But what many may not realize is that there are a bundle of super-helpful features hidden within the OS. Sure, some handy tools like recording your screen in Windows 11 may work the same way, but Microsoft has other secrets hiding in plain sight — like decluttering your desktop by shaking a window and other game-changing Windows features. With a few keyboard shortcuts here and tweaks in settings there, you’ll be seeing Windows 11 in a whole new light. Plus, who wouldn’t want to boost their PC’s performance for free? If you’re looking to make the most out of your PC, these secret Windows 11 tricks will do the, erm, trick.
These Windows 11 tips have you tried them yet? Visit them right away. Thanks to the free update, many PC users are now switching to Windows 11, Microsoft’s swanky, modernised operating system. Many people may have recognised that it doesn’t operate all that differently from the tried-and-true Windows 10, despite the fact that it (finally) leaves behind worn-out interfaces and outdated applications.
Thanks to Advanced Gestures in settings, you can completely customize three- and four-finger gestures. Want to use a three-finger tap to act as a middle mouse button? Sure thing. Or maybe you want to hide everything except for the app in focus with a simple four-finger swipe to the left? Go for it. There are plenty of configurations to make, whether it be tapping or swiping left, right, up, and down. What’s more, you can set a custom shortcut for a specific action not on the list.
1. Tap and swipe away with advanced gesture controls. It’s no secret that Windows lets you use different gestures on a touchpad to perform certain tasks, such as using three fingers to display all the apps that are currently open or using a four-finger tap to open the date and time window. Those are some useful basic Windows gestures, but it’s time to step it up and notch to advanced levels.
Darragh Murphy is fascinated by all things bizarre, which usually leads to assorted coverage varying from washing machines designed for AirPods to the mischievous world of cyberattacks. Whether it’s connecting Scar from The Lion King to two-factor authentication or turning his love for gadgets into a fabricated rap battle from 8 Mile, he believes there’s always a quirky spin to be made. With a Master’s degree in Magazine Journalism from The University of Sheffield, along with short stints at Kerrang! and Exposed Magazine, Darragh started his career writing about the tech industry at Time Out Dubai and ShortList Dubai, covering everything from the latest iPhone models and Huawei laptops to massive Esports events in the Middle East. Now, he can be found proudly diving into gaming, gadgets, and letting readers know the joys of docking stations for Laptop Mag.