In the desktop operating system world Windows 10 is the most popular one. Most of us will continue to use this operating system for the foreseeable future. Even if you use it every day, there is a lot to learn. Whether you’re knowledgeable or comfortable, these tips will help you get the most out of your Windows 10 experience. These tips for Windows 10 can actually make a difference. Some of these tricks may be new or have been there for a while but they’re mostly used.
Windows 10 Multitasking in Desktop
Most of us have multiple applications opened at the same time and in the same window while working. The fastest way to switch between these apps on Windows is to use the Alt + Tab keyboard shortcut. But whenever you’re working on multitasking then it’s better to distribute all apps on multiple desktops. For this obviously we need multiple desktop / monitors but if you don’t have an extra monitor don’t need to worry about it. Windows 10 has virtual desktop options to recover it. Just press Win + Tab now at the top left corner you’ll see the New Desktop button.
Just click on to create a new desktop as you desire. Now drag and drop your application to the new desktop but what is the shortcut to switch between desktops? Yes, just press Win + CTRL + Left for previous desktop and Win + CTRL + Right for next desktop. To show all desktops at a time with work history just press Win + Tab. So, from now you don’t need to overload one window and I’m pretty much sure you’ll love it
Turn on the Ridiculous Turbo Mode
Now not many know of this Windows 10 has a high performance mode that you can turn on to make sure that your hardware is running at peak performance. This is Windows ridiculous mode but most people will actually never see it because it’s only enabled by default for workstations. So, how can you enable it? Click on the windows start button and type power then Power & Sleep Setting appear on the list and click on it. You will also get it under system setting. Now click on additional power settings which will take you to the power options usually you’ll see these power plans balanced, power saver and high performance.
If you can’t see the high performance mode then click on show additional plans. Now we can enable the high performance plan. This mode will essentially disable all power saving features in exchange for best possible performance. But the plan does not recommend for all the time use because it will prioritize performance over energy efficiency. Only for essential projects when you want to use the additional energy it may come in handy and you can always change back to the balance plan afterwards.
Turn off Windows 10 background apps
Each app that’s running in the background is draining your battery and making your computer slower. The background apps can continue to perform actions even when you don’t have them open. It may make sense for some apps to update in the background like your email and your calendar or the weather app. But for most of them it’s not necessary and just to be clear, preventing an app from running in the background doesn’t mean you can’t use it. It just means it won’t be running in the background when you’re not using it. From the start menu click on settings select privacy and then scroll down to background apps to change the setting. You can either turn off background apps completely or disable each one depending on what you want by scrolling down the list of apps.
And while we’re in here also check out all the other privacy settings you have under windows and apps permissions. For example, which apps can access your camera/microphone and so on or in activity history double check your options about what’s being recorded and shared with Microsoft regarding your usage of apps and services. Just go through and think about which data you want to share and which permissions you want to give to apps because most of it is going to be turned on by default which may not be in your interest.
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