Windows 10 v1703 is here. Hope you all have downloaded it and are checking out the new features and improvement that are bundled with it. Microsoft gives away a lot of innovative features with every update of Windows 10, and it becomes hard to catch up with what’s new and how to make the best advantage of these features. The good thing is that Microsoft is well aware of this fact and that’s why it includes apps like Microsoft Tips to help users familiarize themselves with the new features that the OS offers. Today, we are going to review Tips app in Windows 10 Creators Update and see what it has to offer.
Windows 10 Tips App
Tips app acts like a one-stop shop for acquiring the knowledge of all the basic functionalities that Windows 10 brings to the table. This can be pretty useful if you’re new to Windows 10. You can learn the Windows 10 tips & tricks in no time. With every major update of Windows 10, Tips app is updated with the latest info regarding the avant-garde features added to the OS.
Quick glance at all things new
You can open the app by typing “Tips“ in the Cortana Search box or launching it from All Apps menu. On the Welcome page of the Tips app, you get a short demo of all things new with Windows 10 Creators Update.
You can click on the boxes and know more about the hotshot features included in Creators Update. It also gives an option to open the target app or settings directly from Tips app.
You will also see a little description of new features on the What’s New page (Star icon on the menu bar). With a compact description, it tells about the new improvements in Edge browser, Paint 3D app, Personalization improvements, etc. From here, you can take an in-depth tour of relevant features or directly open the new Settings app to play with it all.
Browse Tips for any topic
On this page, you can see a matrix of options related to basic Windows components like Cortana, Start, Office, etc., placed category wise. This page houses all the pertinent tips and tricks which can help you get your command on the basic usage of Windows 10.
You can click on any of these options and take a deep dive into the related topics. However, you’d need a working internet connection in order to fetch the tips information from Microsoft servers. On any of the tips page, you can see a list of related topics placed on the right side of the app window. Using this, you can quickly jump to closely coupled topics to learn more about the particular topic. Apart from the textual info, you also get cut short
On any of the tips page, you can see a list of related topics placed on the right side of the app window. Using this, you can quickly jump to closely coupled topics to learn more about the particular topic. Apart from the textual info, you also get cut short video intros on all the topics.
One more distinctive feature of Tips app is that it knows what kind of PC you’re using. If it’s a Surface Pro/Book in your hand, it automatically clubs the topics related to your Surface tablet under “Your Surface Pro/Book” menu.
Windows 10 Tips can be a good source of the quick and comprehensive grasp on the OS for the new users. Even for the seasoned users, Tips app can offer the guidance around the new features that are included with every major version.
It is also available in the Windows Store. Just search for Microsoft Tips on the Windows Store.
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