11 new Windows tips you need to know

11 new Windows tips you need to know

Catering to various sectors of computing industry, Microsoft Windows, commonly referred to as Windows is conceivably the most popular operating system for personal computers globally. To keep your device running smoothly and securely, Windows offers you the choice to manage your options and see available updates. 

No matter how proficient or well informed you are in the use of modern technology, one might not know all the updates, choices and options being offered. So, here we bring you a few tips from Windows that might help you keep updated

1. Let Microsoft keep your PC healthy

Keep your device running smoothly with recommended troubleshooting suggestions that find and fix issues on your device. If something on your device isn’t working, running a troubleshooter might help find and fix the problem for you. Microsoft automatically fixes certain critical problems on your device to keep it running smoothly.

2. Reduce screen brightness

On your laptop or tablet, select  action center on the taskbar > Expand(optional), and then move the Brightness slider until you get the brightness level you want.


3. Give apps a sleek new look

Make your apps stand out by switching to Light or Dark mode. Select Start Settings Personalization Colors. Under Choose your color, select either Light or Dark mode.


4. Add emoji from your keyboard

Express yourself however and wherever you want. Press Windows logo key+period(.) to open an emoji panel. Use kaomojis to create faces with text, and symbols—like punctuation and currency—to make a statement.


5. Automatically back up your precious folders

Keep your Documents, Pictures, and Desktop folders automatically backed up with OneDrive so they’re protected even if you lose your PC. On the right side of the taskbar, selectOneDrive More Settings. On the AutoSave tab, selecUpdate folders and specify which folders you’d like to automatically sync.

6. Stay interruption-free with smarter active hours

You can let Windows pick active hours for you based on your device activity. Windows won’t restart for updates during that time.

7. Pause updates until a convenient time

To temporarily delay updates for your device, go to Start Settings Update & Security Windows Update, and then select Pause updates. Once you reach the pause limit, you’ll need to get the latest updates before you can pause again.

8. Make things on your screen larger

To make just the text on your screen bigger, select Start Settings Ease of Access Display, then adjust the slider under Make text bigger. To make everything bigger, choose an option from the drop-down menu under Make everything bigger.

9. Use color filters

If you experience color blindness or light sensitivity, you can make the colors on your screen easier to see by using color filters. To find a filter that works for you, selectStartSettings Ease of Access Color filters.


10. Paste from your cloud clipboard

Copy images and text from one PC to another with a cloud-based clipboard. Select Start Settings System Clipboard. Sign in with your Microsoft account, and then use the toggles to turn on both Clipboard history and Sync across devices. You can also use the Win + V shortcut to easily access your clipboard.

11. Make your pointer easier to see

If you’re having trouble spotting your pointer on your screen, make it bigger or change the color. Select Start Settings Ease of Access Cursor & pointer.