Your computer makes your life easy, and these tips will make using the computer even easier.
The following tips and tricks will help you multitask, make your work seamless and increase productivity when using Windows 10 on your computer.
1. Use virtual desktop
You can access the Virtual Desktop interface by clicking the Task View button in the Windows 10 Taskbar. Then, click Add Desktop in the bottom right corner to a new virtual desktop.
Swipe up with three fingers to see the Task View screen where you can close apps and delete virtual desktops. You can also move apps between virtual desktops by dragging them.
Some virtual desktop keyboard shortcuts:
- Windows Tab Open to Task View to manage virtual desktops.
- Windows CTRL D to Add a new virtual desktop.
- Windows CTRL Right to Switch between virtual desktops.
- Windows Ctrl F4 to Close an active virtual desktop.
2. Use an extra monitor with your PC
Most external monitors come with plug-and-play support. You can use the second monitor as an extension of your primary screen or duplicate your desktop.
Options to manage multiple screens in Windows 10 are present in Settings > System > Display. You can then choose which display you want to keep as primary, change screen resolution.
3. Use the Action Centre
The Action Centre options let you quickly turn on and off Bluetooth, WiFi, and many other Windows features.
You can rearrange the quick actions by visiting Settings > System > Notifications then actions.
4. Useful Windows keyboard shortcuts
You can also now create custom keyboard shortcuts to open your favourite apps quickly.
Here is a list of keyboard shortcuts to perform different tasks like minimising and quickly jumping between apps on your desktop:
- Windows Key or CTRL Esc to open the Start Menu.
- Windows A to open the Actions Center.
- Windows E to open File Explorer.
- Windows D to show or hide the desktop.
- Windows I to open the Settings app.
- Windows L to lock PC.
- Windows S to open Windows Search.
- CTRL SHIFT Esc to open Task Manager.
- Windows Down Arrow to make an active window a floating window.
- Windows Up Arrow to maximise a minimised active window.
- Windows Tab to open Task View.
- Windows Home to minimise all non-active windows.