8 Hidden Windows 10 Tricks You Didn’t Know

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If you think you know all Windows 10 tricks by now, you’re wrong. Because Microsoft is continuing to release countless new features with their new builds, and many of those features are not publicized. Here are some more tricks to improve your productivity with Windows 10:

1. Windows Power User Menu:

This is not so secret, right click on the Start button and you can access the power user menu. It has so many useful shortcuts to different features that it will save a lot of your time. Use Windows + X short cut to open the power user menu.

Windows 10 Start Menu

2. Snap Windows:

You can easily snap a window to left, right or quadrant using shortcut key Windows key + left/right/up/down keys. You can also minimize or maximize using Windows key + up/down.

3. Minimize All Windows Except the Active one:

Grab the title bar of the window you want to remain open and shake it. After a couple of quick shakes, all other windows will minimize.

4. Fastest Access to the Properties:

To quickly access properties window of any file or folder, hold the Alt key and double-click the file/folder.

5. Useful new short cuts:

Press Windows + I to launch the Settings, Windows + A to open Action center.
Press Windows + X to access power user menu.
Press Windows + Print Screen to automatically store screenshots right away in Pictures\Screenshots directory.

6. Switching between windows:

You can use Alt + Tab to switch between windows, alternatively you can also use Windows + number keys to switch between windows.

7. Windows 10 ‘God Mode’ – all settings at one place:

Create a new folder and rename it to GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}. This will turn into an advanced Control Panel which will have all the Windows settings and options listed within it. You can also search for any feature within that.

8. Copy Explorer Window

Pressing Control+N key on any Explorer window will create its new copy.

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