It doesn’t feel like it, but somehow it’s already been a month since the release of Windows 10, and we’ve seen over 75 million users already jumping on board. Whether you’re one of them, or are still deciding if you want to make the change, here are ten of our best tips and tweaks for making the most of Windows 10.
- Customise The Start Menu
First things first, customise your Start menu to make your new Windows 10 system really feel like home.
- Get Cortana Working In Australia
If you don’t want to wait for Cortana to be officially implemented in Australia, this quick workaround will get her working on your computer ahead of time. Alternately, you can switch to the Insider Preview build of Windows 10 to be among the first to test the official regional release.
- Assume Control With God Mode
While not a new feature for Windows 10, it is a useful tweak to set up easy access to all your system commands.
- Install Windows 10 On Your Mac
If you’re planning on booting Windows 10 on your Mac, check here to make sure your software and hardware is supported.
- Check Out The Xbox App
Even if you don’t have an Xbox, the Xbox app is a handy screen recording and game capture tool, including a cool feature that records the last 30 seconds of any game you were playing.
- Learn Your Keyboard Shortcuts And Precision Touchpad Gestures
While the majority of shortcuts and gestures you already use will not have been changed, there are a few new ones that may be useful.
- Get Rid Of Default Apps
Some of them may be useful for you, but most likely they’re just taking up space. You can even completely uninstall OneDrive if you don’t use it.
- Turn Your Windows 10 Computer Into A Wi-Fi Hotspot
If you have a Windows 10 computer with a wired connection, this little trick will let you share that connection with other devices.
- Prevent Windows 10 From Automatically Restarting After Updates
While you can’t choose when Windows 10 downloads and installs updates (except for a short delay), you can still have control over when it will restart.
- Know Your Privacy Settings
Check our run down of Windows 10’s maligned privacy settings so you can opt out of anything you don’t want to share.
Already on Windows 10? Let us know your thoughts on the operating system so far in the comments.