Later update of Windows 10 comes with new features & shortcut keys. This helps in improve of user experience. Windows-10 is adding new features and shortcut keys to it’s windows 10 OS. The latest update of windows 10 comes with the given features. Every Windows users must know these tips and tricks. Following are some of the new features and shortcut of Windows-10 OS if you have just updated it.
Windows 10 new features
Below are the windows 10 new features that every windows users should know.
1. Snipping Tool Feature
Windows comes with new Snipping tool feature to take snaps of the screen you want in your way. The default Snipping tool is changed to Snip and Sketch tool with additional improved functions. You can use windows shortcut key to activate Snipping tool (Snip and Sketch).
2. Adding Emoji’s Feature
If you feel difficulties in adding emoji’s to your document or while chatting. Then windows default emoji feature is here for you. In windows latest update you can now easily add emoji by pressing
3. Using clipboard for multiple items.
We now can use clipboard to copy and paste multiple items from clipboard. That means we can store many items in a clipboard at once. Copy-Paste is the common daily task that is done in computing. Every user use this copy-paste functionality whether they use Windows, Mac or Linux systems. Windows now provides feature of pasting multiple items from clipboard. One can copy multiple items on clipboard then later paste them wherever required. This new feature is only available on new windows 10 update. If you cannot find this feature then you should first update your windows. To do that you have to press
Here I have copied some text from above, then our clipboard should look like this.
Now, you can select any of the text and paste it as you want. If you don’t see this, activate this from setting.
You can copy or move items from one desktop to another. Copied items are available in all desktops. This will be helpful if you are working with multiple applications at once. If you close virtual desktops without closing applications then all the running applications will reside in default desktop.
4. Virtual Desktops Feature
In Windows 10, you can create two, three, or more virtual desktops and populate each one with different apps and windows. One desktop may house all your open Microsoft Office applications; another may house your Adobe applications; a third may house miscellaneous applications. You can create one virtual desktop after another, move an app from one desktop to another, and delete a desktop when you no longer need it. Now we can organize our open apps with multiple virtual desktops. To create virtual desktops go to and click on New
5. Storage Sense Feature
The new feature of Windows about storage is storage Sense. New Microsoft updates cares about your storage usage. If your hard drive is getting full with junk files, unused apps, large files or desktop files. It even checks external drive for storage. We can take actions based on it’s storage recommendations. The PC will automatically clean the residual files once the storage is full. We can manually free up space by running storage sense.
6. Activity Timeline Feature
Now you can check your past activities done in your laptop. Windows stores the history of your activities that you can view via Task View option from task bar. Windows 10 allows you to view your activity timeline by date and time. You can also search your document, app or website by typing related keyword in search bar that is available at top of Task View button. If you have multiple signed in or shared accounts connected, you can see other users activity. we can turn on/off which accounts we want to sync. To clear the activity timeline just right click on the activity and remove it. Cloud activities can be cleared via Microsoft website.
7. Dictate Feature
Windows 10 includes a new feature speech-to-text. We have to talk with with our PC and our voice changes into text. This feature speeds up our typing large paragraphs. If we feel boring using our keyboard pressing, then you can use this new feature. To turn on this feature just you have to press Windows + H key on your keyboard. You have to understand some of the commands these commands to properly give commands to your PC.
|Select “word”||Selects specific word or phrase|
|Select that||Selects recent dictation result|
| Select the “next three words”|
Select the “previous two paragraphs”
|Selects multiple blocks of text|
| Start spelling|
|Enables and disables spelling mode|
| Clear selection|
|Clear current selection|
| Delete that|
|Deletes recent dictation result or selected text|
|Delete “word”||Deletes current word|
| Go after that|
Move after “word”
Go to the end of “paragraph”
Move to the end of that
|Moves cursor to the first character after specified word or phrase|
| Go after “word”|
Move after “word”
Go to the end of that
Move to the end of “paragraph”
|Moves cursor to the end of the text|
| Press “key”|
|Supported keys: Tab, Enter, End, Home, Page up, Page down, Backspace, Delete|
|Comma, period||for punctuation ‘,’ and ‘.’|
8. Get (or give) tech help
Quick Assist is a new app in Windows 10 that enables you to receive or provide assistance over a remote connection. We encourage you to try Quick Assist for a more streamlined, easy-to-use experience.
Open Quick Assist
Select Start > Windows Accessories > Quick Assist.
Select Start > Windows Accessories > Quick Assist (or select the Start button, type Quick Assist in the search box, then select it in the results). Select Assist another person, then send the 6-digit code to the person you’re helping. When they’ve entered it, select either Take full control or View screen. Select Continue and wait for the person you’re helping to allow the connection.
Select Start > Windows Accessories > Quick Assist (or select the Start button, type Quick Assist in the search box, then select it in the results). In the Code from assistant box, enter the 6-digit code you were given, and select Share sceen. Wait for your helper, then select Allow in the window that displays.
Though Windows 10 dictation feature is great to us. It is not fully developed. We hope improvements will come on later updates of windows.
9. Find Photos Faster
Organize, edit and share your memories with Microsoft Photos. The new Photos app makes it fun and easy to enhance your digital memories. And if you liked making videos with Windows Movie Maker, you’ll love what you can do with Photos.
A Power User is a user who likes to make the most of the software he uses, one who likes to know a little more than the obvious and who usually ends up discovering functions that for most go unnoticed, and in Windows 10 this happens a lot.
The system is packed with hyper-productive features that many don’t take advantage of, but are like Christmas gifts for others. These are some of the best things that Windows 10 has added over time and that well used can greatly enhance your enjoyment and control of the system.
10. Android continuity
It is one of new windows-10 features that Microsoft added to Windows. One of my favourite things about Windows 10 is how over time it has become more and better integrated with Android. The Your Phone app is the most important link here.
If you install the Your Phone Companion application on your Android smartphone, as long as you have version 7.0 or later, you can link your mobile to your computer and get a significant amount of extremely useful options.
- See all the photos from your mobile instantly in Windows 10
- Make and receive calls from Windows 10
- Read and send SMS
- See all Android notifications in Windows 10
- Control music playback on Android from Windows 10
- And even (on limited devices for now) open Android apps with dedicated windows in Windows 10
But that’s not all, if you also install Microsoft Launcher on Android, you get the “Continue on PC” function that lets you review any file or image that appears in your recent activity on your mobile and continue using it on your PC by sending a notification to Windows 10.
That same Launcher also integrates Windows 10 sticky notes, and you basically have Windows Sticky Notes on Android fully in sync.
11. The timeline and virtual desktops
Window management is another windows-10 new features, something that Windows has always excelled at, the last straw would be that not in a system that is called exactly like that. However, with Windows 10 and its virtual desktops and timeline, they also raised workspace management.
With the timeline you can activate the Activity History (Settings> Privacy) to synchronize and remember everything you are doing across devices. Basically: a history of all the windows you have opened and their current status, with thumbnails and dates.
With the same button or shortcut ( Windows + TAB ) with which you open the task view in which the timeline appears, the Windows 10 virtual desktops also appear. These are individual work areas that you can use as separate desktops to organize your windows and work in a more orderly way.
The new PowerToys are not installed by default in Windows 10, but they are an extra for, well, power users. They are utilities specially designed to enhance many system functions, and if you have not tried them you are missing a lot.
The list of “toys” has been growing steadily since the initial announcement, and we have a zone manager to organize windows at pleasure ( FancyZones ), preview SVG and Markdown files with File Explorer , batch resize images with Image Resizer , a way to rename multiple files with advanced options ( PowerRename ), a keyboard shortcut guide ( Shortcut Guide ), a Spotlight-style application launcher ( PowerToys Run ), and more recently a color picker ( Color Picker ).
Winget is the new Windows 10 package manager, and although it is not installed by default either (for now) it is easy for it to become your favourite method to install applications if you are a power user, especially if you are one who has to do installations of scratch Windows 10 constantly.
Winget lets you install all kinds of packages from the terminal with simple commands, but it is even better if you also take advantage of the independent Winstall project as the additional graphical interface to exploit Winget without complicating yourself too much.
Winstall is a website that lists tons of applications that you can install through Winget and that also generates a complete script to download and install all the ones you want in batch without wasting time.
Hyper-V is the virtual machine manager that is included in Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise. It’s one of the fastest and easiest ways to create an Ubuntu virtual machine within Windows 10, for example.
Hyper-V can save you in many cases the need to install third-party software such as VirtualBox or VMWare, and if you want Windows or Linux virtual machines, it is an excellent option, especially Ubuntu, since Canonical itself has created optimized versions of the distro to virtualize in Windows 10.
This is windows-10 new features that is the most advanced of all these tools is undoubtedly the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), which, beyond being a function for power users, is a tool designed for developers working in Linux environments.
In fact, in the latest Windows 10 update, WSL version 2 is perhaps the most important and revolutionary feature of all, because for the first time it uses a real Linux kernel. Yes, the year of Linux on the desktop, but of Windows.