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How to Customize the Lock Screen on Windows 11

When your Windows 11 PC is locked, you’ll see a lock screen with a clock, date, and a special background image. Here’s how you can change the lock screen photo, remove the tips, and customize other elements on the screen….

How to Restart a Windows 11 PC

At some point, you’ll need to restart your Windows 11 PC to troubleshoot an issue, install an update, complete an installation, or otherwise. While you’ll often see a “restart” option when updating, here are several other way…

How to Change Themes on Windows 11

Themes allow you to quickly customize Windows 11’s appearance with a single click, changing wallpapers, colors, and sounds together at the same time. Here’s how to set your theme—or create a custom one—in Windows 11….

How to Change Font Size on Windows 11

If you’d like to make your system fonts larger on Windows 11 so they’re easier to read, it’s easy to increase the base Windows 11 text size that will apply system-wide using Settings. Here’s how.

How to Turn Off Game Mode on Windows 11

Windows 11 includes a “Game Mode” enabled by default that automatically optimizes your system for gaming when it detects a game in progress. It usually works well, but if it causes performance problems, you can switch easily …

How to Create a Mobile Hotspot on Windows 11

If your Windows 11 PC has a working Internet connection (through Ethernet, a cellular modem, Wi-Fi, or otherwise), you can share that connection as a mobile hotspot wirelessly through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Here’s how to set it …

Windows 11 Will Teach You How to Use Windows 11

Microsoft is getting close to releasing the final version of Windows 11. The company is making all sorts of minor tweaks that are designed to bring the OS to its final form. The company has updated its Tips app to get it in l…

How to Take a Screenshot on Windows 11

If you need to capture the contents of your Windows 11 PC’s screen (or a portion of it) for later reference, then it’s time to take a screenshot. You can use built-in screenshot features or third-party tools. Here are several…

Your M1 Mac Won’t Run Windows 11

A lot of M1 Mac users were hoping they’d be able to run Windows 11 on their computers. While the preview versions of Windows 11 ran with Parallels Desktop, it doesn’t look like the final release will be supported….

How to Use Color Filters in Windows 11

Windows 11 includes built-in color filters that might help people with vision loss or color vision deficiencies. To set up a filter, all it takes is a trip to Accessibility options in the Settings app. Here’s how to use them….
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