Microsoft has officially unveiled the new features of Windows 11. New Start menu, clean and simplified display, new application store … Futura paints the portrait of this new Windows.
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After the leaked screenshots, it was not long before the official presentation of Windows 11. It was during a press conference, which was held yesterday, that Microsoft a ad the arrival of the new Windows. As Futura has already mentioned, the Start button as well as the icons ofapplications, are now centered on the taskbar. Easier to recognize, the icons have been redesigned. As we also clarified recently, we find the atmosphere of the Dock of macOS.
Microsoft has also redesigned the start menu. Instead of the long list of alphabetically ordered apps, and its system of roof tiles, it is a fairly clear selection of applications that is listed with the most recent or relevant documents. This list is drawn up by theHE Windows. The “tile” system has simply disappeared. It must be said that it was not particularly practical, nor used.
Like what has been done on Android smartphones for a long time and now on iPhone, you can display on the left part of the screen, an information column with Widgets indicating at a glanceeye, the weather, the agenda, the tasks to remember … A news feed adapted to your tastes is also available at the bottom of this pane.
On the management side Windows, it was already possible to easily position several of them, side by side by sharing the screen. The easiest way was to combine the Windows keys and one of the arrow keys to position a window automatically. Now a new function Layout anchor is added to optimize screen space. With one click, a module then allows you to choose a predefined configuration to distribute several windows on the screen surface. The tool can be combined with the setting up of several virtual offices which will be as many distinct spaces for working, having fun, or surfing the web. Web, for example.
Android applications compatible with Windows 11
In terms of video and collaborative work, Microsoft is giving more space to its Teams home software by integrating it a little more into the system. For gamers, Windows 11 adds DirectX 12 Ultimate or Auto HDR to increase the color palette.
In terms of the application store, a small revolution has been put in place. It is now possible to install applications Android designed for smartphones. There are also applications hosted by the Amazon AppStore. To achieve the display of mobile applications, Microsoft called on the founder Intel to emulate the operation of ARM processors mobile on the computer. The process looks a bit like what Apple implemented with the arrival of its chip M1 to be able to run classic applications on macOS.
Windows 11 will soon be available on new computers on the market. On the other hand, for owners of Windows 10, it will be necessary to wait until the fall to benefit from it free of charge during a major update.
What you must remember
- Microsoft unveiled Windows 11 on June 24 at a press conference.
- The interface has been refined and simplified with a redesigned Start menu.
- Windows 11 will arrive for free as an update in the fall.
Windows 11: images reveal its redesigned interface
Article by Louis Neveu, published on June 20, 2021
The first screenshots of Windows 11 reveal a redesigned interface, with a new start menu and menus with rounded corners. These new graphics are largely inspired by the work of Windows 10X, the dual-screen device OS that has since been discontinued.
Images of the next Windows have just been leaked to the web. This is via Baidu, the Chinese search engine, that screenshots of the so-called Windows 11 are circulating. You can discover a new start menu and a new interface. These two elements are very similar to those used for the first fruits of Windows 10X. Designed for devices with two screens, this interface was ultimately not retained and, after the abandonment of Windows 10X, it returns with Windows 11.
The most striking change is in the taskbar. Its icons are grouped in the center, which is reminiscent of the famous dock of macOS. A new icon is available. It’s called widgets and could be used to display tools for seeing at a glance, weather and other dynamic content. The notification area to the right of this bar also benefits from cleaning. The start menu also changes appearance with the absence of tiles, the interest of which has always been questionable.
Inspired by Windows 10X
Found in the Start menu, pinned applications, the most recent files and direct access to restart or shutdown the system. It is still possible to move all the icons on the left part of the bar to find the atmosphere of previous Windows. In terms of window design, the corners of menus and applications are rounded. This is also the case for the start menu.
At the moment, these are only the first images and there should certainly be more changes to the program, but already the aesthetic differences are obvious. In addition, the firm is also in the process of overhauling its app store Windows so developers can to integrate any application compatible with the system. We won’t have to wait long to find out more, since Microsoft plans to organize an event on June 24 to unveil the new OS.
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