Windows 11: How the OS Has Changed

Today, even the oldest PC lets you access all the general features. Even with Windows XP, users can watch YouTube videos, play simple games like those on, and text their Facebook friends. So why update your OS version. The reason is that it makes your work faster and easier. In 2021, Windows released its 11 version. Here’s why you should get it.

The Interface Is Nicer

The first thing that catches your eye is the redesign of the system. The typical icons have been updated, as has the general appearance of the windows: after many years, Microsoft has returned to rounded edges. And standard apps became translucent. A lot of things in the system began to resemble macOS.

 Most actions in Windows are now accompanied by quick animations. Opening folders, clicking on shortcut icons, accessing sidebars – everything is smoother and more pleasant.

 If you feel that the animations make the system slower, or you just got used to the old style with the sudden appearance of objects, then all the visuals can be turned off in the settings.

The New Start

The familiar Start button moved from the left edge to the center, as well as the shortcut icons. You’ll have to get used to it: it was much easier to blindly find the button in the corner.

 The location of items in Start has also changed – the “tile” design is gone. Now docked apps are a group of small icons that can be put in any order on the panel.

More Convenient Multitasking

If you need to arrange several windows on one screen, the system automatically offers several layouts.

 Scattering apps across the screen was possible before, but in Windows 11, it is more convenient and faster. All options of arrangement can be viewed by hovering the cursor on the “Expand” button. And the system remembers how you place certain windows. So you can immediately suggest the most convenient options.

Work With Multiple Desktops Has Slightly Improved

Creating a group of different desktops has been available in Windows for a long time, but after the update, it became easier and more convenient to work with them. For example, it is now possible to change the background of each of the desktops – it will be easier to find the right one.

 There are no other significant changes. For example, you still can’t set up visible folders and files for each individual table.

Tablet Mode Is a Little More Convenient, but It Could Be Better

Several new gestures have been added, which previously worked only on the touchpad. However, the system does not recognize some gestures that tablet users are used to. For example, you cannot move between different layers of folders and settings with swipes to the left and right.

Individual interface elements, like icons on the control panel, are pulled further apart from each other as soon as the system goes into tablet mode. Accidentally clicking on the wrong place is now more difficult.

Widgets Are Back

You will find Mini apps next to the Start button. They resemble the news panel that appeared in a recent update for Windows 10.

 Basically, it’s a wall with widgets that can come in handy daily: weather, tasks for the day, recommended news, and so on.

 The list of widgets is still limited, but Microsoft promises to add more in the future. The company will also allow developers to create widgets themselves.

Microsoft Teams Chat Integrated Into the System

Microsoft Teams chat is now built into the system – its icon is in the taskbar by default. Through messenger, you will be able to communicate with all your contacts in Teams, no matter what platform they use – iOS, Android, or macOS.

 At the bottom of the chat, there is also a button, through which you can fully deploy Microsoft Teams.

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