Top 10 Windows tips

Using the Dark theme

If you are a dark theme lover, you will love dark themes on Windows 10. These light themes will sear your eyeballs. Fortunately, this new operating system windows 10 now supports a dark theme. You may head to Start > Settings > Personalization > and then go to Color and then select the “dark” option under the option “Choose your default app mode.” The new October 2018 Windows 10 Update extended the dark theme to include the File Explorer, too. You may now enjoy it!

Dark Theme

The Windows dark theme is one of the newer features of the Windows 10 operating system. It comes in a time when most of us were bored of the ordinary look (read ancient). Initially, the darker theme could be enabled only through the registry, but now it can be achieved with just a few clicks. Head over to the Settings > Personalisation > Colours, scroll down and choose Dark as the app mode. The dark mode would appear mostly in the settings window, though. But explore the other features of this mode and you might end up with a very different looking desktop.

Improve Battery Life in Windows 10

Windows 10’s battery saver feature can help you if your laptop’s battery is running low. It is smart enough to throttle the background processes and threads to limit the power usage and save power to allow your machine to last longer. It is better than power-saving modes found in previous Windows releases and can be enabled using this procedure: click Start menu > Settings > System > Battery saver.

Personalize Start Menu Experience

Are you not a fan of those aggressive apps and documents suggestion in the Windows 11 Start menu? You can remove them as well. Go to Windows Settings > Personalization > Start and disable the toggle for the ones you don’t need.

Record Screen using Xbox app (Built-in Screen Recorder in Windows 10)

Not many users know this but Windows 10 allows you to record your screen without any external app. In fact, not only you can record video but also both system and mic audio. The feature is called “Game Capture” however it works with any app that you are using. I have used this app to record countless short tutorials for my friends and family. I love this feature as it is very easy to invoke. All a user needs to do is hit the “Windows+G” keyboard shortcut and a recording menu will open. Here you can set your preferences and then hit the record button to start your recording. While this tool is not really feature rich, it definitely is easy to use, and being available natively makes it one of the best tools for capturing and sharing a small recording of your Windows PC.

Dynamic Lock

Using Windows + L. Dynamic Lock will be a handy feature that often pairs your PC with your device over Bluetooth, then it automatically locks your computer when you wander away from it. In order to start using it, marry the two devices in the Control Panel > then Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers, then you have to activate the Dynamic Lock at Settings > Account > and then Sign-in options.

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

Change Windows 10 Start Menu Accent Color

You might have noticed the fixed accent color your start menu possesses. If you want to change the same, you will have to go to Start>> Settings>> Personalization>> Colors. There you can choose any accent color. I prefer checking the option that sets the accent color according to the background.

Find my Device

Ever faced the exasperation of tracking a lost device or a silent phone? Well, Windows offers the choice from where one can track the last known location of a device. It works similar to Google’s Device manager. Compared to the phone tracking, the device search has its limitations. It'll need your Microsoft Account to log you in, and once done, the last known location of a PC can be tracked. However, unlike Google's Device Manager, you won’t be able to wipe or lock your device.

Windows Explorer Open and Exit Shortcuts.

This is probably a quite common Windows Explorer trick. We decided to mention it because of some users who might not know. There are simple shortcuts to open as well as close windows explorer.

  1. To open Windows Explorer, press Win+E. 2. In Windows 8 or 8.1, hold down Ctrl & Shift key and right-click the blank space in Taskbar to see Exit Explorer option.