Top Ten Tips and Tricks for Windows 11


It’s always a mixture of excitement and trepidation when a new version of Windows is released. Everyone wants the best and fastest Windows experience.

No matter how familiar you are with the new Windows look and feel, or if you’re a Windows newbie looking for Windows 11 Retail Key For Sale, we’ve got you covered. Some features will let you personalize Windows 11; others will speed up how you use it. One thing they all have in common is that they improve Windows.

  1. Start menu shortcuts

You can easily access a number of Windows 11 components by right-clicking the Start button or pressing Windows + X. A link to Explorer, Settings, and Control Panel sections is included.

  1. Move the Start button

Alternatively, you can right-click an empty section of the taskbar and select Taskbar settings to place the Start button where it always has been. From the Taskbar alignment drop-down menu, select Left from the Taskbar behaviors section.

  1. Utilize widgets

You can access mini-apps in a small pop-up window by clicking the Widgets button in the taskbar next to the Start button. To customize the widgets you see, click the button followed by your profile picture. Add widgets by clicking the + button next to their previews. You can remove unwanted widgets by clicking the x in the upper right corner of the main widget panel.

  1. Expanded right-click menu

Windows 11’s context menu has been reformed, and you may find some options you are used to missing. You can access the old-style menu by pressing Shift + F10 while selecting a file or folder.

  1. Hide useless Taskbar buttons

There are buttons for Task view and Widgets next to the Start button. Right-click an empty section of Taskbar and select settings to hide them if you don’t need them. Widgets and Task view can then be toggled. Search and Chat buttons work the same way.

  1. Organize your decks

You can minimize all open windows with Windows + D, but another option exists. Go to Settings > System > Multi-tasking and toggle on the Title bar window shake. You can now minimize all open windows except the selected one by clicking the title bar and shaking your mouse.

  1. Custom screenshots

Taking a screenshot is as easy as pressing Print Screen and pasting the clipboard’s contents into your favorite image editor. You can screenshot just a portion of your desktop or open Windows by pressing Windows + Shift + S.

  1. Use virtual desktops

When you run out of space on your desktop or get lost in a sea of windows, virtual desktops can help. Click Task View next to the Start button to create a new virtual workspace. Like your normal desktop, you can use this and any others you create. Press Windows + Ctrl and the left/right arrow keys to switch between them.

  1. Alt + Tab exclude Edge

Switching between open applications and Windows is easy with Alt + Tab. Edge tabs can also be included in the Alt + Tab list with Windows 11. Choose Open Windows only in the Alt + Tab section of Settings > System > Multi-tasking.

  1. Apps you use often

Pin your most used apps to the taskbar or the Start menu for easy access. Right-click a shortcut to an app you use a lot. From the menu that appears, select Pin to Start or Pin to Taskbar.