101 Windows 10 Secret Tips, Tricks and Hacks

68. Use Maps Offline

You just need to download an offline version of the map and that’s it. Now, in Windows 10, you can even extract benefits from offline maps facility.

  • Simply jump to Start => Settings => Apps => Offline Maps
  • Click Download Maps”.

Now you can search any geographical location without wasting any time and money to get a data pack first.

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69. To specify Keyboard shortcuts for any application

Now open apps quickly using certain keyboard shortcuts.

To do this:

  • Execute a Right click on the app’s icon and select Properties => Shortcut.
  • Now click the box named “Shortcut key” and press any key on your keyboard to specify it for the app.
  • Click Apply and then OK. 

Now you don’t need to go to the app using mouse or double click it. Simply press the shortcut keys and this will launch the app automatically.

70. Modify apps notifications

Unnecessary app notifications sometimes suppress the major ones and thus it does nothing well at last. So you can easily disallow notifications from useless apps so as to focus on the important ones only.  Go to Start => Notifications & action. You’ll see the entire list of apps that send in notifications to the system tray.

Deselect the apps which you don’t want to send in the notifications and click OK.

71. Saving apps to external drives

You can also install your Windows 10 apps to other external drives after following a simple procedure. Simply go to Start > Settings > System > Storage. Now change the “New apps will save to” option to change the destination drive to the external drive you want.

72. Changing the Default App associations

You can also change the default app associations in Windows 10 very simply. To do this:

  • Right-click a file and select “Open with” from the list on the contextual menu.
  • Now click “Choose another app” option to specify any other program to open that file/ application.
  • The selected program will get permanently defined for the app and thus you can at any time change that option to anything else.

So it’s also one of the Windows 10 secret tips, tricks and hacks.

73. Checking available storage space

To check which files are occupying the maximum space on your system and which files least:

  • Go to Start => Settings => System => Storage, and
  • Click the drive to check how much space it’s been taking.
  • This will also show you a detailed view about which file in a drive is using how much of the total drive memory.

74. Toggle the Swipe Menu

Apps usually take full screen format in the tablet mode. So to switch to the other apps or Windows commands, simply swipe the finger down from the top of the screen and you’ll see a menu with all the control commands in it. This looks more like a notification window as in Androids and other OS.

You, therefore, can switch these commands on or off as required.

Windows 10 secret tips, tricks and hacks for Productivity

75. Creating a system image

You can store your System backup image easily to the desired drive anytime in Windows 10.  For this:

  • To create a Recovery Disk in Windows 10,Go to Start => Settings and type “File” in the search box.
  • Press Enter to open the “File History” tool.
  •  Click on “System Image Backup” option and select the destination drive to store the backup image at.


About Sunita
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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