The Quick Launch toolbar is the classic feature of the taskbar in Windows. This useful toolbar was first introduced with Windows 95 OSR 2.5 and Internet Explorer 4.5. It was located next to the Start button. It was enabled by default for the last time in Windows Vista, but with the release of Windows 7, the Quick Launch toolbar was replaced with the ability to pin app icons to the taskbar.
In older Windows versions, the user had the ability to go fullscreen mode for the command prompt. Before Windows 10, Windows XP was the last version where this worked. In Windows Vista and above, Microsoft removed fullscreen mode for the command prompt. This has been changed in Windows 10.
The Command Prompt is a useful tool when it comes to various maintenance and automation tasks in Windows. It is a special console where you can type commands, launch special apps and batch files. This post explains different ways to open the command prompt in Windows 10.
The more applications you install in Windows 10, the longer it will take to start up the operating system. This is because many apps load at startup and slow down the startup process. This post explains a number of essential ways to manage startup apps in Windows 10.
These days most PCs can boot from USB, so you need no DVD drive any more to install Windows 10. Installing Windows 10 from a USB flash drive is much faster than optical drive setup. Modern devices support both BIOS or UEFI firmware modes. However, it can be useful to create a bootable USB driver which works in native UEFI mode.
It is possible to pin any folder to the taskbar in Windows 10 . This will allow you to open the pinned folders with one click. This post explains in detail how it can be done.
There are lots of shell commands in Windows 10, that you can access by typing shell:<SomeFriendlyName> into the "Run" dialog or the Start menu search box/Cortana. In most cases, these shell commands open some system folder or a Control panel applet. This post explains the shell commands in detail and provides the full list of such commands available in Windows 10.
In Windows 8, Microsoft introduced the Ribbon UI in File Explorer so various commands can be more prominently displayed when you need them. Windows 10 also comes with the Ribbon feature in File Explorer.
Windows 10 comes with a Search box and a Task View button enabled on the taskbar. They take up valuable space on the taskbar. Although they look like any other regular pinned app, they have no context menu. Windows 10 users may want to hide these controls to get more room for running apps. Here is how to get rid of the Search box and the Task View button on the taskbar.
Windows 10 comes with a new options which allow you to enable Auto Correction and Text Suggestions for a hardware keyboard connected to your device. Auto spelling correction is really great feature of the OS when you are not sure about the spelling of a word.