WINDOWS 11 FEATURES THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT

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Here are some interesting Windows 11 features you need to know if you have just upgraded to Microsoft  Windows 11.

1. Windows 11 Snap Layout

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It is very easy to snap Windows left-and-right, but you need to be familiar with the keyboard shortcuts (Windows Key + Arrows). This is made easier by Windows 11, especially for those who only do it once in a while.

Simply hover your cursor above the button to minimize-maximize, resize or resize. You will be able to see mini snapping templates from which you can choose. This is much more efficient than dragging Windows around corners or using keyboard shortcuts.

Importantly, snapping your windows won’t cause them to lose their settings even if one of the windows is expanded independently. To return to Snap settings, you can simply hover over the icon on the taskbar.

 

2. Try Windows 11 widgets

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Windows 11 widgets are a great way to keep track of things you regularly monitor. And this is one of the best Windows 11 features. Also, it looks cool. This is where to check stock prices, weather, calendar, and your “To do” list.

There are very few widgets that you can add to your site. This is due to Microsoft services. We expect to see more third-party options in the future. You can also customize and resize widgets.

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3. TRY DICTATION WITH AUTO PUNCTUATION ON WINDOWS 11

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You will need to enable auto-punctuation when Voice Typing is used for the first time in Windows 11. Click the Voice to Type pop-up and click the Gear (Settings) icon. A menu will open. The toggle switch located next to “Auto-punctuation” should be turned on.

4. Aero shake

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This Windows 11 feature is disabled by default. It can be enabled in Settings >> System >> Multitasking. To minimize any other windows, right-click on the title bars of open windows and shake them. To restore windows to their original state, you can also re-shake title bars.

5. HOW TO COPY FILES USING RIGHT-CLICK ON WINDOWS 11

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This Windows 11 new feature allows you to cut and copy files by right-clicking on them. The icon for ‘Cut’ looks like a scissor, while the ’Copy’ icon looks more like two pages. Alternatively, CTRL + X can be used to ‘Cut’ files and CTRL C to ‘Copy’ them.

As shown in the above image, icons are displayed in a horizontal bar that shows the options to cut, copy, rename, or delete. The old Windows 10 menu options can be viewed by clicking the “Show More Options” button at the end.

6. CHECK PEAK BRIGHTNESS, HDR SUPPORT, AND REFRESH RATE FOR THE DISPLAY

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Windows 11 emphasizes HDR more than Windows 10. Windows 11 highlights HDR more prominently than Windows 10.

You won’t see statistics like peak brightness if your laptop doesn’t have an HDR-compliant display. Windows 11 has an “Auto HDR”, which can transmit HDR metadata to SDR games.

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7. WINDOWS COMMAND TERMINAL 

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Windows command Terminal, a multi-tabbed command-line front-end that Microsoft added to the latest Windows 11, is Windows Terminal. It can run any command-line app, including all Windows terminal emulators.

8. CUSTOMIZE WINDOWS  VIRTUAL DESKTOP 

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Follow these steps to manage windows virtual desktop.  Open the Desktops view and right-click on the app to show a window or series of windows across multiple desktops. You can show all windows in this app from any open version by selecting Show windows on all desktops.

9. COMPACT VIEW 

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How to enable or disable Compact View in File Explorer on Windows 10 and 11?  Microsoft is rolling out Compact View in File Explorer. Compact view reduces the space or padding between files, folders.

10. ADD REVAMPED TOUCH KEYBOARD TO TASKBAR 

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Windows 11 features a new touch keyboard inspired by smartphone keyboards. It supports voice inputs, Swipe typing, emojis, and GIFs. You can use the spacebar as a cursor and resize the keyboard to change the theme. Convertible laptops will find the touch keyboard much more useful.

Go to Settings>>>>> Personalization >> Taskbar to add the Touch Keyboard icon. You will find the toggle to add a touch keyboard under the “Taskbar Corner” section.

11. DETAILED SOUND CONTROLS

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Windows 11 features more sophisticated Sound controls. There are many useful options and a volume mixer which allows users to adjust the volume for specific apps. You can view the properties of each input and output device, including information about drivers and the possibility to update them. The new Sound controls will help you to determine the audio properties of your computer.

Other than the ones we’ve already mentioned, there will be many more features in the future, including Android Apps support. We will continue to add new features as soon they become available or as we find them.

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