Nobody can use a PC effectively without the ability to print, use USB and other hardware devices, or access networks and the Internet. Here we begin to deal with the more complex subjects that can appear daunting. This doesn’t need to be the case, because it’s far simpler than you might think to take control of the devices and networks you need to use.
Managing Hardware Devices
The Devices settings in the main panel of the Settings app are—you’ll be unsurprised to hear—where you can manage all the external hardware devices that you attach to your PC, such as printers and Bluetooth headsets.
Managing Your Default Printers
If you use your laptop or tablet in more than one place, which is fairly likely, then you’ll probably have come up against the problem of documents failing to print because you’ve sent the job to a printer that’s actually located in another building, somewhere else in the country
Managing USB Device AutoPlay
I’m sure I’m not the only person in the world who finds it annoying when you plug a USB device into the PC, and Windows pops up an alert asking what you’d like to do with it. This reminds me of all those horrible times when Clippy would pop up his head in Microsoft Word to ask if you’re writing a letter, though I’m sure you’ll be delighted to hear that Clippy and I have since made up and become great friends
So far throughout this book, I’ve explained useful settings and options that you might want to configure that can help make Windows 10 easier to use, or to help you work more effectively. This includes the Regional Settings I covered in Chapter 1, and the various Ease of Access features that I’ve covered throughout the first few chapters