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Windows 10 hacks: 11 hidden tricks to master after you upgrade

by Rosalyn Truesdale (2020-05-10)

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id="article-body" class="row" section="article-body"> These Windows 10 tips and tricks can save you time and effort.

74877381_1190951977769833_54833465559540Sarah Tew/CNET Whether you've been using Windows 10 for years or have only recently upgraded, there are plenty of new and old tips, เกมออนไลน์ tricks and hidden features to learn that will make using your laptop every day faster and smoother. For example, finding the secret Start menu and saving battery power with a simple trick.

Now playing: Watch this: Windows 10: Try these hidden features right now 2:51 Microsoft doesn't typically publicize its hidden features the way Apple does, which can make it more difficult to know how to get the most out of the machine you use day in and day out.

Even learning how to upgrade to Windows 10 for free can be tricky. You'll want to do this ASAP, by the way, since support for Windows 7 ended in January. So no matter which Microsoft, Dell, HP or other Windows 10 rig you have, these clever tips will help you stay organized and get more done. Plus, here's everything you need to know about the upcoming Windows 10 April 2020 update.

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1. Minimize all windows except the active one
If your desktop screen has gotten too crowded with open windows, you can quickly minimize them all except the one you are currently working in.

Just click the title bar of the window you want to remain open to select it. Then, hold the mouse down and move the window back and forth quickly -- shaking it, essentially. After a couple of quick shakes, all other open windows will minimize, leaving only the one you've shaken open. Neat, huh?  

2. Open the 'secret' Start menu
You know that to get to the Start menu, you hit the Windows icon at the bottom left of the screen or on your keyboard. But Windows 10 includes a lesser-known second Start menu that makes accessing important features like the Command Prompt, the Control Panel and แทงบอลออนไลน์ the Task Manager much easier. You can access it two different ways, either by pressing the Windows key + X, or right click the Windows icon/Start button. 

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