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Windows 10: 5 hacks that Microsoft has well hidden

Whether you have been using Windows 10 for years or have just upgraded, there are many secretly hacks that will facilitate your daily life.

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Windows 10: 5 hacks that Microsoft has well hidden

Getting faster and more productive can be especially helpful now that more and more people are working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Finding the secret «Start menuAnd its energy savings battery with a simple trick are great ways to make the most of your machine.

Η Microsoft usually does not disclose its hidden capabilities the way it does Apple, which makes it quite difficult for us to make the most of Windows 10.

  • Minimize all windows except active

If your desktop is very full of open windows, you can quickly minimize everything except what you are currently using.

Just do it click on the title bar of the window you want to keep open to select it. Then hold down the mouse and quickly move the window left and right. After a few quick moves, all other open windows will be minimized, leaving only what you have shaken open.

  • Open the "Start" menu secretly

What we all know is that to open the Start menu, tap the Windows icon at the bottom left of screen or on your keyboard. But the list of hacks for Windows 10 includes a lesser known one second Start menu which makes it much easier access in important features such as Command line, the Table Control and Task Manager.

You can access it in two different ways, either Press the Windows key + X, or right-click the Windows icon - Start Button.

  • Create an event without opening the Calendar application

The last information Windows 10 lets you quickly add events to your Microsoft Calendar directly from your taskbar without having to open the calendar at all. See how to do it:

  • In your taskbar, click the box with the time and date in the right corner.
  • Click on the date you want to schedule an event.
  • Enter the name, time and location of the event. (If you have multiple calendars, click the down arrow next to the event name field to select the one you want to add it to.)
  • Click save. The event should appear in the Calendar application on all your devices.
  • Take a screenshot

It may be basic, but it's amazing how easy it is to forget how to take a screenshot at laptop or the PC when you do not do it often.

There are at least eight different ways to take a screenshot with Windows 10. If you want to capture and save an image of your entire screen, the easiest way is to press Windows + the screen print key and this image will be saved in the folder Screenshots located at Pictures.

To capture only one part of your screen, press the key Windows + Shift + S to open a tool called Snip & Sketch, which allows you to click and drag to create a screenshot, which is saved in Clipboard.

Windows 10: 5 hacks that Microsoft has well hidden

5. Open items in your taskbar with keyboard shortcuts

If you have pinned programs to the Windows 10 taskbar at the bottom of your screen to create a shortcut, you do not need to click on the icons to open them.

Instead, use the keyboard shortcut key Windows + [some number key], with the number key corresponding to its position program on the taskbar. For example, the key Windows + 2 will open the second item in the taskbar.

There are many more Windows 10 hacks and they are especially useful if you type quickly and do not want to lift your fingers from the keyboard.

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