Hidden features of Windows that you may not know

Looking at the title of the post, you can understand very well what I am going to discuss today. Apparently, more than 5 years after the official release of Windows 10, there are still many small and functional features of Windows that most Windows users are not yet aware of. Honestly, Windows 10 and Windows itself is such a big platform that it is not possible to find all the features here, big or small.

Also, with every major update of Windows, the platform is being further improved by adding many small features to Windows, which most users are not aware of. Today we are going to talk about some of the hidden features of Windows that most users are not aware of yet.

 

Features of Windows 👇

 

 

Snip and Sketch In

Snip and Sketch

Windows 10, most users use third-party tools and programs, such as ShareX and Greenshot, to take screenshots. Yes, these dedicated tools are best for taking screenshots and capturing screens, as they have many more extra features. However, most of the time you don’t need so many features and editing tools to take screenshots. In that case, in my opinion, the default screenshot tool that Windows has is enough. The screenshot tool says you can copy a full screen shot to the clipboard at any time by pressing the print src button, not to mention that.

 

However, what many do not know is that there is no need to use third party tools to take partial screenshots or to take a separate screenshot of a specific window that is open. You can take partial and window screenshots using Windows’ built-in Snip and Sketch tool.

If you have ever heard of an app with this name, no problem, that’s normal. However, you can always take a full screen screenshot using Snip and Sketch by clicking Windows Key + Shift + S, cropping a partial screenshot at will, a separate screenshot of a specific window. Why download a third party app and keep it running in the background forever?

 

Command Promp Settings

Command Promp Settings

If you are not a level Windows user, then you must have opened a Windows command prompt at some point. The black user interface of the command prompt and the small fonts in it are familiar to all of us. Because no one changes the command prompt user

interface too much. To be honest, not many people know that the command prompt interface can be customized. You may not know that Windows Command Prompt has the option to change several interface settings in Windows already, which does not require any third party tools.

  • Open Command Prompt (CMD) and right click on the program’s title bar with the mouse cursor. The title bar is the bar that contains the buttons to minimize, minimize, and close the program. Right-click on this bar and you will see a settings called Properties below.

Entering these Properties settings will open a huge panel in front of you to customize the command prompt. From here, you can customize the command prompt’s font size, font color, font style, font weight, custom background, command prompt opacity and much more, and change the boring default look of the command prompt.

 

Ready Boost 

ready boost

your desktop or laptop is very slow, you can easily use a flash drive as your secondary memory to improve the performance of your device. And many may not know that you don’t need to download or install any third party tools to do this. Windows has long had the functionality of improving performance using USB drives as memory.

However, if you do this, you may see some improvement in performance, but it will never be different day and night. And ReadyBoost may be harmful to your USB drive in the future, even if it’s not for your device.

However, to use Ready Boost, connect your pen drive and access the drive’s properties. In the Properties, you will see a tab called ReadyBoost, where you can set it up. The setup process is not that difficult, it is very easy. If Windows thinks that using Ready Boost on your desktop will not get you any results, it will show you a message like the screenshot above.

And if you don’t have such a message, you can easily set up ReadyBoost easily. If you want, you can write any post in the future only with the ReadyBoost setup process. And if you want, you can also get tutorials on YouTube. This post is not about Ready Boost setup, so I’m skipping this topic here.

 

Windows Calculator Features

windows calculator

So far we have almost forgotten that Windows 10 has a default calculator app that you can find in the Start menu or search and open.

However, many people may think that the default calculator of Windows is not as basic and feature packed as the default calculator of Android and iPhone. And for this reason, Windows calculator is not opened. But that is the wrong idea. You can open the Windows 10 calculator app. Once you open the hamburger menu next to the calculator, you will see all the extra features of the calculator.

 

Windows Calculator has so many built-in functions that I can say for sure that Windows default calculator is enough for any type of calculation.

Using Windows Calculator, you don’t have to use Google Search for any calculations and you don’t have to use any online tools. From basic calculations to unit conversions, byte-bits, meter-inches, color codes, volumes, weights, temperatures, energies, pressures, Windows calculators have the opportunity to perform almost all types of conversions.

And yes, all of these work without an internet connection. So if you need to do some mathematical conversion next time, use Windows Calculator without searching Google!

 

Dynamic Lock

Dynamic look

Those who use a smartwatch or any such smart Bluetooth device may use the Smart Lock feature on Android phones. Although not many people use this feature in our country, it allows you to unlock your phone automatically if your Bluetooth connected device is near your phone.

Basically works well with smart wearable devices like wireless headphones and the Mi band. However, many may not know that you can use this smart lock feature on your Windows 10 laptop if you want and you do not have to use any third party tool.

You can use this same smart lock feature in the settings menu of Windows 10. However, Windows 10 is not Smart Lock, it is called Dynamic Lock. To use Dynamic Lock, you need to pair one of your Bluetooth devices with your laptop in advance. After entering the Settings menu Accounts> Sign in options tab, scroll down to get the option to set Dynamic Lock. The setup process is very simple, all you have to do is show which paired Bluetooth device you want to use to unlock your laptop.

 

Diameter! From then on, if you have that trusted Bluetooth device as soon as you turn on your laptop, then your Windows lock will be unlocked automatically. Again, if you go out of your laptop’s Bluetooth range with your trusted Bluetooth device, your laptop will be locked automatically again. This feature is really quite useful. Those who use smart locks on the phone, they can try!

 

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