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OK, in Part 1, we have learned:
– How to enable new Clock & Calendar on Windows 10
– How to enable Spartan browser for Windows 10
– How to enable Cortana’s ears perk up on Windows 10
– How to turn off File Explorer’s Quick Access view on Windows 10
Now, let’s start part 2 🙂

1. Secret, powerful new command line tools

windows 10 command line
Windows 10 new command line

Windows 10 packs a slew of nifty new command line features, including—hallelujah!—the ability to copy and paste inside the command prompt with Crtl + C and Crtl + V.

To activate the goodies, open the command prompt. Right-click its title bar, then select Properties. You can find and enable the new features under the Experimental tab.

2. Declutter your taskbar

how to declutter windows 10 taskbar
Windows 10 taskbar clutter

Two of Windows 10’s standout features are its Cortana search integration and newly added virtual desktop support—but they claim a sizeable chunk of your taskbar. If you don’t care about either (or don’t mind using Windows key + Tab to leap through virtual desktops) you can reclaim that onscreen real estate.

Everything starts by right-clicking an empty section of your taskbar. In the menu that appears, deselecting “Show Task View” eliminates the Task View (virtual desktop) icon, while selecting
Search > Disabled removes Cortana’s “Ask me anything” box.

3. Fresh keyboard shortcuts!
See Windows 10 new keyboard shortcuts here

Windows 10 packs a handful of fresh keyboard shortcuts, all tied to newfound abilities inside the revamped operating system. There are many more than we can list here, so head over to PCWorld’s guide to Windows 10’s keyboard shortcuts to learn all about them.

4. Move open programs between virtual desktops

Virtual desktops let you segregate your open apps into discrete areas—literally multiple, virtualized versions of your PC’s desktops. Switching between open virtual desktops is easy enough using Task View or Windows key + Tab, while Alt + Tab jumps you between open apps across all desktops. There’s also a way to actually shift an open app from one virtual desktop to another if you’d like to shuffle things around.

Simply open the virtual desktop housing the open app in question. Click the Task View button in your taskbar—it looks like two papers in front of one another—to bring up an overarching view of your open desktops as well as the open apps inside this virtual desktop. Right-click the program you’d like to move, then select Move to > Desktop [desired virtual desktop number]. Done!

5. Disable the Photos app’s auto-enhance

How to turn off Photos app's auto-enhance
Photos app’s auto-enhance on Windows 10

Windows 10’s Photos app has been rebuilt as a universal app that scales across device types. It’s still more than a bit buggy, but one notable feature already stands out: It will automatically auto-enhance your pictures for clarity and punch.

If you’d rather Photos left your pictures alone, open the app’s Settings—symbolized by a gear in the left-hand column. Under the Viewing & Editing section, simply disable the “Automatically enhance my photos when they can be improved” option.

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