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Windows 11 Features – All You Need To Know

Windows 11 has been officially announced and we are here to give you a rundown of all Windows 11 Features.

As Usual, We have split this into sections so you can go straight in to the feature that excites you the most or you can decide to read the entire article.

WINDOWS 11 FEATURES

DESIGN

Glassy look

Windows 11 Glassy look
Windows 11 Glassy look

This new version of Windows comes with a stunning yet simple design with some subtle changes to make Windows look and feel better.

First of all, when you look at Windows 11 for the first time, you immediately notice the glassy look on the entire UI and it looks so clean, polished and well integrated into the System.

Rounded Corners

Windows 11 Rounded Corners
Windows 11 Rounded Corners

Also coming to windows 11 is rounded corners and this is not much of a big design overhaul but aimed at making windows look clean for your productivity.

Taskbar is now middle aligned

Windows 11 Desktop
Windows 11 Desktop

One other thing we all didn’t see coming was that now, Windows Start is now aligned to the middle instead of the left and this is one of the windows 11 features that make this version windows different from the rest.

Theme

Windows 11 Dark Theme
Windows 11 Dark Theme

And finally, the themes look well integrated in the system be it light or dark theme and a lot of attention was given to the accent colors and contrast to make sure the your work stands out.

Windows 11 Dark Theme
Windows 11 Dark Theme

 

TRANSITIONS AND ANIMATIONS

Windows 11 Features Animations
Windows 11 Features Animations

When you use Windows 11, you also discover that the team at windows put a lot of effort into making sure that the animations and transitions feel as smooth and clean as possible starting from how the start menu pops up going down to how icons react when you click on them.

 

SOFTWARE FEATURES

Windows 11 Features Software
Windows 11 Features Software

During the event, a lot was talked about when it came to software:

Snap Layouts

Windows 11 Snap Layout
Windows 11 Snap Layout

On Windows 11, Different Windows have the option to be docked in different layout presets. Unlike 2 or 4 windows in one screen, users can now dock 2 to 3 to 4 windows at the same time using existing presets when you hover around the minimize button.

Windows 11 Features Snap Layout
Windows 11 Features Snap Layout

Snap Groups

Windows 11 Features Snap Groups
Windows 11 Features Snap Groups

Windows memorizes the layout of apps you previously worked on and saves them. This feature is Known as Snap Groups. This means that even if you are using an external display from your windows laptop and decide to unplug it, all the information about your snap layout is stored, or say you have multiple snap layouts for different purposes.

Windows Start

Windows 11 Recommend Section
Windows 11 Recommend Section

When you click the start button, a new “Recommend section” appears and this has recent files, or files you have on your phone and would like to make use of on you computer. All these is made possible with cloud based operations.

Personalized Desktops

On Windows 10, you had the option of having multiple desktops, Windows 11 takes that to the next level by making it possible for you to personalize and customize each desktop for different purposes, maybe one for work, home or gaming. And you can even change the wallpapers and themes for each be desktop. So you can have one desktop with dark mode and another with light mode and different wallpapers all on the same PC.

Windows 11 Home Setup
Windows 11 Home Setup
Windows 11 Work Setup
Windows 11 Work Setup
Windows 11 Game Setup
Windows 11 Game Setup

 

TABLET MODE ADAPTABILITY

Windows 11 Event Tablet Mode
Windows 11 Event Tablet Mode

One of Windows features is that the OS adapts to you and not the other way round.

Tablet Mode

Windows 11 Tablet Mode
Windows 11 Tablet Mode

First of all, when you switch to tablet mode, the space between the icons on the taskbar are increased so you don’t tap on the wrong icon, they also added bigger touch targets when resizing windows and tapping on the buttons. Gesture control remains more responsive and the also work on the track pad. Snap layout has also been added to tablet mode.

Snap Layout In Tablet Mode
Snap Layout In Tablet Mode

Pen Haptics

Windows 11 Pen Haptics
Windows 11 Pen Haptics

Support for haptics has also been added when you use a stylus with Windows 11.

Touch Keyboard

Windows 11 Touch Keyboard
Windows 11 Touch Keyboard

On Windows 11, they is now a keyboard when you are using tablet mode that looks a lot like the one on your phone and no important features are missing either.

You can swipe through letters to form a word and you can customize its theme.

Voice Recognition And Typing

Windows 11 Voice Recognition
Windows 11 Voice Recognition

On Windows 11, voice recognition is better than ever. It instantly recognizes your voice and converts it to text, It also recognizes punctuations and voice commands.

WIDGETS

Windows 11 Features Widgets
Windows 11 Features Widgets

Another exciting feature coming to Windows 11 is widgets which you can resize and rearrange. To access the widgets, you swipe from the left side of the screen and if you swipe further, this window covers the screen to reveal a needs feed at the other side.

Windows 11 News Feed
Windows 11 News Feed

This news feed uses AI to learn and adapt to give you news and information related to what you like. An option has also been added to “offer a tip” to support content creators of your choice.

 

GAMING FEATURES

Windows 11 Features Gaming
Windows 11 Features Gaming

Windows 11 brings Auto HDR to games that support it which results in games looking better.

Windows 11 Features Auto HDR
Windows 11 Features Auto HDR

A new feature called “Direct Storage API” the which means faster loading and less loading times for games.

 

SUPPORT FOR ANDROID APPS

Android apps will now be able to run natively on Windows thanks to the new Intel bridge technology and Windows Collaboration with Amazon App Store. They can also be used in the snap layout even when you rotate the screen in portrait mode.

 

WINDOWS UPDATE

Windows 11 Event
Windows 11 Event

According to Panos Panay,

“Windows Updates are 40% Smaller and they are more efficient as they happen in the background”

 

Here are are what the Windows 11 wallpapers look like.

Windows 11 Light Wallpaper
Windows 11 Light Wallpaper
Windows 11 Dark Wallpaper
Windows 11 Dark Wallpaper

These Windows 11 features have been marketed to increase your productivity. There is no confirmed release date for when the new Windows 11 is coming out but when there is one, be sure that you will find it on this website to keep in touch with us on all our social media platforms so you don’t miss the latest updates and check out this post on the Tecno Camon 17 if you haven’t.

If you have anything to say about these new Windows 11 Features or Windows in general, feel free to let us know in the comments section down below.

To know more about windows 11, do visit their official website here.

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