Everything you need to know about Windows 11
A new version of Windows is now available for compatible PCs and includes a number of new features and improvements.
On October 5, Microsoft began rolling out Windows 11, and Microsoft has also released Windows 11 ISO images. Unlike prior Windows 10 updates, this new operating system places a greater emphasis on consumer-facing features and improvements, especially in comparison to the relatively low-key Windows updates published in recent years.
With Windows 11, software compatibility was unchanged, thus older apps should still work. To get the most out of Windows, you’ll need updated versions of some apps and utilities, as usual.
New features in Windows 11
1. Start Menu
As you can see in the screenshots below, Windows 11 has a completely new Start Menu and taskbar interface.
2. Windows Tools
Microsoft is creating a new “Windows Tools” section in File Explorer, which will provide access to advanced apps like PowerShell and Windows Accessories.
The Windows Tools folder is now where you may find these tools. PowerShell is still accessible via the Windows 11 Start Menu and Windows Search. Microsoft has also separated File Explorer from the rest of the Start menu as part of this endeavor.
3.Storage Health Monitoring
Windows 11 added the ability to monitor the storage health of NVMe SSDs and alert users when their data is in danger.
This feature, which can be accessible in the Settings, is designed to detect hardware issues with NVMe SSDs. If problems with your disc are discovered, a notification will display to warn users that it’s time to take action. Users will be prompted to back up their data and begin the recovery process after receiving the message.
4. File Explorer Design Changes
To improve the touchscreen experience, the default layout of traditional File Explorer has been changed with more padding.
If you like the traditional look, Microsoft has added a new option called “Use the compact mode” to the Folder View Options menu.
The increased padding, according to Microsoft, is intended to improve consistency with newer Windows features. Since tablet mode has been removed, the existing interface’s UX improved. To make working with files and folders on a touch screen easier.
The orientation of folder icons and default file type icons is updated by Microsoft. Desktop, Documents, Downloads, and Pictures are some of the folders available. The icon for the Recycle Bin changed.
Within the Explorer, we’re seeing some rounded corners. The right-click (context menu) has been redesigned.
File Explorer now has a new “command bar” header interface that uses Windows 11’s Mica material to apply the desktop backdrop and accent colour to the header.
5. New Task View and Virtual Desktops
Microsoft is updating the Task View interface in Windows 11 to include additional capabilities for Virtual Desktops.
The Task View button is on the taskbar by default, and you can click it to open the task view. Task View, as the name implies, you to see all the open windows on your desktop, including those that are minimized or maximized.
The Task View feature allows you to create “many desktops,” which are useful for separating jobs. Rename, reorder, and edit the backgrounds for each of your virtual desktops in Windows 11.
Now we could modify the background of virtual desktops. Go to Settings > Personalization > Background in the Settings app. Change the wallpaper for the active virtual desktop by left-clicking a background on the next screen. In Task View, the background is shown in the preview thumbnail.
6. Windows Widgets
Microsoft is bringing gadget-like widgets to the desktop in Windows Vista. Users will be able to read their Microsoft Newsfeed on their desktops and receive daily weather and traffic updates.