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Five little tricks to master Windows 10 like a pro

Today is the day of Windows 10, the new operating system is already among us and surely many will be spending a pleasant morning updating your equipment . After all, it’s not often many times that Microsoft stretches and starts giving free licenses to all who already had one of the previous versions of Windows.

Using Windows is easy, it always has been, but the difference between knowing how to use an operating system and mastering it has always been in those little tricks with which we can gain a few extra seconds or discover how to run one of the applications that we think That we are not finishing the juice. That is why today we have assembled for you a small repertoire of five tricks for you to master Windows 10 .

Keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts

One of the best ways to move and interact with the operating system at full speed is to use its keyboard shortcuts. There are shortcuts that remain universal since Windows XP, but there are other new ones that have been implemented especially in Windows 10, and with which we can quickly do some of their new features .

  • Win + Left / Right Arrow + Up / Down : Fix the window on one side
  • Alt + Tab : Switch between recent windows
  • Win + Tab : Task view, all windows are open
  • Win + C : Show Cortana
  • Win + Ctrl + D : Create Virtual Desktop
  • Win + Ctrl + F4 : Close Active Virtual Desktop
  • Win + Ctrl + Left or Right : Navigate between virtual desktops
  • Win + I : Executes the system configuration

Hi Cortana

Have you just installed Cortana and it does not work for you? Are you sure you have activated the “Hola Cortana” recognition option ? To check it, you only have to click on Cortana in the menu bar, click on the notebook and then on Settings. Among the options you will find there will be to allow Cortana to respond when you say “Hola Cortana”. But remember to have the microphone on …

The native application to burn the desktop

One of the most curious little novelties of Windows 10 is that it includes an application called Game Bar with which you can take captures of your games or even video recording what is being shown on the screen. Exactly, it ended up having to use third party applications to record your gameplays and tutorials .

To run it you only have to press the Windows Key + G , and you will see how a bar appears with the Xbox options to play games, take captures and record videos. To start recording a video you only have to press the red REC button or press the Win + Alt + R keys at the same time. All videos will be recorded in MP4 format.

Goodbye to File Explorer quick access

The quick access in the File Explorer is a small directory of shortcuts that we can configure to always have the most used folders at hand. This option may not be comfortable for everyone, and also automatically displaying the most used folders could be a drawback for privacy lovers.

If we right click on the shortcut drop-down in the file browser and enter Options we will have the possibility to change the behavior of this directory, being able to choose whether or not we want to see the most used folders that we have not anchored or even doing That when opening a new browser the section My Computer is displayed first.

Scheduling our reboots

Nobody likes to restart their computer right after performing an update or when we go to turn it off we find that an endless process begins to finish applying the updates. That’s why Windows implements the possibility of allowing us to choose when to restart our computer even by scheduling the restart times .

This will be especially useful if we want the computer to restart at night when there are applications and so when we wake up we have everything ready. All we have to do is enter the configuration panel, access Update and Security and then click on advanced options.

In the dropdown to choose how the updates should be installed we will choose “Notify to schedule restarts” and voilá, when an update is installed, will notify us if we want to restart at that moment or to schedule a certain time .

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