How to use Cortana to Search Outlook Email message in Windows 10

The virtual assistant Cortana includes integration with the native Windows email app Outlook in Windows 10. Users are able to use Cortana to find out email message, the time and location for an event, or calendar entries, without log in to their company’s webmail or fire up a separate email client. Here is the how-to tutorial to get Cortana working with your work or school Office 365 (aka Outlook) account. Continue reading

Setup Pen to Work With Windows Ink In Windows 10 on Surface Pro/Book

The Anniversary Update brings a new feature named Windows Ink in Windows 10. Users can use a digital pen to with built-in apps such as notes, a sketch pad, and a screen capture and annotation tool on touch-screen laptops or tablets. The Windows Ink is very useful for Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book. Continue reading

How to configure/customize pen settings for Windows Ink in Windows 10

Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary update release on Aug. 2, includes Windows Ink and improved Cortana. The pen support is designed for touch-enabled devices with more complete experience, such as the Surface Pro 4 tablet and Surface Book. There are a lot of customization options to configure and customize your active pen. Continue reading

How to Install/Configre Add-on Extensions in Microsoft Edge of Windows 10

Microsoft Edge extensions supported is one of the new features with Windows 10 Anniversary Update and is very similar to Chrome extensions. Third-party developers can create their add-ons for Edge to fill the Windows Store. Here are the how-to tutorial on Surface Pro 4 tablet or other computer running Windows 10 OS. Continue reading

Open photo/video with The wait operation timed out error in Windows 10

I used the old photo viewer in Windows 8.1 without any problem, but it kept getting error after my Surface Pro 3 tablet upgraded to Windows 10 Pro. When I tried to open a picture of any img type such as png, jpeg, jpg using the new built-in photo app, it showed “The wait operation timed out” message and stopped working while sometimes took onger to load. That also happend with playing movie and the calculator app. Continue reading

Fix Live tiles not working/updating in start menu on Windows 10

When I pinned a websites to the start menu on my SUrface Pro 4 running Windows 10 Pro, they appeared only as a generic blue color with empty content. I noticed the Weather and Mail live tiles stoped working and were also not updating. My screen resolution is 1024 x 768. Running App Troubleshooter and restarting the system didn’t take any effects. Any way to resolve the blank content problem? Continue reading

Recommended apps working with Windows Ink in Windows 10 on Surface Pro

Windows 10 Anniversary Update bring the Windows Ink feature to expand on the vision for digital writing on touch-enabled tablet and computer. Users can use a compatible stylus or pen (the Surface Pen) to do maky taks, such as doodling in a sketchpad, writing notes, and annotating pictures. It is perfect on the Surface Pro and Surface Book while you also need get the supported app to do that. Continue reading

Fix Pin to Start Menu Missing or not working in Windows 10

Windows 10 offers the way to pin the program icon or folder you use most frequently to Start menu, so you can quickly access it quickly. However, when I right-click any File or shortcut on my Surface Pro 4 tablet, the “Pin to Start Menu” item in context menu is missing or is not working. If you also face the unavailable option problem, here is the tutorial to get it working. Continue reading

Enable Cortana on Lock Screen in Windows 10 on Surface Pro

After the Anniversary Update applied, the digital assistant Cortana has been improved by Microsoft. It gets a way to be available directly above the lock screen on Surface Pro model tablet and other Windows 10 computer. Without entering your password to log in system, you are able to easily talk with Cortana for doing common tasks such as check the temperature, set reminders and more across all types of devices. Continue reading

Windows 10 missing Brightness Slider and brightness Icon on Surface Pro

The brightness slider is useful for adjusting the level in the charms menu of Windows 8.1/8, and has been replaced by a toggle to swap between 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100% in brightness settings of power options in Windows 10. That become unbelievably while you can also long press or right click on the sun icon in the Actions Center to make changes quickly. However, I noticed that the related Icon in the action center disappeared and the slider was also missing after my Surface Pro 3 upgrading to Windows 10 Pro. Continue reading