20 ultra-fast Windows 10 Little Tricks to help you be more production in your routine works.
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If you are working in several apps and want to minimize all windows except the active one, then just grab the Title Bar of the window that you want to remain open and shake it back and forth.
After a few shakes, all other windows will minimize leaving only that window open which you are shaking.
If you often see file or folder properties, then you no longer need to right-click and choose Properties from the context-menu.
Just hold down the ALT key and double-click ona file or folder to open the object’s Properties menu, and if your hands are on keyboard then you can also press ALT+Enter Key.
You can also pin the Recycle Bin icon tothe Start menu to access it more conveniently.
When exploring through All apps sectionof the Start menu, click the numbers or alphabetical section to open a jump list and then click the letter or number to jump to that section of the Start.
In Windows 10, the most useful keyboard shortcuts are :
Windows Key + I for Settings menu, Windows Key + A for Action Center, Windows + E for File Explorer, Windows + X to open Power Start menu, F2 to rename the selected file or folder, Alt+F4 to close active app or window, and if you don’t already know, Ctrl+Shift+N to create a New Folder.
A quick way to clean up your desktop when you want to remove all the clutter from your desktop and want to texture the desktop background, right-click on an empty space of your desktop,point to View, and then uncheck Show Desktop Icons option.
When you need to concentrate on your work or when watching a movie and don’t want Windows to disturb you through notifications, then press the Windows+A key to bring the Action Center window and then click on Quiet Hours.
Later, press Win+A key again and turn off Quiet Hours option.
If you often access a particular section within from the Settings app, then keep in mind that you can Pin any specific section of the Settings app to the Start menu, just by right-clicking and then click Pin to Start.
You can also pin your favorite folder or website when using Edge browser to the Start menu.
If you ever wish to open an additional instance of an application like Word, Excel,Chrome, FireFox or any application which support multiple instances, then use the middle button of mouse (or the scroll wheel) on the app button from Taskbar.
When searching for particular contents using Windows Search, you can click on MyStuff link, if you want to get a richer search experience with filters, sorting capability and better results.
You can also use Taskbar Search for Calculations and Conversion and you don’t need to open the calculator or go online to perform a conversion.
Such as you can type the math equation or conversion formula in the search bar, and you can get an instant result or conversion right into the search result.
Hold down the Windows Key and then press Print Screen to quickly capture the entire screen and then automatically save it to Screenshot folder under Pictures.
When ever you need to restore or maximize a window, just click and hold the title bar and drag it to the edge of your screen, or pull out to restore.
As you might know that you can create multiple Virtual Desktop in Windows 10 by clicking Task View icon and then clicking New Desktop.
As you can open different apps over different virtual desktop to save yourself from cluttered desktop but not only that but you can move running apps between the Virtual Desktop, by right-clicking on app icon in Task View and then click move to.
From the Performance tab of the Task Manager,you can know the exact system up time.
In Windows 10 and 8.
1, to reduce the boot load time you can enable Fast Startup option through Control Panel, Power Options.
If the option is missing, then you can open the command prompt in admin mode and then type powercfg -h on.
That’s it and there you have the Fast Startup and Hibernate.
As a power user, if you have to use Command Prompt several times in a day to work inside different folders then right-click on an empty area within a folder while holding down the shift key and there you have a new option,Open command window here, which save you on time when you need to open command prompt and move to that particular folder.
Right-click on an empty area of the Desktop,point to New, and then click Shortcut.
In the location box type, slide to shutdown, click Next, and type a name like Slide To Shutdown.
Click Finish and here you have a new interesting way of shutting down your PC.
If you move several items using the Send To command, then next time hold down the Shift key while right-clicking and then point to Send To and there you have several more locations to use, and if you customize the Send To menu by adding your favorite place in Send To menu, then type Shell:SendTo in the address bar and hit the enter key.
Right-click Point to New and then click Shortcut.
In the location box, type your favorite folder path inside the Quotation.
Click Next, name the new Send To item and the click Finish.
Now, next time you can move or copy items to your favorite folder by just right-clicking and pointing to Send To.
If you are the only user who use the system and you don’t want to see any login or lockscreen during system startup and want directly login to windows, then open the Run command,type CONTROL USERPASSWORDS2 and hit the enter key.
Select the user from the list to which you want automatically login into, and then uncheck the option “User must enter a username and password to use this computer”.
Type the current password, if there are any and the next time upon boot up you will not be asked for any user credentials and no loginor lock screen will display.