Windows 10 offers an intuitive space and is power-packed with tons of useful features. Some of these features are right in front, which we frequently use for interacting with our system. Although, apart from this, there’s a long list of hidden features too that comes loaded with Windows 10 which often fails to catch our attention even if we use Windows regularly for day and night.
Unlike Apple, Microsoft doesn’t really make a big deal of announcing these new features that come along with every latest Windows 10 update. But yes, these features are definitely worth your attention. In this post, we’ve compiled a quick list of Windows 10 tips and tricks, hidden features that have been hiding in plain sight forever. With the help of this new hidden features, you can not just boost your productivity but also operate your Windows machine in a smarter way.
Let’s get started with the lesser known windows 10 Tips and Tricks.
Windows 10 Tips and Tricks You Should Know
1. The Secret Start Menu
So, did you know about the “secret” start menu in Windows 10? No, we’re no talking about the Start menu that pops-up when you tap the Windows icon. Windows 10 also offers a secret start menu that includes a bunch of useful options and utilities that you might need in handy while operating the machine. To access this lesser-known Start menu on Windows 10, you have to right-click on the Windows icon. Doing so will display an all-new version of the Start menu on the screen which includes shortcuts for all useful options like File Explorer, Command Prompt, Shut Down, Task Manager, Search, Run and so on.
2. Customize Ad Settings
Are you annoyed with the Ads and suggestions that are displayed on the Start Menu? Well, lucky enough you can get rid of all these ads by making a few changes in Windows 10 settings. So, if you want to free up this space, head on to Settings> Personalization> Start. Now here you need to disable the “Occasionally Show Suggestions in Start” option. More or less, these suggestions are mainly of apps featured in the Windows Store app. But if you’re not willing to view these each time you open the Start menu, you know the drill, right?
3. Get Rid of Distractions
Notifications are useful, yes agreed, but there are times when we’re playing a game or while doing something important, notifications become an utter distraction. Windows 10 offers a useful way to deal with such distractions via Focus Assist.
Navigate to Settings> System > Focus Assist. Here you can instantly manage your notification settings, either you can turn it off completely, or prioritize it where you only receive notifications from selected contacts. So, next time whenever you’re doing something important don’t forget to customize notification settings to keep yourself away from any kind of distractions. (Yes, you can thank us later)
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4. Create Events via Taskbar
Yes, you heard that right. You no longer need to launch Microsoft’s Calendar app to create and manage events. Windows 10’s latest update now includes a new way of creating events via taskbar, which will save you a lot of time and effort.
Tap on the Date and Time on the bottom-right corner of the Taskbar. Pick any date for which you need to create or schedule a new event. Fill up the event details like name, location, date, and so on and then tap on the “Save” button.
5. File Explorer Search Gets Better
The latest update of Windows 10 that was rolled out in November 2019 improves your file search experience on Windows. The File Explorer search is now enhanced as it also supports online searching. Yes, that’s right! While searching for a file in the File Explorer window, Windows will not only fetch you results stored locally on the drives but also from OneDrive.
6. Battery Life Improvement
Windows 10’s latest update will also surprise you with battery life improvement. Microsoft has announced that some of the machines might experience an improvement in battery life, better scheduling of CPU resources and improved overall performance on Windows 10.
So fellas here were a bunch of Windows 10 tips and tricks, hidden features that tagged along with the latest update. Hope you make the most of your Windows 10 experience while using these features rightly to save time and effort.