Windows tips

Take Control of the Start Menu by Removing Unnecessary Shortcuts

If you are not a fan of the cluttered start menu and would like to keep it minimal and unobtrusive, we’ve got you covered. Open the Settings app and go to Personalization. Now click on Start and uncheck all the options in the list. Once that is done just go ahead and scroll down to the option Choose which folders appear on start and unselect everything. Now head over to the Start menu and unpin all unnecessary apps manually by right clicking on them. On Windows 10 you get a nifty little option of resizing your start menu, just hover over the border to reveal the resize pointer and drag across the screen to make it wider or taller.

Reclaim your hard disk space by deleting the old Windows Installation

Most of the users who migrated to Windows 10 made the move by performing and upgrade which meant they have an option to roll back, just in case you are among the many who are completely enjoying the experience and will not downgrade, you can just delete the old OS installation which Windows saved in case you wish to downgrade. To do so, search for disk cleanup and launch it when the option for drive selection pops up, select C: drive, wait for it to initialize. From the menu, select “Previous Windows Installations” and “Temporary Windows Installation Files” and click Ok. REMEMBER: This process cannot be undone so unless you are ready to make the switch to Windows 10 completely, DO NOT TRY THIS.

Download Updates from more than One Place

Fan of the bittorrent protocol/torrent websites, you will be glad to know that Windows 10 integrates the P2P protocol enabling it to download updates not only from Microsoft servers but also from already updated PCs on the internet or on your local network. To enable the setting, launch the Settings app. Under Updates, Click on Advanced options and then click on Choose how updates are delivered. By default, the option would be enabled, in case if it disabled (unchecked) then click on PCs on my local network and PCs on the internet.

Open Windows Explorer to “This PC” instead of “Quick Access

On Windows 10, the Windows Explorer opens to the Quick Access view by default, which may be great for some users who want to keep track of their recently used files, but maybe not for all. In order to disable this, click on view on the toolbar and then click on Options. From the list saying “Open File Explorer to: select Quick Access.

Windows 10 Action Center

Windows 10 Action Center is more advanced in Windows series. All the notification, for example, email, Windows defender, Windows 10 update Notification are gathered in Action Center. On the other hand, there are many other direct options in Action Center Like, Bluetooth Turn on or Off, VPN, Night Light, Airplane Mode and much more. SEE More: Increase your Windows 10 Battery Performance 100 times

Set Reminders and Get Direction using Cortana

Go to the Cortana Type: “Remind me to” will you to enter a time or location for your reminder. There are many other options to remind for example, “Remind me to exercise in the morning”, “Remind me to wake up early”. Using the Cortana Directions, you can get all the nearest directions where you want to visit or search.

Change Folder Colors in Windows 10(Windows 10 tips and tricks)

Yes, it is true to change the folder colors in Windows 10. There are many free and paid software are available for Windows 10. Moreover, here is the list of free software to change folder color in Windows 10.

Create Multiple Desktops

On the right side of Search Menu in Windows 10, there is a hidden Windows 10 tips and tricks of 2019 that is, Multiple Desktops. When you click on this Button, all the Desktop appear and where you can create your own Desktop. Click on +New Desktop to create Multiple Desktops.

Voice Recorder (Windows 10 Tips and Tricks)

If we Talk about Screen Recorder, Windows 10 comes with the amazing  Xbox app, and within that is a screen recorder function that you can use in other apps. For Voice Recorder:

  • On the other hand, go to Search Menu.
  • Type “Voice Recorder”.
  • Click on Start and Enjoy Voice Recorder.

New Ribbon Menu in File Explorer

Much like late forms of Microsoft Office, the new File Explorer utilizes what is known as a Ribbon menu. When you click one of the menu alternatives close to the highest point of the screen (File, Home, Share, or View), this new menu will show up.