Windows 11 Switch from Dev to Beta Channel in Insider Program

Wondering how to switch from the Dev to Beta Channel in Windows 11? Here is our detailed guide. After Microsoft released the first Windows 11 preview build to Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel, some users decided to jump off the Dev Channel and settle for more stable updates. Microsoft allows "downgrading" preview channels, but there are some caveats you need to know before switching from the Dev to Beta Channel in Windows 11.

Another look at a redesigned Paint UI in Windows 11

Windows 11 has already received several previews builds with significant improvements and refinements, but Microsoft still has some treats up in its sleeves for the new OS. Windows Insiders are yet to receive Android apps support and a fancy new Chat app for Microsoft Teams integration (the latter is available for some insiders in the Dev channel).

Microsoft Store gets several UX improvements on Windows 11

Microsoft released an update for the new Microsoft Store app on Windows 11. Version 22107.1401.6.0 brings several user experience improvements and various "under the hood" changes. According to Rudy Huyn, principal architect at Microsoft Store, the latest update improves the installation experience, media, ratings, and reviews.

Windows 11 is now available in the Beta channel, no Dev build this week

As we move closer to the public release of Windows 11 somewhere this fall, Microsoft is expanding the scope of testing to get more feedback. Up until today, Windows 11 was available only in the Dev channel of the Windows Insider program. Now, users can install the latest operating system from Microsoft using the Beta channel.

How to Enable Night Light in Windows 11

Here are two ways to enable Night Light in Windows 11 (a blue light filter). Microsoft introduced the Night Light feature in Windows back at the end of 2016. While it was possible to enable a blue light filter in Windows beforehand, Night Light integrates into the system and allows making a screen warmer on a system level without third-party apps. With Windows 11, Microsoft changed many things in its operating system, but the Night Light feature remained untouched. What is different is how you get to the needed settings. This article will show you how to turn on and configure Night Light.

Windows 11 Shell Commands – the complete list

Here is the full list of Windows 11 Shell Commands that includes both friendly named commands and GUID locations. All modern Windows versions come with a number of shell commands. Such commands start with the shell: prefix which is followed by some friendly name, like shell:Startup, or by a GUID value. You can use shell commands to open some system folder, built-in feature, or a Control Panel applet directly.