It has been three years since the release of Windows 8, these years were rough for Microsoft and many other users; the adoption rate hasn’t been great, there has been floods of complains from many users from the absence of the start menu to the presence of tiles and tile apps. Now it’s time for the new release of Windows 10 which we covered how to download and install Windows 10 in the previous article.
First of all why Windows 10 and not Windows 9 or in other words where is Windows 9; well there’s no definitive answer for that but there’re many speculations and here is not a place to state them.
The technical preview for Windows 10 comes loaded with an arsenal of new features and tools that are totally new any Windows user. This post will present the top three new features in Windows 10 technical preview that will help and amaze any Windows user whether he/she is an veteran Windows user or a new Windows user.
First Tip – Totally New Start Menu
The first is the totally new start menu; the new start menu combines the merits of the legacy start menues in old Windows releases and the tiles screen in Windows 8. The new start menu is divided into two major parts; the traditional start part and the tiles part as seen in the screenshot below.
You can resize, pin/unpin and even delete applications from the new tiles section in the totally renovated start menu.
In the traditional section of the start menu you can as usual have access to your installed applications and search your computer using the search bar and shut down/restart/sleep your computer.
Second Tip – Multiple Desktops
Multiple desktops; if you’re a Mac or even Linux user you must be used to multiple desktops, but windows users aren’t and in Windows 10 technical preview it comes preloaded with a multiple desktop capability. You can access your multiple desktops using a shortcut in the task bar as seen below:
Multiple desktops; is a handy tool for any Windows user to organize open applications and not to accidentally close any wanted application.
Third Tip – Cut & Paste Keyboard Shortcut in Command Prompt
The third and final tip we’re going to discuss in the article is a tip that will help many advanced users; this tip is the ability to copy/paste using keyboard shortcuts in the command prompt, I know that every advanced Windows user is jumping up and down now for this piece of information, we’ve all felt the pain when dealing with the command prompt and the lack of copying text from it or even paste text to it, in this new release of Window, Microsoft has finally added the ability to copy and paste to the command prompt.
And there you had it the top three tips in the newly released Windows 10 technical preview.