Windows 10: 5 Tips and Tricks #2

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Windows 10 is officially here, and frankly, there’s a ton of new features in Microsoft’s latest operating system.

Lets see:

1.Customize the Start Menu Even More

You can change the overall appearance of the Start menu by choosing Settings, then going to Personalization. From there, select the Colors option to change the background color of your Start menu. Head to the Start tab to adjust even more options, like hiding most used and recently added apps, as well as the folders that appear and more.

2.Enable Cortana & Voice Search

Start by clicking the search box right next to the Start button in your taskbar, then click the Cortana icon in the bottom-left corner of the popup, which looks like a circle just above the Windows logo. Accept the agreement and Cortana will be ready to go, but you’ll still need to activate the Voice Search hotword.

To set up “Hey Cortana” hotword detection on your computer, click the Notebook icon in Cortana’s sidebar menu (which looks like a book with a small circle on the cover), then head to Settings. Now scroll down to the Hey Cortana option, enable it, and click the “Learn my voice” button to begin setup.

3.Create Multiple Desktops

Start by clicking the task view button next to the search bar (or icon) in your taskbar, which will bring up a button in the bottom-right corner of your screen labeled “+ New desktop.” Just click this button to create a second desktop, then click it again to create a third, and so on.

4.Set Reminders with Cortana

Saying or typing “Remind me to (blank)” will prompt you to enter a time or location for your reminder, or you can skip the second part by saying it all at once—”Remind me to take my vitamins every morning at 8,” or “Remind me to buy dish soap the next time I’m at Target,” for instance.

5.Access the Quick Actions Menu

To access the quick actions menu, simply click the Action Center icon in your notification area, which looks a lot like a chat bubble icon. From there, just click any icon to quickly adjust any of its settings.

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