American multinational technology company Windows has finally released a new version of its widely used OS Windows i.e WINDOWS 10.
Here are some of the best features you can look forward to when (or if) you decide to upgrade.
1. All New Start Menu
Opting for a don’t-call-it-Metro style Start Screen (a big controversial move) in Windows 8, Windows 10 is back with the Start Menu containing active tiles in perfect harmony.
The folder-based organization has been left behind in favor of favorites and search-based organization. You can start typing as soon as you open the Start menu to find an app and launch it by name.
2. Ready To Go Web Address Toolbar
You can make your desktop toolbar even more powerful with Windows 10.
- Right click on any unused area of toolbar -> select ‘Toolbar’ -> select ‘Address’
Here you can check off one of the three options: Address, Links and Desktop. With the address, you can quickly type and launch any website on your browser. Links allows you to do the same, but via saved bookmarks. The Desktop link brings up folders and other locations on your PC instead of launching your desktop directly.
3. Central Notification Center
Microsoft is finally adding this much-needed feature to Windows 10. You can click the notification tray icon in the lower-right side of the screen or press Win-A to open up your notifications.
4. Manage Background Apps
The background manager allows you to tweak the settings for apps that run in the background. Allowing you to disable them if not in need.
- Settings -> battery use -> change background app setting
5. Fast StartUp
Fast StartUp is a Windows 10 feature which combines the features of shutdown and hibernation to make your computer to start faster after a shutdown than normal startup process.
- Control panel -> power option -> Choose what the power buttons do -> scroll down and you’ll find fast startup
This is achieved by saving a part of system related files and drivers to a hibernation file ( hiberfil.sys ) upon shutdown. When you start your computer again, Windows will resume from hibernate and resume your session.
As we expected, ‘Cortana’ is one of the headline features of Windows 10 – at least as far as Microsoft is concerned. The digital assistant, which rivals ‘Siri’ and ‘Google Now’, has been available on Windows Phone for a while will come to PCs and tablets.
Cortana will sit next to with the Start button on the desktop, but you can invoke it by saying “Hey Cortana”.
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