Gediminas Lelešius

Windows tips & tricks

2021-11-11, U: 2023-01-26

I used Windows 10 as a daily driver for quite some time.
Here is a list of programs, settings and other things that I found useful.
Now, I'm back to Debian (and very happy about that, you should give it a try :), so this list won't be updated anymore.


Firefox - web browser
Bandizip - compressing and extracting
VLC - viewing video and audio
Sumatra PDF - viewing PDFs
StrokeIt - add mouse right click gestures
VsCode - I tried SublimeText and Atom but VSCode seems to be the best
PowerToys - many useful keyboard shortcuts


Search for those terms in the Settings app:

Let me use a different input method for each app window: use ENG keyboard layout for coding writing code but LIT for chatting.

Touchpad settings: set custom actions for three and four-finger gestures. Also set Scrolling direction.

Right click on the Taskbar and hide Search and People buttons. Then open Taskbar settings and select Combine taskbar buttons: Never

Tweaking keyboard keys

KeyTweak allows you to remap any keyboard key to any other. For example, I have a UK keyboard with smaller Right Shift key and a slash key between it and Z. I can remap that slash into Right Shift and use keyboard as I'm used to.

Other tricks

Middle click on already open app in taskbar to open new window.


Debload Windows

Move user home folder to another drive