Three Windows 10 Tricks

By | January 9, 2018
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Three Windows 10 Tricks

It’s time to take time for some fun stuff. Here are three Windows 10 tricks you might not know. You might even find them useful. Anyway… have fun!

Desktop Trick

Have you noticed the thin strip at the far-right edge of your taskbar? It looks like this:

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Did you know if your click it , it will clear everything and take you directly to your desktop?

And if you right-click you’ll see this menu:

Cloudeight InfoAve Windows 10 Tips & Tricks

And if you enable “Peek at desktop” all you have to do is hover over the very right-edge of your taskbar and you’ll be able to peek at your desktop?

Cortana Trick

Hey Cortana users! Did you know that you you can use Cortana to roll the dice, flip a coin or even play Rock, Paper, Scissors. Try it

Say “Hey Cortana. Roll the dice”, or “Hey Cortana – Rock, Paper, Scissors” or “Hey Cortana, flip a coin”.

Cloudeight InfoAve Windows 10 Tips & Tricks

But don’t ask Cortana to play chess or she’ll think it’s a band. And don’t ask her to play checkers – because all you’ll get are videos of checker games. How exciting!

Shake it up baby, now!

If you have a desktop full of windows, you can clear all the windows by grabbing the top of the window you do want to stay in view and “shaking” it rapidly side to side. This minimizes all the other windows except for the one you shook.

Cloudeight InfoAve Windows 10 Tips & Tricks

Cloudeight InfoAve Windows 10 Tips & Tricks

Miss all those windows? No problem, shake the window again and all the windows will come back.

3 thoughts on “Three Windows 10 Tricks

  1. Les Hawkins

    Hi from OZ
    Firstly I don’t have the little line on My taskbar, perhaps I need Fall Creators Update?
    Incidentally – My computer has failed to download fall creators update automatically (since the release) so I decided to download from Microsoft. After the download and a computer restart, I received the screen message that my computer was reverting to the previous windows version. Is there some criteria which perhaps my computer lacks and is preventing the update?

    1. infoave Post author

      All Windows 10 versions have it… it may not be visible because of your monitor size or resolution. If you right-click on the very right-edge of the taskbar you’ll see the view desktop options). You can also go to your desktop by pressing Windows Key + D.


  2. Lydia

    FUN! I found the little line on my taskbar, realized it was NOT red, and as always, it worked. Also set up for peeking. Thanks! it was FUN! When I get braver I will try “shaking” my windows. I’m old, so baby steps


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