Windows 11 Leaked Online, Revealing New UI, Simplified Start Menu, Centered Taskbar Icons, and More

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Microsoft’s new Windows 11 operating system has leaked ahead of its official unveiling scheduled for June 24. Images initially shared by Chinese site Baidu reveal quite a bit about how the new OS will differ in terms of aesthetics, providing an early glimpse at its user interface and core components such as the Start menu, which has been heavily simplified to resemble a mobile launcher. Windows 11 users can expect a cleaner overall look and rounded corners for windows, as well as a taskbar with centered app icons.

The new Windows 11 user interface and Start menu look very similar to what was originally found in Windows 10X. Microsoft had been simplifying Windows for dual-screen devices, before canceling this project in favor of Windows 11. Visually, the biggest changes you’ll notice can be found along the taskbar. Microsoft has centered the app icons here, cleaned up the tray area, and included a new Start button and menu.

Sources: Baidu, The Verge

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