Little Known Windows 10 Tips & Tricks

Are you getting the most out of your Windows 10 computer?

Many settings, options, and configurations exist in Windows. Some of the handy ones are adjusting system and battery performance, silencing notifications, or using the night light function.

Performance/Power slider

With Windows, you can choose between longer battery life and better system performance.

The Performance/Power slider in Windows 10 lets you to choose between the longest battery life (Best battery life) and the best system performance (Best performance), or use a balanced setting.  To change these settings, click the battery icon in the task bar and adjust the slider based on your preference.

Night Light

To prevent eye strain, users can turn on Night Light to reduce the amount of blue light emitted from the screen.

This feature substitutes the blue light with warmer colors, which reduces eye strain and helps you sleep easily. Night Light is disabled by default, so you need to
enable it by following these steps:

Click the Start Menu /  Click the Settings cog (or press WIN + I to quickly open Settings) / Click the system icon > Display
Set Night light to ‘On’ or ‘Off’ / Taskbar pin

Drag to pin windows

If you need to clean up the windows on your screen, there’s a great way to do that in Windows 10! Clean up your screen by dragging any window to a corner so it can take a quarter of the screen. For multiple screens, drag a window to any border and wait for the prompt that tells you to put the window in the selected corner.

Focus Assist

Notifications can be distracting, but Windows 10’s Focus Assist feature can manage the notifications you receive from contacts and applications. This function also lets you customize the list of notifications you wish to prioritize.

To enable Focus Assist, go to:

Settings
System
Focus Assist
Adjust the notifications settings based on your preference
If you wish to disable it and receive all notifications, click ‘Off.’

Windows Key + X

A personal favorite of our techs, the Windows key + x key shortcut allows you to do a ton of different things within Windows! You can bring up the same menu by right-clicking the start menu button in the lower left-hand corner. This menu allows you to shut down the computer, manage the computer, or change settings. Simply press down and hold the Windows key, tap the x key, and release both at the same time to access this powerful menu.

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