Microsoft will showcase Windows 11 on June 24. A week before it was announced, the operating system’s new interface was leaked on the internet. The new face of Windows 11 was first circulated through two screenshots uploaded on the Baidu forum. Not long after, The Verge journalist Tom Warren managed to find more information about it.
From the videos and screenshots that Warren found, the interface and Windows 11 Start menu look similar to those used in Windows 10X. Microsoft did develop the operating system for dual-screen devices but then canceled it to focus on Windows 11.
Changes In Windows 11
One of the biggest changes that can be seen is the layout of the taskbar where the Start button and application icons are placed in the center of the taskbar. But the position of the Start button and this icon can be moved to the left of the screen. The Start menu has also changed to be simpler compared to the one in Windows 10 and Live Tiles are now removed. Users can see pinned apps, recently opened files, and control to turn off the device.
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) June 15, 2021
Microsoft also introduced application windows with rounded corners. This new look can be seen in the context menu, applications, File Explorer, and the Start Menu. On the taskbar, there is also a new icon labeled as Widgets. Microsoft has previously been rumored to be bringing Widgets back to Windows and in this early version, some of them have already appeared.
Microsoft also makes it easy for users to resize apps. Adjust its position on the screen via the control in the maximize button in the upper right corner. Windows 11 will also bring new startup music that will come out when the device is active.
In previous rumors, Microsoft is rumored to be overhauling the Windows Store application store which allows developers to include any Windows application. But this change doesn’t seem to be visible in the early versions of Windows 11. Microsoft has released several teasers indicating they are ready to launch Windows 11 in the near future. They have also distributed invitations to a special event on June 24 to showcase the next generation of Windows.