How to Turn On or Off Remove Display from Desktop in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to turn On or Off the feature that allows you to use your monitor as a Specialized Display by removing a display from desktop.

If you are running the Windows 11 Enterprise or the Windows 11 Pro for Workstations editions, you will find a feature that allows you to use your monitor as a Specialized Display.

A monitor is categorized as “specialized” if it is neither intended to be used as a “desktop” monitor nor as a head-mounted display.

The Specialized Display feature enables a display to be dedicated to a specific purpose, such as:

  • Fixed-function arcade/gaming rigs like cockpit/driving/flight/military simulators
  • Medical imaging devices that have custom panels (e.g. grayscale X-ray displays)
  • Dedicated video monitoring scenarios
  • Monitor panel testing and validation (e.g. in the factory)
  • Video walls

Below is how to turn On or Off Remove display from desktop in Windows 11.

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How to View and Delete your Device’s Diagnostic Data in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to use the diagnostic data viewer app to view their device’s diagnostic data as well as delete that data stored on their Windows devices.

Microsoft collects information about your Windows devices through a feature called Diagnostic data and feedback.

A related feature called Tailored experiences also lets use your device’s diagnostic data to offer you personalized tips, ads, and recommendations to enhance Microsoft experiences.

Microsoft yet has another feature called Improve inking & typing that lets it collect samples of the content you type or write to improve features such as handwriting recognition, autocompletion, next word prediction and spelling correction, and we use this data in the aggregate to improve the inking and typing feature for everyone who uses Windows.

All these tools are there to help Microsoft build and maintain Windows ecosystem, keep Windows secure, up to date, troubleshoot problems, and make product improvements.

You can view diagnostic data for your device in real time by using the Diagnostic Data Viewer. The information is real time. It won’t allow you view diagnostic data history.

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How to Disable or Enable Improve Inking and Typing in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to turn On or Off Improve inking and typing in Windows 11.

Microsoft collects information about your Windows devices through a feature called Diagnostic data and feedback.

When you enable sending diagnostic data and feedback in Windows, Microsoft uses that diagnostic information to keep Windows secure and up to date, troubleshoot problems, and make product improvements.

There’s also a related feature called Improve inking & typing that lets Microsoft collect samples of the content you type or write to improve features such as handwriting recognition, autocompletion, next word prediction and spelling correction, and we use this data in the aggregate to improve the inking and typing feature for everyone who uses Windows.

When you set up your Windows device for the first time, you can choose to send optional diagnostic data to Microsoft.

During setup, you can also choose whether or not you’d like Tailored experiences set to On or Off. On newer versions of Windows, you can choose whether or not you’d like Improve inking & typing set to On or Off.

Below is how to disable or enable Improve inking & typing  in Windows 11.

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How to Disable or Enable Tailored Experiences in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to turn On or Off tailored experiences in Windows 11.

Microsoft collects information about your Windows devices through a feature called Diagnostic data and feedback.

When you enable sending diagnostic data and feedback in Windows, Microsoft uses that diagnostic information to keep Windows secure and up to date, troubleshoot problems, and make product improvements.

There’s also a related feature called Tailored experiences that lets use your Windows diagnostic data to offer you personalized tips, ads, and recommendations to enhance Microsoft experiences.

In diagnostic data collection settings, if Required is chosen, then personalization is based on information about your device, its settings and capabilities, and whether it is performing properly. 

Optional diagnostic data collection will be based on information about how you use apps and features, plus additional information about the health of your device.

Below is how to disable or enable Tailored experiences in Windows 11.

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How to Turn Off or On Sending Diagnostic Data to Microsoft in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to disable or enable sending diagnostic data to Microsoft in Windows 11.

Microsoft uses diagnostics and feedback to collect information about your Windows devices. When you enable sending diagnostic data, Microsoft uses that diagnostic information to keep Windows secure and up to date, troubleshoot problems, and make product improvements.

Windows sends two types of diagnostic data to Microsoft as described below:

  • Required diagnostic data – gathers a limited set of information that is critical for understanding the device and its configuration including: basic device information, quality-related information, app compatibility, and Microsoft Store.
  • Optional diagnostic data – includes additional details about your device and its settings, capabilities, and device health.

For privacy reasons if you want to turn off sending diagnostic data to Microsoft, the steps below show you how to do that.

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How to Sign in and out of Widgets Board in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to sign in or sign out of Widgets board in Windows 11.

Widgets are feeds of content such as news, weather, stocks and traffic that are automatically updated with live information your widgets board.

The widgets board in Windows helps you personalize content from your favorite apps and services across the web and on your device, which you can add, remove, arrange, resize and customize.

Widgets are activated when you click on the widgets icon on the taskbar, or swipe from the left using touch, or press the Windows + W keys on your keyboard.

To use the widgets board, you must use your and sign into your Microsoft account, work account, or your school account.

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How to Enable or Disable Online Speech Recognition in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to turn On or Off Online speech recognition in Windows 11.

Microsoft provides both a device-based speech recognition feature and cloud-based (online) speech recognition technologies which allow users to accurately use their voice for commands, dictation, and app interactions.

Microsoft cloud-based speech recognition technologies provide more accurate recognition than the device-based speech recognition. When online speed recognition setting is disabled, Windows will still use its basic device-based recognition – like Narrator app.

However, However, the Microsoft cloud-based speech recognition technologies provide more accurate recognition than the device-based speech recognition. So if you want to use speech commands for other services and features, you will want to turn on Online speech recognition.

If you want to only use Windows device-based speech recognition and turn off the online speech recognition for privacy reasons, the steps below show you how to do that.

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How to Reset Touchpad and Gestures to Defaults in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to reset or restore touchpad and gestures to the default settings in Windows 11.

If your Windows 11 device has a built-in precision touchpad with multi-point gestures, you can change certain functions that allow that users to have quick access to several functions, including opening search, bringing up the Notification center, Play/pause, or activating the middle mouse button.

We’ve showed students how to change three-finger swipe, four-finger tap gestures, touchpad scroll direction, pinch to zoom on touchpad, two-finger drag and more.

If you have set up of these different touchpad and gestures settings and you wish to reset and start over, the steps below will show you how to do that.

This is also a great way to fix and resolve touchpad issues in Windows 11.

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How to Change Four-finger Tap Gestures in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to change the four-finger tap gestures in Windows 11.

If your Windows 11 device has a built-in precision touchpad with multi-point gestures, you can change certain functions that allow that users to have quick access to several functions, including opening search, bringing up the Notification center, Play/pause, or activating the middle mouse button.

Windows also allows users to turn off or disable these actions from the Settings app. If you have a mouse connected to your laptop and you rather use it, then disabling the touchpad actions will save you some annoyances.

Other settings one can perform on device’s touchpad are; turn on or off on-screen touchpaduse touchpad gesturesturn off touchpad clickstap touchpad with a singer finger to single-clickenable two fingers on touchpad to right-clicktap twice and drag to multi-select itemchanging touchpad cursor speed, how to change touchpad scroll directions or disable your device touchpad altogether and more.

Below is how to change the three-finger swipe gestures in Windows 11.

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How to Change Three-finger Swipe Gestures in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to change the three-finger swipe gestures in Windows 11.

If your Windows 11 device has a built-in precision touchpad with multi-point gestures, you can change certain functions that allow that users to have quick access to several different functions, menus, or certain actions.

Windows also allows users to turn off or disable these actions from the Settings app. If you have a mouse connected to your laptop and you rather use it, then disabling the touchpad actions will save you some annoyances.

Other settings one can perform on device’s touchpad are; turn on or off on-screen touchpaduse touchpad gesturesturn off touchpad clickstap touchpad with a singer finger to single-clickenable two fingers on touchpad to right-clicktap twice and drag to multi-select itemchanging touchpad cursor speed, how to change touchpad scroll directions or disable your device touchpad altogether and more.

Below is how to change the three-finger swipe gestures in Windows 11.

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How to Change Touchpad Scrolling Direction in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to change the touchpad scroll direction in Windows 11.

If your Windows 11 device has a built-in precision touchpad, you can change its settings to allow click actions that can mimic a wired or wireless mouse actions.

By default, touchpad devices operate in a standard direction. If your touchpad device will not scroll the direction you like when using the two-finger swipe gesture, you can change that.

Windows also allows users to turn off or disable these actions from the Settings app. If you have a mouse connected to your laptop and you rather use it, then disabling the touchpad actions will save you some annoyances.

Other settings one can perform on device’s touchpad are; turn on or off on-screen touchpaduse touchpad gesturesturn off touchpad clickstap touchpad with a singer finger to single-clickenable two fingers on touchpad to right-clicktap twice and drag to multi-select itemchanging touchpad cursor speed or disable your device touchpad altogether and more.

Below is how to change the scroll direction of your touchpad device in Windows 11.

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How to Turn On or Off Pinch to Zoom on Touchpad in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users stop to enable or disable Pinch to Zoom on touchpad to scroll in Windows 11. This feature uses your device’s touchpad and allows the option to zoom in or out of a picture by moving two fingers towards or away from each other.

If your Windows 11 device has a built-in precision touchpad, you can change its settings to allow click actions that can mimic a wired or wireless mouse actions.

Windows also allows users to turn off or disable these actions from the Settings app. If you have a mouse connected to your laptop and you rather use it, then disabling the touchpad actions will save you some annoyances.

Other settings one can perform on device’s touchpad are; turn on or off on-screen touchpaduse touchpad gesturesturn off touchpad clickstap touchpad with a singer finger to single-clickenable two fingers on touchpad to right-clicktap twice and drag to multi-select item, changing touchpad cursor speed or disable your device touchpad altogether and more.

Below is how to enable or disable pinch to zoom on touchpad in Windows 11.

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