10 Useful features in Windows 10 to make the job simple

Windows 10 Useful features

Useful features in Windows 10

In Windows 10, we have received several updates which enhanced our user experience with its features that were introduced to the updates. We can always expect to get more useful features from Microsoft in future updates. We love to work with Windows 10 PC, but what if you come to know about some cool features of Windows 10 that can make your work easier. In this article, I will talk about ‘10 cool features in Windows 10’. You may be familiar with some of the features, check out the below Windows 10 feature and let us know in the comment section which features you found useful.

1. Kaomoji 

The Kaomoji feature was made available in the May 2019 update of Windows 10. Now we can use on any app or send Kaomoji while communicating on PC, Microsoft introduced the same emoji shortcut (windows+period) for kaomoji characters. You can use Kaomoji in any app upon pressing WIN + . (the period punctuation mark) key. The Emoji, Kaomoji & Symbols options are available in one place under the different tap. So it has become easier to find Kaomoji while communicating or using any windows app. 

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2. Focus assist

previously we had the ‘Quiet Hours’ feature but after the 2018 update of Windows 10, the Focus assist feature replaced Quiet Hours adding more useful features. Focus Assist feature allows you to choose notification see and hear in your notification center as per your choice to stay focused on your work. You have three options to choose, i.e, Turn Off, Priority Only and Alarms Only. If you turn off then you will see all the notification from your contacts and apps, Selecting ‘Priority Only’ lets you see only the selected notification from the priority list and if you select ‘Alarms only’ then all the notification will be hidden Except alarm. So, you can pick notifications to see using the ‘Focus Assist’ feature and others will go straight to the action center where you can see them whenever you want.

3. Dynamic Lock

The Dynamic Lock feature allows you to automatically lock your device when you’re away. This feature helps you to keep your Windows data secure, you only need to follow a few steps to set up your phone with Dynamic Lock on your PC. Once you complete the steps,  it will lock your PC automatically when your Bluetooth phone is out of range. You can check here “How to set Dynamic Lock in Windows 10” and apply it on your Windows 10 PC to keep your data safe.

4. Dictation

The Dictation function helps us to type text with our voice on any text field. To use this feature you need to turn on Online speech recognition from settings. You can follow the steps to turn on speech recognition and use Dictation, Windows settings >  privacy > speech > Online speech recognition. Now just press the ‘Windows + H’ key on any text field to use Dictation. This feature will be useful if you don’t want to type long text, simply use dictation after pressing the ‘Windows + H’ key and speak on any text field on Windows 10 to input text.

5. Phone Calls

Now you can allow phone calls from your Windows 10 PC using the available app. To make a call you need to link your phone to the PC and then allow the apps to make phone calls from Windows settings >  privacy > Phone calls (under app permissions). Next, You have to choose and turn on the apps that can make calls out of the available apps. You can use the ‘Your Phone’ app available on Windows 10 and download the ‘Your Phone Companion – Link to Windows’ app on your smartphone if you an Android user. 

6. Timeline

This is one of the best features that was added in this Windows 10 April 2018 update. You will find all your recent task and the task you have done earlier in the timeline. For more days, you can also switch on the Task view and see the previous activities for up to 30 days. The search option can be found on the right side from where you can search for your tasks. You can either add New desktop or move from one desktop to another from the option on Timeline. So, the timeline feature helps us to create or switch between desktop and view our recent task. The timeline feature can be considered as one of the useful features in Windows 10.

7. Mobile Hotspot

The Mobile Hotspot allows you to share your internet with the mobile device when your Windows PC is connected to any internet connection. The Mobile Hotspot option is very easy to use and can be set up in just a few steps, check here to know how to connect your mobile to the Windows 10 PC internet.

8. Snip & Sketch

This tool helps you to capture screenshots, photos, etc. add a note with pen, touch, or mouse and then save, paste share with other apps. Press the Windows key + Shift + S to quickly snip and share a screenshot. You can capture Rectangle Snip, Freeform Snip, Windows Snip or take Full-Screen Snip to edit with the available tools or save and share. This app will be useful if you wish to capture some important parts on your screen. 

9. Search Windows

After Microsoft introduced the Searching Windows features, it became a very helpful feature for users. Now you have two options to find files under ‘search settings’ i.e, Classic and Enhanced. If you choose the ‘Classic’ option it will only search your libraries and desktop whereas if you select the ‘Enhanced’ option, It will let you search your entire PC as well the libraries and desktop. You also have the option to customize and exclude the search location below the enhanced option. The Search windows feature can be considered as a useful feature in Windows 10 also under search setting, you can manage permission for a safe search.

10. Custom Theme 

Set up the theme for Light or Dark mode when operating on your PC is one of the best features of windows. Under Theme settings, you can customize your theme by choosing theme color, Windows mode, App mode, Transparency effects, etc. If you want to work with low light for a long period of time, you can choose Dark Mode or custom color for your comfort.

The mentioned above are the ’10 Useful features of Windows 10′ that I find very helpful in my work and I think it will also be useful to you. Comment below if you have any suggestions or searching for more tips for Windows 10. In my future blog, I will notify you about additional tips and useful new features in Windows 10.

How to set Dynamic Lock in Windows 10

Dynamic Lock in Windows 10

Automatically lock your Windows 10 PC when you are away

Hello, Friends Welcome to Shop Gud. In this article, you learn about how you can lock your Windows 10 PC using the Dynamic lock which will help you automatically lock your Windows 10 PC when you are steps away. 

There are many personal and professional data that you keep on your computer and every time it is not possible to lock your PC or keep it in sleep or shut down. In your busy schedule sometime you may forget to lock your PC and step away when you either get a call or other work and you leave your Windows PC open. During which some other people maybe your friends, co-workers, etc. can look over your computer, some time which may cause a loss of your data or personal things that you don’t want others to check out. 

So, the ‘Dynamic Lock’ Features of Windows 10 will help you out automatically lock your PC when you step away. If you get a sudden work and you move from there and forget to lock your PC then Dynamic Lock feature will lock your PC remotely. To use this feature you have to set up your mobile with the dynamic lock on your PC using Bluetooth. Once the dynamic lock is set with your smartphone, it will lock your PC automatically when your Bluetooth phone is out of range.

Now let’s check out the steps how you can use Dynamic Lock on Windows 10

Step 1 – Go to the Windows settings on your computer.

Step 2 – Click on the ‘Accounts’ settings

Step 3 – Under Accounts click the ‘Sign-in options’ tab 

Step 4 – Scroll down to the Dynamic lock and click on the ‘Bluetooth & other devices’ option. Next, the ‘Bluetooth & other devices’ option will open on the screen where you can either add a device using Bluetooth or continue with the already paired device.

How to set Dynamic Lock in Windows 10

Step 5 – After you pair the mobile with your PC, go back to the ‘Sign-in options’ tab (i.e., Step 3).

what is dynamic lock in windows 10

Step 6 – Tick the ‘Allow Windows to automatically lock your device when you’re away’ option. After you tick the option it will look for the paired device and show you the connected device.

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Now whenever the paired device goes away from the PC, it will automatically lock the Windows PC. So, the Dynamic lock feature will be very helpful if you want your PC to automatically lock when you are away. You just have to keep your phone with you and when the Bluetooth phone is out of range the PC gets locked, which will help you to keep your PC data out of reach from others.

Also, the best thing about Dynamic lock is when the Bluetooth is off you will get a notification on the notification center “Dynamic lock is not working – Turn on Bluetooth so your device can lock automatically”. Once you turn on the Bluetooth it will start working and lock the PC automatically.

Using the above steps you can learn ‘how to use dynamic lock in windows 10’ and if you want to ‘disable dynamic lock in windows 10’ simply Untick the ‘‘Allow Windows to automatically lock your device when you’re away’ option in Step 6.

Connect your mobile to the Windows 10 PC internet

How to Connect your mobile to the Windows 10 PC internet.

Hey, guys welcome to Shop Gud. Today in this article I will share information about How to Connect your mobile to the Windows 10 PC internet. Using this option you can share your internet to the mobile device when your Windows computer is connected to any Wi-Fi connection. To use this you should have a network driver installed on your PC.

Check out the below steps on how you can connect your smartphone to the Windows PC mobile hotspot. 

Step 1 First of all, you need to connect your PC to a Wi-Fi network. 

Step 2 – Now go to the Windows settings on your computer, You can either choose to open the windows settings from the start menu or from the actions and notification center.

Step 3 – Next click on the Network & Internet settings

Step 4 – Under ‘Network & Internet’ click on the ‘Mobile hotspot’ tab.

Step 5 – Now you will see a switch option from where you can ‘Turn on’ or ‘Turn off’ mobile hotspot to share the Internet connection with other devices.

If you turn on the mobile hotspot then your internet connections will be available for other mobile devices from where they can connect their device to your computer hotspot using mobile Wi-Fi and if you wish not to share your Internet connection with other devices, simply turn it off. You can also share your Internet connection through Wifi or Bluetooth, you can choose between the two.

If you want to change the network info i.e, change the Network Name and Network Password of your shared internet connection, you can do so by the edit option available under the Mobile Hotspot tab. Enter or edit the name and password on the box available just below the Network name and Network password respectively and then save it to make changes.

Using the above steps you can set up the mobile hotspot settings and share your internet connection with other devices. Also, you can add the Mobile Hotspot option in the Action Center and make it easier to use, from where you can simply turn on/off the mobile hotspot by a single click.

Follow the below step to add the Mobile Hotspot option on the Action Center,

  • Go to Windows settings (Follow the above Step 2 for Windows Settings)
  • Click on the system settings
  • Now click the Notification and actions tab.
  • You will see ‘Edit your quick actions’ under the Notification and actions tab. Click on ‘Edit your quick actions’ option.
  • It will Slide Left the Action Center with Add and Remove option. If the Mobile Hotspot option not available on the Action Center you can add it from the ‘Add’ option.
Connect your mobile to the Windows 10 PC internet

This is how you can add the Mobile Hotspot option on the Action Center. Now, Mobile Hotspot will be available on the Action Center from where you can turn it on/off in a single click.

I hope this article will be useful if you want to ‘ Connect your mobile to the Windows 10 PC internet ‘ and you can easily use the Mobile Hotspot option on your PC following the above steps.