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Microsoft has introduced some nifty enhancements to Quick Settings in the Windows 11 Taskbar. They became available in build 22563 and will likely be welcomed by people who use Bluetooth devices.
Microsoft has introduced a new way to launch Focus sessions in Windows 11 Dev Channel. However, it's not a perfect implementation yet even though the company's heart is in the right place.
Microsoft has added a couple of nifty new features in recent Windows 11 Dev Channel releases, namely build 22557 and build 22563. The implementation is a bit unstable but new capabilities are welcome.
Microsoft has implemented a new way to utilize Snap Layouts in Windows 11. The approach seems to be much more intuitive and also shows you a preview of the space occupied by a window in a slot.
Microsoft has given Task Manager a glow-up in Windows 11 Dev Channel build 22557 with a more modern UI and a couple of new functionalities. Find out our thoughts on the changes in our latest piece!
Windows 11 finally saw the return of app folders in the Start menu with Dev Channel build 22557 that was released a couple of days ago. It's a bare-bones, but functional, implementation.
Microsoft has reorganized the UI for Windows Update in Windows 11, which now also shows you how long it'll take to install an update. The company claims that it has also reduced the size of updates.
In this week's Closer Look, we discuss the changes that Microsoft has made to the Settings app in Windows 11, such as the removal of a traditional landing page and presence of breadcrumbs.
Windows 11 packs an updated Calculator app. Although it features minor improvements, it also contains some UX fails that indicate a disappointingly low amount of attention to detail from Microsoft.
Using the Calendar app in Windows 11 is an infuriating experience. The agenda view in the Taskbar flyout has been removed and it forces you to create an Outlook.com account for the same in Widgets.
The touch keyboard in Windows 11 has gone through a major redesign with Microsoft now offering tons of customization options for themes, keyboard size, key size, along with accessibility improvements.
Storage settings has received some notable improvements in Windows 11 with some UI changes. There is also a new dedicated page for disks and volumes, as well as tighter integration with OneDrive.
Microsoft has finally made its voice typing accessibility capability more accessible in Windows 11. It features notable improvements including the fact that it's powered by Azure Speech services.
Microsoft has revamped the Photos app for Windows 11 with new icons and redesigned menus. More importantly, there is almost nothing new apart from that, so Windows 10 users aren't missing out.
Microsoft hasn't completely flipped the script when describing the lock screen experience in Windows 11. However, the design elements that it has left unchanged are quite infuriating.
Today, we're taking a look at the updated Paint app in Windows 11. The software has been updated with new icons, redesigned menus, and it no longer features integration with Paint 3D.
Three years after its first announcement, Microsoft has finally unified Snipping Tool and Snip & Sketch, but only in Windows 11. The app is quite good, but more features would be welcome.
The Microsoft Store in Windows 11 has gone through a major revamp. If the OS had shipped with Android apps support via the storefront on launch, we think Microsoft would've had a winner on its hands.
Windows 11 packs an updated Clock app which brings a welcome feature called Focus Sessions. However, it features rather horrendous integration with Spotify that leaves a bad taste in the mouth.
Today, we're discussing Microsoft Teams' integration with Windows 11. Although it features a decent flyout UI directly from the taskbar, we think that overall, it is quite unpolished right now.
In our latest Closer Look piece, we discuss the revamped context menus present in Windows 11. Some might not be too happy with a few design changes to the capability in the upcoming OS.
Microsoft has redesigned File Explorer massively in Windows 11 with new icons, a simplified ribbon, and a context menu. That said, there are seemingly no new functionalities to speak of.
Microsoft has drastically modified its default apps configurations in Windows 11, and not in a good way. The new design is downright awful and makes it harder for people to switch default apps.
Microsoft has added a nice visualization for battery consumption in Windows 11 along with a few nifty UI improvements. However, it has removed some features that were present in Windows 10 too.
Microsoft has made some nifty improvements to Virtual Desktops in Windows 11 by offering a revamped UI and new capabilities. Find out what these changes are in our latest Closer Look deep-dive!
Microsoft has taken some steps to decouple notifications and quick settings in Windows 11, but is it enough? Find out in our latest Closer Look article which discusses the associated changes.
Windows 11's general availability is just around the corner but we think that a lot of people might be disappointed with at least the taskbar if it ships in the state that it is currently in.
With Windows 11, Microsoft is making tons of enhancements to the window snapping experience by the way of Snap Assist, which features Snap Layouts and Snap Groups for improved productivity.
Microsoft has revamped the Start menu in Windows 11. There are potentially controversial changes in store for fans of Live Tiles - which have been a staple since the Windows 8 and Windows phone days.
Microsoft has significantly revamped the widgets experience in Windows 11, and it's clear that the company wants to make it a native and integral part of the OS. However, the UX needs to be improved.
Microsoft has made a number of changes to the Search UI present in Windows 11, offering considerable advantages over that present in Windows 10. However, there is still room for improvement.