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Video #2: 5 Windows 11 Skills To Help You Become More Computer Savvy

Updated: Jun 9




Hiding Desktop Apps

Cleanliness: A clutter-free desktop can help reduce visual distractions and make it easier to focus on work.


Organization: Some users prefer to organize their files and applications in other ways, such as using the taskbar, Start menu, or folders.


Privacy: Hiding desktop icons can prevent others from seeing what apps or documents you have, which can be useful in shared or public computer environments.


Performance: Although it doesn’t significantly impact system performance, a clean desktop can sometimes feel more responsive and easier to navigate.

 

Background Picture

Personal Expression: A background image can reflect personal tastes, interests, or moods.


Mood Enhancement: Certain images can evoke feelings of calm, happiness, or inspiration.


Visual Variety: Regularly changing backgrounds can provide a sense of novelty and prevent visual monotony.


Productivity Boost: Some find that certain images can help them focus or boost creativity.

 

Dark Mode

Reduced Eye Strain: Dark mode can be easier on the eyes, especially in low-light conditions, by reducing the amount of bright light emitted from the screen.


Energy Efficiency: On devices with OLED or AMOLED screens, dark mode can help conserve battery life since these screens use less power to display darker colors.


Aesthetic Appeal: Many users find dark mode visually appealing and feel that it provides a sleeker, more modern look to the interface.


Better Focus: The contrast between the dark background and lighter text can help some users focus better on the content.


Less Disruptive: In shared environments, such as a bedroom at night, dark mode can be less disruptive to others as it reduces screen glare.

 

Screen Saver

Legacy Support: Originally designed to prevent burn-in on CRT monitors, screen savers can still be useful for older monitors susceptible to burn-in or ghosting.


Security: They can lock your PC automatically after a certain period of inactivity, requiring a password upon return.


Personalization: Screen savers offer a way to customize your PC with animations or photo slideshows when the computer is idle.


Privacy: They can help protect your privacy by activating when you step away from your computer.


Aesthetics: Some users enjoy the visual appeal of screen savers as a form of digital decoration.


Set Timer:

To Turn Off Screen

Energy Efficiency: Automatically turning off the screen after a period of inactivity helps save energy, which is good for the environment and can reduce electricity costs.


Screen Longevity: It can help extend the lifespan of your monitor by reducing the time it’s actively used, potentially preventing issues like burn-in, especially on certain types of displays.


Privacy: If you step away from your PC, the screen turning off can prevent others from seeing your work or personal information.


Convenience: It’s a hassle-free way to ensure your screen isn’t on when it’s not needed, without having to remember to turn it off manually.


To Put Computer to Sleep

Energy Saving: It reduces power consumption, especially when the computer is not in use, which can lead to cost savings and environmental benefits.


Security: When the screen sleeps, it often locks as well, requiring a password upon waking, which adds an extra layer of security.


Component Longevity: It can help extend the life of your screen by reducing the time it’s active and potentially preventing image burn-in on certain types of displays.


Quick Resume: Sleep mode allows you to quickly resume your work where you left off without waiting for the computer to reboot.



 

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