Blog

Taking a Short Look at Windows 10’s Action Center

Taking a Short Look at Windows 10’s Action Center

Windows 10 has been out for almost five years. Now I ask you, have you ever used the Windows 10 Action Center? If the answer is yes, good for you. If the answer is no, it is time to talk about the almost hidden part of Windows 10, and tell you how you can use it to your advantage.

Notifications in the Action Center

Like any other platform, Windows has notifications. Many of them are related to the function of the operating system itself, Microsoft-developed software like Outlook can use this notifications area to deliver email or any other messages tied to Microsoft-related applications. There are also ways for you to synchronize your Android phone with Windows 10 which definitely makes the notifications options inside the Action Center that much more valuable to users. 

Instead of expiring or interrupting users, notifications accumulate in the Action Center for users to check. If you have notifications, you will be able to see how many from the little message icon on the end of your taskbar. By clicking on the icon you will open up the Action Center. If you are on a touchscreen device you can swipe the Action Center open from the right. 

Once opened, you will see your notifications at the top, along with a brief list of quick-access settings that expands to include:

  • All settings
  • Network
  • Connect
  • Project
  • Screen snip
  • Battery saver
  • VPN
  • Bluetooth
  • Night light
  • Mobile hotspot
  • Wi-Fi
  • Focus assist
  • Location
  • Airplane mode
  • Nearby sharing
  • Tablet mode

Of course these settings are designed to be used with the touchscreen device, but it does give the mouse-driven user the ability to quickly access all of the above options. 

White Mountain IT Services helps New Hampshire businesses with blogs like this one. Subscribe to our blog or, if you have a specific question, call our experts at 603-889-0800 to get the professional perspective you’re looking for.

Related Posts

Modern office workers spend lots of time entering data and crunching numbers with Microsoft Excel. Therefore, it’s essential that Excel users know how to best navigate a spreadsheet. One of the best ways to make Excel easier to use is by freezing its...
Have you ever been working on writing a blog article or trying your hand at a formal proposal letter and wondered if your writing was appropriate for your audience? You’re not alone. The readability of a document is such a concern for people that Mic...
All business owners should be aware of which Microsoft products they use. It’s one of the many complex and confusing parts of managing your technology. Of course, all great things must eventually come to an end, and the same applies to your mission-c...
Have you ever tried describing a PC issue on the phone to tech support, and you get nowhere because you’re having such a difficult time describing the problem? To be sure, this is a frustrating experience. By taking a screenshot, you can send an imag...
For all of you who have Windows 10, you probably have realized that it is, without a doubt, one of the most refined versions of the Windows operating system released by Microsoft in recent years. In a way, it takes the best aspects of Windows 7, comb...
Before we dive into this week’s tip, it has to be said: if you have a choice, you should probably avoid using a public computer. As a rule, these machines feature minimal security precautions, along with maximum risk to any data accessed by the PC. A...
How much of managing your IT resources are your employees responsible for? SMBs will often have their employees service their own workstations to some degree, primarily because they don’t have the resources to devote entirely to IT management and mai...
After a long, hard day at the office, you might be tempted to just log off of your workstation so you can get right back into it the next day. However, you also have the option to shut down the PC, which can be beneficial at times. So, what should yo...
As a business owner, your mind is always on your technology and whether or not you should upgrade it. But, how much of your old technology is still lying around the workplace? You might have rooms completely filled with old IT equipment. If this soun...
Smartphones and tablets are the new norm. Most professionals have begun to utilize mobile devices to accomplish tasks when they are away from their work PC. Not to say that these devices offer all that much in the way of productivity. Sure, there are...
Smartphones may have been some of the first Internet-connected mobile devices, but they are still as vulnerable to attack as ever. This is especially true for those who forsake any sort of mobile device security policy. With modern businesses utilizi...
Internet-users rejoice all over the world, for just last week, Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10, will no longer be supported by Microsoft. That’s right; no more patches or security updates for good old IE. This makes continuing to use older versions of...

Time For a Change?

If your business seems to be caught in a never-ending cycle of computer problems and complaints, perhaps you have been focusing on the symptoms rather than the source of the problem. The underlying cause is most likely a lack of professional IT management. At White Mountain, we take responsibility for the operation, management, and support of your IT infrastructure. Don't settle for the IT systems cycle of torture, there is a better way, give White Mountain a call today.

 

Onsite Service Coverage Area

Onsite Computer Support Services are available to businesses within 100 miles of Nashua New Hampshire. We have excellent onsite coverage from Concord NH, south through Manchester NH and then down into Boston. From Northern and Central Mass we cover from Worcester, east to the North Shore, including the Salem and Portsmouth NH area.

 

White Mountain IT Services
33 Main Street, Suite 302
Nashua, New Hampshire 03064

 

 

603-889-0800

 

 

cloud desktop2 Cloud Desktop Login

Open Positions