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Introduction to Endless
A quick introduction to your desktop and some of its cool features.
Add apps and website shortcuts
Install free apps, folders, and website shortcuts onto your desktop.
Install apps that don't come on Endless
Learn about installing software that doesn’t already come on Endless.
Organize your apps
Use folders to stay organized.
Remove apps and folders from the desktop
Learn how to remove things from your desktop.
Learn how to update your computer.
Learn how to install available updates for your apps.
Find apps that work without the internet
Discover all the offline content on your computer.
Searching on Endless
Use global search
Search for things on your computer and on the internet right from your desktop!
Close your apps
Learn a trick to close your windows in case you get stuck.
Hide your windows without closing them
Temporarily hide, then bring back windows.
Maximize and unmaximize a window
Double-click or drag a titlebar to maximize or restore a window.
Move and resize windows
Arrange windows in a workspace to help you work more efficiently.
Switch between windows
Learn how to switch windows quickly.
Add folders to the desktop
Learn how to create new desktop folders to store and organize your apps.
Choose a photo for your background
Choose a picture, color, or gradient as your desktop background.
Notifications and the message tray
Messages pop-up at the bottom of the screen telling you when certain events happen.
Screenshots and screencasts
Take a picture or record a video of what's happening on your screen.
Time and Date
Change the date and time
Click the clock on the task bar and go into the
Date & Time Settings
to alter the date/time.
Change your region and language
Switch to a different language for user interface and help text.
Change your timezone
Update your time zone to your current location so that your time is correct.
Restart, Shut Down & Lock
Automatically lock your screen
Prevent other people from using your desktop when you go away from your computer.
Log out, power off or switch users
Learn how to leave your user account, by logging out, switching users, and so on.
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