With the arrival of the new windows 11 operating system comes new tips and tricks that will make it easier for you to use this system.
I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say that sometimes windows 11 is complicated and unintuitive. This article will make your life easier when using windows 11.
1.Dark mode in windows 11
Dark mode not only contributes to resting your eyes, but can also drain your laptop battery. Windows 11 has a dark mode.
Find a blank space on the desktop by right-clicking. Select Personalize from the menu and then Colors. As the first item you will see Choose your mode and from the selection on the right side choose Dark
If you are like me, you have many programs open. In that case, it is difficult to know what we have open.
The new and expanded snap feature makes organising windows a breeze. Use your mouse to find Maximize/Resize and choose how you want to organize your windows. There are many options available. Each of them is applicable to a different solution. The choice is yours.
3.Hide unwanted Taskbar buttons
Too many icons is not good for organization and I often don’t know where I have what. That’s why in windows 11 you can hide them.
You can hide unwanted icons by clicking on an empty taskbar and selecting Taskbat settings. If you don’t see them, click Show more options. Then use the toggles to turn on/off things you don’t need
4.Move the start button in windows 11
For some it is a nice change, but for many it is not. The start button in the middle. Fortunately, there is an option to move the start button as before.
To move the start button, just right-click on an empty taskbar and select Taskbar settings. Then click on Taskbar behaviors and in Taskbar aligment select your preferred option.
5.Windows 11 Focus assist
Personally, I need peace for my work and I don’t want to be disturbed by notifications. That’s why Focus Assistant is here. It helps you focus on what’s really important.
Focus assistant can be found in the settings under Focus assist. If you select Alarms only, alarms are the only notifications that will disturb you. You can use the Priority only option to choose other notifications that should also be permitted, and choose times that Focus assistant should be automatically enabled.
6. New Alt + Tab feature
Like me, you must use Alt + Tab to switch application windows. With Windows 11, you can also switch between Edge browser windows. Edge has been more integrated into Windows 11, and that’s why we have this option.
To make this possible, go to Settings > System and multi tasking. From the menu, select the Alt + Tab section and select Open windows only to ignore Edge tabs.
7.Widget everywhere in windows 11
Widgets can be considered as mini applications that make our lives easier. They are usually hidden in the taskbar next to the start button.
Of course there is the possibility to customize the widgets as you need. This can be done by clicking on the button and then on the profile picture. Then click on “+” and add a widget to display.
If you get tired of a widget, you can remove it using the X in the upper right corner.
8.Start menu shortcuts
By right-clicking on the start button or using the Windows + X keyboard shortcut, a very useful menu is displayed that gives you access to various parts of windows 11.
There are many useful things available that are useful to practically everyone. It will definitely make working with windows 11 much easier and more efficient.
9.Enhance your sound
No matter if you listen to sounds through headphones or speakers, you can always improve the sound with the help of windows 11 when you’re playing on your favourite gaming chair.
To enhance the sound, right-click on the volume icon in the taskbar and select the sound setting.
Next, select the sound icon and choose from the enhance sound options. This will give you a much better sound than before. It will also make it easier to work with Windows 11.
10. Pin frequently used apps in windows 11
The applications you use the most need to be always at hand. That’s why it’s good to pin them to the taskbar.
To do this, click on the start button and you’ll find the app you need most. Then right click on it. From the menu that follows, click on add to the place that suits you best.
11.Customize the Start Menu
I’m sure you want to get a jump start on your offer as much as I do. The possibilities are great and will definitely make your life easier.
To edit the start menu, go to settings and Pesonalization and select start. Then use the toggle switch to customize the menu as you want. If you select the folders option, you can create a shortcut to frequently used folders.
12. Expanded right-click menu
Sometimes you need everything at the click of a mouse. That’s why in windows 11 you can add a right-click menu.
Sometimes it happens that you miss some thing and you don’t know where it is. That’s why when you press the right button, just select the last item and it is Show more options, which will expand your options what to do with the folder or file.
Like me, you need to take a screenshot sometime. We usually use the Print Screen key for this. But that’s an old way that doesn’t have as many options.
If you want to improve your screenshots, use the key combination Windows + Shift + S. This will launch the Snipoing tool, which gives you a large variety of options to take a screenshot.
15. Windows 11 – Voice typing
Speaking is faster than writing. That’s why Windows 11 has improved the ability to dictate text.
Use the keyboard shortcut Windwos + H to start. This will start Voice typing, which allows you to dictate text. This is then transcribed as you wish. Isn’t this a great way to speed up your work?
16. Battery life
If you use a laptop like me, you definitely want to extend the life of the battery in case you don’t have the possibility of charging. Windows 11 has a great overview of battery usage.
To view, go to settings and then select System followed by Power & battery. Then see which application uses your battery the most. You can also choose to view detailed information to give you even more information. You can optimize your battery usage and extend the life of your laptop.
17. Virtual desktops in Windows 11
I often run out of screen space. Windows 11 has a great solution in the form of viral desktops.
You can use virtual desktops to expand your workplace. Click on the Task View next to the start button to view it. Then just select New desktop. This will create a new desktop. You can switch between them using the Windows keyboard shortcut + Ctrl and the arrow keys on the keyboard.
These tips make my work with the computer easier and better. I hope they will help you too. There are certainly many more tips than I have written here. If you have any, be sure to let me know in the comments.