Tips

Tips & Tricks: Move open windows between virtual desktops

Virtual desktops let you segregate your open apps into discrete areas—literally multiple, virtualized versions of your PC’s desktops. Switching between open virtual desktops is easy enough using Task View (the button that looks like two panels, one over the other, in the taskbard) or Windows key + Tab, while Alt + Tab jumps you between open apps across all desktops. There’s also a way to actually shift an open app from one virtual desktop to another if you’d like to shuffle things around.

First, head to the virtual desktop housing the app you’d like to move to another virtual desktop, then open the Task View interface. Just click-and-hold on the app you’d like to move, then drag it to the desired virtual desktop at the bottom of the screen. You can also drag it to the +New Desktop option in the lower-right corner to create a new virtual desktop for the app.

Tips & Tricks: Alarm

Don’t miss your alarm, even if your battery is low. When your device is at rest, Doze automatically puts it into a sleep state. So your phone can still set off your alarm in the morning even if you forgot to charge it.

Android takes care of this for you. Doze mode is an automatic feature of Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.

Tips & Tricks: Audio Source Switching

Windows 10’s in-taskbar volume controls selectable sources. Selecting the audio device name in the volume controls summons a list of all connected audio outputs, meaning you can switch from your headphones to your speakers and back again without having to dive into the Control Panel.

Tips & Tricks: Windows 10 Night Light

In the Windows 10’s Creators Update there is a new feature called Night Light. It is similar to the beloved f.lux app to adjust your screen’s color temperature during after-dark computing sessions. That makes it easier to fall asleep when you are done.

To activate Night Light, head to Settings > System > Display. Once you’ve done so, open the feature’s settings to fine-tune its behavior. 

Tips & Tricks: Panoramic Pictures

  1. Open the Google Camera app on your Nexus Device. In versions 3.0 and up, touch ≡ menu, then “Panorama.” In versions 2.5 and 2.7, swipe right and tap “Panorama.”
  2. As you capture your photo, slowly swivel your phone and hover over each gray dot until it turns blue.
  3. When finished, touch the check mark at the bottom of the screen. Your image will automatically save to your photos.