Connect Bluetooth Devices

Many people found themselves investing in new technology in a hurry as home working and home schooling was thrust upon us by the pandemic. That may not be a choice you have anyway, though, as Microsoft is rolling out the update in its own way – and the words “measured and phased” have been used. Gone are the Live tiles, in favour of a cleaner Start menu, more similar to the launcher in Google’s Chrome. Gear Patrol participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. To even run Windows 11, your PC needs to comply with the recommended system requirements. You need to have at least an 8th Gen Intel Core processor , or AMD’s Ryzen 2000 or later.

This will let you immediately paste the picture onto a social media post, art app, and more. By hitting Windows + Shift + S, you can quickly access the Snipping Tool. You can use that keyboard shortcut to take a screenshot with a rectangular selection, freehand selection, whole window, or full-screen capture. The ways range from traditional keyboard shortcuts to more modern, powerful tools that allow you to do things like set screenshot timers, edit, and share them. Notice that the image above is a screen shot of the entire screen at the time of the key press. Instructions how to save the image to an image file will be described below.

Step 3. Install the Bluetooth Driver

The feature worked well, showing me a preview of the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Philadelphia Eagles game before taking me to the web. “We expect all eligible devices to be offered the free upgrade to Windows 11 by mid-2022,” said Aaron Woodman, General Manager of Windows Marketing at Microsoft, in a blog post. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Windows 11 now supports wideband speech when using Apple AirPods products to improve audio quality for voice calls.

  • If you don’t see these options, unplug the adapter to turn off Bluetooth.
  • They usually contain bug fixes for system-related source features and just might help patch issues with File Explorer for good.
  • Checking free space in the C driveIf your system drive is full, you may need to free up disk spaceto fix missing thumbnails.

It’s fine to bake your services into your OS and even recommend people to use them. That’s the kind of slippery slope Microsoft needs to avoid with Windows, and hopefully, it will. They’re nothing but an expanded version of the weather information and news feed you get in Microsoft Edge.

As with the plain old Print Screen key, you can save the entire screen or the active window with Print Screen or Alt-Print Screen, respectively. Hit Print Screen, and you’ve got an image file saved, all in one step. Windows 10 users can take a screenshot by tapping the print screen key. To do this, first tap the print screen key, copy the clipboard, go to Microsoft Paint, paste it into the image editing tool, and save the file. A screenshot is automatically saved to your clipboard. To paste anything from your clipboard, you can press the Ctrl and V keys on your keyboard simultaneously.

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If not, you can manually reinstall the device by opening the Device Manager in the Control Panel. Another way to enable Bluetooth is via the Windows settings menu. The difference here is simply taking a couple more steps.

Unless otherwise specified, the farther the device is from your computer, the weaker the connection will be. In the case that the Bluetooth option is missing from the Settings app, then the adapter may be disabled, or there’s a problem with the driver package. After you complete the steps, the troubleshooter will run, detect, and fix common problems that may be preventing you from using Bluetooth devices on your computer.

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