10 Tips for New Windows 11 Users

Dom Kwolczak
9 min readJun 6, 2022
10 Tips For new Windows 11 Users

I’ve used Windows operating systems ever since I can remember and I think it’s safe to say that I’ve seen a few big changes over the years, from shiny new interfaces to new features. I’ve also seen Microsoft discontinue features such as the desktop widgets (trying not to cry).

As a consumer, one thing I have noticed is that Microsoft has had a bumpy ride with their operating systems, particularly in the public’s eye. I mean Windows XP was a legendary operating system (OS), whereas Windows Vista was hated, Windows 7 was legendary, whereas Windows 8 and 8.1 was hated, Windows 10 was legendary and where does that leave Windows 11?

I’ve been on Windows 11 from the very beginning, from way before it was officially released to the public. I started with the Windows 11 Insider preview. I remember first hearing the news and being extremely excited about the system. I’ve now been running it on my main PC for what feels like forever and I wanted to share 10 tips for new Windows 11 users.

I seriously think that Microsoft has done it right this time, especially when combining the new productivity features and the new working from home ethics. I also really like the new interface. However, my full opinion and review can be found here.

1. Enable Dark Mode

Are you not a fan of the new light interface? I’m not a huge fan because I find it too bright and uncomfortable to work with for extended periods of time. Like with Windows 10, you can enable dark mode.

To do this you simply go to Start > Settings > Personalisation > Colours and from here you can set your mode to dark.

2. Change The Themes

Staying on with personalisation, Microsoft has reintroduced themes! This was a popular feature in Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 but for some reason, they decided not to include them in Windows 10. By default, the system gives you access to 6 different themes but…