Learning how to work virtually from home or other offsite using windows 10 is more vital than ever. During the COVID-19 lockdown, millions of individuals needed equipment they didn’t have before: a camera, a second monitor, a better keyboard, a computer desk, or even an office chair.
They have to learn how to use applications and tools for remote work as well. Learn how to make these tools (both physical and technical) work for you in the sections below.
How do I activate Remote Desktop connections on my computer?
Windows devices may connect to one other over the internet or a local network using Remote Desktop connections. When you connect remotely to another Windows PC, you view the desktop of that computer.
You may also use its programs, files, and folders as if you were in front of the device’s screen. This is beneficial for IT experts and business users who need to operate from a distance.
You must activate Remote Desktop if you wish to connect to your Windows 10 PC from another computer or if you want others to connect to it. Here’s how to do it:
- After that, click or press the Start button, followed by the Settings icon. The Settings app is launched.
- Click or touch Remote Desktop on the left side of the System category of options. The Remote Desktop options may be found on the right, as seen in the image below.
- Confirm your option by clicking the Enable Remote Desktop switch. You might want to stay a little longer and select Advanced Settings to observe how Remote Desktop is set up in Windows 10.
- Close the Settings window.
Only Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise support this technique. You can’t use this function if you’re using a different edition of Windows, such as Windows 10 Home. When you visit the Remote Desktop section of the Settings app on Windows 10 Home, you’ll get a warning that says Your Home edition of Windows 10 doesn’t support Remote Desktop.
Remember to enable Remote Desktop so that other computers can connect to yours remotely. If you wish to connect from one computer to another, you don’t need to enable Remote Desktop. However, in order for the remote connection to operate, the computer to which you want to connect must have Remote Desktop enabled.
What is Remote Desktop Connection and how can I connect to it?
If the PC you wish to connect to have Remote Desktop enabled and you know the IP address and information of a user account that exists on that machine, you can use the built-in Remote Desktop Connection program to connect to it from your Windows 10 PC. Here’s how to connect to a remote desktop from Windows 10:
Type remote in the search box next to the Start button, then click or press the result Remote Desktop Connection. As seen, the Remote Desktop Connection program launches and prompts you to input the address of the machine you wish to connect to.
- Type remote in the search box next to the Start button, then click or press the result Remote Desktop Connection. As seen, the Remote Desktop Connection program launches and prompts you to input the address of the machine you wish to connect to.
- Click or touch Connect after entering the IP address of the machine you wish to connect to. It may take some time for Remote Desktop Connection to establish a connection, following which it will ask for the login and password to connect to that PC.
- Tap or click OK after entering the information of the user account that will be used to connect to the distant PC.
- If you get a warning that the security certificate of the PC you wish to connect to has issues, touch or click Yes to proceed. You’ll view the distant PC’s desktop as if it were your own after the connection is established. As illustrated, a toolbar at the top displays connection information.
- Click or press the X button in the toolbar at the top of the screen when you’ve done working on the remote PC.
If you wish to customize how the Remote Desktop connection works, select Show Options from the drop-down menu and adjust the available options. You may also save your login so you don’t have to type it in each time. Also, only connect to computers that you trust.
How do I attach a second monitor to my computer?
Working on two screens at the same time can boost productivity, especially if you have to work from home during a lockdown. Check the ports on the monitor and on your Windows device before connecting a second display to your Windows 10 laptop or PC. The diagram depicts the appearance of all of the video ports.
There are two scenarios that might occur:
The video connector on your display and your laptop or PC are the same. Purchase a cable with the same video output on both ends (HDMI, DisplayPort, USB Type-C, and so on).
A common video connector does not exist between your display and your laptop or PC.
Purchase an adapter to transfer your laptop or PC’s video feed to an external display. A DisplayPort-to-VGA, HDMI-to-DisplayPort, USB-C-to-HDMI, VGA-to-HDMI, DVI-to-HDMI, or Mini DisplayPort-to-DisplayPort converter may be required depending on the video ports on your laptop or PC and monitor.
Almost any form of video connection may be adapted for a low price in an electronics store.
Once you have the appropriate cable, connect the second monitor as follows:
- Connect the display to your Windows 10 laptop or PC using the proper connection.
- Plug the second monitor into a power socket and push the power button to turn it on. The external monitor takes a few seconds for Windows 10 to identify. It’s worth noting that the external monitor could not show anything once it’s been identified.
- To access the Project settings, use Windows+P. You may see the desktop solely on your PC screen (the primary display) or only on your secondary monitor, or you can expand the desktop and have two distinct desktops side by side.
- To cycle through the Project choices and see the results, press Windows+P. You may also choose an option by clicking on it. With each option, the picture changes.
If you need more information, there’s an excellent Digital Citizen guide that covers all of the many situations for attaching a second display, including setting up a wireless connection to a Smart TV or a Miracast-enabled monitor.
What is the best way to set up a webcam?
Webcams were a trendy thing during the COVID-19 shutdown. Thousands of more individuals began working from home, relying on webcams to participate in numerous conference calls.
If you’re looking for a webcam, keep in mind that the majority of individuals don’t require a high-end one with 4K video recording. A basic camera capable of recording video in 720p or Full-HD resolution should suffice.
Plugging a camera into a USB port on your computer and waiting for Windows 10 to identify it and install its drivers is all it takes. Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 is one of my favorite webcams. It’s simple to use, cheap, and plug-and-play.
Some cameras come with software that allows you to enable functions that you might find helpful. That’s why it’s a good idea to do an online search for the camera’s manufacturer’s Support website and download the most recent software and drivers for your webcam model from there.
Install the webcam’s software, and you should be able to use it for video conversations with Skype, Zoom, Teams, and Google Meet.
How can I put clocks on my Taskbar?
- Click the clock in the bottom-right corner of the screen with your right mouse button. A big menu with several choices for customizing the taskbar displays.
- Select Adjust Date/Time from the drop-down menu. When you launch the Settings app, you’ll see choices for changing the date and time.
- On the right, scroll down to Related Settings and select Add Clocks for Different Time Zones. As displayed, the Date and Time window displays.
- Choose the first option. Show this Clock box, select a time zone from the drop-down menu, then type the name of the city or nation you’re interested in.
- Choose the second option. Show this Clock box, select a different time zone from the drop-down menu, then type the name of the city or nation you’re interested in.
- Click the OK button.
Move your mouse pointer over the clock on the taskbar to see the extra clocks. Click the clock to see the other clocks above the calendar, as indicated.
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