Productivity - Page 2
While Windows 10 is regularly growing and evolving with new features, apps, and improvements, some things about it are not so great. We are not trying to be perfectionists, but there are more than just a few things that Microsoft could change or improve in Windows 10. Some of our complaints are small, while others are significant. Yes, we use Windows 10 daily, we write many articles about it, and we appreciate what we can do with it. However, many people think that Windows 10 sucks, and for good reason. Here's why:
Using multiple virtual desktops in Windows 10 helps you organize your tasks better, allowing you to avoid clutter and distractions while focusing on a specific activity. You can group the apps needed for your current work project on one virtual desktop, have your mail and social media open on another, and plan your upcoming vacation on a third desktop. If you're constantly trying to find your way through too many open apps in Windows 10, multiple desktops can make your life easier, allowing you to operate several virtual workspaces on the same screen.
Task View brings multitasking to a whole new level in Windows 10. You can use the feature to access and manage open app windows on multiple virtual desktops, compartmentalizing different tasks for better focus. On top of that, Task View's Timeline improves workflow by allowing you to easily resume activities started on your Microsoft account. Continue reading to find out what Task View is and how you can use it to increase your productivity in Windows 10:
Do you need to create a bootable USB memory stick or a bootable DVD with the Windows installation kit on it? Do you want to use tools that are compatible with any modern Windows version, such as Windows 10, Windows 7, or Windows 8.1? Luckily, Microsoft offers such free tools for all these Windows versions, and they are easy to use and work great. One of the best is called Windows USB/DVD Download Tool. Here is how to use it:
We know that Windows 10 is the last edition of Windows. That is easy but, each year, new versions of Windows 10 pop up. We've had Windows 10 with Anniversary Update, October 2018 Update, May 2020 Update, and many other feature updates. What do all these names mean? How do you check the Windows 10 version that you have? How do you know what edition of Windows 10 you use, what build, or what type? Read this guide for all the answers you seek:
If there's one thing we don't like, it is downloading disc images in the form of ISO or IMG files for Windows and Office. Microsoft has made it easy to download Windows 10 ISO files using the Media Creation Tool. However, that only works if you want the latest version of this operating system. If you need an older version of Windows or Office, like a Windows 7 or Office 2010 ISO file, getting it legally can be a challenge. Luckily, a software developer has created a small free tool that assists you in downloading such IMG or ISO disc images.
Minimizing and maximizing apps helps you declutter the Windows 10 desktop and focus on the apps you're using. There are several ways to maximize or minimize a window, and while some of them are as easy as clicking or tapping a button, others require using the keyboard. You can decide which one to use depending on the situation. This tutorial illustrates seven ways to minimize and maximize apps in Windows 10, including how to minimize all windows:
Did you know that OneDrive has a Recycle Bin folder, just like Windows 10 does? That folder stores the files deleted from any of your OneDrive synchronized devices for 30 days after you removed them. You can then use the Recycle Bin to "undelete" your files and recover them when required. Here's how to access OneDrive's Recycle Bin and how to use it to restore your deleted files:
Although NVMe PCI Express solid-state drives are conquering the world, SATA is not dead. Kingston confirms it by continuing to release SATA SSDs. One of their newest and most interesting storage drives is the Kingston KC600 2.5" SATA SSD. It is a storage device with good specs and hardware-based encryption that might appeal to many. If you want to know more about it and what it can do in real life, read this review:Kingston KC600 2.5" SATA SSD: Who is it good for?
The Kingston KC600 solid-state drive is the right choice for:
You've probably seen Notepad on your Windows computer or device. Did you wonder about what it is and what it does? This is a very old app that has been present in Windows operating systems for decades. Although it keeps mostly the same appearance in all Windows versions, lately, in Windows 10, it has received more attention from Microsoft. In this article, we're going to show you what Notepad is and how to use it. If you want to learn about it, read on: