookmark manager, click on the three dots, upper right, hover over bookmarks and a menu appears, click Bookmark manager.

    That should get you going in Chrome.

    As to mail product. Not challenging but I saw some reference to Outlook. I assume you mean Outlook 2016. Can I ask why?


    Ken
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  3.    15 Sep 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    UK
    Posts : 282
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)

    Quote Originally Posted by carras22 View Post
    I started with Windows 3.2 back in 1984 and have moved through each system up to Windows 7. As I am now retired I stuck with Windows 7 until last month and now have both new kit, Windows 10 and a Outlook 365.
    The difference is a nightmare and I no longer have easily available assistance.

    First I assist a couple of charities and am involved in a couple of recreational groups hence Outlook. In the past each email could be automatically moved to a specific folder. I now find I can make the rule, the current email will move to the folder but the next time one arrives it does not move. I realised that I have duplicate rules for each address. Does anyone know how to 'cure' this?

    Second I have a Samsung 4 mobile phone. I had Samsung supplied software which would match the Outlook address book and the mobile address book. There is no longer a Samsung program which supports their version 4 mobile. I understood that (expensively) Using Outlook 356 would solve the problems but I have no idea how to make it work. Anyone any ideas?

    Finally (for now) the whole layout of the screen, internet etc. looks totally different and I have no idea how to use it. In the past I could save web pages for future use, I am not even sure what internet link opens, how to save a web page or where to find it for future access. Does anyone have a 'noddy' instruction set for me?

    Note I have started looking at the assorted tutorials but I am finding I don't understand the terminology! As a retired IT Professional who started when the giant computer was managed by operators and they were made to work by feeding in punched cards or paper tape this is giving me a lot of grief!
    This might help:

    I opened my browser (I use Firefox but the basics are the same) and in the search bar I enter Plum Pudding. This brings up a list of addresses offering details about plum pudding. I single-click on one of these and another browser window opens (see attached clip).

    Attachment 153510

    The address of this new page is at the top of it's page:

    Plum almond pudding recipe | BBC Good Food

    Here is a "noddy" instruction on saving internet addresses using the plum pudding recipe as an example (I use the browser called "Firefox". There are several others but for this exercise they operate in the same way):

    1. With the plum pudding recipe page open (looking like the clip in this message), select its address. This is done by putting the mouse pointer on the address at the very top of its window and pressing and releasing ("clicking") the mouse left button. The address will become coloured blue. That address can now be pasted somewhere: Press and hold down the left mouse button (the address will remain blue). Still holding down the mouse button, move the mouse pointer to somewhere on to your Desktop (this is called "dragging") and release the mouse button. It's icon will be saved to the Desktop and will appear where you released the button. You can then double-click on that icon and the plum pudding page will open. (If your browser has been closed, it will re-open.). That icon will have a strange name under it (click on that name once to see it if necessary). Select all of the name (do that by clicking the left mouse button on it and release it, pause, click on it again and it will turn blue. Then type in "Plum Pudding Recipe". You could then save the icon to a folder by opening a new folder (instruction below). Then put the mouse pointer again on the icon (not its name) and holding it down, drag the icon to the open folder and release it. It will remain there for future use.

    2. Alternatively, instead of moving the mouse pointer somewhere on to you desktop, you could save the address to your computer's clipboard. To do this, do item 1 above up to and including the words "The address will be coloured blue." Next, hold down the Ctrl key on the keyboard and press the c key. Release the Ctrl key. Then open a new page in a word processor, put the mouse pointer somewhere on that page, hold down the Ctrl key again and press and release the V key. The address will appear on that page. This is called "Copying and Pasting". You can now save that word processor file under the name "Plum Pudding Recipes". Or you can include it in a new email massage by copying it (or something else) and pasting it into the text area of the email message.

    To open a new folder, click and release the right mouse pointer somewhere empty on the desktop. Another panel will open. Move the mouse button on "New". A new flyout panel will open. Move the pointer over "New" and press and release the left button. A new folder will appear on the desktop. To open it, double-click the left mouse button on it.

    As you practice and use these operations they will become second nature, and to do all of the above will take about 1/50th of the rime it took to write this post. But to be honest, despite you experience on mainframes, becoming familiar with a desktop or laptop with Windows 10 will take a lot of effort and patience. But stick at it!

    There are several books on how to use Windows Ten in the various series "Dummies", "Missing Manual", "Windows 10 for Seniors" & co. Search for "Books on Windows ten". Your library might have them. Have you got a small boy handy. He would know!

    Good luck!
    Last edited by Stevekir; 16 Sep 2017 at 05:30.
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