Configure Per App Sound Settings In Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with built-in support for multiple audio stream playback on a per app basis. What this means is if you have speakers as well as headphones, you can choose which to use as per the apps and adjust the playback volume for each of them. So, suppose to watch online content in Firefox using headphones while using the speakers when playing PC games, this can be configured without...

How To Use Snip & Sketch In Windows 10

Windows 10 October 2018 update combines the default snipping tool with sketching. This integration that is Snip & Sketch makes it easier to take screenshots and edit them. To take a screenshot, either go to Action Center > Screen snip or use shortcut key : Windows key + Shift + S. This will launch a screenshot window with three options available : full screen, free form and rectangular. Choose...

How To Use Cloud Clipboard In Windows 10

October 2018 Update for Windows 10 comes with cloud clipboard feature. This makes it easy to store and paste copied data between different Windows 10 PCs. Here is how to enable it : Access Windows Settings (Win key + I) > System Scroll to Clipboard and enable the option Clipboard history and Sync across devices. If you just want the clipboard to use the data locally, keep the...

Minimize Distractions Using Focus Assist In Windows 10

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Quiet hours which is now known as Focus assist in Windows 10 is useful to minimize unwanted notifications. With notifications being displayed for apps, mails and so on, it can be distracting to manage them when focusing on a specific task. Focus assist can be useful here. When enabled, you won’t see any of these notifications due to it. You can quickly turn it on by right clicking...

How To Turn Off Detailed Status Of Apps From Being Displayed On Windows 10 Lock Screen

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Windows 10 lock screen ( Win key + L) can show detailed status of various apps like Calendar, Mail and so on. These can be turned off from being displayed on lock screen for privacy. Here is how : Open Windows Settings (Windows key + I) and Choose Personalization. From Personalization section, choose Lock screen > Choose an app to show detailed status. This will show the current app whose detailed...

Rearrange Quick Actions Icons And Customize Notifications In Windows 10

Quick Actions icons in the notifications area of Windows 10 are useful shortcuts for common tasks. These can be customized and rearranged if needed. Here is how : Access All Settings (Windows key + I) and choose System. Click on Notifications & actions. The layout shown for these quick actions icons is the one in use. To move these icons around and rearrange them as needed, click on them individually...