101 Windows 10 Secret Tips, Tricks and Hacks

14. Snap keyboard Shortcuts

You can directly snap your Windows screen with the help of Keyboard shortcuts. Win (key) and Arrow keys are perfectly used to shift Windows to one of the four corners of your screens.

 

For instance: clicking Win key + left arrow and then Win key + up arrow station the Window in the top-left corner.

This way, keyboard shortcuts save time and efforts both.

Find total details in this article – Windows 10 Snap Assist, Vertical Snap, 2×2 Snapping – How to Apply.

15. Stream Media across the Network

You can even stream your favorite media across any network with Windows 10. Simply activating a feature can do this.

Straight away, navigate to the “Control panel => Network & Internet => Network and Sharing Center” and hit Change Advanced Sharing Settings.

Now go to the “All Network Section” and select the “Choose media streaming options” link to turn on media streaming/sharing facility.

Follow the methods for – How to Detect Wireless Display To Force Connect on Windows 10.

16. Enable Jump Lists

Sometimes you may need to access some important applications/programs faster than ever. Jump lists are formed for the same purpose. To enable these jump lists, simply go to:

Start menu => Settings app => Personalization => and then switch/enable the last option.

This will form jump lists in your Start menu as well as in the taskbar. Now, you can quickly switch the most used apps within real time.

Get the procedure from here – How to Show Jump Lists on Start and Taskbar in Windows 10.

17. Manage Notifications

Customizing the quick-action icons in the Notification center lets you manage all the necessary notifications without any hassle.

For this, navigate to Start => Settings => System  and ultimately, Notifications &Actions. 

Now, click any of the already available icons in the list to select a completely different icon from the drop-down menu.

This will give you the power to see those notifications only which you opt to.

You can get the procedures here – How to Selectively Disable App Notifications in Windows 10.

18. Shake the Title bar to Minimize

Windows 10 allows you easily minimize all the open windows excluding the one you are working at.

Simply press, hold and shake the title bar of the particular window that you require minimizing and that’s it. You can also restore all the minimized windows by repeating the same action.

19. Move Windows between Virtual desktops

In Windows 10, you can even move your windows between two virtual desktops. How?

  • Switch to the Task View first.
  • Now drag the Window from the current desktop to another desktop where you want to see it actually,

Or

  • If you keep just one desktop at the movement, drag the window to the “New Desktop” button to create another desktop location.
  • Now leave the window in this newly formed desktop.

Related Write up – How to Use Multi Desktop on Windows 10.

20. Virtual Desktops

Windows 10 has a feature to enable multiple desktops at once. To deactivate this:

  • Click the Task view button first.
  • Now click “New Desktop” button number of times equivalent to the no. of desktops you wish to have.

You can now use these desktops in either way you want.

21. Snap windows to the corner locations

Snap Assist feature in Windows 10 permits you shift your windows to varying corner locations. It also helps in snapping two windows side-by-side. Moreover, you can even make your window “quarter size of the screen” by dragging it to the corner.

22. Scrolling between Inactive windows

If you are working with multiple windows at the same time, Windows 10 provides you a facility to quickly switch between windows/tasks running in the background.

For this, simply go to the Settings app => Devices => Mouse & Trackpad. There, you’ll see an option called “Scroll inactive windows when I hover over them”.

Enable it and enjoy this feature through your mouse.

Iff you find a difficulty then follow How to Enable / Disable Scroll Inactive Windows on Windows 10.

23. Arrange Windows

You can even rearrange windows in Windows 10.

  • Simply right-click on the taskbar to launch 3 different positioning viz: “Cascade Windows”, “Show windows stacked” and “Show windows side by side”.
  • Choose anyone of them and click OK.

This will induce three different formats to how a window is displayed once you switch/ hover between them.

24. View Apps Across Desktops

The taskbar displays apps and windows from the current desktop only (by default).

To change this, go to Start => Settings => System => Multitasking => Virtual Desktops and select the “All desktops” option from the drop-down menu.

25. Get back Icons

You can easily access some of the key locations on your computer through the get-back icons. To do this, head to:

  •  Start => Settings => Personalization => Themes.
  • Now click the “Desktop icon settings” and select the list of icons which you want on the desktop.

You can See the guide for How to Add Desktop Icons to Windows 10 After Creators Update.

26. Peek at the Desktop

You can at anytime confirm what’s going on your desktop while doing other tasks. Simply, right click the button at the lower right-most end of the taskbar and choose the “Peek at desktop” option from there. Now if you hover the pointer over this icon, it’ll display you a quick preview of the current desktop. This will end once you move the cursor away.

  27. Label and group Windows tiles

The Start menu arrange tiles inside two groups which have their own default names. You can rename these tiles simply by clicking their labels. If you have already pinned your tiles, click the two parallel lines and rename the group/Windows tiles.

28. Uninstall Apps

You can easily uninstall any application/program from the Start menu itself.

Simply right-click the app (in the Start menu) and hit the “Uninstall” option from the list. This will remove the desired app from your PC.

Follow a guide in detail in this regard – How to Uninstall Software From Windows 10 After Creators Update.

29. Find Apps Faster

To quickly find an app among the alphabetically arranged list of programs, press the first letter (the first initial) of the app you are looking for and then scroll down to find your program on the list. This obviously save time and efforts.

Get detail in this article – How to Find Programs in All Apps list Easily on Start Menu Windows 10.

30. Resizing the Start Menu

You can simply resize your Start menu to create space for your customizations.

  • Simply place your cursor on the top or right border of the Start menu.
  • The pointer will change into an arrow using which you can easily increase or decrease the size of the Start menu.

Go to the instructions here – How to Change Color and Size of Start Menu on Windows 10.

31. Remove Tiles

If you don’t want to contain some or any of the tiles in your Start menu, you can simply remove them from the location. How?

  • Right-click each tile one after another and select “Unpin from start” option to remove them from the site.

Try this guide if you decide to remove the tile – Create Folder on Start menu and Place Multiple Tiles Windows 10.

32. Changing names and icons of the tiles

You can even change icons and names of tiles in Windows 10. To do this:

  • Right click any tile and select “open the file location” option from the list.
  • Press F2 to rename the shortcut.

OR,

  • To change its icon, straightforwardly right-click on the Shortcut, select properties and then click the “change icon” option.
  • Now assign the icon according to your choice and click OK.

          

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Love to play with Windows 10. Suggestion - Going for Registry change or system files edit then remember to take a backup or create a restore point before Starting.

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