Out of the Box Solutions Blog

Tip of the Week: Simple Windows 10 Tips to Leverage

Tip of the Week: Simple Windows 10 Tips to Leverage

Windows 10 is the culmination of all the prior versions of the operating system, which means it offers all the great options that earlier versions did with contemporary improvements to make these options even better. To leverage the full potential of Windows 10, we recommend following these five simple tips.

Shake to Minimize Open Windows

It can be easy to catch yourself with too many open windows in the middle of your workflow, and the desire to just focus on the task at hand is especially common in such cases. Windows 10 offers users an outlet to make this happen. Using either your mouse (or finger, if a touchscreen is being used), click-and-hold the window’s title bar and shake the application. Any other open applications will be minimized. When you’re ready to get them back, just do the same again.

Sync Specific Folders with OneDrive

OneDrive’s cloud storage adds a lot to Windows 10, especially flexibility. Syncing your local folders to your OneDrive data is a pretty simple process. With OneDrive open, right-click on the OneDrive icon that’s found in the notification area. Choose Settings, and once there, access the Account tab. There, you’ll be presented with the opportunity to “Choose folders”. Selecting this option will display a list of all your OneDrive folders, from which you can select the ones you want to access through the Windows 10 File Explorer. Click OK to complete the process.

Use the Original Control Panel

While Windows 10 offers a far simpler experience when customizing your options via Settings, the old Control Panel is still available for those users who prefer using it. To access the Control Panel and user settings through it, click on the Cortana icon in the Taskbar and type “control panel.”

Choose Folders Displayed on Start Menu

The start menu is effectively Windows 10’s productivity hub - but like any productivity hub, it can easily become cluttered to the point of confusion. However, it is possible to tidy it up by choosing which folders you want to remain visible on the Start Menu. In Settings, access Personalization, and then Start. From there, you will be able to find a link to Choose which folders appear on Start at the bottom of the window, where you can toggle certain Start menu folders on and off.

Select Your Application Notifications

We’ve all felt the frustration of notification overload, and it’s a pretty safe bet the developers over at Microsoft have too. That’s probably why they were sure to include the capability to customize the notifications that are received in Windows 10. All you have to do is navigate to Start > Settings > System > Notifications & action. This page will allow you to review the notification types that are available, and toggle them on or off as you prefer.

This has just been a brief selection of the customizable options that Windows 10 has to offer. Are there any that we didn’t mention, but should have? Let us know in the comments!

Is Your IT Department Stepping Up?
You Need More than a Firewall to Secure Your Busin...
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Monday, August 19 2019

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

Qr Code

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Best Practices Technology Business Computing Network Security Productivity Efficiency User Tips Malware Communication Privacy Data Microsoft Internet Mobile Device Google Hackers Tech Term IT Support Computer Smartphones Hardware Innovation Ransomware Email Windows 10 Users Cybersecurity Android Small Business Communications Business Management Managed IT Services Browser Passwords Network Software Mobile Devices IT Services Cloud Business Workplace Tips VoIp Information Applications Outsourced IT Collaboration Data Backup Business Intelligence Employer-Employee Relationship Hosted Solutions Wi-Fi Data recovery Internet of Things Wireless Holiday Backup Saving Money Smartphone Apps Social Media Cloud Computing Bandwidth Managed Service Managed IT services Blockchain Gmail Marketing Gadgets Networking Miscellaneous Save Money Microsoft Office Upgrade Value Laptop Windows Office 365 Voice over Internet Protocol Data Security Cortana Compliance Virtualization Quick Tips Net Neutrality Telephony Processor VPN BDR G Suite Data Management RAM Remote Monitoring and Management Computers Tech Terms Access Control Connectivity Automation Managed IT Service Medical IT Company Culture Patch Management Facebook Remote Computing Chrome Paperless Office Artificial Intelligence Analytics Office Healthcare Virtual Assistant Password Cost Management Mobility Wireless Charging Plug-In Wireless Internet Online Shopping Updates Streaming Media Tip of the week Vulnerabilities Vulnerability Machine Learning Database Knowledge OneNote Government PowerPoint Content Filtering GDPR Environment Phishing Update Employees Websites Internet Explorer Comparison Training IT Management Inventory Unified Communications Spam Proactive IT Help Desk Backup and Disaster Recovery Downloads User Tip Touchscreen Cryptocurrency Spyware Cybercrime Outlook Big Data Windows Server 2008 R2 Sports Personal Information WannaCry Server Management e-waste Data Breach Solid State Drive Safety Threat Specifications Security Cameras Server Data Protection Workers Human Resources Edge Virus Voice over IP Business Continuity Settings Display Hard Drives Trends Microsoft Office 365 Windows 7 HP Tactics Profitability Taskbar Storage E-Commerce HIPAA disposal Bring Your Own Device Sales Hard Disk Drive Printing Reporting Word Mobile Security Microsoft Teams Millennials Employee-Employer Relationship Antivirus IT budget Benchmarks SSD A.I. Time Management Document Management Telecommute Amazon Eliminating Downtime Physical Security National Security Dark Web Payment Hard Drive Hybrid Cloud Tablet Staff Video Dongle Paper Conferencing Wearables Lead Generation Network Attached Storage Operating System Business Technology Electronic Health Records Maintenance Analysis Certification Battery Risk Management Movies Authentication BYOD eCommerce Technology Tips Error instant Messaging Processors Cables Excel Customer Service Ink SaaS Managing Stress Troubleshooting Health Router Twitter Telecommuting Authorization Chrome OS Digital Data loss Regulation Disaster Recovery Alert Printers Financial