Windows10 tips

100% transparent Start Menu.

So I just updated to Windows 10 and was really annoyed with the blur transparency that windows 10 offers. There is no customization sadly, but there is a way to get it to be 100% transparent. I am working on getting the taskbar to be 100% transparent as well.  **Please follow these steps:**1.) Click on your Start Button2.) Type "Regedit" and hit Enter3.) Find this path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize4.) Double click on "Enable Transparency" 5.) Change the value to 0 (zero)6.) Confirm You might need to restart your PC after you confirm the setting, but for me it worked immediately. I now enjoy this very nice transparent start menu.

IE and WMP can both be disabled/uninstalled

A lot of issues vanish by clean installing W10.

Someone should sticky this or something

Ultimate Guide to Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Check out this keyboard shortcut guide by Gizmodo to see how you can:

  • Snap windows
  • Move between virtual desktops
  • Use Cortana from keyboard
  • Work with command prompt window
  • Take and edit screenshots

Remove unneeded buttons from taskbar

If you want or don't want the taskview, touch keyboard or Cortana/search icons on your taskbar, you can toggle them on off by right-clicking on the taskbar and selecting your preferred state.

Opt out of transparency

You can opt in or out of transparency by going to Settings > Personalization > Colors (it's at the bottom). This is also where to go if you wanna opt in for your taskbar and action center to be colored.

Right-clicking the start button or the shortcut "Win + X" brings up a nice list of shortcuts.