7 Hidden Features in Windows 10

7 Hidden Features in Windows 10

July 5, 2019 By Xtremerain Editorial Team

    I think you’ve got Windows 10 OS installed on your PC. That’s why you are reading this. After much articles on Windows 10, I thought to write something different for my readers. Microsoft’s Cortana has more to do now in this OS. But the fact is there are many other hidden features that probably you don’t know till now. It’s not possible to highlight every feature those are offered in this latest Microsoft’s operating system. But today I will point out about seven hidden secrets that make Windows 10 more handy and easier for your work.

    Windows 10 Start Menu - Apps not Opening Problem

    What Are 7 Hidden Features In Windows 10?

    Actually the features are not totally hidden. There are ways to find out and grab the secrets of Windows 10 easily. Let’s unmask them now.

    1. Find My Device:

    Microsoft has also started the battle against theft of the device and your loss. This feature can’t stop stealing of your device but surely helps the location after stolen. You can know the location of your device by logging into your Microsoft account. But there is an option buried into the settings. It’s turned off by default. So, you have to enable it.

    • Go to Settings.
    • Then navigate to Update & Security and Select Find My Device.
    • Now, turn it on.
    1. Change The Applications Locations:

    Windows 10 PC automatically install the new apps to the (C:) drive by default. Well, many users prefer this default setting. But, if you are someone want to change it to use different drives for installed applications locations then there is a secret way you must know. Microsoft has made it easier to so that you can change the installation location for your new apps.

    • Go to Settings.
    • Click on System.
    • Now, select Storage and choose the drive you want.
    1. Enable a Search Bar In Your Taskbar:

    Did you know about putting a search bar in the taskbar? Well, you can and it’s quite handy. It’s useful to find all the documents and files of your computer right from the comfort of your web. Actually, this search bar is where Cortana lives. If you have already enabled Cortana means that you can easily access her for unlimited knowledge.

    1. Change Time Zones Automatically:

    Do you travel a lot? So, it’s in need for your PC to automatically change the time zone. You have to manually set your time whenever you go to anywhere of the world. But Microsoft has offered a feature that is you can set time zone automatically. So, you are going to fall in love with travelling. To Turn this feature on you have to dig into Settings.

    • Go to Settings of your Windows 10 PC.
    • Heed to Time & Language.
    • Now, you will see a option called Set Time Zone Automatically. Turn this option On.
    1. Know The Hidden Battery Report:

    You may need to check on battery power if you’re using Windows 10 on a tablet or laptop. By the way you can know it with a quick check in the down of the notification area. But there’s something more detailed information about your battery. It gives useful information how much time left to put on charge and its overall health. To know the hidden battery report follow the instructions given below.

    • Right Click on the Start Menu button and Select Command Prompt (Admin).
    • Now, type powercfg /batteryreport /output “C:\battery_report.html” and press enter.
    • Now, an html file will be created on your desktop.
    • You can open the html file to know about battery’s report.


    1. The God Mode:

    The “God Mode” is an easier way to access some of the key parts of the windows operating systems. It’s been available in several generations in all the Windows OS. To enjoy this one of the handiest secret feature of Windows 10 follow the methods.

    • Create a new folder anywhere. It’s best to create new folder on your desktop.
    • Now, name the folder {ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
    • Now it will be God Mode. You can then replace the name with anything you want.
    • Just double click on this folder and you’re in work.
    1. Tablet Mode:

    You can switch to tablet mode on your Windows 10 pc even you’re not using this OS in any tablet. The tablet mode is easier and comes with cleaner layout. So, it will be useful for you if you’re using windows 10 in a touchscreen laptop.

    • Click on the notifications icon. This will open action center sidebar.
    • Now, choose Tablet Mode to enable the feature.


    • Navigate to settings.
    • Now, pick System and select Tablet Mode.
    • From here you can also make the changes for Tablet Mode like to show or hide the icon on the taskbar or not.

    Well, that’s all for today for the Windows 10 users. Now, you can discover all the hidden features for the better experience of your work in Microsoft’s Windows 10.