Windows 10 Tips and Tricks

We can all benefit from a few tips and tricks on how to navigate the world of Windows 10. No matter which Microsoft, Dell, HP, or other Windows 10 set up you have, these quick tips will help you stay organized and familiar with the new layout.

It comes as no surprise that Windows is constantly updating to enhance the user-friendly experience. Although it may feel like as soon as we have a grasp on one update, a new one comes out. It can become increasingly frustrating to keep up, so we’ve put together a list of a few tips and tricks to help you navigate the uncharted territories of Windows 10. 


Using Windows 10 

Increase Productivity with Windows Timeline Feature

This new enhanced feature allows you to pick up right where you left off. If you work using various tabs and screens, this is a great way to access your activity(with supported apps). By clicking the Task View button or Windows Key + Tab,  you can view your timeline of activity within these apps. This feature can even be synched across devices for ease of use.


Your Phone and PC in One

Just when you thought your phone and PC couldn’t be synched any further, it is. If you have the right combination of phone and PC, you can seamlessly transfer information between devices. Windows will show you recent photos taken with your phone, allow you to send SMS text messages, received push notifications, check your phone’s battery life, and more! However, you will need to be an Android user for this, not iPhone. Your Phone App for Android is required.


“Secret” Start Menu

You are probably familiar with your startup menu, but Windows 10 released a new “Secret” start menu, which can be accessed by holding the Windows Key + or right-click the Windows icon/Start button. . THis newly added menu allows for ease of access to important features like the Command Prompt, the Control Panel and the Task Manager much easier.


Keyboard Shortcuts

Everybody loves a good shortcut to access information in a pinch. Luckily for Windows users, Windows 10 if you have programs pinned to your taskbar at the bottom of your screen, you don’t need to click the icons to actually open them. Instead, you can hold the Windows Key + (number key), with the number that corresponds with the placement of your app. For example, Windows key + 3 will open the third item on the taskbar. Now that’s a shortcut!


Aside from the few tips and tricks we’ve mentioned here, there are hundreds of threads online that can help you navigate the never-ending world of Windows 10.


If you have questions about specific features or apps on your devices, give us a call or stop by! At I.T. Reboot, we are happy to help take the technological stress out of your days!