Windows 11 leak hands-on: Like Windows 10 meets MacOS

Photo credit: Engadget Windows fans will make fun of any changes to the Start menu. After all, one of the big selling points of Windows 10 was that this feature was restored to its former glory after Windows 8 unsuccessfully tried to sell us through a full-screen Start menu. In fact, however, the Windows 11 implementation can ...

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Windows fans may scoff at any changes to the Start menu. After all, one of Windows 10's big selling points was that it restored that feature to its former glory after Windows 8 unsuccessfully tried to sell us on a fullscreen Start menu. In actuality, though, the Windows 11 implementation may make more sense today. Like the new Taskbar, it's all about reducing clutter. I rarely scroll through my entire Windows 10 Start menu anymore, so having a large collection of pinned apps is easier to navigate. And if I'm really in a rush, I can still hit the Windows key and just start typing to quickly search for an app. Microsoft is just easing us into a world where we don't have to fish around the entire Start menu.


Microsoft also added an ingenious way to snap windows without dragging them at all. Now when you hover over the maximize icon in the title bar, you'll see a dropdown of potential snapping locations. You just have to hit the one you'd like to get the window into position. Maybe I'm just too much of a Windows nerd, but I think this feature alone will fundamentally change the way I work. I hate manually resizing Windows, and I've always found the auto-snapping feature to be a bit clunky.

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