Microsoft recently unveiled Windows 10, which will soon power all of its computers, tablets and smartphones. But Microsoft didn’t show off all the cool nooks and crannies of its next OS. Here are some of the best bits kept secret. Notifications have never been unified or prominent within Windows, but that’s about to change. Dropbox, for example, has prominent pop-ups in the upper-right corner of the screen showing synced and updated files. Windows Explorer is also getting a Windows 10 update that makes it easier to use. You can now easily pin your Recycle Bin to your taskbar, which has never been an easy task in the past. The OS also features a new “Home” section in Explorer that displays folders you’ve designated as your Favorites, as well as frequently-used folders and recent files. Speaking of files, Windows 10 brings back the File History feature of Windows 8, which was basically like OS X’s Time Machine for Windows. Right-click on any file and click Properties to see the previous versions of any updated document.

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