Update: Windows 10 Tips And Tricks

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Windows 10 tips old and new now have the different tips and tricks to Startup the phone and do screenshot short and more.

Knowing to be quicker and productive on your laptop may be especially appealing with so many of us still working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic, or just spending more time on our laptops in general.

Knowing the secret start menu and saving battery power with a simple trick are great ways to get more out of your simple machine.

Here are 10 great tips you should read to help you explore.

1_MINIMIZE ALL WINDOWS EXCEPT THE ACTIVE ONES.

If your laptop screen is overcrowded with open windows, you can hastily minimize them all except the. One you are currently working in.

it is a simple click away from the title bar of the window you want to remain open to select it. Then; hold the mouse down and move the window back and forth quickly, shaking it, essentially.

When done with the shakes, all open windows will be minimized, leaving only the one you’ve shown open.

2_OPEN THE SECRET START MENU On Windows

If you want to hit the start menu, you need to hit the windows icon at the bottom left of the screen or on your keyboard.

Windows 10 includes a lesser-known second Start menu that makes accessing important features like the command prompt, the control panel, and the task manager much easier.

In two ways you can access it, either by pressing the Windows key +X or right-click the windows icon/start button.

3_CREATE EVENTS WITHOUT OPENING THE CALENDAR

In windows 10 latest update, let’s quickly add events to your Microsoft calendars directly from your taskbar, without actually having to open the calendar at all.

1_Click the box with the time and the date in it in the right corner on the taskbar.

2_Click the date when you want to schedule an event.

3_ Enter the event name, center, and place for the event.

4_Take a screenshot.

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5_OPEN ITEMS ON YOUR TASKBAR WITH KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS.

Probably you’ve pin programs to your taskbar at the bottom of your screen to create a shortcut, you don’t have to click the icons to open them.

Use the keyboard shortcut windows Instead key+ Number key with the number key corresponding to the position of the program on the taskbar.

6_FIGURE OUT HOW MUCH SPACE APPS ARE TAKING UP.

When computers cut short of space, it starts running slower. One quick way to speed them up maybe to get rid of apps that take up more space than they should, especially if you don’t regularly use them.

To see how much space an app uses, navigate to Settings > System > Storage. Click on the drive you want to search (likely the local storage, “This PC”), and click Apps & games to see a list of apps installed on your machine and how much space they are taking up. You probably won’t get rid of your browser, but you might find that a game you haven’t played in years is some good dead weight to drop.

7_GET RIDS OF ADA IN YOUR START MENU.

When you get rid of ads in your Startup menu, you first need to go to your startup settings, sometimes you will see apps on the right side of your start menu.

Microsoft calls them suggestions, but they are actually ads for windows store apps you can buy.

Getting rid of ads in your window 10, go to settings, personalize start, toggle the settings called show suggestions occasionally in the start to the off position.

8_SHUT DOWN BACKGROUND APPS.

Background apps can receive and send information and stay updated even when you aren’t using them, it can be useful, but will suck the battery life and data if it is connected via a mobile hotspot.

To control which apps are running in the background and save some battery power and data, go to Settings > Privacy > Background apps. To stop all apps from running in the background, toggle Let apps run in the background to Off. Or, you can choose which apps to run in the background individually by going down the list on the same page.

9_USE BACKGROUND SCROLLING

With Windows 10, you can scroll up and down on any window — even if it’s not the one you’re directly working in. This is a useful tool when you have a lot of windows open that you want to look through at the same time — for example if you want to open new sub-menu options in new windows to save you time clicking back and forward on the same page.

Try opening two programs — say, an internet browser page and a notepad or Word document. Arrange both on the screen so you can see at least some of the text on each. While you are in one window, hover your mouse or use the touchpad to move to the second window, and scroll. Even though you aren’t active in that window, it should allow you to move up and down the page.

The feature should be on by default, but if it isn’t, go to Settings > Devices > Mouse, and toggle Scroll inactive windows when I hover over them to On. Then you can place your mouse over a window that’s in the background and use the scroll wheel to scroll.

10_ SHOW FILE EXTENSIONS IN FILE EXPLORER.

Use the search bar bottom of the screen, and type in file explorer options and click it.

2. In the window that pops up, click the View tab.

3. Uncheck the box that says Hide extensions for known file types. Click Apply, and OK. You should now see file extensions for all files in File Explorer.

Another method is using a file explorer MENU to show hidden apps

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