Windows 10 is a very popular operating system leading over 40 percent of all desktop OS. Along with simplicity, Windows 10 is a great operating system equipped with highly customizable and tons of cool features. This is one reason why most laptop companies use Microsoft Windows operating system. Moreover, there are also various editions of Windows 10 for various purposes. It includes Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, and Windows 10 Enterprise edition, etc. You can purchase any Windows 10 edition from the Official Microsoft website. In this article, we’ll show you the 11 most useful tips and tricks for Windows 10 you might not know.
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Windows 10 Tips and Tricks
In this section, we have listed basic as well as advanced tips and tricks for Windows 10 operating system. With that said, let’s dig into it.
1. Turn On Dak Mode
On Windows 10, you can easily switch between dark and light themes. To enable dark themes, open Windows 10 Settings from the menu > click Personalization > Colors > Choose your color > then, change the option from Light to Dark.
You can scroll down to get the additional option to customize the accent color. Along with that, you can apply a custom accent color on the start menu, taskbar, and action center.
2. Windows 10 Touchpad Gestures
Windows 10 supports various touchpad gestures to perform quick tasks. However, it is for laptops only. Let’s look at each of these gestures.
One Finger Slide: It’s the most common touchpad trick. By sliding a single finger on the touchpad, you can move the mouse cursor across the screen.
One Finger Tap: You can use one finger tap to select a file, apps, open links, menus, and more. Also, quickly double-tap lets you open the app or select texts, etc.
Two Fingers Slide: You can slide your two fingers to navigate through web pages in the Chrome browser, change soundtrack in Groove Music player, or scroll through web pages, documents, etc.
Two-Fingers Tap: You can tap your two fingers on the touchpad (instead of right-clicking on the mouse) to get additional menus.
Two Fingers Pinch: It is mainly used to Zoom in/out pictures, maps, or web pages, etc. You can pinch in your two fingers for Zoom in and pinch out two fingers to Zoom out.
Three Fingers Slide: You can do various tasks by sliding your three fingers on the touchpad. By swiping left to right or right to left, you can quickly jump through the running tasks or apps. Also, you can slide your three fingers in the upward direction to enter task view and swipe downward to minimize all the Windows apps at once.
Three Fingers Tap: By tapping three fingers on the touchpad, you can quickly access Cortana Assistant or Windows search bar.
Four Fingers Slide: Quickly access virtual desktops by swiping your four fingers left or right on the touchpad.
Four Fingers Tap: It brings Action center when you tap your four fingers on the touchpad.
3. Pause Windows Updates
With the latest Windows 10 update, you can officially disable or pause Windows updates for a certain amount of time. Just go to Windows 10 Settings from the start menu > Update & Security > Click on Pause Updates For 7 Days. By clicking multiple times on Pause Updates For 7 Days, you can extend the Windows updates pause timer for up to one month. You can also disable Windows updates permanently through Windows 10 registry. Click here to view the complete tutorial on how to disable Windows updates.
4. Turn On Night Lights For Eye Protection
In Windows 10, you can filter blue harmful emitting lights out of the screen and protect your eyes. Night Light is a very useful feature in Windows 10 that allows you to filter and replace blue lights with warmer colors. To enable Night Light, select Start Menu > Settings > System > Display > Night light settings > Turn on now. You can also adjust its strength and schedule the timer.
5. Right-Click Start Menu To Access Additional Menu
As you know Windows 10 start menu allows you to access all the installed applications and accessories programs on your PC. However, you can also right-click on the start menu to get an additional menu. From there, you can directly open device manager, apps & features, computer management, disk management, or task manager, etc.
6. Access ‘God Mode’ in Windows 10
In Windows 10, God Mode is a special folder containing some of the most powerful settings and commands. To bring the ‘God Mode’ folder on your PC, just right-click on the desktop, select New > Folder. Then, copy and paste the below code into the folder name and hit enter.
That’s it. You’ve successfully created the God Mode folder.
7. Step Recorder
Step recorder is a simple useful tool in Windows that can record steps you perform on your screen. To access Step recorder, all you have to do is just search ‘PSR’ from the start menu and click to open step recorder on your PC. Once opened, just click on start record to start recording your steps.
8. Turn Off Background Apps
From the task manager, you can easily find out how many apps are running in the background on Windows 10. Background apps take system resources such as RAM and also sends usefulness notifications. You can prevent apps from running in the background and save system resources. To do so, open Windows 10 Settings from the start menu > Privacy > Background Apps. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial with images on how to turn off backgrounds apps in Windows 10.
9. Uninstall Apps and Programs
It’s better to keep your operating system clean and fast. However, a lot of system junks and apps can slow down the Windows 10 performance. To remove apps, go to Settings from the start menu > then, select Apps > click on the app that you want to remove and click Uninstall. Here are two methods on how to uninstall apps and programs from Windows 10 and clear system resources.
10. Try Useful CMD Commands
CMD or Command Prompt is a default command-line interpreter in Windows operating system. CMD is still a relevant tool. It can perform so many tasks through the command line that can’t be done through GUI. Here are the 11 Most Useful CMD Commands To Try Out.
11. Hard Drive Partition
There are several benefits of hard drive partition. It lets you organize your files, protect from losing data, quick backups and improved security, etc. It also improves the performance of the Windows operating system including installed apps. It’s very simple & easy to perform hard drive partition. Here’s how to do a hard drive partition on Windows 10.
Bonus: Create Bootable USB Drive For Windows 10
By creating a bootable USB drive you can perform a clean Windows 10 installation and also restore your backups. I hope you like these 11 most useful tips and tricks for Windows 10 in 2023. Follow us on social media for more related tutorials.