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Microsoft teases a new look for File Explorer and Settings in Windows 11

Microsoft held its big Windows 11 event today, and while it announced an array of changes coming to the new OS, it didn't mention the new File Explorer. However, in a video published later, the company teased a new design for the File Explorer app in Windows 11. While talking about the design philosophy for...

Windows 11’s widgets pane takes inspiration from Google Discover

Windows 11 is finally here. Microsoft took to the (virtual) stage today to announce the next generation of Windows, the operating system that will replace Windows 10 when it finally launches later this year. While Microsoft's new update introduces an all-new design language with tons of new features, there are also many smaller changes that,...

These features will be deprecated or removed in Windows 11

Microsoft announced Windows 11 today, and it's going to be available this holiday season. As is always the case with any kind of major update, some features are being deprecated or removed in Windows 11. Since this is a major new version of Windows, the list is even longer than it usually is for a...

Windows 11: Can my PC run it? Here’s how to check.

Microsoft finally unveiled Windows 11 earlier today, and it won't be long before the Windows upgrade cycle kicks into high gear. Although Microsoft is offering Windows 11 as a free upgrade from Windows 10 (and likely also Windows 7 and 8.1), you may be wondering if your PC is powerful enough to meet the new...

Windows 11 is a free upgrade for Windows 10 users

Windows 11 is officially coming this holiday, and if you're excited to get your hands on the big update, we have some good news. Microsoft has confirmed that it will be a free upgrade for Windows 10 users. As we've mentioned before, Windows 11 is built on the same foundation as Windows 10, so a lot of...

Microsoft Store could finally be your one-stop shop for apps and media on Windows 11

Microsoft officially unveiled Windows 11 today after a long bout of rumors including a leaked build that revealed a lot of the new features we saw today. We clearly didn't see everything in the leaked build, however, and Microsoft's announcement today shows it. Windows 11 is not just a re-skin of Windows 10, but it...

Windows 11 will bring much-needed improvements to touch input

Windows is undoubtedly the most popular operating system for PCs, but it has infuriatingly never managed to offer a great touchscreen experience. With Windows 11, though, Microsoft plans to change that. If you are using Windows 11 on a tablet, say a Surface Pro, as soon as you disconnect the physical keyboard, the layout adapts...

Windows 11 is finally going to be updated once a year

Today, Microsoft announced Windows 11, its next-generation operating system. The operating system will bring a lot of visual changes and new features, which we've covered extensively. One thing Microsoft didn't touch on during the video stream was the update cadence, though. However, in a follow-up blog post, we have some big news: Windows 11 is...

Games on Windows 11 will look better and load faster thanks to Xbox tech

One big advantage Windows machines have over Macs is that they're more suitable for gaming, and Microsoft is looking to further that lead with a series of new improvements coming to Windows 11. At today's big Windows event, Microsoft's corporate Vice President of Xbox, Sarah Bond, took to the virtual stage to announce a host...

Microsoft Teams is being integrated into Windows 11

During its Windows 11 event, Microsoft announced that the new operating system will feature Teams integration. The company's messaging service is available for download standalone, but the theme for Windows 11 is to bring you closer to the things that matter to you. On top of that list are the people you care about, so...

Windows 11’s snap layouts and snap groups make multitasking easier

Windows 11 is here as Microsoft's biggest update to Windows since Windows 10 was released in 2015. While it was believed that Windows 10 would be the "last version of Windows" and that the operating system would function more as a service that's constantly updated, it became clearer and clearer over the past few weeks...

You can personalize virtual desktops in Windows 11 with custom wallpapers

You can now personalize your virtual desktops in Windows 11 with custom wallpapers, something that the company was testing out in Windows 10 insider builds earlier this year. While you can open multiple virtual desktops now on Windows 10, you can't set a custom wallpaper yet. This is yet another customization feature added to Windows...