Windows 11 is Microsoft’s new Windows operating system designed to replace the current OS, Windows 10. Initially, Microsoft stated that Windows 10 would be the last version of Windows, but the launch of Windows 11 seems to state otherwise.
Like we mentioned earlier, the new design brings more slickness and consistency. Windows users, for a long time now, have been familiar with the positioning of the Start button in the left-hand corner of all the previous Windows versions.
File Explorer, on the other hand, looks similar but different at the same time. Microsoft has updated the left panel controls and folder icons and replaced the ribbon interface with a command bar. This is a welcome change that makes it less busy and distracting. Plus, it leaves more room for the files you want to manage.
One of the biggest and most obvious changes is the taskbar, which is now centralized and smaller than in the previous versions. The new design looks a lot like the macOS layout and takes half of the length of the desktop.
Windows 11 excels when it comes to multitasking. While you can arrange and snap windows via the UI, keyboard shortcuts, or context menus in Windows 10, Windows 11 has grouped them together, presenting them in the form of Snap Layouts, which appear when you hover your mouse cursor over the maximize button on your apps.
The Settings app has received a new and interesting interface. As you may remember, Microsoft has been trying to do away with the traditional Control Panel for quite some time. With Windows 11, the inconsistency of moving between the Settings app and Control Panel goes away almost entirely.
Microsoft seems to be taking Tablet mode very seriously in the new Windows 11 OS, as is evident with the expansion of input support. Users will now have access to bigger touch targets and visual cues, and they will be able to easily resize and move windows. Touch gestures are improved, and there’s more space between icons on the taskbar. Windows 11 also adds haptics to your digital pen, enabling you to hear.