Windows 10 Tips and Tricks

Here are some tips and tricks to help you get the most out of Windows 10:

1. Start Menu Customization:

  • You can resize the Start Menu or even make it full screen by dragging the edges.
  • Pin your favorite apps and folders to the Start Menu for quick access.

2. Taskbar Tweaks:

  • Pin frequently used apps to the taskbar for easy access.
  • Right-click on the taskbar, go to "Taskbar settings," and customize it to your liking.

3. Virtual Desktops:

  • Use virtual desktops to organize your work. Press Win+Tab, then click "New Desktop" to create additional desktops.

4. Snap Assist:

  • Drag open windows to the corners of the screen to snap them into a split-screen view.
  • Press Win+Left Arrow or Win+Right Arrow to snap the current window to the left or right side.

5. Cortana and Search:

  • Use Cortana or the Windows Search bar to quickly find files, apps, and settings. Press Win+S to open Search.

6. Task View:

  • Press Win+Tab or click the Task View button on the taskbar to see all your open apps and virtual desktops.

7. Quick Access:

  • Windows Explorer's Quick Access feature shows your frequently used files and folders.

8. File Explorer Ribbon:

  • In File Explorer, click on the "View" tab to reveal the Ribbon for various file management options.

9. God Mode:

  • Create a folder with the name GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} to access a master control panel.

10. Night Light:

  • Reduce blue light exposure by enabling Night Light in the display settings.

11. Windows Key Shortcuts:

  • Windows key shortcuts are handy. For example, Win+I opens Settings, Win+X opens a power user menu, and Win+L locks your computer.

12. Snipping Tool or Snip & Sketch:

  • Use these tools to take screenshots or annotate images. Snip & Sketch is a more modern replacement for the Snipping Tool.

13. Focus Assist:

  • Focus Assist lets you control notifications to minimize distractions during work or gaming.

14. Windows Update Settings:

  • Customize how and when Windows updates are installed by going to "Settings" > "Update & Security."

15. Backup and Restore:

  • Set up automatic backups in "Settings" > "Update & Security" > "Backup."

16. Clipboard History:

  • Press Win+V to access clipboard history and paste previously copied items.

17. Dark Mode:

  • Enable Dark Mode in "Settings" > "Personalization" > "Colors" for a darker theme.

18. Task Manager:

  • Open Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc to monitor and manage running processes and performance.

19. Remote Desktop:

  • Use the built-in Remote Desktop feature to connect to other Windows PCs remotely.

20. Privacy Settings:

  • Review and adjust your privacy settings in "Settings" > "Privacy" to control how Windows handles your data.

These tips and tricks should help you improve your productivity and make your Windows 10 experience more efficient and tailored to your preferences. Windows 10 has many features, so don't hesitate to explore and experiment to find the ones that work best for you.

Back to blog

Leave a comment

Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.