Reviews of the latest windows operating system are coming in, and it’s looking good! Of course, that doesn’t mean you won’t run into any problems. This article will walk you through some of the most common issues that people have reported with their installation of Windows 11, and show you how to fix them easily with helpful step-by-step instructions that anyone can follow.
1. Use the Start Menu in windows 11
The new, improved Start Menu in Windows 11 is one of my favorite additions to Microsoft’slatest operating system. It’s a nice mix of old and new: The menu is clean and easy to navigate, but it also incorporates features from previous versions (like an area for your most frequently used apps). If you haven’t taken advantage of it yet, you should start using it as soon as you want to increase your productivity.
2. Rearrange the Start Button
One of the most eye-catching things is the placement of the start button. Now in Windows 11, it is located at the center of the taskbar. Most of us who have the habit of seeing it at the left corner cannot get habitual with this placement. Don’t worry,
you can change it back. Right-click the taskbar and open Taskbar Settings. Select the Taskbar behaviors drop-down and change Taskbar alignment to Left. This will move all your taskbar icons to the left and put the Start button back where it belongs.
3. Pin Folders to Start
One of my favorite features in Windows is the ability to pin folders to Start. It makes accessing your most-used folders incredibly easy, with just a few clicks. If you don’t know how to pin a folder, here’s how.
1) Right-click on a folder.
2) Click Pin to Start.
3) Click OK. It’s that simple!
4. Customize Taskbar Icons
In previous versions of Windows, if you didn’t like how your taskbar icons looked, you were out of luck. But with Windows 11, there’s an option to choose how large or small your icons are displayed. By going to
Settings > Personalization > Taskbar (and then selecting Use SmallIcons), you can make your taskbar look more modern. The smaller size looks especially good on high-DPI displays like those on a Surface Pro 4 or a Dell XPS 13 laptop.
5. Enable Multitasking
Did you know that you can have three different versions of your taskbar onscreen at once? Press
Win+Shift+Right to view them all. You can also opt to just see one, two, or four of your open windows. Head to
Settings > System > Multitasking (in more recent versions of Windows), and then select Show Windows Side by Side to get a bird’s-eye view of everything running in your open programs. If you’d rather see individual windows on top of each other in full-screen mode, press
Win + Up (or
Shift + Up if you’re using a mouse). That will fill whatever window is active with as much screen real estate as possible.
6. Normalized Right-Click Menu
right-click now only focuses on the required and important settings. It’s made more precise and up to the point. If you want to see any extra options then you need to click on the show more options and this will show a menu with some extra options. This adds some more tidiness to the User Interface.
7. Customizable Quick Settings Panel
Windows 11 has made considerable changes in Quick Settings it has been moved near to the notifications panel. To open the settings just need to click near the area where the Wi-Fi and battery symbols are displayed and you will be seeing the quick settings panel which lets you control Wifi settings Bluetooth settings and airplane settings coming with many more additional settings. To add or remove the settings bar, you can simply click on the pencil icon displayed below and simply remove the settings you don’t want, and pin the ones that you want to be part of your quick settings panel.
8. The secret start Menu
Every one of us knows about the normal start menu that can be opened by the taskbar icon of windows or by the windows key on our keyboard. But now windows came up with an additional start menu that can be accessed by clicking on the
Windows + X key on your keyboard.
Now, you can go and flex in front of your geek friends and be the first one to know this secret shortcut.
9. Try out the cool Widgets
Widgets on Windows 11 are a nice way of keeping tabs on stuff you frequently monitor. Apart from the news feed, this is where you can conveniently check or keep an eye on stock prices, weather, calendar, your ‘To-do’ list, and more. The list of widgets you can add is pretty limited and these are highly dependent on Microfost services. Over time we expect more third-party options to be added. Users can also resize and customize available widgets.
10. Snaps and Screenshots on Windows 11
There are many ways to take screenshots and use the snipping tool but now we have shortcuts to open both of them. If you want to capture and save the whole screen of your desktop the
windows + PrintScreen can be used yes we all know that just the
PrintScreen a button can do the work but here my job is to let you know different and new ways that are made available with the version update.
Now, just to take a snap or screenshot of the particular portion of your screen you can open the snip and sketch tool made available by windows by shortcut namely
Windows + Shift + S. And simply drag the cursor to the given point and move it by clicking to the area until you desire to be captured.
Some bonus Tips:
1. Learn how much space apps are taking up in Windows 11
Computers start running slower as they grow short on space. One quick way to speed them up maybe to get rid of apps that take up more space than they should, especially if you do regularly use them.
To see how much space apps, temporary files, and documents are taking up, navigate to
Settings > System > Storage. Tap Show more categories to see a full list.
To get an idea of what to toss, tap Cleanup recommendations to see what Windows 11 suggests. You probably won’t get rid of your browser, but you might find that a game you haven’t played in years is some good dead weight to drop.
2. Using multiple Desktops
Using multiple Desktops on Windows 11 is now simpler. Users can assign different names to multiple desktops and also customize them with different backgrounds. If you always have a million apps open on your PC, then multiple desktops could help with better organization.