Three Quick Windows 10 and Windows 11 Tips for You

By | January 17, 2022
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Three Quick Windows 10 and Windows 11 Tips for You

1.  Take a Snippet of What’s on Your screen Without Installing Any 3rd-party Software

Press Windows Key + Shift + S to open the snipping bar. Drag the cursor over the area you want to capture. The area you snipped will be saved to your clipboard. You can then paste it into MS Paint (type PAINT in taskbar search to open PAINT), or into your favorite image editor. Then give your snippet a name and save it in PNG or JPG format.


2.  Pause Windows Updates Until a More Convenient Time

To temporarily delay updates for your device:

1. Right-click on the Start button and click “Settings”.

2.  a. Windows 11: In Settings click on Windows Update.
     b. Windows 10: In Settings click on “Update & Security” then choose Windows Update

3. Select “Pause updates”

Remember though, that once you reach the pause limit, you’ll need to install the latest updates before you can pause again. 



3.  A Quick Way to Find your Windows Username and System (computer) Name

Type CMD in taskbar search.

When Command Prompt appears in the search results press “Enter”

When the Command Prompt opens type WHOAMI (that’s Who Am I, all one word) at the prompt and press Enter.

You’ll see your system name (computer name) and username displayed like this:

system name/username

4 thoughts on “Three Quick Windows 10 and Windows 11 Tips for You

  1. G

    Thanks for all the tips and shortcuts you share with us! Been a follower since almost the beginning, and your information is always helpful, timely, and on point!

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  2. Rose Cantalini

    What has made MS Print so important with our computers? I have hundreds of files in my downloads folder, mostly genealogy records which I used to right click and choose “Open” to read. Yesterday when I right clicked there was no word “Open” , but something about MS Paint, which I did not understand. Consequently I did not read what I was hoping to use.. I haven’t used
    MS Print for years. I would like to use “Open” to simply be able to read the file. Please tell me that it is still possible to “Open” a file without doing something more difficult. Thank you for being the best helpers and making things so easily understood. If you already discussed this, I apologize for having missed it. Thank you so much.

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    1. infoave Post author

      Paint has been on Windows PCs since Windows 95. It’s Microsoft photo editing program. There is no such thing as MS Print. To open a file all you need to do is double-click it. If there’s a program associated with that file type, it will open.

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  3. Nancy Moe

    Thanks for all your great tips and tricks!! Now if I could only remember ‘what you said when’ when I need the info… ha! that’s me. I have now started to write things down! You both are so wonderful and helpful to all of us out here, just thank you, again.

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