With Windows 11 getting leaked online here are some few features that we know are a part of this new dramatically changed and updated package:
Updated Start Menu
Windows 11’s updated start menu is a redefined version of the start menu that most of us are using on our windows 10 devices but without the live tiles. It has pinned apps, recent files, and the ability to quickly shut down or restart devices running on windows 11. In simple words the start menu on windows 11 is far more simple and less junky than what we see on windows 10.
A Curved Approach
Microsoft has added curved corners across its whole Windows 11 UI. These are visible in context menus, and around apps and the File Explorer. The Start menu itself also includes rounded corners. I personally find this dope after all curved corners and surfaces are so satisfying, I prefer these over traditional boxed and edgy approaches.
New Snap Controls
Windows 11 also includes new snap controls that you can access from the maximize button on all apps. They’re modern equivalents of the cascade windows function that has existed in the operating system for years. You can quickly snap windows side by side, or arrange them in sections on your desktop.
There’s a new icon in the task bar labeled as widgets. Rumors have suggested Microsoft is bringing back Windows Widgets, and this early version appears to include some. As this is clearly a very early version of Windows 11, the widgets aren’t loading fully in the OS, but they’re designed to slide out and provide quick access to news, weather, and other web content.
Microsoft has also added a new setup experience in Windows 11. It’s very similar to Windows 10X, for walking users of new hardware or those upgrading to Windows 11 through a set of steps to configure Windows. This out-of-box experience also includes a new Windows 11 startup sound, which then triggers at every boot.
Still reading? Well then here’s a bonus feature for you. No, Microsoft didn’t forget Xbox and yes, it’s been updated. The new Xbox app is now integrated into Windows 11, offering quick access to Xbox Game Pass games, the social parts of Xbox network, and the Xbox store.
The Xbox Game Bar and Windows Game Mode all remain the same as Windows 10 in this early leaked build.