For anyone who has been using the Windows 10 preview builds, there has been plenty of time to explore the operating system. It's now only a matter of weeks until the final version is released, and whether the gold build will be your first foray into Windows 10, or you're a seasoned tester, there are still plenty of new tricks to learn.
Whatever you use your computer for, you want to be able to get things done as a quickly as possible. In previous versions of Windows, the Control Panel was used to access all manner of options -- now things are split between the Control Panel and Settings. If there are some settings you change frequently, you can create your own shortcuts to jump to them in a couple of clicks; you can also assign keyboard shortcuts to make things even easier. Here's what you need to know...
These are shortcuts in the traditional Windows sense of the word - icons that you can place on the desktop, Start menu, or taskbar. To create one, use the list below to determine the code you need to access a particular setting and highlight it before copying to the clipboard (you can type it out manually if you prefer, of course!).
Right-click an empty section of the desktop and select New > Shortcut. In the empty text field, paste the code you have copied and click Next. Type a suitable name for the shortcut and click Finish. If you want to take things a step further you can assign a keyboard shortcut to speed things up. Right-click an icon you have created and select Properties. On the Web Document tab, press the keyboard shortcut you'd like to use - such as Ctrl + Alt + F - and then hit OK.
Create as many shortcuts as you like, and move them to wherever you find the most useful.
|Battery and power|
|Battery Saver settings||ms-settings:batterysaver-settings|
|Power and sleep||ms-settings:powersleep|
|Display and user interface|
|Date and time||ms-settings:dateandtime|
|Mouse and touchpad||ms-settings:mousetouchpad|
|Region and language||ms-settings:regionlanguage|
|Network and radios|
|Other devices (privacy)||ms-settings:privacy-customdevices|
|Speech, inking, and typing||ms-settings:privacy-speechtyping|
|System and user|
|Family and other users||ms-settings:otherusers|
|Notifications and actions||ms-settings:notifications|
Are there any shortcuts you find particularly useful?