Saving Time When Using Windows

Time is precious as we all know, and while computers have been able to save us more time in doing things like calculating and transferring information, there are always ways you can further optimize your screen time when using Windows. Here are some easy steps to try:

Close background apps - Having multiple apps running in the background is only helpful if they are actively being used. Otherwise they’re only taking up more processing power on your device that can otherwise be used for something more important, and also using up precious battery life if you are on a mobile device.

Manage apps automatically starting up - When in your Task Manager window (right-click on any blank space on your desktop and hit Task Manager), switch to the Start-Up tab to select which apps you automatically want to start up when you login to your computer.

Customize your taskbar - In Windows 10, you can automatically pin frequently used apps on the taskbar bar at the bottom of the screen by clicking and dragging your preferred app, and then right-clicking on it to pin it permanently for easy access.

Quickly minimize your open windows - A handy little trick to close all the windows on your screen to only show the desktop is to click down in the bottom right corner of your screen. Clicking it again re-opens your minimized windows.

Using the Timeline feature in Windows - This can help you retrace your steps back to something you were recently working on, saving you time going through a bunch of folders and apps. Press both the Windows key + Tab at the same time.

Take advantage of Cortona - While perhaps not as versatile as her rivals, Windows 10 still has its own virtual assistant that can save you a bit of time looking up stuff without having to type anything in. Just right click on the circular Cortana logo to the right of the search box in the taskbar.

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