Category: using windows

Windows Updates are an unfortunate necessity.  We need them to keep Windows 11 secure and running properly, and we can’t opt out of them though we can pause them for a few weeks when necessary.  It is possible to tame and control Windows Update though,…

If you’re the sort of person that likes to keep themselves organised by plastering the fridge or PC monitor with sticky notes, you’ll be pleased to hear that you can plaster your Windows 11 desktop with them too.  Sticky Notes can be found in the Start…

We all need to download files from the Internet occasionally, but how do you manage or find them in your browser.  Microsoft’s Edge web browser makes it simple.  When a download is happening, a down arrow will appear to the right of the address bar. …

Sometimes you need to lock your screen or minimize all your open windows.  This could be because you are using your laptop in a public location, at a coffee shop or on a train, and someone walks past as you are working on something sensitive,…

If you find your mouse or the trackpad on your laptop difficult to use, Windows 11 includes some features that can help considerably.  You can find these in Settings under Accessibility.  Click Mouse pointer and touch and you will see that you can change the mouse pointer style. …

Sometimes we just find typing on our keyboard difficult.  This could be for a wide variety of reasons from having poor eyesight to  shaky hands.  Windows 11 includes some easy to use tools though that can make typing much easier. You can find these in Settings…