You may have been using Windows 10 for a while now, but there are a lot of features that you might not know about or haven’t tried before.
Check out the best ones that will help you get the most out of your computer.
Emoji Picker Menu
With Windows 10, you can add emojis whenever you like, and there is an easy way to insert them into your documents. To select an emoji, just press Windows+Period on your keyboard.
In the menu that pops up, you can go through the list of available emojis in Windows 10. When you see the one that you want, just click it and Windows will insert it to the text field you are working on, according to Throttlenet.
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If your Windows workspace feels a bit crowded, virtual desktops can help manage open windows, and keep your desktop organized using topic or task, according to HowtoGeek.
To add a virtual desktop, just click the Task View icon on the taskbar or press Windows+Tab.
Next, click the “New Desktop” button at the top of the screen so you can see another desktop to get to work on, and you can switch between desktops at any time in Task View by selecting the thumbnail.
Instant Time Stamp Using Notepad
If you like taking notes in Notepad, you will certainly like this quick tip. To get a date and timestamp in Notepad, just press F5 on your keyboard.
You can also choose Edit, then click on Time/Date in the menu bar. The exact time and date will appear at the position of the cursor.
Snip & Sketch
The app in Windows 10 can take screenshots of any area on your screen, and it can also create a screenshot of the entire webpage with just a press of a button.
To launch this feature, just press Windows+Shift+S on your keyboard. You can also open the Start menu, and just type in “Snip and Sketch,” then press enter or click the icon.
To take a screenshot, just click the New button in the toolbar and highlight the desired area. You will see the result in the window and you can save it via the toolbar.
Time Machine Backup
A built-in feature called File History makes a backup of your files every hour automatically, but you can change the frequency to every 10 minutes, according to PCMag.
It is similar to the Time Machine feature on Mac. To activate File History, just press Windows+i to open Settings, then navigate to Update and Security and click on Backup.
Under the “Back Up Using File History” option, just click the “Add a Drive” button and choose a drive where you want Windows to save backups.
You can configure Files History’s setting if you select “More Options” under the Backup menu.
Screen Record Via Xbox Game Bar
The Xbox Game Bar is one of Windows 10’s amazing features. It is designed for gamers, but anyone can use it, including a handy screen recording tool.
To use it, just press Windows+G to open the Game Bar. In the menu, click the small icon, and in the window, just use the record button to start recording your screen.
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