Ever since Windows 10 was released, Microsoft has rolled out a lot of updates for it, including the Anniversary Update, the Creators Update and the Fall Creators Update. These updates have brought numerous cool features to the operating system and this also means there are several hidden features and tricks in Windows 10 that you might have missed out.
We bring you 8 tricks, secret features of windows 10 to you here. These Windows 10 Hidden features might be limited to the Anniversary Update or Creators Update.
1. Automatically Lock Your PC (Dynamic Lock)
There are situations when you get up from your office desk to grab a cup of coffee but you forget to lock a laptop, and you wouldn't want your co-workers to take a peek inside your laptop. This is where the cool new dynamic lock feature comes into play. Dynamic lock automatically locks on your PC when you're away. Just to enable it, you will first have to pair your phone to your PC via bluetooth, then you can just head to settings, go to account and then go to sign-in options, check the option and the dynamic lock, now whenever you move away from your laptop with your phone, the laptop will automatically be locked when your phone is out of the computer's Bluetooth range.
2. Free Up Storage via Storage Sense
This feature might only be available on the Windows 10 creators update. If you have a high-end Windows laptop with an SSD, you must have pay storage problems once in a while. Windows 10 brings a great storage management in the system page of settings, go to the storage options you will find all the drives in your PC, you can just click on a drive to get the specific details that on what's using up storage on your device, so you can remove files that you don't really need. You can just click on it to delete temporary files, downloaded files, empty the recycle bin. If you don't want to go through the hassle of cleaning up these files every now, you can enable storage sense which delete temporary files from apps and file in recycle bin that have been there for over 30 days.
3. Set up and Schedule Night Light
If you tend to use a laptop for long working hours especially at night, it might have been a little discomfort in your eyes because of the blue light in the display. To solution up night lights you can just head to Windows settings. You should see the night light option, just enable it and you will see the color temperature of the screen change to more warm tones. You can also personalize things if you want, you can shut your night light from sunset to sunrise or set a custom time, they should definitely make views that straight night much more easy.
4. Get Phone Notifications on Windows with Cortana App
This feature that coils Windows 10 creators update to be installed on a PC checking notifications on your phone while you working on your laptop. To get your phone notifications on your Windows laptop, you just need to install the Cortana app on your Android smartphones, then setup go down over the same Microsoft that you use on your PC. Once it's set up, tap on the profile icon in the cortana app, go to settings and tap on the options settings.
I'll just enable notifications for missed calls, messages apps etc, once done open up your Windows PC and go to Cortana settings, click on the notifications and enable send notifications between devices. you can also click on manage notifications to make sure notification from your phone is enabled. Once done you will see varied notifications from the Android smartphone and will be able to respond to messages and calls right from your PC.
5. Steps Recorder
Not many people know that Windows includes a cool steps record. You can just launch step recorder through Cortana, a small window should open up, just hit the start record button to record the steps you want to show someone. Even in the dark field, once done click stop and windows will show you the steps you just did, you can review the steps and even add any comments while recording steps.
6. Sticky Notes with Insights
You must have used to taking notes on a Windows PC, but did you know that they have a really intelligent feature. Just open sticky notes by searching it in Cortana, in the sticky notes hit the menu button and then click on the gear icon at the bottom to enable the insights options. Once done, you can just write a note like getting the card, check to model and you will see the tomorrow highlighted, you can just click on it to save the note as a reminder in Cortana. You can note down phone numbers and then dial it through sticky notes, you can also use it to check stock value node websites and open it directly well sticky notes just caught.
7. Use Emojis in Windows
Module emojis have become an integral part of our civilization on the Internet, sadly there's no way to type in an emoji easily from the keyboard. The good news is, in sending emojis from the on-screen windows keyboard just right-click on the taskbar and pick the show, touch the board options. Now the touch keyboard will be available to you at all times, and you can just open it go to the emoji page and send as many emojis as you want.
8. Enable Bash Shell for Linux Commands
Microsoft brought some great news for Linux peaks when it's announced that a special version of the bash shell of Windows 10. However if you want to use it you'll have to enable it first, so first go to window settings and hit to update the security, go to the for developers option and enable the developer mode, then open control panel and click on programs, then programs and features, click on the option to turn Windows Features on or off from the left pane. In the new window that opens up enable the option that says windows subsystem for Linux, then you'll have to restart it. Pc1 to pc2 starts search for bash which will open up command from window. You'll have to interval to install ubuntu first, once it's done you will be able to use bash shell.