. 1 Talk to Cortana
Cortana is Microsoft's digital assistant in the style of Siri and Google Now, and with Windows 10 it breaks out of Windows Phone Desktops, laptops and tablets. You can turn Cortana on and adjust its settings via the Start menu. Then use your voice or the search box in the system tray to run web queries, set reminders for yourself, check the weather forecast, and more. It is now available in the US and will soon be available in other parts of the world – to test it in advance, set the system region and language in the Time and Language section under Settings on US.
. 2 Sign in with finger pressure
Microsoft has added a new feature called Windows Hello to the latest operating system: You can sign in with a face recognition, a fingerprint, or even an iris scan if your computer has the hardware it needs. To change the way you access your computer, go to the Settings app. Then click on the "Accounts" link and select "Login options" in the left menu. The listed options depend on the various technical components of your computer, but new Windows 10 laptops and desktops should include at least some of the new options.
. 3 Save battery power
For Windows users, Windows 10 will be shipped for the first time with an official power saving feature that you will find in the System section of Settings ( there is also an estimate of how long your battery will probably last). You can manually turn the battery saver mode on or off, or turn it on automatically when the battery reaches a certain level. Clicking the Battery saver settings link to change this value from the default of 20% and specifying certain apps are excluded from the various power saving features.
. 4 Add Additional Desktops
Windows 10 brings native support for "virtual" desktops – which means you can open your app window over a series of desktops instead of staying with one (the taskbar and desktop shortcuts remain constant). For example, you could have a desktop for work and one for entertainment. Click or touch the Task View button (next to the taskbar search) or press Windows Key + Tab on the keyboard to view, create, and remove virtual desktops. You can also click on the individual app thumbnails to switch between them.
. 5 Snap into Corners
With the theme of screen layouts and organization, Microsoft has updated the window-locking feature of Windows 8: as well as capturing windows to both Pages of the display can now also snap into the corners. Drag an open window into the corner of the display to try it; You can also hold down the Windows key and, if necessary, tap the cursor keys. If you want your Windows 10 apps to be organized precisely and fully exploit the screen resolution, this is a handy feature.
. 6 Saving maps for offline use
This is a tip that is more useful on smartphones, but tablets and laptops can also benefit : Windows 10 lets you save maps to your device in case you lose a Wi-Fi or data connection while trying to explore the nearby area. Go to App Settings and then select System and Offline Maps to choose which maps to download (each region estimates how much space is allocated). You can then start and use the Maps app, whether you can go online or not.
. 7 Analyze the Hard Drive
Windows 10 provides a new user interface for viewing the contents of your hard drive, making it easier for you to see how all these gigabytes are used. In the Settings app, click or tap System, choose the Storage option, and choose the drive you want to look at more closely. The next screen divides the used storage space into pictures, documents, videos, emails, music, etc. provided that all contents are stored in the corresponding folders. Click or touch a specific entry in the list for more information.
. 8 Fix Default App Mappings
The default application for a specific file type opens when you double-click a file that is saved in that format (for example, Word opens for DOC files). The Windows 10 upgrade process can break some of these shortcuts, and the easiest way to recover them is to open the Settings app from the Start menu and follow the System shortcut. Go to the Default Apps page, and you can make the necessary changes and reset the file associations to those recommended by Microsoft.
. 9 Accessing the Alternate Start Menu
Right-click on the Start menu to bring up an alternate menu – it's not that easy to use provides quick access to some of the key areas of the system, including the Device Manager, the Command Prompt window, and the old, old Control Panel. From here you can access the Task Manager as well as the System Search and the Run Box. This alternative menu was also available in Windows 8, and you can also start it by pressing Windows key + X.
10th Disable Wi-Fi Sharing
One of the most controversial new features in Windows 10 is Wi-Fi Sense, which you can automatically share Wi-Fi passwords with your contacts on Facebook and Skype. The idea is that they can go online quickly when they visit your home or office, but some have expressed concerns about the feature. To turn it off or just take a closer look, go to the Network & Internet section under Settings and select Manage Wi-Fi settings. At the bottom of the screen, you can enable or disable sharing for any network your computer is connected to on a regular basis.
. 11 Record video from screen activity
Windows 10 has an on-screen activity recording feature that primarily serves to exploit your gaming exploits Share It lets you prepare a presentation or start your own Windows How-To video series on YouTube. Press the Windows key + G in any app and check the box to start the Game DVR utility. All captured clips are available in the Xbox app. Use the key combination Windows key + Alt + Print screen to save a static screenshot in the same place.
12th Scheduling Windows 10 Restarts
If you're running the home version of Windows 10 (and you're likely), you have no choice about whether to install updates or not – they are automatically applied to protect your computer and to be up to date. You can prevent your desktop or laptop from restarts automatically when updates arrive: Under Settings, click Update and Security, and then select Windows Update on the left. Click Advanced Options, and you can use the drop-down menu at the top of the screen to cause Windows 10 to notify you before it restarts.
. 13 Turn Off Quick Access
In the redesigned Windows 10 File Explorer interface (formerly Windows Explorer), there is a new quick access pane that collects recently opened windows Files and frequently used folders. You can pin folders here by right-clicking and choosing "Pin to Quick access". If you do not like the new feature, right-click the Quick Access heading on the left and select Options. In the dialog box that appears, you can launch File Explorer with an overview of your PC system ("This PC") as the shortcut page, and hide recently used files and frequently used folders.
fourteenth Get Windows 10 to work with your smartphone
Microsoft knows that Windows Phone has not set the world ablaze, which is why it makes its software much more compatible with iOS and Android. To get proof of this, launch the Phone Companion app (available in the Start menu): It lets you retrieve your emails, photos, and other files from apps such as OneDrive and Outlook on an Android or iOS smartphone. Select the type of mobile device you are using from the opening screen and follow the instructions for setup.
15th Customizing the Start Menu
The Start Menu returns with Windows 10, but it's borrowed heavily from the Windows 8 startup screen: it's colorful "live" "Tiles that rotate regularly to display snippets of content from the corresponding app. Like the old Home screen, you can customize the new Start menu: Right-click individual tiles to keep them static, resize them or completely remove it from the menu, right-click an app shortcut in the All Apps list if you want to pin it on the Start menu.
16. Change to touch mode
To resolve some of the bugs of Windows 8, Windows 10 has two different ones Modes for tablets and full-fledged computers, and it can automatically switch between them (for example, by connecting a keyboard dock to a tablet). You can also switch between them manually if you need to do the following: Click or tap the Notification Center icon in the system tray in the lower-right corner, then select Tablet mode. Taskbars and menus are simplified to facilitate use on a touch screen, and the Start menu returns to full screen mode used in Windows 8.
17th Streaming Games on an Xbox One
Windows machines and Xbox One consoles are more friendly than ever after the introduction of Windows 10, and one of the new features is the streaming of gameplay from an Xbox One to a Windows 10 desktop or laptop seamlessly. First, enable streaming games in the Xbox One settings, then switch to the Windows 10 Xbox app and select Connect in the left pane. Select your console from the list to create a link. For the stream to work, both devices must be on the same local Wi-Fi network.
18th Writing on the Web
Internet Explorer is still hanging in the background of Windows 10, but as far as surfing the Web is concerned, This is the new OS OS is all about Microsoft Edge: The brand new browser is fast, clean and geared to the modern Internet. One of the most unusual features is the ability to annotate web pages – click the Create a Web Note icon (a pen in a box) and you can scribble and mark to your heart's content. Pages can then be saved or shared for later use.
19th Reading without Distractions on the Web
Another useful feature introduced with the Microsoft Edge browser is the read-only mode – on Web sites, on the mode is available On the right side of the address bar you will see an icon that looks like an open book. Click the icon to enable this mode, and the layout of the current page changes, which eliminates ads and other unnecessary distractions, allowing you to focus on the main text of the article. Click the icon again and the page view will return to normal.
20th Control Your Notifications
Windows 10 comes with a redesigned messaging system that dare say? – A little reminiscent of Mac OS X. Get notifications about Windows events, pop-up alerts from your installed software, and updates from individual Windows apps (like new messages in the Mail app). To customize what's displayed here and what's not, go to Settings, System and then Notifications and Actions. You can see that you can block notifications for individual apps and apply a general ban. If you find the new system too annoying, this is the screen you should visit.
21st Synchronize your Windows experience with other PCs
Like Windows 8, Windows 10 lets you synchronize different areas of your Windows experience – such as desktop background and online passwords – between computers, provided you use the same Microsoft account to sign in , In the Settings app, select Accounts and then Sync your settings: The following screen lets you enable and disable syncing and select the data that is included. Having multiple Windows PCs in multiple locations, such as home and office, can help you achieve a consistent user experience.