Tips and Tricks for Windows 10

Millions of users have made the switch from Windows 7 or Windows 8 to Windows 10. This latest operating system from Microsoft comes with a new set of features which help you get more from your desktops, laptops, tablets, etc.  Listed here are some tips and tricks for Windows 10 which helps in making your user experience easy and effective.

Switch between Desktop and Tablet: You don’t have to squash desktop and tablet modes together. With Windows 10, you can switch between the two modes. Moreover, this happens automatically if you connect a keyboard to a tablet. Click on Tablet mode after opening Notifications button from the system tray. This will take you to an interface which is appropriate to be used with touch screen devices.

Customize Start Menu: With Windows 10, the Start menu is back and it can also be customized. You can resize it by using the mouse and hovering over the edges of the menu. For instance, you can right click on the desktop, choose Personalize, and open the Start tab to make changes.

Ask Cortana: Cortana can be activated on Windows 10 desktop. This personal assistant can be activated from the Cortana app on Start menu. To ask a query, click inside taskbar Search box or use the voice command – “hey Cortana!”, then ask your question.

Unlock Using Fingerprint: Windows comes with a new security feature called Windows Hello which includes a set of biometric security features. So if your computer has the required hardware, then you can make use of face recognition or fingerprint detection to login to your system. For this, you can choose Accounts from the Settings app and then Sign-in options to have a look at the various available choices.

Don’t share your Wi-Fi: Windows 10 comes with a feature called Wi-Fi Sense, made to let Skype, Facebook and your Outlook friends to automatically get on your home network when they visit. Go to your Wi-Fi settings page and turn off sharing for contacts on some of the networks or for all networks.

Tips and Tricks for Windows 10 was last modified: March 31st, 2021 by Molly Owen

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