Meaningful use of features and tools in Windows 10

Usu­ally buy­ers find the pre-​installed Win­dows 10 oper­at­ing sys­tem on the new com­put­ers and thus enjoy the advan­tages of their own assis­tant named Cor­tana, per­sonal speeches and at the same time they are trained to become a mul­ti­task­ing genius. With its lat­est oper­at­ing sys­tem, Microsoft offers every user numer­ous new pos­si­bil­i­ties to work more eas­ily and effec­tively. The improved tech­nolo­gies, such as InstantGo, allow a faster start and thus the direct resump­tion of one’s own work. In addi­tion, the built-​in secu­rity fea­tures in Win­dows 10 pro­vide max­i­mum pro­tec­tion against mali­cious soft­ware pro­grams.

How­ever, many func­tions are not always rec­og­niz­able at first glance and are there­fore not used to make work­ing eas­ier. Any­one who under­stands the fol­low­ing tips and tricks can ben­e­fit from this sim­pli­fi­ca­tion, work more pro­duc­tively and at the same time improve data pro­tec­tion.

Key­board Short­cuts

Key com­bi­na­tions, also called short­cuts, allow a faster oper­a­tion of the func­tions of Win­dows 10 and save every user enor­mous time. One of the most impor­tant short­cuts is the key com­bi­na­tion Win­dows + A to open the Info Cen­ter. The Info Cen­ter pro­vides a direct overview of sys­tem and soft­ware noti­fi­ca­tions, tasks, e-​mails and other infor­ma­tion. With­out the key com­bi­na­tion, the Info Cen­ter icon is located at the bot­tom right of the screen.

Task Man­ager

The pos­si­bil­ity to look behind the scenes is offered by the Task Man­ager. With this impor­tant tool from Win­dows 10, it is pos­si­ble to mon­i­tor and con­trol all cur­rently run­ning pro­grams simul­ta­ne­ously. The tool is started with the key com­bi­na­tion Ctrl + Shift + Esc. If the short­cut is removed, right-​click on the taskbar to select Task Man­ager from the menu. With this tool, appli­ca­tions that have hung them­selves can be ter­mi­nated directly. To do this, right-​click on the name of the process and select the “End process” com­mand to close the appli­ca­tion imme­di­ately.

Snap Assist

Every day, numer­ous pro­grams are opened and used simul­ta­ne­ously. Many users quickly lose the overview. To pre­vent this, Win­dows 10 offers the Snap Assist func­tion, a dock­ing help which can be actively used with the key com­bi­na­tion Win­dows key + arrow key. Choose between the right and left arrow keys to posi­tion the win­dow at the right or left edge of the desk­top. Thanks to Snap Assist, win­dows on the Win­dows desk­top are divided more eas­ily and clearly, giv­ing you a clear overview. Regard­less of the key com­bi­na­tion, you can also click on the top mar­gin (title bar) in the pre­ferred win­dow and drag the win­dow to the desired left or right mar­gin of the desk­top while hold­ing down the mouse but­ton. As a result of releas­ing, Win­dows 10 directly dis­plays all open pro­grams avail­able, which can then be posi­tioned on the remain­ing free screen page.

Data Pro­tec­tion

The most impor­tant topic in today’s time is data pro­tec­tion. Like any com­pany, Microsoft col­lects var­i­ous data with Win­dows 10. For this rea­son, it makes sense for every­one to deal with their own data pro­tec­tion set­tings. By press­ing the Win­dows + i key simul­ta­ne­ously, the set­tings win­dow opens, in which the tile with the data pro­tec­tion is selected. At the left mar­gin is a list of names with the respec­tive app and its func­tions. The require­ments for each App should be checked inde­pen­dently, in order to set the blue slider to Off, in case the app should not be used.

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