Ever since Windows 10 was released Microsoft has brought numerous for of update and recently the company has made an awesome unique update for all Windows 10 users. Here is the thing ‘ 9 cool Windows 10 tricks ‘.
These unique 9 cool Windows 10 tricks latest update has brought is among the numerous cool features recently added to the operating system.
What is it? This means there are so many hidden features in Windows 10 that you might not know.
However, these unique 9 cool Windows 10 tricks and hidden features are what we will be talking about today;
What new? … Top 9 Cool Windows 10 tricks & hidden features
Here are the list of the recent update on win10 …
1. Automatic Lock
2. Storage Sense
3. Night light
4. Phone Notifications on Windows
5. Record Task on Windows
6. Sticky note Reminder
7. Emojis on windows
8. Linux commands in windows
9. Swift Keyboard shortcuts
What you Need: Microsoft Account registration and Login
This part which we will start our discussion on the 8 cool Windows 10 tricks and hidden features which you fairly know; without any further introduction let get started:
Automatically lock your PC
In that situation when you get up from your office to grab a cup of coffee, to visit a friends desk …but you forget to lock your Laptop. Well, you wouldn’t like you coworkers to check out your Laptop content to see what you are working on. Would you? …
However, this is were the Dynamic lock features comes in to play.
Dynamic lock Automatically locks your PC when you are away. You need to enable your PC Dynamic lock feature;
How to enable Dynamic lock feature on PC
First, you have to turn ON your PC Bluetooth and pair your PC with your Mobile Phones or Tab and follow this procedure;
- Head to your PC settings and select Accounts
- Click on Sign-in options and scroll down
- Check and select the option Dynamic Lock
Now, when ever you move away from your PC with your phone your laptop will automatically be locked. When your phone is out of the Bluetooth range.
However, this feature is only available on the Windows 10 creators update by Microsoft.
Free up storage through Storage Sense
If you have a higher Windows with SSD you must have face storage problem once in a while. thankfully, Windows 10 have create a storage manager which will help you more to free up storage at any point in time.
Here is how you do this;
Go to settings and click on System option
Select storage option ‘here you will find all the drive-bin your PC’
You can just click on the drive to get the specific details of what’s using up storage on your device. So that you can remove files that you don’t really need e.g Temporary files.
Click on the Temporary files to delete the content and free up storage space on the device.
However, if you don’t want to go through the above method. Here is another awesome step to take which will be automatically cleaning up the files every now and then.
On the Storage option, you scroll down and select Storage Sense check box which will help you do the following automatically;
- Delete Temporary files that my Apps aren’t using
- Delete files that have been in the recycle bin for over 30 days
Now, these setting will surely free up your PC storage space for you which in turn will increase the speed of the Device.
Set up and Schedule Night light
If you intend to use your Laptop to work too long especially at night, you might have a little discomfort innyour eye that is because of the blue light in the display.
Today, Windows now offers the Night light which you can active as follows;
- Head to the windows settings
- Select System option then display
- Below the brightness adjustment line is the Night light check box
- Enable the night light check box and you will see the PC display changes
However, you can personalize things if you want by setting the Schedule Night light as done;
- Sunset to Sunrise
- Set Hours
Under setting of hours you get to sett the Turn on and Turn off Period as you want in hours and minutes.
Get phone Notifications on Windows
Checking Notifications on your phone why you are working on your laptop isn’t a greater experience. As a matter of fact, you can get your phone notifications on your Windows laptop.
Meanwhile, you just need to install the cortana App for Android on your Smart Phone. Then, set up the cortana with the same Microsoft account that you use on your PC. Once the set up is done, here are steps to follow;
Tap on the profile icon from the cortana interface and go to settings.
Under settings options select Synchronize Notifications and enable the following;
- Missed call notifications
- Incoming message notifications
- Low battery Notifications
- App Notifications
Once done, open your windows PC settings and select cortana option. Select Notifications option and enable ‘ Send Notifications Between Device ‘ check box. You can also like on Manage Notifications to make sure notification Sync from your phone is enabled.
Now, you will be receiving various notifications from your Android smart Phone and you will be able to replay massages and calls right from your PC. That’s cool isn’t it?
Record Steps of a particular Task on windows
Which steps do you want to show a friend or friends? Candid speaking, you can set up your windows step recorder in your PC to grab and later share these steps with friends without distance being a barrier.
Windows Record steps to reproduce a problem solutions free of charge. You can locate windows steps recorder very easy using the search box at your bottom left before the window key/button.
Start recording of steps you take in your by clicking on start record reb button and once the recording start here are the other buttons your control the recorder with;
- Pause record
- Stop record
- Add comment
However, making this recording more friendly you can as well add comment depending on the way you which to present your speech’s to friends or others.
Sticky Notes with Insights
You most have to use Sticky notes in your PC, but you should know there are various intelligent features. Meanwhile, here is how it works on windows Devices.
Open the sticky notes which you can gain access to very fast using windows search box.
In the sticky notes Tap the menu button and click on the settings button to enable insights check box.
Once done, get start with writing a note like I will call my mentor tomorrow. You will see Tomorrow in note highlighted, just click on it to save the note as a Reminder.
Now, you will specify the time which the event or action will take place. Here are more things you can use for reminder on sticky notes;
Website address which can open directly using the default browser
Store value and visitation and more …
Use Emojis anywhere in windows
Emojis has become an integral part of our daily conversations. However, to type Emojis through the Windows keyboard is a longer process but it rightly very easy to use Emojis from the onscreen touch keyboard. Here is how to enable emojis keyboard option;
- Scroll down to Task-bar and right-click
- Move via the options and select Show Touch keyboard button
Once that is done, your emojis keyboard is now ready for use which you can tap to use at anytime out want from the task-bar at the right hand side.
Enable bash shell and use Linux Commands
Microsoft brought in a great feature in windows PC by name Bash Shell. This feature you can access from search box.
First, to make enable this bash shell here are steps you should take.
- Go to windows settings and tap on windows update
- Select For developers option and unlike store Apps to developers mode options.
- Then, open the control panel and select Programs with programs & features
- Select Turn windows features on or off and scroll the list
- Tick Windows subsystem for Linux (Beta)
- Finally, you OK everything and Restart the PC.
Once the Computer finish restarting, search for Bash using the Search box and click to select Bash and open a command prompt windows. Here you need to install Ubuntu on windows first; here is how you can do it.
- Type “y” to continue
The Ubuntu will be downloaded from your windows store and once of is done you can now use bash shell as a command prompt in your windows to perform as many task as you want.
Some Handy Keyboard shortcuts
They are many swift windows shortcuts which you should be know. Using these shortcuts on PC give a greater experience. Here are some awesome shortcuts;
- Windows key + Part Sc – To save screenshots on your windows.
- Windows key + shift + S – To capture a particular region on the screen
- Snap windows with ease with windows key + left or Right Arrow keys.
- F2 to rename a folder
- Alt + F4 – To shotdown, restart, hibernate or sleep your Personal computers.
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Which windows shortcuts do you know? and Learn How to enable or Disable Windows Auto Update in the above video.