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Windows 10 is a feature rich OS and there are many things the user can do to tweak and customize the interface, change settings and personalize Windows. This page curates articles detailing several features and settings in Windows 10.
Note:If you are not on Windows 10 yet, you might want to refer to the page detailing information for to be Windows 10 users.
The cool new things in Windows 10
There are some new features in Windows 10 that make it stand out.
- Virtual Desktops – Also known as Task Views, this feature allows you to compartmentalize your apps and to-dos into standalone views and (possibly) boost productivity.
- Start Menu – The start menu in Windows 10 is a hybrid between the menu seen in Windows 7 and the start screen of Windows 8. It may take a bit of getting used to, but we’d say it is quite functional.
- Cortana – She is your digital assistant in Windows 10. She is pretty smart and getting smarter. Though she does act up at times, Cortana is pretty good at getting things done for you, even with voice commands.
- Edge – The new browser from Microsoft is really cool. Why? Primarily because it replaces Internet Explorer. It’s relatively lightweight, fast and quite functional as a default system browser.
The good thing about Windows 10 is that it keeps the good parts of the previous OS versions, such as the ever so useful Snap Assist. I love this feature and am so used to it that I miss it every time I am on my Mac.
Make sure everything is working fine
Looking under the hood and changing things
Security and Privacy. Tighten things up!
The proverbial ‘Elephant in the room’ when it comes to privacy on Windows 10 is the keylogger that is a part of the OS. It is not a component that you can just throw out. Your best option is to turn off the keylogger. Windows 10 is also has a setting, which you can turn off, where it shares your installation files with other PCs on the local network or the internet.
Windows 10 is quite good when it comes to defending your system from viruses and other infectious threats. Windows Defender and SmartScreen do a good job of keeping your system. Note that this is not an endorsement for not having an anti-virus software.
To restrict other individuals from accessing your system, a strong password will usually be sufficient. As an additional measure, you might want to enable 2-step authentication in Windows 10. To just secure a few folders, you need to use third-party tools.
Go beyond and take control