Windows 11 Tips and Tricks
The top 05 windows tips and tricks with the release of Windows 11. A bunch of new features is available. Here are the top 05 including both tips and tricks to maximize your use of windows 11.
Sound Control Setting :
Sound controls Microsoft has changed the sound control settings in windows 11 quite a bit and if you come down here on the taskbar you’ll see that the sound and the networking devices have been combined into one button. Click on that and you can see all the different settings. Bluetooth networking and you can also change the volume of your sound.
If you click this right arrow it brings up the default sound device for output and you can switch between them easily but I prefer actually to click outside of that and come down here and right-click on the open volume mixer option that takes you directly into the volume mixer settings where you can adjust the volume. You can also change the output and input devices independently and you can adjust the volume for the various apps that use sound. If you don’t like those you can reset them back to the defaults so I like to control the sound by doing the right click and opening the volume mixer in Windows 11.
Show Taskbar :
Show taskbar on all displays with windows 11. Microsoft reorganized the way it works with multiple displays and one of the nice features they’ve added to the menu is the ability to show your taskbar on multiple displays.
If you right-click on your desktop and go to personalize. Scroll down here to the taskbar and then scroll down to taskbar behaviors. There’s an option here called to show my taskbar on all displays. When you turn that on it adds this taskbar list to all the displays on your pc and you can run the start menu and run apps from either one of the displays.
Dictation with Punctuation :
Dictations with punctuation. You may already be aware that you can dictate directly into an app like notepad, that we have right here just by simply pressing windows h and talking into the microphone. This is dictation in windows 10. How do you like it as you can see it hasn’t added any punctuation to either one of these sentences. Let’s go down to a new line and let’s do the new option in windows 11. By going into settings and turning on auto punctuation, now when I record this is dictation in windows 11. How do you like it you can see it adds punctuation at the end of both of those sentences. That’s a new feature in Windows 11.
Enable Hdr :
Next is to enable hdr. Hdr stands for high dynamic range and it’s a setting for your graphics card and monitor that allows you to see better clarity and better lighting. Microsoft enabled this feature in windows 10 but improved it dramatically for windows 11. To turn it on go down to your start button. Into settings, under system select display, select the monitor.
You want to enable hdr and you’ll have an option down here in the menu to use hdr. If this option is not available then it just means your equipment’s not capable of running hdr. You have to have a monitor and a graphics card both capable of hdr. If you have the right equipment you can turn this on right here. You should immediately see some differences with your display. After turning that setting on there are additional settings here at the right arrow including this option?
To play streaming hdr video now I won’t turn that on because mine does not work well, with that it’s not a good hdr monitor. However, you can turn this on to improve the streaming of your videos especially when it comes to gaming. If you’ve tried setting the hdr in windows 10 but haven’t been happy with the results. Try this again in windows 11 because Microsoft made changes to improve the gaming experience with hdr and it may work better for you this time around.