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I have Windows 10. My pinned tiles and my start menu have disappeared. How do I get them back?

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My battery on my nokia lumia 520 is not lasting very long and is gettinghot what cold be the problem


There may be some applications running in the background (where you can't see them) or features turned on that can drain your battery more quickly.
Pressing and holding down the Return (or left arrow) on the bottom of your Start screen will allow your Windows Phone to display smaller images of all the application programs running at the same time on your phone. Each of these images has an 'X' in the upper right corner. Tapping the 'X' will close that application. If you close all the applications, you will be returned to the Start screen.
Tap on the Settings tile (it may appear as a small gear) to view all the configuration options. If you don't have the Settings tile on your home screen, swipe in from the right side of your home screen to see an alphabetic list of all the applications installed on your phone. Scroll down to the 'Settings' entry, then hold your finger on that item until you see the white menu appear beneath your finger. Select "pin to start" to add that tile to your Start screen. If 'pin to start' is not enabled, it means the Settings tile is already on your Start screen somewhere.
Once you open the Settings application, you should look for features that are set 'ON' that you have no need for. For example, if you have no Bluetooth devices, you should turn off Bluetooth. If you don't care to have applications use your location when you use them, turn off 'Location'. Note that if you want to use your phone as a GPS when you drive, you will need to turn on Location, but after you arrive at your destination, you can turn location off again to conserve your battery.
Look at your 'display' and 'glance screen' settings. You may want to set your display to go to sleep more quickly. Set your 'brightness' to automatic. Your display is one of the major battery-draining pieces of your phone, so turning off your display more quickly (and manually turning it off by pressing the power button when you're through) will extend your battery life.

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Office H&S 2013 purchased at Officeworks,installed on my desktop, but I need to put the icon on my screen. I find about 100 answers to Search on This PC -some updates others ? I had Excel on my


I assume you have Windows 8.1 as your OS. Unfortunately, the new OS doesn't add new programs to the Desktop, Task Bar or Start Screen. The best way to find the new programs is on the Start Screen. If you are in the Desktop, press the Windows key on the keyboard or the Start button in the lower left hand side of the screen. On the Start look between the Tiles and the Task Bar on the left side of the screen for an arrow that points downward. (You may need to move the mouse pointer.) This will bring up the All Programs list. Depending on your settings for the Start Screen, you may need to scroll past the Tiles for the non-desktop programs. Then you will see a list of Desktop programs organized by program manufacturer. All of the Microsoft Office software icons will be under the Microsoft Office header. If you right click on the Excel icon, you will be able to "pin" it to the Start menu or the Task bar. Repeat this for the other Office programs if you want them pinned. Another choice from the right click menu is to "Open File Location". This will open the File Explorer on the Desktop to the folder with the specific Office program. If you right click on the Application icon (the .exe file) and drag it to the Desktop, you will see an option to create a shortcut right there.

Once you have created the shortcuts on the Desktop or pinned them to the Start Screen, you may need to move them around. Just drag them to a more convenient location. On the Start Screen, all new Tiles are put to the very right hand side of the list. This may require scrolling several times to reach them. Holding the left mouse button will let you drag the icon.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(You can also find the Office Programs by just searching the folders - but that depends on which version of Office is installed. The default install has been the x32 version, start in the C:\Program Files (x86)\ folder. The 64-bit version will be in C:\Program Files\)

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How to get taskbar back


Hi, if your on a Windows system press the Windows key to open the Start menu, in the Search option at the bottom type taskbar, this should show you Taskbar and Start Menu option.

Select the Taskbar and Start Menu option

Check the AutoHide option is not ticked, and check the taskbar location is set to Bottom, if you make any changes click the Apply then ok.

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What is a tile in windows 8?


Windows 8 tiles are an essential part of windows 8 and they replace the small windows icons on the desktop that we used to know. The tiles on the desktop represent all the programs installed on the user's computer. When clicking "Start", all the applications are arranged as tiles on the Windows 8 Start screen.

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Once I have logged on and I am working on one of the various programs the start menu disappears. The only way that I can get the start menu back is to restart the computer and then it disappears again....


This is not a problem with your T40.

This is a configurable options in Windows.

You can program the start menu to disappear and reappear when you bring the mouse in close proximity to the area where your start menu has been configured to appear, either on the bottom, left, right, or top of the desktop and which feature can be reconfigured by left clicking on the initial appearance or a subsequent appearance of the start menu and indicating your preference.

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Search menu lost


If you are using windows XP try this steps

right click on the start menu>click properties>then the start menu is selected on the next pag click on customize, then a new window will open, go to the advance tab on top, then locate search and make sure its check.

Note: You need to have a adminstrator logon to do this

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