Nintendo Switch has features that most people forget

Nintendo Switch has features that most people forget

A Nintendo Switch user connects their Joy-Con to an OLED model.

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The The praise feature on PlayStation 5 Allowing users to offer rewards to other players in multiplayer games, the idea being that this will help inspire kindness and camaraderie in the gaming community. but Sony has officially removed it from PS5 This week for one reason: no one used it. Most people (hey) didn’t even know it existed.

This prompted a thought exercise: What other game consoles still have useless features? Take the key, for example. The Nintendo Handheld Hybrid definitely has a lot going for it Small tricks are quietly usefulSuch as global zoom function. But it also contains a few things that would probably go unnoticed — or even notice.


Function “search for controllers”.

Of the many options in the ‘Controllers’ selection menu, the ‘Find Controllers’ function collects the most dust. Open it, and you’ll see a list with a list of Joy-Cons associated with your console. Press and hold the “A” button above the Joy-Con you’re looking at and it will gurgle. quietly. At the frequency of hearing animals. It’s supposed to help you locate any offline Joy-Con that might be misplaced, but it’s not efficient enough to do its only job — not to mention that you actually need at least one Joy-Con on hand to use it in the first place.

Unfortunately, there is no terminal function that deals with this Beat Joy-Con to Drift.

News application.

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Most of the seven permanent icons on the Switch’s home screen are genuinely useful shortcuts to submenus. One, however, is used only by the people who accidentally click on it: the “News” app. Open it up and you’ll see a reverse chronological feed of digitized press releases from the annals of Nintendo’s marketing machine. (You can also see the three most recent “stories” on the left bar of the screen when you boot up the console.) But if you’re looking for gaming news, you’re not going to read it on a gaming console— which you’ve presumably booted up to, y’know, play games. You’re especially not going to read it on that console if the text is so very tiny. You’re far more likely to get your news from Favorite gaming site.

voice chat

Despite what you may have heard, yes, the Switch does have voice chat! a little. It’s a complicated mess. On PlayStation and Xbox, if you want to start a voice chat, plug in a headset and start a voice chat. However, on the Switch, you must Going through a multi-step process and launch of a companion smartphone app. Nintendo could have done away with voice chat without worry. Really, if you use a smartphone app to talk to your party members, Discord does it right there.

keyboard support

Everyone hates typing the password (twice!) to buy something at Nintendo’s eShop, not to mention the console’s small screen keyboard. The workaround does not work in manual mode, but you can plug a USB keyboard into the dock and use it for typing instead. But also: the time it takes to pull out the keyboard and plug it into the Switch dock will probably take longer than any task you initially tried to bypass. (If you must enter the eShop faster, just deEnable password requirements.) Nintendo may lose keyboard support without much fanfare.

Screen lock (or, well, that’s an option)

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Yes, the Switch’s lock screen feature is indeed quite useful, I dare say a must. Turn it on, and it will give your console some kind of packet between wake and sleep states. You’ll then have to press the same button three times to use your console, which can prevent it from accidentally turning on when, say, your bag swishes. Frankly, it shouldn’t even be an option: it should be the norm. Ditch the option, I say, and make screen lock the standard.

dark mode

I laugh! I laugh. But hey, on that note, wouldn’t it be nice if the Switch had more color themes for its backgrounds? Hello? Hello Where did you go

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