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  1. alb3530's Avatar
    If you press Volume UP + Volume DOWN 3 times, the screen of your device will flash in black.

    If done In the phone, it will vibrate 3 times before the flashing;
    If done in PC, the opened windows will be rearranged to completely appear in the screen, just like when you change resolution.The mouse pointer will also be centered.

    Before:
    before.png

    After:
    after.png

    For PC, it can bring back windows or dialogs that might be placed out of the screen.

    For phone, I didn't find something useful for that yet.

    Gabriel Aul was already questioned, but it seems he didn't get the point yet...

    https://twitter.com/GabeAul/status/635323145428140032

    Source:
    Windows 10 has a mysterious button combo (video) - WMPoweruser

    Best regards
    Last edited by alb3530; 08-23-2015 at 02:11 PM.
    08-23-2015 02:00 PM
  2. swizzlerz's Avatar
    I noticed that my system idle process goes form around 65 to 80% ish. and I have one game open at the time that goes from 17% cpu to 0. and then comes back and settles at 17 again. I am wondering if it is a refresh of the cpu processes?? It happens on my tablet and desktop and lumia.
    08-23-2015 05:15 PM
  3. xrs22's Avatar
    What does that do? I just did it and it did what you stated.
    08-23-2015 05:30 PM
  4. michail71's Avatar
    Funny, we had a user find it out last week the phone did this and now everyone's all curious :).

    From the looks of what alb found it might just be a display reset. The beep on the surface or 3 vibrations on the phone are probably a non-visual feedback in case there are display problems.

    If I ever get an app stuck off-screen again I'll give this a try.

    If anyone has a Surface doc setup with multiple monitors I'm curious to know what will happen.
    08-23-2015 08:37 PM
  5. leonelfunes32's Avatar
    On my phone, the screen blinks [Build 10166]. On my PC, the volume goes up or down [Build 10525].
    Mathew K Jose likes this.
    08-24-2015 02:34 PM
  6. Alfa Kapa's Avatar
    Come on people, don't be naive..
    It's obvious that our pcs/ phones have some kind of conversation with aliens if you press this button combination!
    Bobvfr likes this.
    08-25-2015 12:57 AM
  7. Mathew K Jose's Avatar
    On my phone, the screen blinks [Build 10166]. On my PC, the volume goes up or down [Build 10525].
    same here on my L730 with build 10166..3 vibrations and single screen flash...
    and if we do it when phone is locked,only three vibrations and no screen flashes.Have u guys tried it in lock state?
    08-25-2015 09:15 AM
  8. Larry Amato's Avatar
    Come on people, don't be naive..
    It's obvious that our pcs/ phones have some kind of conversation with aliens if you press this button combination!
    ..............I KNEW it ....IT'S TRUE.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    08-25-2015 11:11 AM
  9. AndyCalling's Avatar
    ..............I KNEW it ....IT'S TRUE.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Now look, I don't know how many times I have to tell you people, it's weather balloons, right? WEATHER. BALLOONS.

    (Heh, I have actually had to formally report on such stuff for work. Just call me Mulder...).
    08-25-2015 11:24 AM
  10. leonelfunes32's Avatar
    Come on people, don't be naive..
    It's obvious that our pcs/ phones have some kind of conversation with aliens if you press this button combination!
    Even aliens want their hands [or tentacles or whatever] on Windows 10! Advanced technology, right?
    08-25-2015 11:33 AM

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