How to Change Notification Timeout in Windows 10 and Make It Last Longer
The Action Center has been updated in Windows 10, featuring a new notification system. Windows 10 has replaced all kinds of notifications including the classic balloon tooltips with flat toast notifications. They appear for all events and activities you do on your PC, e.g. when you insert a flash drive. By default, notifications are visible for 5 seconds before they hide into the Action Center. Here is how to change the notification timeout to make notifications last longer.
How To Switch App Windows Directly in Windows 10 Taskbar Without Clicking on Thumbnails
In Windows 10, the taskbar button grouping feature is turned on by default. In this mode, clicking on a group button makes it show a list of window thumbnails. You can make the taskbar switch to the last active program window in the group with a single click.
In Windows 10, Microsoft reduced the size of application icons on the taskbar to 24 x 24. Many users want the have larger icons with size of 32 x 32, similarly to what they were in Windows 7 and 8. Here is a bit of good news - it is can be done with a small freeware tool.
How to Disable Windows Animations in Windows 10
You may wonder how to turn off the window animations in Windows 10. Some users do not like those effects. If you are one of them, you might want to turn them off. Luckily, you can still turn off minimizing and maximizing window effects completely. Follow the instructions in this guide.
Starting with Windows 10 build 17040, there is a hidden new floating Search bar that can be enabled for a more immersive Cortana that Microsoft is testing.
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.
Windows 10 comes with a brand new feature - virtual desktops. For users of Mac OS X or Linux, this feature exists for long time, but for Windows users it is a step forward. Here is how to manage Virtual Desktops.
Windows 10, the latest operating system from Microsoft, comes with a transparent taskbar. Previous versions of Windows like Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 include a transparent taskbar as well, but there was no option to disable it. In Windows 10, Microsoft finally added the appropriate option. The user is able to disable transparency effects in Windows 10 without using third party tools.
The MyPeople feature of Windows 10 was first introduced in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. It is a toolbar which allows pinning your favorite contacts to the taskbar. A pinned contact appears as a button on the taskbar and provides all the ways to communicate with that person.
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.