Windows 10: The Best Hidden Features, Tips, and TricksWindows 10 is the realization of Microsoft’s big dream to have a single Windows that runs across PCs, tablets, phones and even the company's Xbox One console. One of the first things you’ll notice is the return of the Start menu. It’s not just the regular one from Windows 7. Instead Microsoft has combined the best aspects of the last two versions of Windows to create a redesigned Start menu. The live tiles from windows 8 remain but you no longer booted into an entirely different full screen interface. There’s a traditional list of apps, easy access to power options and settings and the ability to resize the menu freely. Windows 10 is a nice dark theme and it blends in well against laptop screens that usually have black bezels. Navigating around Windows 8 was painful with a laptop or PC and Windows 10 has improved massively. Microsoft has removed the weird charms bar and in its place is a new Action Center that works as a Notification Center to collect any alerts from apps and provide quick access to a bunch of settings. There’s a new snap assist feature that makes it a lot easier to find what apps are open to snap them side-by-side. There’s also a new task view feature that's a lot like Mission Control on the Mac. It displays all your open windows and you can find what you're looking for quickly. It’s also a gateway to a new virtual desktops feature.One of the biggest additions to Windows 10 is Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana. It’s designed to look and feel like an extension to the Start menu. Just like the Windows Phone equivalent, you can use your voice to search or typing queries manually. There’s even an option to enable a ‘hey Cortana’ feature the lets you simply holler questions at your laptop. With this version, Microsoft also moves to regular updates instead of major versions every few years. Download Now!
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