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In July, Windows 10 will turn one year and if you’ve just installed it on your computer, then you haven’t had time to explore all its features. And there are a few hidden ones that will make your experience more interesting. We’ve made a list of the most interesting ones and we’re pretty sure that you’ll find them useful.

Tablet Mode

Windows 8 drew negative feedback because of the Metro UI, which replaced the traditional computer interface with a modern one, designed specifically for touchscreen devices. Microsoft has removed the Start Button and this has pissed off many users. Windows 10 has restored sanity for desktop users, by bringing back the Start button, but it has also eliminated the charms bar and “app switcher” hot corners, while Metro applications / modern applications / store applications have been optimized to run like normal desktop applications. But users who have touch devices (tablets) will want to use the “tablet mode”, which can be enabled by clicking the notifications icon and accessing the Action Center.



God Mode Shortcut

This shortcut has been introduced in Windows long time ago, but not many users have discovered it. Its role is to give users quick and easy access to parties of the operating system, but first, they will need to create a new folder on the desktop or in other locations on the system. They will name it GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} or however they like and they will double click on it to play around with settings.

Hidden Battery Report

Tablets and laptops can be used on battery or on AC power, depending on the situation. If users don’t have access to a power outlet, they will want to keep an eye on battery levels, and the hidden battery report will give them detailed information on overall health and how much the battery has left before it will die. This report can be accessed by right-clicking on the Start menu button, selecting Command Prompt (Admin) and typing in powercfg /batteryreport /output “C:\battery_report.html” into the command window.

Xbox Screen Recorder

A lot of Windows 10 users are playing games on their Xbox consoles. The operating system has an Xbox application (it can be launched from the Start menu or taskbar) which players can use to make videos with what’s on their display. To record a video, they will navigate to the settings pane and configure the Game DVR options. Then, they will switch to the program they want to record and press and hold the Win+G keys together to bring up the recording console.

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