Move quickly between virtual desktops
Do you want to multitask on your PC? In Windows 10, Microsoft finally provided native access to virtual desktops. Now you can really multitask .
To try it, click View Tasks (the icon next to the search box). This will separate all open windows and apps into icons. You can then drag one of them to the location marked “New Desktop” to create a new virtual desktop. This allows you to separate work apps, personal apps and social media into different desktops.
When you click on the task view, you can switch between virtual desktops by pressing the Windows key + Ctrl + right/left arrows. To remove a virtual desktop, simply go back to the task view and delete the individual virtual desktops. The apps contained in that desktop are then transferred to the next sub-desktop without closing.
While you’re here, Windows saves a timeline of all app activity on this page. Signing in with your Microsoft account allows you to save up to 30 days of activity. Click on the activity and reopen it like the day you used it.
Customize the command prompt
This feature may only be useful for narrow niche users, but if you want to dig your virtual finger inside Windows via the command prompt, Windows 10 offers a few customization options.
To access the command prompt interface in Windows 10, click the Windows menu and type “Command Prompt” to bring up quick access to the desktop apps. Click the icon to open a command prompt, then right-click at the top of the window and select Properties.
This pop-up window allows you to personalize the experience by changing the font, layout, color and other command prompts. You can also make the window transparent by opening the Color tab and moving the Opacity slider. This feature allows you to write code at the command prompt while simultaneously observing the desktop.
Silent notification with Focus Assist
Focus Assist, formerly known as Quiet Hours, is a redesigned April 2018 update feature to give you better control over the notifications displayed on your PC . Head to Settings> System> Focus Assist and guide you through the full reading- customize all notifications from contacts and applications to task-specific alerts.
You can share files directly with nearby devices in the same way Apple’s AirDrop works on open documents or photos . Click the Share icon above the Documents or Photos toolbar to open the panel, then click Turn On Nearby Sharing to see nearby recipients within range.
You can control this feature by going to Settings> System> Sharing Experience to turn nearby sharing on or off . You can even set it to share only with others or your device for easy file transfer.
Stop typing, start dictation
Speech recognition has always been a powerful product for Microsoft, but with the recent Windows 10 release, it has almost become a second characteristic. At any time, you can use the Windows Key-H hotkey combination to record your voice through the microphone on your Windows computer and display a box that directs you to the voice in the current text field. You still need to enter manual punctuation, but you don’t need to dictate emails, messages, etc.
Dark mode and light mode
In Windows 10, you have quite a lot of control over the color theme. You can open Settings> Personalization> Colors and set the operating system to dark mode or light mode. These themes change the color of the Start Menu, Taskbar, Action Center, File Explorer, Settings menu and other programs compatible with these palette changes.
There is also a custom option to set a theme for the Windows menu and a theme for apps. Want more colors? You can choose from color themed swatches that really help make your menus and taskbar stand out.
The Windows clipboard hasn’t changed significantly until the Windows 10 October 2018 update, so you can save multiple items at once and paste them to multiple devices. Settings> System> Clipboard, open start more work by turning on the clipboard history. Check out our full guide on how to use it.
Improved screen capture tool
With the October 2018 update, Microsoft introduced a new screen capture tool called Snip & Sketch. The app’s functionality is much more powerful than a simple snipping tool, with a screen capture tool revive in the latest version of macOS. Use the shortcut Shift + Windows Key + S to choose between Rectangle, Freeform, Window, or Full Screen Capture. Then you will see that the tool has a built-in image editor separate from Microsoft Paint.
Test files and apps in the sandbox
Windows 10 Pro users have additional assets to protect against dangerous apps and files. In Control Panel, Windows Sandbox Enabling Windows virtual instance of Windows is created on the inside. Then, you can safely open anything you are not sure about before introducing it into your actual Windows installation. When you close the sandbox, everything inside disappears without damaging your computer.
Hidden game bar
You can use the Windows key + G command to display the new and improved game bar. This allows you to put your Windows PC into gaming mode (you can pool system resources into the game, turn off notifications, record and broadcast games), along with additional panels for audio control, FPS monitoring and achievement tracking .
In addition to Settings> Game move during the game configure a custom keyboard shortcut to turn on or off the microphone, screen capture, timer recording, etc. can be. And check out our recruitment of the best PC games.
Tap Pause on update
We all know that updates are important. It provides the latest features, security patches, and more to the OS. But sometimes you want Windows to leave you alone without constant pop-ups. You can pause upcoming feature updates by going to Settings> Update & Security> Windows Update in the May 2019 Update.