Windows tips

Command Prompt Shortcuts

The previous versions of Command Prompt did a pro-level job of testing your patience. This new version of Windows is the first one from the Microsoft stable to include keyboard shortcuts for Command Prompt. Needless to say, using these shortcuts is easy and effortless.

Virtual Desktops

Task View, known popularly as Virtual desktops (VD), was added as a mainstream feature in Windows 10 and trust me, VDs can boost the productivity levels. In simple words, you get to have a number of desktops on your system which you can easily traverse using some handy keyboard shortcuts. There are a lot third party apps that let you have VDs, but a native one surely beats the odds when it comes to stability and accessibility. The choice is yours as to how you would utilize this space. For starters, you can have a work desktop and an entertainment hub. The TaskView icon, next to the Start Menu, can also be accessed via the following shortcuts.

Quick Access Files and Folders from File Explorer

One of the features that I was desperately waiting for and finally, Windows 10 answered my prayers. I find it feasible to have quick access to the recently used folders, but we are humans and we have a great reputation of not thinking alike. So for those who would NOT like to have an open display of their recently accessed files & folders, there’s quite an easy trick to hide them. Head over to the file explorer and click on View > Options and uncheck the privacy checkboxes. The file explorer will switch to the My PC look.

Block Notifications

Windows PC almost never stops from enlightening you on every single thing, whether it’s a Java update that’s available or a new notification. And like me, if you are annoyed with this feature, there’s an easy way to turn it off. All you need to do is head over to Settings >  System > Notifications and actions and turn it off.

Drag And Drop In The Address bar.

First of all, the Address bar is a small bar on the top of the screen in the Windows Explorer. It shows the path of the current directory. So, this means you can see all the folders you have opened to reach the current screen. But it has another feature. You can drag and drop either files or folders to any folder shown in the Address bar to move them. This is a straightforward trick, yet it is very effective when used.

Customize Folders by Changing Colors.

Another really good in all windows tricks is to customize folder icons and to change their colours. This is a fun trick, but it also helps you to organize stuff better as you can set a different colour for a different type of folders according to the type of files they store. Read here to know how to change folder colours.

Read Here:- How To Change Folder Color In Windows

Lock Private File & Folders.

In Windows, you can actually lock the folders that contain your private files. This feature can be beneficial when there are multiple users on a single PC, and you want to hide your files. So, if you want to hide your files by locking your folders, click on the link below to read further.

Read More:- Folder Locking Software For Windows

Windows Keyboard Shortcuts.

Most people do not use these nut once you get used to the Windows keyboard shortcuts, they are real-time savers and are really helpful. Hence, here we have the best Windows keyboard shortcuts for you so you can access features of Windows OS very quickly.

Use HomeGroup.

HomeGroup has existed in Windows OS from a while now, but very few users use it. It is a local network sharing feature which helps you access and share files on Windows computers in the same network. You can select the folders that you want to share with people in your HomeGroup. To use HomeGroup, head to ‘control panel’ and open the “network and sharing” option.

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Pin Settings To Start Menu.

With Windows 8.1 and 10, the settings menu has been different than the control panel. Thus, users are finding it rather difficult to navigate through all the options. For convince, users can now pin their most-used settings in the start menu. “Right-click” on the settings menu and select “Pin to start”. As easy as it is.