10 Amazing Windows 10 Tips & Tricks PC Tutorial

Helpful Shortcuts, Tools & Settings

This Windows 10 tutorial will show you some of our chosen tips & tricks, on your PC or laptop.

We have chosen tips which include handy shortcuts, tools, settings, features & Customisation tips in Windows 10, which we think are really useful if you either don’t know about them already or have simply forgotten the keyboard shortcuts for them or how to do them.

If you have any more tips and tricks you would like us to do, please comment below.

10 Tips & Tricks (Part One):

1. Open shortcuts on your taskbar using your keyboard:

  • Press the Windows key + Number (The number relevant to the position of the shortcut on the taskbar)

2. Restart your graphics driver within Windows (This is great to do if you are having display issues):

  • Press the Windows key + Ctrl + Shift+ B (Display will flicker black then resume display)

3. Access useful settings on your start menu icon:

  • Right-click on your start menu icon (You can also press the Windows key + X)

4. Quickly show your desktop:

  • Press the Windows key + D (or right-click in the bottom far right corner)

5. Bring up the Windows 10 emoji keyboard:

  • Press the Windows key + . (or Windows key + ; )

6. Always keep your calculator on top:

  • Press Alt + Up Arrow (When the calculator is open on the screen)

7. Restart Windows Explorer within Windows (Remember to save any work before doing this):

  • Right-click on your taskbar > Task Manager > Scroll down and underneath ‘Windows Processes’ find Windows Explorer > Right-click > Restart (Everything will flash on your screen and taskbar icons will reload)

8. Change Power Plan on your pc or laptop to performance mode:

  • Right-click on the Windows 10 start menu icon (Logo in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen) > Power Options > Additional power settings > Click on the high-performance option (This will use more energy and may drain laptop battery quicker)

9.  Pause Windows 10 Updates for up to 35 days:

  • Right-click on the Windows 10 start menu icon (Logo in bottom left-hand corner of screen) > Settings > Update & Security > Select Windows Update Tab (Menu on left hand side) > Advanced Options > Under ‘Pause Updates’ select drop down menu and select chosen date to pause updates until (To check they are paused go back to previous menu page)

10. Use Snipping Tool to take screenshots or snippets of a certain area of your desktop

  • Type Snipping in Windows 10 search bar (Bottom left-hand corner of the screen) > Open Snipping Tool App > Press New > Click with the left mouse button and hold and drag box to the desired size for your screenshot > Let go of the mouse when ready (Screenshot will be taken and you can edit or save it)

Check out this video tutorial on 10 Amazing Tips & Tricks In Windows 10 if you are getting stuck:

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