Windows 10 has got some big updates in the past few months. These updates have brought some really interesting features. Now, some of these Windows 10 features are popular while some are not.
But today we will tell you about some really cool, new and some hidden Windows 10 features that you guys probably don’t know about.
1. Enhanced Search
Ever since Microsoft separated the search and the Cortana feature in Windows 10, the search has become a lot more seamless and useful. However, if you still find it tough to find some of your know hidden files. There’s an Enhanced Search feature you should enable in the Search settings.
You can see the two options in Find My Files. In classic mode only searches through files on your desktop and in your libraries. While the new Enhanced mode lets you search all the files on your device no matter where they are stored.
This feature makes sure that you’ll be able to search for files that you have been having trouble locating. The search does show more results so yeah it’s a nice new extensive feature on Windows 10.
2. Make Calls from PC
Microsoft’s Your Phone app is great. It lets you access your photos, your texts, your notifications and a lot more from your phone on your PC.
Now it’s great but the most interesting feature has to be the ability to make phone calls. You can make phone calls from your PC.
First, you obviously need to link your phone with the PC for the Your Phone app and pair them by Bluetooth for the calls feature to enable. Now once you do all of that you’ll see the recent calls you made and the dialer in the Your Phone app on your PC.
Now, it’s simple you can make calls or receive calls from your PC. You can even transfer calls between the phone and PC.
3. Disable Reserved Storage
With the May 2019 update, Windows 10 started reserving around 7GB of storage for updates and other optional files. In storage settings just click on show more categories and here you should see System and Reserved. Here you can see the reserved storage is around 7GB and that’s a lot of storage for people who are running low on storage.
So, if you don’t want Windows Reserved the storage. There’s a registry trick you can do. Open the Registry editor using REGEDIT in the search. Now in the Registry editor just paste this in the address.
Now here you will see the “Shipped with Reserves” option. Double click on it and change value data from 1 to 0. click OK. Now close the registry editor and Reboot windows.
Now the Reserve Storage won’t be deleted immediately. The next time you update Windows and a minor Windows Update will do, the reserved storage will be removed.
Note that Microsoft does not recommend this but we were fine without reserve storage previously so it’s alright.
4. FPS in Game Bar
The Game Bar in Windows 10 started off as a simple tool to record the screen, take screenshots. But now it so many features. It lets you Livestream games, check the performance on your PC while gaming, play music from Spotify, Share screenshots on different platforms and do a whole lot more.
Now, there’s a new feature that you are going to love- FPS support. All you need to do is update the Game Bar app on the Windows Store. This should get your FPS option in the performance dialog.
You no longer need third-party apps to see the FPS.
5. Custom Theme
The new Light Theme on Windows 10 with the whole fluent UI design language is just beautiful. It just makes windows look more Modern.
Now, the Light theme is great but there’s also the Dark theme which a lot of people love. So what if you want the best of both worlds-Light and Dark. In the Colors page in the Personalization settings, you can choose your color as Custom.
Now you can choose the Light theme for different UI elements on windows and Dark theme for the apps or do whatever you like.
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6. Windows Snip
The Native Windows 10 screenshot tool has been pretty handy. But there’s one feature that it has been missing the ability to capture screenshots of a particular window.
Well, a recent update to Windows 10 has brought Window Snip. You can just press Windows + Shift + S or Print Screen key if you have our option enabled. Unlike previously, You can see four tools here. There’s a new Window Snip tool here and you can select that and use it to take screenshots of windows. window snip is simple and handy.
7. Events in Calendar
You must be using the calendar from the TaskBar to check dates. But there’s a really cool new feature to add an event or reminder from Desktop.
You can just click on a Date and quickly add what’s the event or what you want to be reminded about. You can add the time and even the location. The events will be synced with the calendar app as well so you will be notified.
This certainly makes adding events or reminders.
Bonus: Automatic Focus Assist
Focus Assist on Windows 10 is a pretty handy feature. You can use it to make sure different notifications don’t annoy you while you’re focused working.
Windows 10 recently brought about Automatic Focus Assist which makes things a lot better. There are automatic rules, you can use these to make sure Focus Assist turns on during certain situations. You can enable focus assist when you’re duplicating a display, when you’re playing a game or when you’re using an app on the full screen. when windows will detect any of these conditions, it will turn on Focus Assist.
You can even customize things to make sure you get priority notifications.
Those were some cool new Windows 10 features that you should try or disable in the case of reserved storage. Anyway, a lot of these new features are available in different Windows 10 Builds with which these features arrived.