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A collection of #Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Who doesn’t want to be productive? Everyone, right? And this accelerates when you know some most useful keyboard shortcuts. Windows 10 specifies few new keyboard shortcuts along with existing shortcuts which were available for a long time. Using these keyboard shortcuts, you can improve your day-2-day activities.

 

In this post, I am sharing the Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts along with the descriptions of each key combination. If I missed any, let me know so that, I can update this post for future references.



#OneDrive sharing now became easier with #Windows 10

Are you using OneDrive to store your documents, pictures and musics? If not, you should start using it. OneDrive is secure and has very good integration with Windows 10. The app itself creates local copy of the selected files/folders and you are just one step away to store and retrieve files.

 

In Windows 10, it also offers one click sharing option directly from the explorer window. In this post, we will discuss about it. Read more to continue.


#Windows 10 preview build 10532 released for Fast Ring users

Microsoft released Windows 10 preview build 10532 for Windows Insiders. If you are one of the fast ring beta testers, you might have already received the build notification via the Windows Update Service. It is the second public preview build after the release of Windows 10 RTM.

 

There are few bug fixes and interesting features in this build. This post will cover what’s new in build 10532. The post will also cover a small list of known issues.


How to monitor your Network Usage in #Windows 10?

Everyone cares about internet data usage, especially when they are using a limited bandwidth. Most of the people don’t have a free or unlimited internet connection. Hence, it’s require to check which application of your Windows installation mostly uses your internet bandwidth.

 

Microsoft provides a way to check the network usage by different applications in Windows 10. In this post, we are going to discuss on this. Continue reading to further know about it.


How to manage disk usage with Storage Sense in #Windows 10?

Storage Sense is one of the great feature Microsoft has brought to Windows 10. The feature analyses the files on your hard drive and tells you how much space is actually occupied by different types of content. It also suggests you to locate and clean up unused files/contents.

 

In this blog post, we will discuss about Storage Sense in Windows 10. This will help you to keep track of and manage the files on your drive. Continue reading to know more about this feature.


How to customize Quick Actions and Notifications in #Windows 10?

Like Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft also included quick actions and better notification system in Windows 10. You can customize the quick action buttons and select the favorite four from a collection of eleven action buttons. Not only this, you can also choose settings to customize the notifications.

 

In this post of the Windows 10 Tips & Tricks series, we will go thru the settings page in order to understand the various options to customize the quick actions and notifications in Windows 10.


How to turn ON/OFF the #Windows 10 System Icons?

You might be interested on turning off some system icons from the system tray to gain some space in your taskbar. This situation might arise when you have too many icons there and/or you want to turn off some system icons from your system tray. This is also applicable for the systray clock.

 

If you want to do so and looking around an option in Windows 10, this post will definitely help you. Continue reading to find out the steps with screenshots.


#Silverlight is not running on Google #Chrome! Why?

Starting Google Chrome version 42, Google has blocked NPAPI plugins in their browser and as a result, you will not be able to run Silverlight applications in your Chrome browser. So, what to do? There is a quick but temporary solution by which you will be able to re-enable the plugin.

 

In this blog post today, we are going to detail the process. Do remember that, it’s a temporary solution and won’t work in future release of Google Chrome.


How to train Cortana in #Windows 10 to learn your voice?

Cortana is a personal digital assistant, which can provide you suggestions, ideas, reminders, alerts, parcel tracking information, flight information and more. Have you tried Cortana yet in Windows 10? If you are in region where this feature exists, you might have already experienced this.

 

In Windows 10, you can configure Cortana to launch by just saying “Hey Cortana” and can train her to understand your voice. In this post, we will learn how to train Cortana to learn your speech.


First #Windows 10 Insider Preview build (10525) after RTM rolled out

Gabe Aul, the head of Microsoft's Windows Insider program, in a blog post today announced that Microsoft has rolled out it’s first Windows Insiders Preview build after RTM having build no. 10525. If you are a Windows Insider in the first ring, check for Windows Update and you might have receive it by now.

 

Remember that, it’s a preview build and has numerous known issues. These issues are already published by Microsoft and mentioned in this post too.


How to make Web Note from Edge Browser in #Windows 10?

Another feature of Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 is the ability to take Web Note easily without any additional tool or plugin. Using this, you can not only able to take web note, but also can mark, highlight, comment in that captured note before saving it.

 

Today we will show you how to do this. Continue reading the post and let us know, what you think about Web Note in Edge browser.


Download #VisualStudio 2015 Succinctly eBook for free (@Syncfusion)

Visual Studio 2015 is an integrated, end-to-end solution for defining, building and managing  applications and solutions targeting Microsoft and other cross-platform technologies for Windows, iOS, Android and more by using a single IDE.

 

Syncfusion author “Alessandro Del Sole” (Microsoft MVP) recently published a 122 pages of eBook which is available for free download and this post provides you details and links of it.


How to recover ~20 GB Free space after upgrading to #Windows 10?

If you have recently upgraded to Windows 10, you have noticed that, it ate a huge space from your system drive where Windows is installed. Actually it creates backup of the existing Windows installation in case you want to revert back.

 

Though, in general it is not require to keep this space but in case you are falling short of space, you might want to recover approx. 18-20 GB of your drive by following the simple steps.


Microsoft announces REST APIs for #Outlook and #Office 365

Microsoft today announced REST APIs for mail, calendar and contacts having support for both Office 365 and Outlook.com. Now you can build apps for Outlook, Outlook.com and Office 365 users with one set of APIs targeting Windows, iOS, Android, Node.js, Ruby and more.

 

In this post, find more about the announcement and further links to proceed with. If you are a developer, you might want to try this.


#Windows 10 Technical Preview build 10512 for phones now available

Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 10512 for Windows Insiders on the  fast ring. Check for an update right now on your phone, if you are one of the testers. Microsoft also mentioned about more frequent builds for phones in coming days.

 

Check out this post to know “What’s new in Windows 10 insider build 10512 for phones” and “Known issues” currently there in this build.


How to set default browser in #Windows 10?

Many people shared over different channels that, setting the default browser in Windows 10 is little difficult. For those who not yet played with the system, want to let you know that, it’s not difficult rather it is just a few clicks to set the default browser.

 

By default, Microsoft Edge sets as the default browser in Windows 10, but in case you want to switch, this post will help you to set it up.


How to set multiple Home Page in Microsoft Edge in #Windows 10?

Microsoft Edge, you might have heard the name. Yes, that’s the new browser that has been introduced by Microsoft with Windows 10. If you have installed the new OS, you might have noticed that, Microsoft Edge is set as the default browser while installation.

 

In this blog post, we will discuss settings related to home page and also discuss how to set multiple home pages in Microsoft Edge.


How to import favorites in Microsoft Edge for #Windows 10?

If you have installed Windows 10, you have noticed that Microsoft released a new browser named “Microsoft Edge” with this new operating system. Internet Explorer is still present in Windows 10, but the default browser that you find is Edge, once you install Win 10.

 

In this blog post, we will discuss how to import the bookmark/favorites from another browser in Microsoft Edge. Continue reading to learn about it.


How to Install .NET Framework 3.5 in #Windows 10?

If you are facing issues installing .NET Framework 3.5 (many applications actually need this to run) in your Windows 10 and all the other options failed, my dear friend, you came to perfect page where I will show you how to install the same.

 

In this blog post, we will learn the command by which you can install .NET Framework 3.5 in Windows 10. This also works in other versions of Windows.


How to turn #Windows 10 PC into a Wi-Fi Hotspot w/o any software?

Who wants to bear additional cost of data usage when you can connect your phone to a Wi-Fi connection, where you can utilize your internet connection bandwidth? This works fine if you have Wi-Fi hotspot. But what will happen in case you don’t have a router?

 

In this post, we will learn how to create a Wi-Fi hotspot in your Windows 10 PC without using any router or any 3rd party software. Continue to read more.


How to optimize Update Delivery Process in #Windows 10?

Windows Update Delivery Optimization let’s enable you to receive Windows updates from various sources other than Microsoft. This can be systems in your local network or internet, which already download the update files.

 

In this post sharing with you the process to turn ON/OFF the Windows Update Delivery Optimization in Windows 10. I hope, most of you already upgraded to this new OS.


How to force your system to start downloading #Windows 10 update?

Many of you asked me, why you didn’t receive the Windows 10 upgrade notification even though you reserved your free copy of Windows 10. Please note that, this is going in phases and you will get it soon. Might be, your update files already started downloading.

 

If you can not wait and want to force the same, you can do so by following some simple steps. Continue reading to know more.

 
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