Windows 11 leak reveals new UI, Start menu, and more…The next version of Windows has leaked online
The forthcoming Windows 11 operating system from Microsoft has been leaked online today. The full Windows 11 OS has emerged online, complete with a new user interface, Start menu, and much more, after pictures were initially released on Chinese portal Baidu.
The new Windows 11 Start menu and user interface are quite similar to those present in Windows 10X. Microsoft was working on making Windows more user-friendly for dual-screen computers before abandoning the project in favor of Windows 11. The taskbar is where you’ll see the most significant changes. The program icons have been centered here, the tray area has been tidied up, and a new Start button and menu have been added.
This new Start menu is a simpler version of the one seen in Windows 10, but it does not have Live Tiles. Pinnable applications, recently used files, and the option to swiftly shut down or restart Windows 11 devices are all included. It’s a lot more straightforward than what’s available in Windows 10 right now. If you don’t want the program icons and Start menu to be centered, you can drag them all back to the left. When combined with the dark mode, Windows 11 begins to resemble a more polished version of Windows 10 rather than anything entirely new.
Microsoft has used rounded edges in Windows 11 as well. These may be found in context menus, applications, and the File Explorer. Rounded edges may also be found on the Start menu. Because this is a leaked early version of Windows 11, not everything is included yet.
More modifications to the built-in programs are expected in Windows 11, although most of them don’t appear to be available yet. However, because a major portion of the operating system appears to be complete, we may expect a beta to be released soon for Windows Insiders to test.
In Windows 11, you may have noticed a new icon in the taskbar named Widgets in the operating system. Microsoft is said to be bringing back Windows Widgets, and this early build looks to include some.
The widgets aren’t fully loaded in the OS because this is obviously an early version of Windows 11, but they’re meant to slide out and give rapid access to news, weather, and other online material.
Despite the fact that Microsoft’s Windows 10X operating system was abandoned, the firm is obviously recycling a lot of its work in Windows 11. Originally intended for dual-screen devices, Windows 10X was repurposed for conventional laptops before being discontinued. The 10X version of Windows contained a number of improvements and simplifications, and the majority of that work is included in this leaked version of Windows11.
New snap controls are also available from the maximize button on all programs in Windows 11. They’re the current versions of the operating system’s long-standing cascading windows feature. You can easily snap windows together or arrange them on your desktop in parts.
Unfortunately, the Windows Store does not appear to have received any significant changes. Because this is an early leaked version, whatever improvements Microsoft is planned are most likely not yet visible.
The Windows Store interface is nearly identical to what is currently accessible in Windows 10, with access to all of the same apps.
Microsoft has been said to be working on a new app store for Windows in recent months, and speculations suggest it will be a significant departure from what is now available. Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO, has stated that Windows would “open additional economic opportunities for developers and artists,” which will most likely be in the shape of a new store.
According to reports, Microsoft is revamping its Windows app store to allow developers to submit any Windows software, including browsers like Chrome and Firefox. Microsoft may also consider enabling third-party commerce platforms in applications, allowing developers to avoid taking a share from in-app purchase systems.
In Windows 11, Microsoft has also incorporated a new setup experience. It’s similar to Windows 10X in that it guides new hardware users or those upgrading to Windows 11 through a set of configuration procedures. A new Windows 11 launch sound is included in the out-of-the-box experience, and it plays at every boot.
In Windows 11, Microsoft is also enhancing the Xbox experience. The new Xbox app has been incorporated into Windows 11, providing easy access to Xbox Game Pass titles, Xbox Network social features, and the Xbox Store. In this early leaked build, the Xbox Game Bar and Windows Game Mode are identical to those in Windows 10.
Microsoft has been dropping indications that Windows 11 would be released soon. On June 24th, the software behemoth will host a special Windows event to unveil its new operating system. The event begins at 11 a.m. ET, and the event invite has a window that casts a shadow with a number 11 shape.
Microsoft execs have also been teasing a “next generation of Windows” announcement for months, and this leak now confirms that Windows 11 will be officially revealed later this month.