If you right-click on the Windows icon in the bottom-left corner, it will open a right-click menu with a number of popular options like Programs and Features, Control Panel, File Explorer, and Disk Management. A whole lot quicker then typing in the Cortana search box.
This desktop button has been actually around for a while now but maybe you’ve missed it. On the bottom-right corner of your page, there’s a super thin desktop button. Click it and it will minimize all your open windows to clear the desktop. A faster way is holding the “Windows” key on the keyboard and hitting ”D” or right-click the Start Menu and using “Desktop”.
Right-Click on Tiles
Just right-click on any of them and a right-click menu will open. This menu will give you options like the ability to un-pin from the Start menu, to resize the windows, or to turn that live tile off and more.
Right-Click on the Taskbar
Here’s a handy menu that will allow you to quickly access a number of presets for the toolbar’s, Cortana, and window schemes.
This feature actually debuted in Windows 7, but it seems a lot of people have forgotten about it. If you have a bunch of maximized windows or not, you can clear the interface by grabbing the top of the window that you like to keep and “shaking” it to minimize all the other windows. If you need them all back just shake it again and all the windows will come right back.
Drag to Pin Windows
This feature was available as far back as Windows 7, but has some additional updates when it comes to Windows 10. If you grab any application, and drag it to the side of the screen, it will take up half the screen. If you like to have another application next to it just pick on it, now you now have them side by side.
In Windows 10, you have the option of dragging the window to any corner of the screen to have the window take over that quarter of the screen. If you happen to be using multiple screens, you can drag to a border corner and wait for a prompt signal to let you know if the window will open in that corner.
You can prompt similar behavior by using the Windows key plus any of the directional arrow buttons.