Leaked screenshots of Windows 11 OS show refreshed UI, centralized Start Menu. Microsoft’s upcoming Windows operating system, Windows 11, is expected to be launched with a major overhaul. The screenshots, which were leaked online via the Chinese website Baidu, show the new Windows 11 features including refreshed user interface, including a centralized Start Menu and a new taskbar.
Microsoft executives have been teasing the “next generation Windows” in recent months, and the leaked screenshots seem to confirm these rumors. The new Windows 11 operating system is likely to come at a launch event on June 24.
New Windows 11 Features and other leaks
The Verge has leaked some images of the new Windows 11 operating system. The images show the new Windows 11 user interface, which has a new Start Menu. The new Start Menu looks very similar to the one that was leaked for Windows 10X. Windows 10X was a different operating system from Windows 10, but it had some design changes in the UI. The new Windows 11 UI also has some design changes from Windows 10, such as rounded corners and centered icons. Moreover, Microsoft Windows 11 could bring some additional new features.
Windows 11: Tweaks and Features
Windows 11 Build 21996.1: Leaked copy reveals new Start Menu, app icons moved to left-hand side. The Verge has obtained a copy of Windows 11 Build 21996.1, which reveals some of the key elements of the upcoming operating system.
The leaked build shows that Windows 11 will adopt some visual changes from Windows 10X, including a centralized Start Menu. The Start Menu has been simplified, with live tiles replaced by standard icons that show pinned apps, recent files, and more.
The app icons and the Start Menu have also been moved to the left-hand side of the taskbar, which is a departure from the current Windows 10 layout. Other changes in the leaked build include a new taskbar design, rounded corners for windows, and a new font. Windows 11 is likely to launch later this year with more new features.
Microsoft Windows Widgets
Leaked screenshots show new rounded edges, vibrant folder icons, and dark mode support. Leaked screenshots of Windows 11 show that the new operating system will have rounded edges for context menus, apps, and other UI elements. The folder icons will also have a more vibrant look.
A new icon labeled “Widgets” will be available on the Windows 11 Taskbar. This icon is said to launch a new widget panel that gives quick access to news, weather, and other web content.
Since this is an early version of Windows 11, the Widgets panel is not yet fully functional. However, the leaks give a good idea of what to expect from the final product. Moreover, in terms of other features, Windows 11 will support dark mode. This would be a welcome addition for users who prefer a dark interface.
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Windows OS: Other improvements
The report from The Verge further adds that Windows 11 will offer tweaks in the built-in apps. Additionally, it will include new snap controls.
Windows 11 Snap Layouts
New feature lets users quickly snap windows side-by-side and arrange them in sections. The leaked Windows 11 operating system includes a new feature called Snap Layouts. This feature allows users to quickly snap windows side-by-side or arrange them in sections on the desktop.
Snap Layouts is also available for accessing from the maximize button on all apps. To use Snap Layouts, simply hover over the maximize button and a preview of the available layouts will appear. Click on a layout to snap the window into place.
Meanwhile, the Snap Layouts is a powerful new feature that can help users to organize their windows and improve their productivity. It is one of the many new features that are likely to come with Windows 11.
Windows 11: Microsoft to add new system sounds, improve Xbox experience, and incorporate features from canceled Windows 10X. Microsoft is reportedly planning to add new system sounds to Windows 11, as well as improve the Xbox experience in the new operating system.
The company has also canceled the Windows 10X operating system although, some of its features are likely to debut with Windows 11. This makes Windows 11 a more refined operating system that can compete with Apple macOS and Google Chrome OS.
Windows 11 Release Details: Launch Date and Time
Microsoft to host online Windows event on June 24 to showcase next-generation Windows 11. The Redmond-based tech giant, Microsoft, is hosting an online event on June 24 to showcase the next-generation of Windows 11. Furthermore, the event will begin at 11:00 AM ET (20:30 IST).
The company has been slowly and steadily sharing hints about its plans to launch the upcoming Windows OS. In a recent blog post, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that the company is “excited to share our vision for the future of Windows.”
The event is likely to be a major announcement for Microsoft. Moreover, it is likely that the company will reveal more details about Windows 11, including its new features and design. Also Read – Windows 11 update officially teased via Microsoft YouTube video