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Windows 10 Tips and Tricks For Beginners

Windows 10

Have you recently upgraded your Windows Operating System?

Are you a new Windows user, new to Windows and need some tips on how to get started? Here are 6 tips that will help you to get started.

  1. Using Digital Assistance Cortana
    • Windows 10 features Cortana, your productivity assistant which helps you do multiple tasks in your computer via voice command. You can command multiple tasks to Cortana, for example checking the time, reminding from your calendar, get the weather forecast, tells you jokes, send emails and so on.
    • Press Windows key + S simultaneously to open Cortana or Just say “Hey Cortana” followed by a command and see the result for yourself.
  2. Take a screenshot
    • It is a pretty basic one but most people need to use it daily and knowing to take the screenshot with shortcut saves a lot of time.
    • Hit “Windows + Print Screen” key on your keyboard to capture your entire screen. It will be saved to the Screenshot folder of your home directory or hit “alt + print screen” key to take the screenshot of the current window.
  3. Remove Ads in your start menu
    • When you are running your windows in default settings, you might have seen suggestions on the right side of your start menu. Get rid of annoying ads by navigating to start > personalization > start. Toggle the setting “Show suggestions occasionally in Start” to off position.
  4. Get Focused with Focus assist
    • Microsoft Focus assist is a great tool in Windows which will help you to focus on your task to get it done without getting any distractions from different notifications that pops up time to time.
    • You can turn focus assist to get notifications from priority list that you customize or turn every notification except for alarm or turn off completely.
    • Tap the Windows key from your keyboard and navigate to “Settings > System > Focus Assist”. Toggle on to choose from three different options mentioned above.
  5. Snap Windows Together
    • Aero Snap is a wonderful feature in Windows. With this feature, you can work on a few applications simultaneously without having to switch the windows back and forth. You can snap up to 4 running applications and windows.
    • On your keyboard, press:

“Windows + Up” = Snap active windows to top

“Windows + Down” = Snap active windows to bottom

“Windows + Left” = Snap active windows to left

“Windows + Right” = Snap active windows to right

  1. Use Microsoft Edge for your default browser
    • Another cool feature of Windows 10 is the option to annotate, highlight and insert notes in your web content directly from the improved version of Microsoft edge
    • When visiting any webpages click on the edit icon on top right corner where a purple bar will appear. You can choose from different tools to draw, highlight, erase, make notes, take screenshots, and share.

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