Do you want to increase your productivity using your Windows 10 computer?
Are you looking for the best tips & tricks to improve your experience on Windows 10?
In this tutorial, you will discover some of the best tips to help you save time and increase productivity.
These tips are easy to apply and if you apply all of them you will notice a better experience.
1. Open File Explorer to This PC
As you know you can open the Explorer on Windows 10 using the keyboard shortcut Windows+E.
By default, the File Explorer opens to Quick access, some people don’t use “Quick access“… if you want you can read my tutorial about How to Clear and Fix “Quick Access” on Windows 10.
The first tip on this easy tutorial is to make the File Explorer open to “This PC” instead.
To do this open the File Explorer and in the Ribbon choose “View” and click on “Options“.
Choose “This PC” under “Open File Explorer to:“, click “OK“.
2. Resize Snapped Windows
In case you didn’t notice it before, this is one of the best features available in Windows 10.
You can actually resize both side-to-side windows using your mouse.
To do this just hover over the line separating the two windows and drag right or left. Here is an example of resizing Google Chrome and Adobe PhotoShop.
3. Turn Off Snap Suggestions
When you press Windows+Left/Right Arrow to make a window snap in half of the screen, you will get a suggestion in the other half.
This can be annoying especially if you don’t want any other window next to the window you have chosen.
In the following steps, you will see how to disable snap suggestions.
Open the Settings App using the Windows+I keyboard shortcut, click on “System“.
On the “Multitasking” page toggle the option “When I snap a window, show what I can snap next to it“.
Now try to snap a window, you will get no suggestions.
4. Enable Fast Startup
One of the tips I discussed in my tutorial Improve the Boot Speed of Your Windows 10 is to enable Fast Startup.
This will improve the boot speed and allow you to get to your work faster.
To start with open the Run prompt, enter the command
powercfg.cpl, click “OK“.
After the Power Options window is open, click on “Choose what the power buttons do“.
Click on “Change settings that are currently unavailable” and check the “Turn on fast startup (recommended)” option.
5. Turn Off Windows Update Delivery Optimization
If you don’t want to let Windows 10 download and upload Windows Update files to the local network or PCs on the internet, then you need to disable Windows Update Delivery Optimization or at least enable it only for PCs on your local network.
You can follow my tutorial on How to Disable Windows Update Delivery Optimization on Windows 10.
6. Enable Find My Device
If you have a laptop and want it tracked so you can find it in case someone stole it, then the feature “Find My Device” will suit you.
To start with open the Settings App and click on “Update & Security“.
Under the page “Find my device”, click on the “Change” Button.
Toggle the selection to “On“.
Now login to your Microsoft account to track your PC.
7. Make Use of Virtual Desktops
If you are a multi-tasker or you like using multiple Desktops for multiple tasks. Then this feature will help you.
Check out my tutorial on Better Use of Virtual Desktops on Windows 10.
8. Install Store Apps in Another Drive
Do you install lot of Apps and are afraid of running out of space shortly?
Then you can change the storage hard drive for your apps.
To do this open your Settings app and click on “System“, under System open the page “Storage” and click on “Change where new content is saved“.
Select your hard drive on “New apps will save to:“.
Those are my tips & tricks to improve productivity on Windows 10.
If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below
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