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7 Cool Features of Windows 10/11 You Probably Don’t Know About

Windows 10 is the most popular computer operating system in the world. It always provides amazing features for the user. That’s why in this post, we’re gonna tell you about 7 cool features of Windows 10/11, which using you can become a smart user of it! So let’s know.


Generally, you can’t copy and paste more than one data (image/text…) in Windows at the same time. Whenever you copy any data on your PC, it gets stored on your computer’s RAM. And as you copy the second data right after that, the first copied data got disappears. But using the clipboard, you can cut/copy-paste multiple items at once. The clipboard or pasteboard is a section of computer memory that temporarily stores copied data, which you can use later.

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> So to enable the clipboard feature on your Windows PC, open “Settings” and click on the System option.

Windows Settings | Cool Features of Windows 10

Now scroll down the “System page and click on the “Clipboard option from the left side panel, and then enable the “Clipboard History” toggle.

Windows Clipboard Settings

Now just press the shortcut key “Windows Key + V” to access the clipboard on your computer, anytime.

Windows Clipboard Dialoge Box

Preview Pane

Do you know you can actually see the content of any file without even opening it? In Windows, you have the option called “Preview Pane”. Once you enable it, you can see the content of a file just by selecting it. It doesn’t matter if it’s a JPG or PDF file, you can see the preview of any type of files like text file, MS-Word/PowerPoint/Excel, etc.

> So to enable this feature on your Windows PC, open File Explorer. Click on the “View” option shown above in the menu bar. Now click on “Preview pane“.

Windows Preview Pane option

After this, the “Preview pane” will be activated on your PC. Now if you will select any file, you will see the preview of that file in the right side of the window.

Windows Preview Pane Example
Windows Preview Pane Example

Hide Desktop Icons

Yup, you read it right! In Windows, you have the option to hide or show the desktop icons. This feature can be very useful when you want to record your screen or want to take screenshots but also want to hide the sh*t of your desktop.

> So to use this feature, just right-click anywhere on your desktop. And under the View menu, uncheck the Show desktop icons option.

Show/Hide Windows Desktops Icon

And BOOM! This will hide all the icons on your desktop. If you want to show all the icons again, just repeat the process and tick the Show Desktop Icons option.

Hide Windows Desktop Icons | Cool Features of Windows 10

Text Suggestion

Just like in your smartphone, Windows also has a text suggestions feature that works globally. This means that text suggestions will appear in every application.

> To enable text suggestions on your PC, open Settings” and click on “Devices“.

Windows Device Settings

After this, click on “Typing” in the sidebar. Now go to the “Hardware keyboard” section and enable the “Show text suggestions as I type“.

Windows text suggestions also support Multilingual. This means it supports several languages like Hindi, etc. So for this just go to the “Multilingual text suggestions” section and enable the “Show text suggestions based on the recognized languages you’re typing in” option.

Windows Text Suggestion Feature
Windows Text Suggestions Feature

Access Emojis & Symbols in Windows

No matter which language you speak English, Hindi, Tamil, or Malayalam, one thing which makes us unite and let us express our emotions are emojis :). All of us use these emojis and symbols on smartphones, but you can easily access this on Windows PC, also.

> Just press Windows + . (period) or Windows + ; (semicolon). After this emoji keyboard will appear. You can access this whenever you want in any program.

Access Windows Emoji Keyboard

Virtual/Multiple Desktops

In Windows 10/11, you have the feature called “Virtual Desktops”, which uses you can create multiple virtual desktops and can organize your work. You can use multiple screens without actually having a multi-desktop setup. And you have no limit, you can add an unlimited number of virtual desktops.

Like on one desktop, you can do your works/projects and on the second desktop, you can browse study material. 🙂

> So to create multiple desktops on your PC, click on the Task View” button shown in the taskbar. Or you can use the keyboard shortcut, Win + Tab.

Windows Task View button

After this “Task View” pane will open. Now here you can add a virtual desktop by clicking on New Desktopoutline add black 24dp. You can also change the name of the virtual desktop which you have added. Now to switch between virtual desktops, just click on the “Task View” button again and select the desktop you want to switch in.

Windows Task View Pane

Access Past Activities (Windows Activity History)

You know Windows have the feature called “Timeline History”, similar to browsing history in web browsers. You can actually access and jump into something you were doing. Like if you were editing a photo, browsing a webpage or working on a document some days or weeks ago, you can directly open it from the Windows Activity Timeline.

> So for this, click on the Task View” button or press the Win + Tab key. Here you can see in the “Task view” pane, you can see your Windows activity history. Use a scrollable sidebar, available on the right side to switch the activity timeline. Now just click on the window that you want to open. After this, the application window will open where you closed last time.

Windows Activity Timeline History


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