See what is using
the space on your hard drive
Windows 10 brings with it a new
interface for viewing the contents of your hard drive,
making it much easier for you to see how all of those
gigabytes are being used.
From the Settings app, click or tap on
System, pick the Storage option and choose the drive you
want to take a closer look at — the next screen breaks up
used storage space into pictures, documents, videos, email,
music and so on, provided all of this content is saved into
the appropriate folders. Click or tap on a particular entry
in the list for more details.
Tap the Windows key and then
Next click System
And then click Storage
Click one of the drives, eg. This PC
Click one of the categories, eg.
Apps & Games:
Now you can click on any of the Apps
and maybe Move, Modify or uninstall it
The Move Button be alive (not ghosted)
if the App can be Moved to another Drive
The Modify Button will be alive if the
App can be modified
The Uninstall Button will be alive if
the App can be uninstalled
Enable God Mode in
You will need to have administrative privileges on your
computer to be able to do this trick
First select the all the text on the following line (drag
across it or try a triple click) and copy it (Ctrl/C)
Next right-click on an empty space on the Windows 10 desktop
and choose New > Folder
Rename the New Folder with the copied text, use Paste
(Ctrl/V} and hit enter
Finally the new folder will be named GodMode, double click
it to get quick access to all the control panel settings
How to check if your system account has administrative privileges:
Click the Start Button and immediately type user
Click the User Accounts entry
Your Account should show Administrator
after your name
Turn off File Explorer's Quick Access
When you open File Explorer in Windows 10, it defaults to a
new Quick Access view that shows your most frequently
accessed folders and recently viewed files. If you’d rather
File Explorer defaulted to the “This PC” view found in
Windows 8, here’s how.
Open File Explorer, then click View and then
A Folder Options window will open.
Click the “Open File Explorer to:” drop-down menu at
top, then select the “This PC” option.
Click OK and you’re done!
Next time you open File Explorer Quick Access will be gone.
The fewer notifications you enable, the less impact it will
have on your performance (and battery life on tablets and
To disable them, click on the Start button and click on
I turned all the Notifications off on my laptop and it
seems to run faster now.
Turn off dynamic color adaptation
The new Windows user interface tries to automatically adjust
the color of the window frame and taskbar to the desktop
wallpaper. However, there’s a bug which could increase CPU
usage quite drastically and reduce your overall performance
when this is enabled.
If you feel your PC is running slow, try the following: go
to the Start menu and click on Settings. Next, head
over to Personalization. Then go to Colors and
switch off Automatically pick an accent color from my
Managing the tiles on the
You probably don’t need most of the tiles on your Windows 10
Start Menu, I suggest you remove all the tiles you won’t use
and this will leave room for ones that could be more useful.
To remove a tile right click on it and choose Unpin from
Start and it’s gone, simple really.
Click on the All apps option on the left and near the
bottom of the Start Menu and scroll down the list. If you
see a program or app that you want easier access to then
right click it and choose Pin to Start, easy eh?
Another way to add tiles to the Start Menu is from the
desktop, just right click ant shortcut and choose Pin to
There’s a way to add Folders to the Start Menu too - from
Windows Explorer you can right click a Folder and choose
Pin to Start.
The tiles can be moved around by clicking and dragging and
they can be organised in groups. For instance you could put
all your Office programs together and then give this group a
name; just hold the mouse pointer in the blank area just
above the group and then click to reveal the Name Group box.
Each tile can be resized if you like, just right click on
the tile and choose the Resize option. You will notice that
tiles that are connected with Apps will have four sizes to
choose from (Small, Medium, Wide and Large), while tiles
that are shortcuts to programs only have two sizes (Small