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WINDOWS 10 Add folders to your Photos app
When you open your Photos app, you’ll only see the photos and videos stored in your Pictures folder (on your PC) and in your Onedrive account. To add photos from other folders on your PC, click the three dots at the top right of the Photos app, then click Settings. Next, click ‘Add a folder’ below Sources (see screenshot below), navigate to and select the folder you want to add, then click ‘Add this folder to Pictures’. Repeat this to add other PC folders.
You can tweak a couple of other settings to improve the app. Scroll down to the ‘Viewing and editing’ section. By default, the Photos app displays only one photo if it finds duplicates. Untick the ‘Linked duplicates’ slider if you’d rather see all duplicates.
In Make Windows Better, Issue 516, we explained how the app recognises faces of people in your photos and displays these when you click inside the search bar. If you find this too distracting, turn off the People slider.
WINDOWS 10 Restore battery pop-up menu after upgrading to FCU
If you use a Windows 10 laptop you can click the battery icon on your taskbar to see a pop-up menu that shows your battery charge as a percentage, along with an indication of approximately how long it will last, or – if it’s plugged in – how long it’ll take to charge. The slider below this (see screenshot below) lets you choose a power mode for your PC.
If you don’t see this pop-up menu after upgrading to the Fall Creators Update, your PC has probably switched to the High Performance Power Plan (which disables tools that eat into your battery life). To rectify this, search for and open Control Panel, click ‘Hardware and Sound’, the Power Options link, then select the ‘Balanced (recommended)’ plan.
WINDOWS 10 Quickly import favourites from other browsers into Edge
One of the new features added to the Microsoft Edge browser in the Fall Creators Update is the option to import your bookmarks, browsing history, passwords and settings from Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox with just one click. For this to work, you will need to have the browser you want to import items from installed on your PC.
Now open Edge, click the three dots at the top right, click Settings at the bottom, then click the new ‘Import from another browser’ button. You’ll now see Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox options with a description of the various items that you can import. Select the browser you want to import from, then click the Import button (see screenshot above). Microsoft Edge will now start importing your items. After that’s completed, click the ‘View imported favorites’ link to see everything you’ve imported.
It can take a long time to reorder text within a larger document, but Word offers a handy alternative to the standard cut-and-paste method.
Once you’ve opened your document, click the View tab, then click Outline View in the Document Views section on the left. You’ll now see ‘+’ symbols next to any headings in your document and dots next to the opening line of each paragraph. To make things more manageable, tick the Show First Line Only box at the top to see a truncated version of your document (see screenshot below).
To move an entire section of text, click and drag the relevant heading’s ‘+’ symbol up or down. Similarly, to move any paragraph, click and drag its dot to where you want it. When you’ve finished
rearranging your text, click the Close Outline View button at the top right.