Windows 10: Become a pro with these 11 hacks

Make life easier with these Windows 10

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To capture just one part of your screen, hit the Windows key + Shift + S to open a tool called Snip & Sketch, which allows you to click and drag to create a screenshot, which is saved to your Clipboard. 5.

This is a useful tool when you have a lot of windows open that you want to look through at the same time — for example, if you want to open new sub-menu options in new windows to save you time clicking back and forward on the same page.

When you run Windows 10 with default settings, you may sometimes see apps on the right side of your Start menu.

This is your guide to mastering Windows 10, including taking screenshots, shutting down background apps and saving your battery.

But Windows 10 includes a lesser-known second Start menu that makes accessing important features like the Command Prompt, the Control Panel and the Task Manager much easier.

Windows 10’s latest update lets you quickly add events to your Microsoft calendar directly from your Taskbar — without actually having to open the calendar at all. 1.

If you want to capture and save a picture of your entire screen, the easiest way is to hit the Windows key + Print Screen key, and that picture will be saved to the Pictures > Screenshots folder.

You know that to get to the Start menu, you hit the Windows icon at the bottom left of the screen or on your keyboard.

Click on the drive you want to search (likely the local storage, "This PC"), and click Apps & games to see a list of apps installed on your machine and how much space they are taking up.

The feature should be on by default, but if it isn’t, go to Settings > Devices > Mouse, and toggle Scroll inactive windows when I hover over them to On.

If your desktop screen has gotten too crowded with open windows, you can quickly minimize them all except the one you are currently working in.

Whether you’ve been using Windows 10 for years or have only recently upgraded, there are plenty of new and old tips, tricks and hidden features to learn that will make using your laptop every day faster and smoother.

Apps that run in the background can receive info, send notifications, and stay updated, even when you aren’t using them — which can be useful, but can also suck your battery and your data, if you’re connecting via a mobile hotspot.

You can access it two different ways, either by pressing the Windows key + X, or right click the Windows icon/Start button. 3.

After a couple of quick shakes, all other open windows will minimize, leaving only the one you’ve shaken open. Neat, huh?

Microsoft calls them "suggestions," but they are actually ads for Windows Store apps you can buy.

Go to the Search bar at the bottom of the screen, and type in File Explorer Options, and click it. (There are a number of other ways to get here too, but that one seems fastest. 2.

For more Windows 10 laptop tips and tricks, check out how to fix a slow PC yourself, and 6 simple security changes all Windows 10 users need to make.

To get rid of the ads in your Windows 10 Start menu, go to Settings > Personalization > Start.

For example, Windows key + 2 will open the second item on the Taskbar.

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