How to Change the Start Button Position in Windows 11

How to Change the Start Button Position in Windows 11

The Start button is now in the centre! This is how to Change the Start Button Position in Windows 11 if you don’t like it. The big thing you will notice when starting windows 11 is that the start button has migrated to the centre of the taskbar. Indeed, Windows 11 seems to be quite good at first glance but the change of position of the start button might be a deal-breaker for some. The start button has been in the same position for nearly 30 years and, likewise, people don’t like change. So what if I don’t like its new position? This is easily changed…

  • Firstly, right-click on a blank bit of the taskbar
  • Secondly, left-click the ‘Taskbar Settings’ that appears
  • Thirdly, in the Personalisation Taskbar box that appears go to Taskbar behaviours at the bottom
  • Click on the box and, then, the first option is Taskbar alignment
  • You can choose between the centre and left

Change the Start Button Position in Windows 11

It’s as simple as that. However, If learning by watching is your method you are in luck. I have created a little video on Youtube. Indeed, below on changing the Start Button Position in Windows 11.

As you can see there is nothing to it. Windows 11 seems to be not so much of a new upgrade, it is more like a rearranging of the furniture. It has a few new bits and, of course, with more features to come. But mainly it works in the same way as previous versions of Windows. It just has a new look to get used to. And generally, human beings don’t like change! But personally, I like it!

Windows 11

Not sure about Windows 11? Of course, It is a bit different. But not that much. Most things, indeed, work the same way. My only wish would be to have kept the right-click menu the same as Windows 10. but alas, now we have little pictures and to get to rename, you have to click on ‘show more options’. A minor gripe to be sure. At the time of writing, I have been using windows 11 for a little over a month and I’ve not managed to break it! Yet!

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How to Change the Start Button Position in Windows 11

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First look at Windows 11

First look at Windows 11

Okay, first look at Windows 11. I am always what is classed as an early adopter of technology and new things. Personally, I like discovering new things and playing about with new stuff. I think that why I use windows, it has the ability to more than say, a Mac. Don’t get me wrong, Macs are good at what they do, they just don’t do enough for ME. Anyhow, back to the first look at Windows 11.

The big difference is the start button in the middle of the task bar. It still works the same as before but just has a slightly different look. Your most commonly used apps are displayed there. Access it by clicking on it or by hitting the ‘Windows + S’ keys together.

 

First look at Windows 11
Windows 11 Start Menu

If you click on the ‘all apps’ at the top, this below appears. An alphabetical list of all the apps (programs) appear. So pretty much works the same as before, just a different look. And with this particular release of Windows 11 that can be it’s mantra ‘works the same as before, just a different look’

Windows 11 start menu
Windows 11 start menu – First look at Windows 11

I say this particular release because all of the features have not been rolled out yet. Such as the running Android apps in Windows 11. We won’t see this feature until 2022 probably.

Windows 11 search box

windows 11 search box - First look at Windows 11
windows 11 search box – First look at Windows 11

The search box is still next to the start button but a feature I like is that when you hover over it it shows the last searches you performed. It saves having to type it in again. Computers are supposed to save you time!

Windows 11 folders look

The folder icons as you can see below have been jazed up a bit. Microsoft, like lots of people, go with fashions, and I think they are coming out of there ‘minimalist’ phase. So, we have little pictures on the folders and some colouring in of the Icons. Does it make a difference to the using of the machine? No, but it is a visual difference and some will like it and others hate it.

 

First look at Windows 11
First look at Windows 11

Widgets in Windows 11

By pressing Windows + W on the keyboard you can get the widgets box up. This isn’t Microsofts first attempt at sidebars and widgets. There is a weather app that is useful but an awful lot of click bait. To customise it, click on your account picture which brings up an additional box where you can customise the things that appear there.

First look at Windows 11
First look at Windows 11

 

Also you can also customise your interests. This takes you to a web page, below, where you can mark interests. I personally hope they expand the interests because there is not much for me here! But hey, I can’t see myself using this feature much.

 

First look at Windows 11
First look at Windows 11

When it’s all said and done Windows 11 is a free upgrade if you are running windows 10 and your hardware supports it. Check here for more info on that.

First look at Windows 11 – Conclusions

Yeah, it’s going to be a wait and see as all Microsoft releases are. For the average home user, I’d say give it a year for others to iron out the bugs…

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Windows 11 ???

Windows 11 (and what is known so far)

Windows 11 (and what we know so far) is of course, subject to change, but this is what Microsoft has said so far. It will available around Christmas 2021. You will be able to upgrade for free, from Windows 10.

 

Windows 11 Home screen
Windows 11 home screen

 

The full-page where these pictures are from can be found at the Microsoft site, here   New Windows 11 OS | Microsoft. Of course, Microsoft are telling you on this page how wonderful it is. Of course, they are the ones trying to hawk it! But the free upgrade may appeal to some. I have heard that Windows 10 will no longer be supported from 2025 which fits in line with other operating system timelines.

Personally, I am a little disappointed Microsoft were not able to hold to the detail they mentioned when Windows 10 came out – they said it would be the last operating system they release and they would just release updates for it.

How good will Windows 11 be?

Only time will tell. Microsoft in the past have tended to release a good operating system, then a duff one in my opinion. Windows 98, good, Windows 2000? A bit of a duffer. The Same with Windows XP, good, then they followed it up with Vista. The same with Windows 7! Good, and then Windows 8 was released…  Will 11 follow the same pattern?

Should I change?

The industry tends to wait a year before even considering an upgrade. I’ll have it from the word go but I’ll still be running windows 10 on my workshop computers as it’s proved itself to be reliable. As human beings, the older we get the less we like change. Many people will be resistant to it because it is different

Windows 11 logo
Windows 11 logo

System requirements

The minimum system requirements are below, but if you only just meet the requirements, consider upgrading your hardware as it will probably run like a dog on some older machines out there. I consider an I3 or equivalent, 8GB RAM and an SSD to be minimum requirements for windows 10, so we can probably think along those lines.

Windows 11 requirements
Windows 11 requirements

 

Of course, everything I’ve said above can be taken with a pinch of salt. Until it is released, we won’t know what we are getting!

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How do I speed up my machine? By adding an SSD

How do I speed up my machine? By adding an SSD

How do I speed up my Machine? is a question I am often asked. Sometimes, in the first place, it just needs a cleanup. Also, sometimes it might be a mechanical issue, it all depends. However, there is one thing you can do to speed up your machine which will give it the single biggest speed increase I know and that is to put a solid-state hard drive inside.

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Solid-state hard drives will make your computer work a lot faster as well as make it more enjoyable to use. An awful lot faster, to be sure.

How do I speed up my machine? By adding an SSD
How do I speed up my machine? By adding an SSD
Standard Hard Disk Drive
Solid State drive

Firstly, it’s amazing the number of computers supplied today where the processor CPU is not really up to the job. Obviously, this isn’t the fault of the customer because most people don’t know the difference in which processor is better than another. This is, of course, the fault of manufacturers. I know these computers are always built to a price but really manufactures? In my opinion, it just seems that they are trying to make the most amount of money for correspondingly, the least work.

Anyway, rant about manufacturers over.

As I was saying an SSD,  (solid-state drive) is a lot quicker than HDD, (hard disk drive). Look at this video below where I’ve taken two machines one with an SSD and the other with a normal standard HDD and press the power button at the same time. You can see how comparatively quicker the SSD machine boots. In this case, 16 seconds. Also, it’s not just the booting time. Indeed, files and documents load quicker. And programs, of course, load quicker. In fact, everything.

How do I speed up my Machine – effects of an SSD

In the first place, it’s the same system. Identically the same computer and the same boot sequence. Indeed, all I have done is clone the data from the old HDD to a SSD.

Which is exactly what I would do for you.

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At the bottom of this page is another video showing an even more drastic improvement of nearly a minute quicker. An SSD Upgrade was coupled with an upgrade to Windows 10. Scroll down to see it.

Below, is a table with the advantages and disadvantages of a Solid State Drive. The only real disadvantage, however, is that they cost slightly more.

 

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Power DrawDraws less power and an average of 2 to 3 W of electricityMore power draw an average of 6 to 7 W of electricity
NoiseNo moving parts, therefore, no soundClicks, whirring and spinning can be heard
VibrationNo moving parts, therefore no vibrationThe disc (platter) spinning can produce vibration
CostSSD’s are, indeed, more expensiveStore a lot of data cheaply
Heat producedLower power draw and no moving parts mean,of course, very little heat producedWhile not that significant it produces more heat than an SSD and can contribute to machine overheating
File opening speedUp to 30% faster than the standard HDDSlower than an SSD
Operating system boot timeAverage 10 to 15 seconds on a new machineAverage 30 to 45 seconds

 

This is a video showing a Solid State Drive Upgrade together with a Windows 10 Upgrade. It really speeds up the machine not to mention giving it a new lease of life. It was combined with an upgrade to 10 because when the video was shot, October 2019, there was only a few months of life left for Windows 7. The computer itself has an Intel I3 processor and 6gb of RAM in it. That remained and likewise, just the Operating System and the Hard Drive were upgraded.

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How do I speed up my machine? – The Cost

But it is not as expensive as you would think and will give your machine a new lease of life. Give me a call on (07771) 588577 or email me so we can discuss it further. Cost, of course, depends on how much data you have as to the size of the solid-state drive you require. However, the labour cost is the same it’s only the drive price that varies.

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Why not treat yourself to a new and faster SSD and make your computer a pleasure to use again! And of course, you can stop asking yourself How do I speed up my Machine!

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Firstly, we visit you and discuss your needs and budget.

Secondly, we would find a PC or Laptop at a great price that you can order.

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You are only charged the time it takes to set it up. Also, we can transfer all your old data – documents, photos and files – from your old PC to the new one. Depending on how much data you have, of course, depends on whether we can do it on site. If you have thousands upon thousands of photos, we would, of course, take the computer away overnight to do it. Performing your New Computer Set Up this way as well as the data transfer, is the most cost-effective way for you.

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Are you non-technical and, likewise, need a little assistance in doing your New Computer Set Up? RHCC can help. Not only can we help plug in all those endless cables and take the fear out of setting up a new computer, but we can also provide a data transfer service to move all your documents, photos and settings to a new PC.

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