5 Hidden Windows 10 Tricks

5 Hidden Windows 10 Tricks

Looking for the best Windows 10 tricks? Here are some tips and tricks you probably didn’t know about.

5) There’s a (Sorta) Secret Classic Start Menu

Microsoft infamously removed the Start and Start button in Windows 8. The Start button was re-introduced in Windows 10, but it doesn’t have quite the same classic interface we knew and loved in previous versions of Windows.

Fortunately, there’s an easy way to get that old Start menu back. Just right-click on the Start button in Windows 10. You’ll see a textual menu that looks similar to the original Windows menu. Classic buttons like Programs and Features, Search, and Run all appear on this menu.

If you don’t like the tiled menu in Windows 10, then get into the habit of right-clicking on your Start button instead.

4) You Can Rotate Your Screen With a Keyboard Shortcut

This tip is useful for those who have multiple monitors in different alignments. You can rotate your screen by pressing Ctrl + Alt + D + [Any Arrow Key].

If you press the down arrow, you’ll flip your screen upside down. The left and right arrow keys flip it 90 degrees. You press the up arrow key to flip it back to standard orientation.

This can be useful if you want to show somebody something on your screen. Or, it’s useful if you frequently use monitors in vertical alignments or other unique combinations.

The longer way to rotate your screen is by right-clicking on your desktop and going to Graphics Options > Rotation.

3) Play Games with Cortana

You can use Cortana to play a small selection of games. Type or speak out loud things like “Rock Paper Scissors”, “Flip a Coin”, or “Roll the Dice”, and Cortana will greet you with games like that. You even get a picture of the coin whether it’s heads or tails.

No, you can’t play any fun games with Cortana. They’re basically just games of chance that rely on Bing’s search engine.

2) Shake a Window to Minimize Everything Else

I don’t know about you, but I accidentally activate this feature frequently. You click and hold on a window, then shake it left and right rapidly. This will minimize all other windows, letting you focus on one window at a time. To re-open your other windows, just shake the active window again.

1) Activate God Mode

God Mode has been available on almost every version of Windows to date – and Windows 10 is no exception. If you want to access God Mode on your PC, then you can do it by following these steps:

Step 1) Right-click on your desktop and click New > Folder.

Step 2) Rename that folder with the following bit of code: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

Step 3) Click away from the folder after renaming, then double-click on the folder again to access God Mode.

God Mode sounds a lot cooler than it actually is. Basically, it’s just a bunch of Windows settings all crammed into one easy interface. Still, it’s useful if you frequently tinker with your PC.

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