The first screenshots of the Windows 11 operating system, which is expected to launch later this year, have leaked online. Major changes in this release include a new user interface, a new look for the Start menu, and more.
Visually, the biggest changes are in the taskbar. Microsoft has centered application icons, added a new icon for the Start menu, and updated its appearance.
The redesigned Start menu is a simplified version of the current Windows 10 menu. In it, we see pinned applications, recent files, and the ability to quickly shut down or restart the device.
As for the new arrangement of icons on the taskbar, if desired, they can be moved from the center to the left.
The “Widgets” icon has also appeared on the taskbar. Microsoft is believed to want to bring back Windows Widgets.
Windows 11 also includes new settings for displaying windows on the screen, which can be accessed via the maximize button in all windows. This is the modern equivalent of the cascading feature that has been around in the operating system for many years.
All corners in the new interface are rounded.
The developers have also added 18 new desktop wallpapers.
Overall, Windows 11 looks like an improved version of Windows 10, not something completely new. However, this is not the final version of the new OS, so it may not be all the changes that are planned to be implemented.
We will remind, in May the head of Microsoft Satya Nadella said that the company is preparing to launch Windows “next generation”. The presentation is scheduled for June 24.