Microsoft teases Windows 11 event with an interesting desktop animation reflection

Windows 11 screenshot from the leaked build

Microsoft’s Windows event is just a couple of days away, and the firm has been posting teasers on Twitter to generate hype about the upcoming Windows 11 announcement. While the first one likely hints at the return of the startup sound, today’s teaser seems to show a glimpse of the new default wallpaper, one of the many that were found in the leaked build. These wallpapers are expected to be tied to the in-built themes in Windows 11.

As is the case always, such teasers are scrutinized for any possible easter eggs, and while the possibilities of finding something significant are thin, we observed something interesting in the teaser. The reflection of the desktop in the eye of the individual in the reel seems to feature subtle animation, with the background image’s contrast varying slightly along with the lighting. While we might be splitting hairs here, it is not clear if the movement is a reveal animation for just the teaser or if the OS will feature some animation effects at boot.

The new default image does seem to bear some significance, as the official Twitter account for Windows too features what looks to be a blurred image of the new wallpaper. While the leaked Windows 11 build did provide a look at the upcoming UI changes, such as the new centered taskbar icons and the windows snapping feature, there could be a lot that is yet to be unveiled. The firm is rumored to be readying Feature Experience Packs that deliver UI elements and other improvements that are decoupled from the underlying OS updates.

It is anybody’s guess what new features and capabilities are in store for the “next generation of Windows” and if there are any hidden surprises that will be unveiled during the event. It is also not sure if the teaser animation is similar to the Windows 10 one that the company hyped. All will be known on June 24 at 11 AM ET.

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