Here are six hidden windows 11 features you probably didn’t know, according to experts from online pokies Australia for real money.
- Minimize every window except the active one
If your desktop screen has gotten too crowded with open windows, you can quickly minimize them all except the one you are currently working in. You’ll need to turn this on in Windows 11 by heading to Settings, then System, then Multitasking and turning on Title bar window shake
Just click the title bar of the window you want to remain open to select it. Then, hold the mouse down and move the window back and forth quickly — shaking it, essentially. After a couple of quick shakes, all other open windows will minimize, leaving only the one you’ve shaken open. Neat, huh?
- Open the ‘secret’ Start menu
You know that to get to the Start menu, you hit the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen or on your keyboard, but Windows 11 includes a lesser-known second Start menu. This menu makes accessing important features like the Command Prompt, the Control Panel and the Task Manager much easier. You can access it two different ways, either by pressing the Windows key + X, or right click the Windows icon/Start button.
- Take a screenshot on Windows 11
It’s a basic one, but it’s amazing how easy it is to forget how to take a screenshot on your laptop or desktop when you don’t do it often.
There are at least seven different ways you can take a screenshot with Windows. If you want to capture and save a picture of your entire screen, the easiest way is to hit the Windows key + Print Screen key, and that picture will be saved to the Pictures > Screenshots folder. To capture just one part of your screen, hit the Windows key + Shift + S to open a tool called Snip & Sketch, which allows you to click and drag to create a screenshot, which is saved to your Clipboard.
- Open pinned items from your Taskbar with keyboard shortcuts
If you’ve pinned programs to your Taskbar at the bottom of your screen to create a shortcut, you don’t have to click the icons to open them. Instead, use the keyboard shortcut Windows key + [Number key], with the number key corresponding to the position of the pinned program on the Taskbar. For example, Windows key + 2 will open the second pinned item on the Taskbar.
This is especially useful if you’re typing furiously and don’t want to lift your fingers from the keyboard. It may feel more natural to reach for the Windows key. You’ll be able to experience more with this feature while gaming at meilleurs casinos en ligne.
- Learn how much space apps are taking up
Computers start running slower as they grow short on space. One quick way to speed them up may be to get rid of apps that take up more space than they should, especially if you don’t 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 azcleanup 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.
- Shut down background apps to save battery
Apps that run in the background can receive info, send notifications and stay updated, even when you aren’t using them. This can be useful, but it can also suck your battery and your data. To control which apps are running in the background and save some battery power and data, go to Settings > System > Power & battery. Tap Battery saver and then adjust when battery saver turns on to limit some notifications and background activity.