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Apps

Windows 10 is set with a default apps. Right from the Start menu you can launch your favorite jam in Groove Music or search for directions for your next business trip in Windows Maps. Sometimes you’ve got other apps you prefer though. Here’s how to adjust your Surface Laptop so your apps are working as hard as you do.

Installing apps and adjusting their features

  1. Select Start , select Settings , then click Apps or open settings from Start menu or use the keyboard shortcut, Windows key + I.

  1. Choose where you can get apps from: anywhere, warn first, or only from the Store. Store apps are more secure.

Adjust Default Apps

  1. Select Start , select Settings , then click Apps or open settings from Start menu or use the keyboard shortcut, Windows key + I.

  1. From the left menu select “Default apps.” Click the app you want to change under the category of your choosing. You have some options for categories:

  2. Click on the app you want to make the default.
Reset Default Apps
  1. Select Start , select Settings , then click Apps or open settings from Start menu or use the keyboard shortcut, Windows key + I.

  1. In the menu on the left, select Default apps. Then click the “Reset” button.

  1. After you click Reset, all apps will revert to their original default system settings, but you can go back in and adjust and customize your options.

Offline Maps

Get directions to where you need to go with Windows Maps. Need to know where to go but aren’t connected to Wi-Fi or you’re on the go with limited connectivity? Learn how to get maps and directions even when offline.
  1. Select Start , select Settings , then click Apps or open settings from Start menu or use the keyboard shortcut, Windows key + I.

  1. Select “Offline maps” from the left menu. Then click the + sign to Download maps, and browse to the region you want to download.

Get Windows apps for websites

Access to some apps can also be through a web browser. Here’s how to turn that setting on and off.
  1. Select Start , select Settings , then click Apps or open settings from Start menu or use the keyboard shortcut, Windows key + I.

  1. From the left menu select “Apps for websites” and use the toggle slider to turn the setting on or off for the respective app.

Adjust your video playback settings

Update your video playback settings with Windows settings.
  1. Select Start , select Settings , then click Apps or open settings from Start menu or use the keyboard shortcut, Windows key + I.

  1. From the left menu select “Video playback” and use the toggle sliders, the dropdown menus, and the check boxes to update settings to your preferences.