Whether you've been using WIndows 10 for years or recently upgraded, here some hidden features you can unlock right now.
If your desktop screen is too crowded You can quickly minimize all the windows except the one you're working on.
Just click the title bar the window you wanna keep open to select it, then hold the mouse down and move the window back and forth quickly.
After a couple of quick shakes, all the other open windows will minimize.
And leave open the one you've shaken.
Of course, there's the regular Start Menu, which is easy to access anytime.
Windows 10 has a lesser known second Start menu that makes accessing important features like the Control Panel or Task Manager easier.
Just press the Windows key plus X or right click the Windows icon start button to find it.
There are many ways to take a screenshot with Windows 10.
Our two favorites are pressing the Windows key plus the print screen key to capture the entire screen To capture one part of the screen, press the Windows key plus shift plus s to open the snip and sketch tool, which allows you to click and drag to create a screenshot.
If you want to speed Speed up your computer, you may want to get rid of apps that are taking up space and slowing it down.
To see how much space each app uses, go to storage in your settings and then click the drive you want to search.
Then click apps.
To see a list of apps installed and how much space they're taking up.
Apps that run in the background like notifications and updates can be useful, but can also suck your battery.
To control which apps run in the background.
And preserve your battery.
Go to settings, privacy and then background apps.
There you can control which apps are running and turn them off completely.
Microsoft hides file extensions by default, which makes things difficult if you wanna look up specific types of files.
If you want to see your file extensions, go to the search bar and type File Explore Options.
Then in the window that appears click View tab.
Now uncheck that box that says hide extensions for known file types.
Your file extensions will now show up in the file explorer.
Finally, if you want to cut down on notifications for your working, trying focus assist.
Set it up by going to settings system and the focus assist.
You can choose from three options to customize your notifications.
You can also choose to automatically turn this feature on and off During certain hours or when you're playing a game.
For more helpful tips on Windows 10, visit us at cnet.com.
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