Category Archives: Windows 11

How to Disable Visual Effects to Boost Performance of Windows 11?

Windows 11 includes several visual effects to make the experience more user-friendly with animations, shadows, translucent effects, and smoother fonts. The only caveat is that they use more resources, and you need to sacrifice performance as they will make your system slower. However, if you don’t want to compromise PC performance, you can disable the […]

How to Change Mouse Hover Time to Display Taskbar Thumbnail Live Preview in Windows 11 and 10?

On a Windows 11 or 10 PC, when you hover the mouse cursor over the taskbar thumbnail of an application, you will see a live preview of that application window. This live preview automatically hides when you remove the cursor from the taskbar thumbnail. While the default time to show a live preview of an […]

How to Change Mouse Scrolling Settings on Windows 11 or 10?

The default mouse scrolling behavior is typically suitable for most Windows 11 and 10 users. However, if the default settings don’t suit you and you want to tune it, you can set the number of lines to roll at a time or specify to roll one screen with a single roll. In addition to that, […]

How to Enable Reverse Mouse Scrolling on Windows 11 and 10?

On Windows 11 and 10, the mouse and touchpad are used to navigate and interact much easier on the screen. However, these devices’ default scroll direction may not feel natural. If you scroll up with the mouse wheel, the page will always scroll up. Although this behavior is acceptable for most users, many people may […]

How to Connect and Sync an Android Phone to a Windows 11 PC using Phone Link?

“Your Phone” app is now known as “Phone Link” that allows you to view/send text messages, browse photos and receive & make calls from your Windows 11 machine. Using this built-in application of Windows 11, you can connect your Android phone wirelessly. However, not all Android phones are compatible with this feature. Presently, Surface Duo […]

How to Switch between Headphones and Speakers in Windows 11?

If your PC includes more than one audio output device, sometimes you may want to switch back and forth between headphones and speakers. In this gearupwindows article, we will guide you with at least three methods to switch between headphones and speakers in Windows 11. How to Change the Default Sound Output Device using the […]

How to Show or Hide Desktop Search Bar in Windows 11?

Microsoft has updated the Microsoft Insider Preview Dev channel with a new build 25120 and added widgets to the Desktop area. Devices enrolled in the Microsoft Insider Preview program will start seeing a search box on their desktop that enables them to search the web. The Desktop Search box is the first such object that […]

How to Enable or Disable Suggested Actions in Windows 11?

Starting in Microsoft Insider Preview build 25115, Windows 11 includes a new feature called Suggested Actions. This makes your everyday tasks easier in Windows 11 through inline suggested actions. For example, when you select and copy a date, time, or phone number, Windows will offer activities relevant to you, such as creating calendar events or […]

How to Set Disk Quotas for Users in Windows 11 or 10?

If you share your PC with others, it may be frustrating moments when you run out of storage because they’re taking up too much space. Fortunately, Microsoft has provided an easy way to deal with this. Windows 11/10 lets you set quotas for disk space so that each member will have their share of disk […]

How to Change the Scrollbar Width in Windows 11 or 10?

The Scroll bar is a vertical or horizontal bar that appears when scrolling the content. It remains visible to the extreme sides of the screen and sometimes at the bottom of the screen. By default, Windows 11 hides the scrollbars automatically when they’re not in use. However, using Settings, you can always display Scrollbars in […]