Windows 10 is the most popular operating system in the world, and it has been used by millions of people. It offers a lot of features that can be used on your laptop or desktop PC. You can easily access these features with just a few clicks of your mouse and keyboard. In this article, we will show you 19 tricks for Windows 10 that will make your life easier!
RESET YOUR PASSWORD
If you’ve forgotten your Windows 10 password, there are a few different ways to get back in. You can use the built-in reset feature, which will send an email with a link to reset your password. This is a quick way to recover from this problem because it doesn’t require any action on your part except for following instructions—but if you don’t want to wait around for an email and would rather do some more tinkering, there’s another option: accessing the advanced user mode.
This option is only available when booting into safe mode (you’ll know if this happens because Safe Mode won’t have any options when starting up), and once booted into safe mode, navigate through Start > Settings > Update & Security > Recovery (or just type recovery on Cortana). There should be an option called “Reset my settings” here; click that and follow along with their instructions as they walk through how they’re going about resetting their settings back into place after losing their passwords
SNIP & SKETCH
Snip & Sketch is a screen capture tool that allows you to take screenshots and annotate them. You can easily share your snips with others, and the app will even upload them directly to OneDrive so they’re conveniently stored in the cloud.
QUICKLY ACCESS NOTIFICATIONS
If you’re using Windows 10 and have notifications enabled, then you will be able to see them on your lock screen. You can also access them by going into Settings > System > Notifications & actions. From here, you can selectively turn off or reactivate specific apps and services within the notification area (right next to the clock).
TAKE SCREENSHOTS OF MENU WITH ALT+PRTSCN SHORTCUT
One of the most useful shortcuts in Windows 10 is the Alt+PrtScn shortcut. This allows you to take a screenshot of whatever is currently on your screen, or even better—a menu!
To use this shortcut:
- Press [Alt] + Print Screen (PrtScn). The cursor will turn into what looks like a camera and then start recording video from whatever window or application you’re using at that moment. You can also select an area on your screen and press Ctrl + V to save it as an image file instead of recording video footage.
QUICKLY ACCESS EMOJI PANEL WITH WINDOWS KEY+’.’ SHORTCUT
The emoji panel is a great feature of Windows 10, but it’s not always easy to find. If you want to quickly access your emoji keyboard, then here’s how:
- Press the WIN+KEY combination and select ‘Emoji.’
- A new tab will appear that allows you to switch between the standard keyboard and the Emoji one.
- You can also add emojis by clicking on Add Emoji button at left side of screen (shown below).
MASTER THE TABLET MODE
Tablet Mode is a new feature in Windows 10 and it’s designed for tablets. It changes the way your device looks and acts when you switch to it, so that you can use it like a real tablet.
Even if you don’t have an actual Windows tablet, Tablet Mode is useful because it will make other apps behave more like their counterparts on tablets. For example: If you were browsing with Mail on the desktop, but wanted to open up an email message on your phone instead—and had no problem doing this before—just tap and hold down anywhere within Mail (or other apps), then tap “Tablet Mode” from the menu that pops up when you press down with two fingers simultaneously at any time throughout this article!
MAKE USE OF THE TASK VIEW FEATURE
The Task View feature allows you to switch between different applications, view all open windows and apps, see all files on your computer, see all desktops and virtual desktops in your environment.
To access this feature:
- Press Windows key + V on the keyboard or click on “TASK VIEW” icon at the bottom left corner of your screen.
- You will see two columns in Task View window: one with active windows (left side) and another one with icons representing running programs (right side).
MAKE USE OF THE NEW NOTEPAD FEATURES IN WINDOWS 10 UPDATE
The new Notepad features in Windows 10 Update are a lot more powerful than you may think. The new Notepad allows users to insert and edit code, which means it can be used to create small programs or even scripts that run automatically when you start your PC.
If you’re not familiar with how this works, there are two main ways of using the new Notepad:
- You can open up an existing text file and make changes on-the-go by clicking on some buttons at the top of your screen (for example, “Insert”). Then just hit enter when prompted for inputting text into a specific field – such as “Name: John Doe” – and boom! Your name will now appear in bold letters in that location. If there are multiple fields where names need to appear (like email addresses), then all they need do is place their cursor over each one individually before hitting enter again; this way they don’t have any trouble finding them quickly after opening up their files later on down the road without having any confusion whatsoever about whether or not something has gone wrong because someone else might’ve changed something around while working away offscreen just long enough ago.”
USE THE VIRTUAL DESKTOPS TO MULTITASK LIKE A PRO
One of the best features of Windows 10 is being able to customize your virtual desktops. You can use these customizations to organize your files, windows and apps into separate zones. This will make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for on different computers or devices.
You can create as many virtual desktop spaces as necessary by right-clicking on an empty space in the Taskbar and selecting New Desktop from the menu that appears. You’ll see an additional button labeled “Create New Virtual Desktop.” Click this button if you want to create a new space without changing anything else about it (such as its name).
Once created, all future desktops are automatically assigned numbers beginning with 1 unless otherwise specified by users who own multiple monitors attached to their laptops’ graphics cards—in which case all new desktops will begin at 0.
SAVE DATA ON PHONE BY LIMITING BACKGROUND DATA USAGE
Turn off background data:
- Settings > Network & Internet > Data usage > Set a limit on cellular data usage.
Turn off cellular data:
- Settings > Data Usage > Cellular connection options > Wi-Fi networks to disconnect from automatically when you’re not near them (WiFi is also disabled when this option is enabled).
Turn off mobile hotspot:
- Settings > Network & Internet -> Mobile hotspot -> Turn off network sharing feature.
SNIPPING TOOL PLUS KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS IN WINDOWS 10 UPDATE
You can use the snipping tool to take screenshots. This is a simple way to capture what you’re seeing on your screen and save it for later use. The snip tool will allow you to quickly capture an image of whatever window, tab or app is in front of you at any given time.
- To start taking a screenshot, press Ctrl + Print Screen (or Command + PrtScn).
- The resulting file will be placed in your Pictures folder on Windows 10’s main hard drive.
- To share this screenshot with others via email or social media platforms like Twitter or Facebook, click File > Send To > Email recipient(s) as attachments > Select recipient(s).
HAVE YOUR DEVICE READ WEBPAGES ALOUD WITH MICROSOFT EDGE
If you’re a fan of the technology, and you want to use it in your daily life, then this is for you. If not, there’s no harm in trying it out.
First, open up Microsoft Edge by typing “m” into the address bar at the top-right corner of your screen (or pressing Win+E), then click on “Settings.” In Settings, choose Privacy & Gaming from the left menu and scroll down to Turn on speech recognition under Speech Recognition section. Next select either Start Listening or Speak Now option depending on what type of input works best for you; once done click Done button located below this section.
Now open any webpage that has text content such as Google search results or Wikipedia entries etc.; after some time wait for it stop reading aloud everything there was written until now! And if desired turn off this feature by selecting End Listening option from same menu again before closing current tab altogether from browser window itself.”
TURN OFF LIVE TILES IN START MENU
Turning off live tiles in Windows 10 is a great way to get rid of the constant notifications that they display. You can turn off all or some of them by searching for System and then clicking on the Search tab, which will open up Cortana’s search bar. Type “Live Tiles” into this window and press Enter on your keyboard.
The results should be something like this:
Removing Live Tiles:
- Select Settings > Personalization > Start from Start menu; or
- Open flyout menu for each tile (right-click on its icon). Select More options…; then uncheck Show live tiles as pinned items if you want to remove them from the Start screen permanently.
SAVE BATTERY USING BATTERY SAVER FEATURE IN WINDOWS 10 UPDATE
Battery saver mode is a great feature that can help you save your battery life when it’s running low. It disables some apps, dims the display and turns off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other devices to save power.
You can easily turn on or off this feature using the Windows 10 Control Panel applet “Battery.” Open Settings from Start or Taskbar search icon (you may have to click on Change PC settings) then select Power & Sleep > Battery saver settings > TURN ON BATTERY SAVER SETTINGS > Apply then select YES to confirm.
PAUSE & RESUME UPDATES WITH ‘ACTIVE HOURS’ SETTING
You can pause or resume updates by going to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update, selecting the “Download” button under “Pause Updates” and then choosing whether you want to pause or resume your computer’s ability to automatically download new updates.
If you have an enterprise version of Windows 10 (or any other version), there are additional options available:
- Set Active Hours: If you want certain users on your network (like IT personnel) only able to access Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus during certain times of day, this setting will prevent them from downloading files while they’re using those programs. You can set active hours by going into Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Local Users and Groups > User Accounts > Change Your Password; under “Organization Guests” use the dropdown menu next to “Allow logon locally Thursday through Sunday between 11am–7pm.”
SHARE PHOTOS TO YOUR PC FROM YOUR MOBILE PHONE
Share photos from your mobile phone to your PC:
If you have a Windows 10 computer, there’s no need to worry about the photos on your phone getting lost. You can easily share any photo or video with other devices that are connected to the same network as yours. It will work just like any other file transfer, except this one is happening over the internet instead of being stored locally on either device.
Share photos from one phone to another:
This trick allows users who own multiple smartphones or tablets but only want one copy of the same picture at a time (for example: if someone wants an exact replica of a picture they took) then this feature would come in handy!
GET NATURAL LIGHTING EFFECTS WITH WINDOWS 10 DARK MODE
Dark mode is a newly available feature in Windows 10 that allows users to get rid of all the bright colors in their computer’s interface. This is useful for people who work at night or who spend most of their day inside dimly lit rooms, as well as those who spend most of their days in bright rooms and outside under direct sunlight.
RESTRICT APPS FROM USING INTERNET & MORE WITH ‘QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE’ SETTINGS
The Quality of Experience (QoE) settings are one of the best ways to restrict apps from using internet, power and more. Here’s how:
- Go to Settings > Privacy > Quality Of Experience.
- In this menu, you can choose between three different options: High quality content served over Wi-Fi only; High quality content served over cellular data only; and Normal speed for all networks.
You can also configure whether or not your device will automatically connect to a specific Wi-Fi network or connect only when you try loading a webpage on Google Chrome or another browser that has been pre-configured by Windows 10 as part of its application compatibility software testing suite (called “Web Application Compatibility Test”).
YOU CAN DO MANY USEFUL THINGS ON YOUR WINDOWS LAPTOP
You can do many useful things on your windows laptop.
You can use it for fun, and you can also get more done. You’ll find that a laptop is the best when it comes to getting the job done, and having all of these features built into one device makes life so much easier. For example:
- Just connect your phone or tablet with Wi-Fi and transfer files via Bluetooth, USB or AirPlay. It’s all possible with this powerful machine!
- Want more security? Windows 10 offers multiple layers of protection against viruses, malware and hackers—and it’s all controlled by one simple interface (no more hidden menus). The security settings are customizable so everyone in the family knows what they’re doing before they begin browsing online commerce sites like Amazon or eBay without worrying about being spied upon by outsiders who might want gain access into our personal financial information stored online.”