Select the pen icon to open the pen menu. To add more apps to the pen menu, select Settings , and then select Edit pen menu. Select the keyboard icon to open the touch keyboard.
There are 13 new themes for the touch keyboard. A theme engine allows you to create a fully customized theme, including background images. You can also resize the touch keyboard. On-screen touch gestures, similar to touchpad gestures, let you switch among apps and desktops.
Notifications are located above the calendar. To access notifications and the calendar, click the date and time in the taskbar. You can act on, clear, and manage notifications. You cannot customize notifications. You can assign up to 12 actions in the Quick Actions menu. Widgets are a feed that displays personalized content, such as news, weather, or notifications.
The panel opens on the left side of the screen and cannot be rearranged or resized. Along the top of the panel is the current time and a menu for customizing the topics and interests that display inside the panel. To show or hide widgets, go to the Settings menu, select Personalization , and then toggle the Widgets option. To customize your widgets, click Add Widgets in the widgets panel.
When you connect second monitor, by default, Windows 11 mirrors the main display. You can change this setting to use the second monitor for different purposes. Windows 11 offers four options when you connect multiple monitors to a computer. PC screen : View the screen image on the computer only. Duplicate : View the screen image simultaneously on both the computer and the external device.
Extend : View the screen image extended across both the computer and the external device. Second screen only : View the screen image on the external device only. To display the taskbar on multiple monitors, go to the Settings menu, select Personalization , select Taskbar , and then select Show my taskbar on all displays. To change the resolution setting for a second monitor, go to the Settings menu, select System , select Display , and then update the setting under Display resolution.
Windows 11 virtual desktops are separate desktops that can be created by a user for organizing different types of applications. To create a new virtual desktop, hover the cursor over the Task View icon in the taskbar, and then select New Desktop. The currently active desktop is listed as Desktop 1. Hover the cursor over the Task View icon to display all active virtual desktops. To rename a virtual desktop, right-click the thumbnail in the Task View menu, and then select Rename.
To change the background for a virtual desktop, right-click the thumbnail in the Task View menu, and then select Choose background. Windows 11 supports automatic HDR. Windows 11 supports Dynamic Refresh Rate DRR , which allows your computer to automatically boost the refresh rate when you are inking or scrolling for a smoother experience and lower the refresh rate when you do not need it so that your computer can save power.
The new snapping experience allows you to run apps side-by-side on your primary or secondary monitor. You can run up to four apps on each monitor. Windows is capable is automatically sizing the windows when you drag the windows to different areas of the screen.
In Windows 11, you can hover the cursor over the maximize icon of an app window to access Snap. Microsoft has also improved the memory of snapped apps. If you have a snapped layout in horizontal mode and you rotate your display, Windows rotates those app windows and keep them in their snapped positions.
Windows also remembers snapped window positions when you dock and undock from external monitors. The search feature is included in Windows 11, but there is no longer a search bar on the taskbar. Click Start , begin typing, and Windows automatically switches you to the improved search user interface.
The new Microsoft Store helps you discover and install apps, games, movies, and special offers. With the new pop-up store, you can install apps from the browser. When you click a Microsoft Store download badge on a web page, the Microsoft Store opens a window to manage the installation without closing your web page. Within the redesigned app store, you have access to a catalog of Android apps, which are powered by Amazon's Appstore.
Windows 11 also includes a new virtual machine technology to address compatibility issues with Android Open Source Project AOSP , which is an open-source software stack. You are also allowed to sideload apps on Windows Sideloading is the process of installing Android apps on your device that have not gone through the Microsoft Store or Amazon Appstore certification.
To activate Cortana, search for and open Cortana. After you sign in, Cortana is displayed in a small pop-up window above the center of the Windows taskbar. It might also open other apps, like the Microsoft Edge web browser or Microsoft Office apps, if necessary. However, Cortana no longer integrates with the Windows search experience, even after you sign in to the Cortana app. Cortana will not respond to anything you type into Windows Search. You instead must launch the Cortana app and type your query into the app chat window.
Under Privacy and settings , you can adjust your voice activation settings for Cortana. The new voice typing launcher is a quick and easy way for you to start voice typing in a selected text field. You can connect through text, chat, voice, or video with all of your personal contacts, anywhere, across Windows, Android, or iOS.
Teams Chat is not a full-fledged Microsoft Teams client. It only allows you to manage chat and video calls known as "Meet". There are several changes to File Explorer in Windows 11, including a new toolbar and new icons for files and apps. The toolbar has been simplified. Simple icons help you to perform basic tasks, such as create new folders, copy, paste, rename, delete, sort icons, or change the view.
Open the More menu for additional items, such as mapping a network drive, selecting all items in the window, and opening options.
You can now select one of the following options to determine how preinstalled apps run in the background: Always , Power optimized , Never. To update drivers for an audio device, from sound settings, select Check for driver updates.
Back up options are also located in Control Panel. The Clipboard History function remembers up to 25 images, text, scripts, links, documents, and videos that are less than 4 MB. After you reach the limit, the very last copied item is removed from the clipboard whenever you copy a new item. Unless an item is pinned to the Clipboard, the Clipboard history list resets every time you restart the computer. Wi-Fi 6E is available in Windows Windows 11 also lets you enable or disable individual Wi-Fi or Ethernet adapters with the click of a button and access an overview of the current status of each adapter.
Wi-Fi 6E enables faster speeds, greater capacity, reduced latency, and better security. The Windows 11 Apps settings allow you to select or change which apps open which types of files. To change a default app, search by file type. For example, type txt for text files or jpg for jpeg images. If you type an extension that is not registered, select Choose a Default to set the default app for that extension.
The version of Windows 11 determines installation requirements. Windows 11 Home requires an internet connection and a Microsoft account for installation. Windows 11 Home lets you use a local account after installation.
You can install other editions of Windows 11 without an internet connection or a Microsoft account. Windows Hello lets you sign in using your face, fingerprint, or a PIN. You can use Windows Hello to sign in to your device on the lock screen and sign in to your account on the web. A security key is a physical device, such as a USB key, smart phone, or access card, that you can use instead of your user name and password to sign in.
Security keys are used in addition to a fingerprint or PIN. The tab also includes a shortcut to configure settings for the GPU for each app on the device. To boost gaming performance, if your computer has a dedicated graphics card, you can set it to use the card while playing games. Select Options , and then select High Performance. If your system meets the requirements, you should see a green checkmark with some text indicating as much.
Otherwise, click on Show more to view the entire list of requirements to see where your system falls short. If your requirements are still falling short, the fix is usually the simple need to update Windows 11 so that you can use the feature. If that's the case, the list will let you know. A new window will show up, letting you know some of the finer details about the installation process. Click the Download button after you read through it, and then wait for the Subsystem for Android from Microsoft to download.
When the download is complete, click the Open Amazon Appstore button. The Windows Subsystem for Android will then start to load, and depending on how fast your system is, it can take a minute or two. Once it's done, you'll see a splash screen for the Amazon Appstore, asking you to sign in with your Amazon account. From there, sign in using your credentials. To install an Android app, click on the app icon, just like you would if you were using the Appstore on an Android for Fire device.
Select install, and then let the Appstore take care of the rest. To find Android apps after you've installed them, open the Start menu and look under the Recommended section for recently installed or used apps. If the app s isn't there, you can click on All apps next to the pinned section in the Start menu and scroll through the list. So, you want to install Android apps on your PC?
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Search the community and support articles Windows Windows 11 Search Community member. Mark Gramcko. Thanks Turns out the problem was 7 zip was not activating on it. I have the same question Report abuse. Details required :. Cancel Submit. Independent Advisor. The dream of running Android apps on your PC finally came true with Windows As of February , Android apps are available in the stable channel of Windows 11ï¿½but only in the US.
If you meet the requirements for Windows 11 , you meet the requirements for Android apps as well. Make sure to check for Windows updates and install any that are available before proceeding.
Second, your Windows 11 PC must have hardware virtualization enabled. Windows 11 essentially runs Android in a virtual machine, which is why this is necessary. The first thing to do is open the Microsoft Store. A pop-up will appear and guide you through the setup process. After the restart, the Amazon Appstore may automatically open. If not, you can find it in the Start Menu apps list. You can browse through suggestions or search for something. Either way, select an app to install.
The app will download and then install. You have installed your first Android app in Windows! The Android apps can be found in the Start Menu just like Windows apps. They can even be pinned to the taskbar like regular apps. Go forth and Android-ify your Windows 11! But what about Android apps not available on the Amazon Appstore? We select and review products independently. When you purchase through our links we may earn a commission. Learn more. Windows ï¿½. What Is svchost. Best Smart Alarm Clocks.
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