Microsoft’s Windows OS isn’t any one thing. It arises from a patchwork of finely tuned features. Each individual feature is, in turn, the result of a team of dedicated engineers who create the best (often customizable) experience possible. So, with such a complex, nuanced, and vast piece of software, it makes sense that there are little tricks and UI flourishes most people don’t even know about.
Here we present a list of cool tips that will help you get a little bit more out of your Windows 10 experience. Or, at least, there are some things you may have not known about. Some have been available in Windows for a number of generations, while some are native to Microsoft’s most recent OS. Microsoft keeps updating Windows 10 with major releases such as the Fall Creators Update and April 2018 Update, so there are plenty of new hidden features and tricks to make the most of a constantly evolving Windows experience.
PCMag has dedicated Windows fans in our readership, who likely know at least some of these features, but they probably don’t know them all.