Windows 11 Leaks Offer Close Look At OS With Refreshed Rounder Design
By Mikelle Leow, 16 Jun 2021
Image via Lukmanazis / Shutterstock.com
Microsoft has heavily hinted at Windows 11, having also recently announced the end of support for Windows 10. Users can expect to get an official look at a massive OS update at the Microsoft Event on June 24.
Way ahead of the anticipated launch, though, tech enthusiasts have already gotten an in-depth look at what is believed to be the upcoming Windows 11 from sources all over the world. According to Engadget, reporters have already stolen a glimpse—as well as installed—the future OS. Screenshotsof the refreshed system have also surfaced in China.
A string of tweets by The Verge’s Tom Warren, including one with a video, walks users through some of the design and features of an early version of Windows 11. According to those visuals, the new OS seems to have adopted rounded corners, a new startup sound, and a Start menu with centered icons.
With your cursor over the maximize button, you could also locate controls to snap windows to specific areas of the screen, rather than drag them around yourself.
Other than UI refinements, Windows 11—at least for this premature version—hasn’t seemed to evolve much from Windows 10. You’ll still have your Control Panel and Live Tiles, for instance.
Explore updates to expect in the screen captures below, presented in regular and dark modes.
Windows 11 also includes a new snap feature built into the maximize button on all apps. It's a neat way to surface features that have existed in Windows for years https://t.co/VDS08QPsl5 pic.twitter.com/uXcwVngmTT— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) June 15, 2021
Windows 11 has two new default wallpapers pic.twitter.com/8buhOH0X6x— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) June 15, 2021
and yes, the Control Panel still exists pic.twitter.com/JZDOJcjRql— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) June 15, 2021
[via Engadget and Tom Warren, cover image via Lukmanazis / Shutterstock.com]
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