11 Most Useful Tips and Tricks For Windows 10 (2021)

Windows 10 is a very popular operating system that leads over 40 percent of all desktop OS. Along with greater simplicity, Windows OS is very highly customizable and equipped with tons of rich features. That's one reason why most laptop brands use Windows 10 as the main operating system. Moreover, there are various editions of Windows 10 OS for various purposes, such as Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise, etc. You can purchase any edition of Windows 10 from the Official Microsoft website. In this tutorial, we will discuss the 11 most useful tips and tricks for Windows 10.

Related: How to Upgrade your PC from Windows 10 to Windows 11 for free


Windows 10 Tips and Tricks

In this section, we have listed basic as well as advanced tips and tricks for Windows 10 operating system. With that said, let's dig it.

1. Turn On Dak Mode

Windows 10 tips and tricks

On Windows 10, you can easily switch between dark and light themes. To enable dark themes, open Windows 10 Settings from the menu > click Personalization > Colors > Choose your color > then, change the option from Light to Dark.

You can scroll down to get the additional option to customize the accent color. Along with that, you can apply a custom accent color on the start menu, taskbar, and action center.

2. Windows 10 Touchpad Gestures

Windows 10 supports various touchpad gestures to perform quick tasks. However, it is applicable for Windows 10 laptops only. Let's look at each of these gestures.

One Finger Slide: It's the most common touchpad trick. By sliding a single finger on the touchpad, you can move the mouse cursor across the screen.

One Finger Tap: You can use one finger tap to select a file, apps, open links, menus, and more. Also, quickly double-tap lets you open the app or select texts, etc.

Two Fingers Slide: You can slide your two fingers to navigate through web pages in the Chrome browser, change soundtrack in Groove Music player, or scroll through web pages, documents, etc.

Two Fingers Tap: You can tap your two fingers on the touchpad (instead of right-clicking on the mouse) to get additional menus.

Two Fingers Pinch: It is mainly used to Zoom in/out pictures, maps, or web pages, etc. You can pinch in your two fingers for Zoom in and pinch out two fingers to Zoom out.

Three Fingers Slide: You can various tasks by sliding your three fingers on the touchpad. By swiping left to right or right to left, you can quickly jump through the running tasks or apps. Also, you can slide your three fingers in the upward direction to enter task view and swipe downward to minimize all the Windows apps at once.

Three Fingers Tap: By tapping three fingers on the touchpad, you can quickly access Cortana Assistant or Windows search bar.

Four Fingers Slide: Quickly access virtual desktops by swiping your four fingers left or right on the touchpad. 

Four Fingers Tap: It brings Action center when you tap your four fingers on the touchpad.

With the latest Windows 10 update, you can officially disable or pause Windows updates for a certain amount of time. Just go to Windows 10 Settings from the start menu > Update & Security > Click on Pause Updates For 7 Days. By clicking multiple times on Pause Updates For 7 Days, you can extend the Windows updates pause timer for up to one month.

You can also disable Windows updates permanently through Windows 10 registry. Click here to view the complete tutorial on how to disable Windows updates.

4. Turn On Night Lights For Eye Protection

Windows 10 tips and tricks

In Windows 10, you can filter blue harmful emitting lights out of the screen and protect your eyes. Night Light is a very useful feature in Windows 10 that allows you to filter and replace blue lights with warmer colors. To enable Night Light, select Start Menu > Settings > System > Display > Night light settings > Turn on now. You can also adjust its strength and schedule the timer.

5. Right-Click Start Menu To Access Additional Menu

Right-Click Start Menu To Access Additional Menu

As you know Windows 10 start menu allows you to access all the installed applications and accessories programs on your PC. However, you can also right-click on the start menu to get an additional menu. From there, you can directly open device manager, apps & features, computer management, disk management, or task manager, etc.

6. Access 'God Mode' in Windows 10

Access 'God Mode' in Windows 10

In Windows 10, God Mode is a special folder containing some of the most powerful settings and commands. To bring the 'God Mode' folder on your PC, just right-click on the desktop, select New > Folder. Then, copy the given code and paste into the folder name and hit enter.

GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

That's it. You've successfully created the God Mode folder.

7. Step Recorder

Windows 10 Tips and Tricks

Step recorder is a simple useful tool in Windows that can record steps you perform on your screen. To access Step recorder, all you have to do is just search 'PSR' from the start menu and click to open step recorder on your PC. Once opened, just click on start record to start recording your steps.

Turn Off Background Apps

From task manager, you can easily find out how many apps are running in the background on Windows 10. Background apps take system resources such as RAM and also sends usefulness notifications. You can prevent apps running in the background and save system resources. To do so, open Windows 10 Settings from the start menu > Privacy > Background Apps.

Here's step by step tutorial with images on how to turn off backgrounds apps in Windows 10.

9. Uninstall Apps and Programs

Uninstall Apps and Program from Windows

It's better to keep your operating system clean and fast. However, a lot of system junks and apps can slow down the Windows 10 performance. To remove apps, go to Settings from the start menu > then, select Apps > click on the app that you want to remove and click Uninstall.

Here are two methods on how to uninstall apps and programs from Windows 10 and clear system resources.

10. Try Useful CMD Commands

Try Useful CMD Commands

CMD or Commnad Promp is a default command line interpreter in Windows operating system. CMD is still relevant tool. It can perform so many tasks through command line that can't be done through GUI. Here are the 11 Most Useful CMD Commands To Try Out in 2021

Had Drive Partition

There are several benefits of hard drive partition. It lets you organize your files, protect from losing data, quick backups and improved security, etc. It also improve the performance of Windows operating system including installed apps.

It's very simple & easy to perform hard drive partition. Here's how to do hard drive partition on Windows 10.

By creating a bootable USB drive you can perform a clean Windows 10 installation and also restore your backups.

I hope you like these 11 most useful tips and tricks for Windows 10 in 2021. Follow us on social media for more related tutorials.

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