Where do I find the 'Start' button?
You’ll find the 'Start' button on the start bar on the lower left.
All programs for Windows 10 are called apps. These terms are identical.
Option 1: Click the 'Start' button and use the keyboard to enter the starting letters of the program you’re searching for. All apps that begin with the letters you typed in will now be shown. Now click on the symbol of the desired program.
Option 2: Click the 'Start' button and, if available, click on the tile of the desired program.
Option 3: Click the 'Start' button and search for the desired program from the list of all apps shown. This list is in alphabetical order. If you click on one of the letters, a list of available starting letters will initially be shown. After that, select the letters you’re looking for and you’ll be shown a list of the apps that begin with those letters. Click on the correct symbol to start the program associated with that symbol.
You can switch between multiple open programs by clicking on the button of the desired app in the task bar.
The program window is used identically to earlier Windows versions. The procedures for minimising, maximising, resizing, moving, and closing a window haven’t changed.
In order to organise several open program windows on the Desktop, right-click with the mouse on a free area in the taskbar and select one of the options 'overlap windows', 'show windows stacked' or 'show windows side-by-side' in the context menu that now opens up.
Windows 10 allows you to search in the Start menu or by using Windows Explorer. In the Start menu, you can search for installed apps and your own files. Windows Explorer allows you to browse the current folder.
To open Explorer, click the folder symbol on the task bar or press the key combination 'Windows key' + 'E'. You can hide and display the ribbon by clicking on the small arrow on the upper right corner of the Explorer window located directly under the buttons for enlarging, reducing and closing.
- In the file register, you can open a new Explorer window and call up the
- command prompt, among other things.
- In the Start register, you’ll find the basic organising tools.
- In the Share register, you can send files and change the security settings.
- In the Appearance register, you can change the appearance of Explorer.
- If an image file is marked in Explorer, for example, a corresponding context register will appear.
To adjust the layout of Explorer, go to the Appearance register and select an appropriate layout in the module group Layout. If you hover the pointer over the Layout symbols, you’ll be shown a preview.
In the Layout 'Details', you can add or delete columns in the list. To do so, go to the module group 'Current view' and click on the button 'Add column'. In the list that is now displayed, you can select or deselect the desired columns.
If you wish to view a file’s contents before opening it, activate the preview window by navigating to the 'Appearance' register and clicking on the 'Preview window' button in the module group areas. By clicking 'Preview window' again, it will be hidden once more.
We provide you with frequently needed programs via software distribution. Here you can find current versions of PDF readers, the Gimp photo editing programme, the ZIM printer tool and many other useful software programmes.
- You will find our software under Start Novell ZENworks app or
- by searching for the desired software, such as GIMP, via Windows 10 search.
Many documents and programs require you to have an administrative authorisation before you can change the settings or execute the program. If one of those options is selected, the User Account Control will appear. This will require the administrator password (included in a sealed envelope from the ZIM when the device is delivered).
In the system control panel ('Start' button > 'System'), you can choose between the category view and the symbol view.
In the system control panel in the menu 'System', you’ll find the most important information about your PC, such as the computer name, processor, system type, service pack, etc.