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Are you struggling with Windows 10? Please see below for some useful tips to increase your productivity:

1. Remove old files after installing Windows 10

If you have no intentions of reverting to the previous version of Windows, you can save disk space by getting rid of the old OS files. Head over to Control Panel > System and Security > Administrative Tools > Disk Clean-up and toggle the ‘Previous Windows installations’ box in the list.

2. New snap keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard warriors can save time and snap windows without using the mouse. Use the Win key + Arrow key to snap to one of the four corners of the screen and double-up commands to reach the quadrants.
For example, pressing Win + Right Arrow, then Win +Up Arrow places the current window in the top-right corner.

3. Sign out of Windows

The Power menu in the Start menu only includes options to Shutdown and Restart the computer. To sign in as another user bring up the Start menu and click on your name displayed at the top.
This brings up a menu which includes the Sign out option.

4. Make Windows touch-friendly

If your computer has a touch screen you can manually enable Windows 10’s touch-friendly Continuum interface to operate Windows in a tablet mode.
Head to Start > Settings > System > Tablet Mode to manually alter its behaviour.

5. Customise Battery Saver

The Windows 10 Battery Saver clamps down on background activities in order to maximise your system’s battery.
You can enable it from under Start > Settings > System > Battery Saver. It comes online automatically when the charge drops below 20%.

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