The online version of Microsoft’s Windows 11 operating systems has been leaked. After the first Baidu screenshots were published, the whole Windows 11 OS is now online. The new interface, Start menu, and many other features have been added.
The Windows 11 Start menu and user interface look very much the same as what you found in Windows 10X. Microsoft had intended to simplify Windows for dual-screen devices. However, Microsoft ended this project in favor of Windows 11. Visually, you’ll see the largest changes along the taskbar. Microsoft has placed the app icons in the center of the taskbar and cleaned up the tray area. They also added a new Start button, menu, and Start button.
This new Start menu is simplified from what Windows 10 has, and does not include Live Tiles. It features pinned apps, recent files, and the ability to shut down or restart Windows 11 devices quickly. It is much easier than Windows 10 and has a lot of the same features.
The Start menu and app icons can be moved to the left side if you do not want them to be centered. Windows 11 is more refined than Windows 10. It also has a dark mode. This makes Windows 11 look much like Windows 10. It features recent files and pinned apps. You can also quickly shut down or restart Windows 11 computers. It’s a lot simpler than Windows 10 currently offers.
There’s an option to move all the app icons and the Start menu to the left. Windows 11 will look more like Windows 10 when combined with the dark mode.
Microsoft uses rounded corners across Windows 11. These corners are visible in context menus as well around apps and File Explorer. Round corners can also be found in the Start menu. This is still an early Windows 11 version that has been leaked. Not everything is yet included.
While we anticipate more changes to Windows 11’s integrated apps, many of these don’t yet appear to exist. Windows 11 has rounded corners. This is a significant part of the operating systems. These corners are visible in context menus as well around apps and File Explorer. Round corners can also be found in the Start menu. This is an early Windows 11 version that has been leaked. It does not include all the features.
While we anticipate more changes to Windows 11’s integrated apps, many of those do not appear to be yet available. We expect a beta of the operating system to be available soon for Windows Insiders to try. However, a large portion of the system feels completed.
The new icon you may have seen in your Windows 11 taskbar is labeled Widgets. Rumors claim that Microsoft plans to bring back Windows Widgets. The early version of Windows 11 appears to include them.
This is a very early Windows 11 version. The widgets aren’t fully loading in the OS. But they’re designed to slide out so you can quickly access news, weather, or other web content.
Microsoft canceled its Windows 10X operating platform, but it is clearly reusing large portions of that work with Windows 11. Windows 10X was originally intended for dual-screen devices. However, the company shifted to laptops in the end and canceled it. Windows 10X was designed to simplify and refine aspects of Windows. The leaked version includes the majority of that work.
Windows 11 also features snap controls. These can be accessed from the maximize button of all apps. These controls are the modern equivalent of the cascade window function that has been in Windows for many years. You can quickly snap windows together or arrange them on your desktop in sections.
The Windows Store isn’t getting any big updates yet, unfortunately. It’s possible that Microsoft’s updates aren’t yet appearing, as this is an early version.
Windows Store interface looks a lot like Windows 10, with all the same apps available.