Windows10 tips

Create PDF anywhere (Windows 10).

Microsoft has built an automatic PDF Creator in Windows 10. While previously users had to install third-party software like CutePDF etc. but those were crammed with malware. But now, in Windows 10, this feature is built right in the print option. To save an article as PDF, click on the print option. Then, in the list of printers, select “Microsoft Print to PDF”. And you are done.

Change Default location in OneDrive.

As we all know, Windows OS has furthermore integrated OneDrive right into it. It syncs files between cloud and local storage. Most users do not know this, but you can change the default folder where your files are stored in OneDrive.

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.

Invert Selection.

As the name suggests, invert selection selects the files that are not selected and vice versa. This can be helpful when selecting a large number of files in a folder. You can easily do it from the Ribbon.

Edit Send Menu.

Whenever you right-click on a file, there is an option of Send To. This option contains direct shortcuts to send the file to various sources. But what most Windows users do not know is that they have the ability to customise these options. Send To options can be customised by the following the given steps. Step 1. Go to C:\Users*Username*\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo. If this is hidden, make sure you enable hidden folders from Folder Options. Step 2. Here you will see Folders for each send to option. Step 3. To Remove any Option, you can delete that File from Send to folder. Step 4. Copy the folder that you want to show up in Send to Menu and Paste it there in that Folder. Step 5. Now Check the Send to menu to See the Changes.

Use Secret Dark Theme (Windows 10).

Windows 10 has a hidden dark theme that looks very neat and exclusive. You can give it a try by following the given instructions. Click Start, type ‘regedit’ and press Enter on your keyboard. In the Registry Editor, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER,SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\ Personalize. In the right-hand pane, right-click a space and select New, then ‘DWORD (32-bit) Value’. Rename the highlighted ‘New Value #1’ ‘AppsUseLightTheme’, then log out of Windows and log back in again.

Save Internet Data And Increase Speed (Windows 10).

If you are using a relatively newer version of Windows, then you might have noticed an increase in the data usage by the system. To get rid of this problem and increase the internet speed of your PC, follow this simple trick. Turn off all the updates and set your connection as METERED. In Windows 10 you can do this by going to “Settings“, “Network and Internet” and then click on “advanced options”. For other windows version users, we recommend below article.

Also Check:- How To Increase Internet Speed

Use Easy Access.

Another useful windows secret shortcuts. In the Ribbon, Home tab has an option of Easy access. Easy access allows you to :

  • Pin file/folder to Start (the Start menu, not Taskbar)
  • Add file/folder to Library or Favorites.
  • Map a network drive.
  • Make file/folder offline, or Sync.

Faster Copy/Move Speeds.

Windows Explorer handles copying and moving files pretty well. But if you are looking for amazing in all windows hacks which really save our time then, then we have a solution. This hack will help to boost transfer speed. You can install this excellent 3rd party software called TeraCopy. Whenever you paste something, TeraCopy comes into play and takes over. It has faster speeds and more options. Now you can copy-paste like a pro.

Change Default Folder.

When you open Windows Explorer, you are greeted with a default screen. It is your library showing folders like desktop, documents, downloads, music, pictures, etc. Since most users do not know this, but you can change this default screen. You can set it to any desired folder that you want quick access to. This can be very helpful if you have folders deep inside your directories.