Windows 10 is the latest and the last version of Windows to be launched by Microsoft ever. It certainly has a lot of productivity features up its sleeve for you to use and enhance your productivity in its day to day use. If you work on multiple items at the same time, you know how hard it is to keep track of each and every work going on your computer.
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In this article, I will share with you a few features in Windows 10 that you can call productivity features and start using today to improve your output as a professional. Every professional needs to work at an optimum level of performance to deliver the best results and here are three things that will help you in doing so.
Windows 10 Productivity Features
#1 Keyboard Shortcuts
Keyboard Shortcuts are the best thing to increase your productivity ever. If you can perform a task using a Keyboard Shortcut, it will save you a lot of time when compared to the time it will take in case of doing the same task with a mouse. I’m not asking you to memorize all the shortcuts present in Windows 10, but shortcuts for accessing things that you use on a daily basis. You can go over and read an earlier article I wrote about Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts that can benefit you.
#2 Window Snapping
Window Snapping is not a feature that is introduced in Windows 10. It is a well-known feature from the days of Windows 7. But with Windows 10, you can snap up to 4 different applications or screens on your monitor. In my keyboard shortcuts guide, I listed these out, but if you want to snap a window on the screen, drag it from the title bar to the area you want to snap it to. Windows 10 will automatically ask you to choose another window for the empty space. Using this feature, you can view 4 windows at once and improve your multitasking skills. Of course if you have a larger display, this will be more beneficial but you can still easily use two windows side by side on a smaller display.
#3 Virtual Desktops
Virtual Desktops are something that were introduced to Native Windows with Windows 10. In earlier versions of Windows, there were tweaks available for you to do such a thing. Virtual desktops essentially just allow you to virtually create multiple desktops and work on different things on different desktops to keep your mind focussed on one project at a time, yet be able to switch to another work with a flick of the mouse. You can add new virtual desktops by going into the Task View, or using the keyboard shortcuts that you learnt in the first step.
I hope the productivity features listed above helped you to increase your productivity to some extent. If you know of more such features, do let me know in the comments section below and I’ll be sure to update them in the post! Also, remember to share this post with your friends and co-workers if you think this will benefit them.