Rumors are making rounds and Windows 11 seems to be knocking on our doors. With leaked images and pre-released builds of Windows 11 making their way on several file-sharing websites, Windows 11 has been surrounded by lots of hype and speculation. In this blog, we’ll try and unearth the much talked about Windows 10 Vs Windows 11.
What’s true and what’s not – for the exact picture, you may have to wait a little bit till Microsoft’s awaited Windows event will kick off on June 24th (11 a.m. ET)
What is Windows 11?
Codenamed as Sun Valley, Windows 11 is being touted as the successor of Windows 10. It is speculated that Windows 11 will come in two versions – one based on Windows Cobalt and the other based on Vibranium codebase.
After Windows 7, Windows 10 has been a popular, more successful, and more stable operating system from the Redmond tech giant. But, with Windows 11, it plans to take its game to the next level. It is being said that Windows 11 incorporates visual changes from Windows 10X, an OS that Microsoft intended to rival with Google’s Chrome OS.
When is Windows 11 Releasing?
Though Windows 11’s release date is not known and we expect that it will be announced on June 24th, the build may be released later this year. Microsoft still needs to beta test Windows 11 with its insiders before handing it over to the manufacturers and general public.
How Different Will Windows 11 Be From Windows 10?
Whenever thinking of Windows 11 Vs Windows 10, the first thing that immediately strikes is the look. Will Windows 11 have a sleeker startup menu? What are the tiles going to look like? So on and so forth. In short, a glimpse of probable Windows 11 features comes to our mind, isn’t it?
What you can expect with Windows 11 are major UI changes. Some of these changes are mentioned below. Again, none of the mentioned changes are confirmed by Microsoft. These are just based on speculations based on the concept art that was leaked recently and the operating system per se on various file-sharing websites.
Windows 11 Features We Can Look Forward To
Login and Lock Screen
We expect a new improved login and lock screen which should be clutter-free. The icons might be consolidated at the bottom right for a clearer look.
An Upgraded Taskbar – Revamped Start Menu, Tiles, and Other Windows
We might see a centered Start Menu instead of appearing at the bottom left corner of the Taskbar. As with Windows 10’s Start Menu, the icons are flat and plain but, Windows 11 might bring sleeker icons to the table. Moreover, these icons may not have any background. The refurbished Taskbar may also include recent files, pinned apps and you might be able to quickly restart or shut down Windows 11 devices.
But, what if you want to get that old Windows 10 look again? With Windows 11, you can move back the Start Menu and app icons to the bottom-left corner.
It is also believed that the tiles which are sharp and lack visual appearance in Windows 10, are expected to appear with a darker background, newer and rounded icons. You won’t probably see those colorful tiles or you might not even see live tiles at all, instead, you might see standard icons that will show you pinned apps or even recommended files.
Other windows too will get a more minimalistic look by getting rounded corners as well. We believe this change is for the good as they will now provide a minimalistic and clean look to the Start Menu.
It is speculated that the Windows Store will now provide the developers with the ability to host all kinds of applications on it. Developers may now be able to submit browsers such as Firefox and Chrome. Developers may also need not pay the cut for in-app purchase systems.
What’s More In Stored For You
If the above changes have excited you a bit, maybe some more prospected changes may pique your interest a little more –
Snapping in A Snap
Another difference between Windows 10 and Windows 11 is the snapping facility, something that is quite popular with users as far as increasing productivity is concerned. You can now expect to give your arrow keys and the shift key some rest. And, this is what we are talking about.
In the existing Windows 10, you have to drag a window to the side of the desktop or a corner and then you can perform the snapping operation (Windows key + one of the arrow keys). With Windows 11, the snapping functionality can be accessed by just hovering over the maximize button and you’ll then be able to see all the snapping options. For instance, you can snap two windows side by side, arrange 4 windows equally, and so on.
A new widget panel News and Interest widget in the Taskbar. It is being rumored that Microsoft may bring back the Windows Widgets. Plus, it is also expected that these widgets can slide out and you can get better access to weather, news, and other content.
Settings and Better Voice Controlled UI
A dedicated battery section in the Settings app and improved voice and pen input and a new voice control UI
Last but not the least, Microsoft even intends to make the out of box experience smooth for its users. With Windows 11 (quite like Windows 10X), users will get to hear a new startup sound, they’ll be able to upgrade to Windows 11 through a simple set of steps or will be walked through the new hardware.
What more do you expect from Windows 11? Give your imagination and expectations wings and pour down whatever you want from Windows 11 as far as the interface, design, or functionality is concerned in the comments section below. And, if you liked the blog, do give it a thumbs up. For more such content, keep reading Tweak Library. You can also find us on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Flipboard, and Tumblr.