I don’t think there’s any doubt so far that there are a huge number of features included in Windows 10 that you can use to help boost your productivity and the enjoyment of using your PCs and devices. It doesn’t end there because there are a wide variety of smaller tools and features that can also help make your workday more pleasurable.
Shake It All About!
How many windows do you have open on your desktop at any one time? It’s very common for people to having as many as ten or more windows open. When you need to concentrate on one specific app or task, though, this clutter can make it difficult to concentrate
■ Tip Sometimes shaking the mouse can be annoying, especially if you have motor or reflex problems, or if you just find it difficult using a mouse. The ability to disable shake has not been built into the Settings panel at the time of writing (although it may be worth searching for it in the future in the Ease of Access ➤ Mouse options).
Taking a Quick Peek
While we’re on the subject of having many apps and windows open at once, you may also have many running apps minimized to the taskbar. If you want to check an app, hover your mouse over its taskbar icon— a thumbnail image of the app will pop up (see Figure 4-1). If you then move your mouse over the thumbnail image, the full app will appear on your desktop, and all the other windows are temporarily hidden.
Clearly, there are a multitude of features and utilities in Windows 10 that you can use to enhance your productivity and to make the desktop a more pleasant environment in which to work. We’re still not done, though, because in the next chapter, we’ll look at how you can maximize your Windows experience.