Windows 10 tricks

10 Easiest Windows 10 Tips and Tricks for Newbies


Windows 10 has arrived and it is loaded with useful innovative attributes with formidable functionality. This new development would benefit all internet users for the latest Windows 10 has the best features of Windows 8 that is known for its super-speedy start and like Windows 7, is user-friendly. As the latest system operated by Microsoft, Windows 10 is an upgrade offered to users of Windows 7 and 8.1 and according to the statement from Microsoft, they will be supporting the system for the next decade.

The good news is that the latest system in the block features astounding updated attributes. These benefits are offered to all Internet users, especially for newbies who could easily go up to the next level by knowing the 10 easiest tips and tricks of Windows 10.

  1. Use different options to log in

Windows Hello is the new feature of Microsoft that is the latest operating system that you can use if the necessary hardware is attached to your computer. It’s an innovative way of logging in by the use of your finger print, or recognizing your facial features, or through an iris scan of your eyes. If you want to change the way you log in, proceed to the Setting apps, then go to the Accounts link and select the sign in options from the left side menu. Depending on various features attached to your gadget and having the latest Windows 10 in your laptop or desktop, you will be able to make the alteration.

Windows 10 Hello

  1. Modify the Start Menu

It is easy to change the appearance of the Windows 10 start menu. There are two parts in Windows 10 start menu: one has the apps & settings and the other part on the right has the live tiles for you to pin the apps in groups. You are also allowed to increase or decrease the number of tiles. Begin the Start menu by simply clicking and holding the cursor at Start box edge while dragging it to the size you desire.  You can then affix any apps to the tiles at the usual desktop the same way it is done in Windows 8. If you click the Apps, there will be a corresponding tile for every computer program and with a right click, you can pin any apps. You can turn content on or off using the list of customized options.

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Windows 10 menu tips

  1. Operate Windows 10 according to the way you want it to behave

Windows 10, aside from its control panel, has PC Settings window that is easy to use as it changes and controls easily settings related to your Apps, Networks and update your windows. Others that you can manipulate include: changes in Internet Settings & Network; bumping up your Privacy Settings; managing your Devices; managing your System; managing Security & Windows Update; personalizing your PC; setting your language & Time; and using tools for those differently abled.

  1. Find things in your PC with Cortana

Rightly called personal assistance, Cortana supplies local information; as well as replaced the need of typing in the taskbar search voice box. It works like Siri of Apple’s. This apps works for you like a personal assistant as it organizes your calendar, follow-up packages, searches for your files, talks to you and even makes you laugh by telling jokes. By clicking on your search box, Cortana will immediately open. One of the best ways to use Cortana is to help you control the volume of the music as you use it in your everyday activity.

  1. Set up OneDrive for free cloud storage

Windows 10, just like Windows 8, has OneDrive that keeps all your devices even after you have set up a new tablet or PC. You have full access to your email without the need for any verification. You have to enable this through your Windows setup or using Setting> in your Account Page. Enjoy more services from OneDrive like accessing the files from your mobile, setting up your PC for fetching files or even if it is not specifically saved in your OneDrive. To choose OneDrive, just click right on cloud icon in the notification area of your taskbar.

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Windows 10 OneDrive

  1. Internet Explorer versus Edge Browser

Be ready for a change as eventually, Internet Explorer might be pushed out of Windows 10 at the coming of Microsoft Edge. Much effort has been used in the introduction of this new browser. You will see the icon of Edge in the task bar of Windows 10 while the icon of Internet Explorer is located down into the folder of the Windows Accessories. The new apps will help you get much out of your webpage in blazing speed. If some pages do not show clearly, you can still open the same page using Internet Explorer by tapping the More action icon in Edge and then go to Open with Internet Explorer. Your Windows 10 includes Internet Explorer for the purpose of legacy but it is not in the default browser. To find it, hit the Start Button and type “internet”. Then it will appear. Once you found, it is better to pin at the taskbar or Start Menu so you can find it again.

  1. Context Menu & Desktop shortcuts in Windows 10

By opening various settings in Windows 10, you can create context menu and desktop shortcuts. Follow these simple steps: (1) After logging, press the file explorer icon in the taskbar; (2) Open file explorer then navigate towards object whose shortcut you want to navigate; (3) Right-click the object; (4) From the display of context menu, move pointer of mouse to Send to; (5) Then click the desktop.

  1. Multiple virtual desktops

With Windows 10, the desktop operating system is snappier and becomes the other option of multiple virtual desktops. It is easy to work with these by simply clicking the multi-screen icon beside the search box in toolbar and pressing the Plus sign all the way to the right. To switch in the middle of the desktops, press the buttons once more choosing the bigger thumbnails of the object you want to choose. You can see the URL of the setting apps that opens directly to a specific setting page. Other things you can do: is to create shortcuts for Desktops or Context Menu items to various settings.

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Windows 10 Desktops

  1. Shortcuts using the new keyboard

This is possible using the Windows key. The snapping of the new Window allows users not only to snap in order to fill half of the screen but also a screen quadrant. The Windows key can be tapped to move up the Statement menu. Follow this direction moving to the top right quadrant of the screen: hold down the Windows key, hit the Right Arrow and then the Up Arrow. You can now view all the virtual desktops and all other running programs. If you want to create a new virtual desktop: Cortana would get your voice input through Windows Key-Ctrl-D, and Windows Key-CK. Meanwhile, Windows Key-S opens and shows you news, sports and the weather. Users in the command line get their share of new selection of shortcuts using arrow keys with Shift.

  1. Modern email client

The recent version of Windows has a very modern and dependable email but it is so much better in Windows 10. Among its features are: email preview panel that has a collapsible conversation view and an integrated button used in innovative calendar and contact apps. This is an easy way of adding many accounts from your provider. There are several email clients available in Windows 10 and you have to try each to find what works best for you. It is better to try out each option that suits your needs. Try out most of the email services that are supported by Windows 10.

Another offering from Microsoft, Windows 10 serves as back-to-basics of the PC. It comes filled with new features accompanied by countless tricks and tips that go a long way in assisting internet-users as it unlocks the powerful functions hidden in its system.


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