Windows 11 welcomes a new update every Thursday for those who use it in the beta version. The latter finally offers the new branding for native apps. Currently, only certain software is affected.
Windows 11 is released at the end of the year, probably in October. However, you can already use it by participating in the Insider program, which allows you to download it in its beta version. This is not the ultimate operating system, and there are still a lot of bugs and things going on. Every Thursday, Microsoft releases an update which brings it closer to its final version.
Today, Native apps are featured. In total, four software programs are affected by a graphical revision. The first is the screenshot tool, which is always handy. Note that it doesn’t seem to be available to everyone, as even in our newly updated version of Windows 11, we still have the old version. Deployment must be done in waves. For example, Teams was made available two weeks ago and we have just received it.
In short, this new version doesn’t change from the old one in terms of usage. Only the look is improved. We therefore have a window with rounded edges (this is the case with all the applications mentioned in this article), a simpler design and above all consistency with the dark mode. If you chose this dark mode for Windows 11, the window will be a soft gray to blend in with the rest. Harmonization is also one of the main strengths of this new operating system. The only big news is the inclusion of the Windows + Shift + S manipulation to quickly snap a screen, previously reserved for the drawing tool (which works almost similarly) with which it merges.
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Windows 11 looks at the design of your apps
The Calculator app is also undergoing a minor overhaul. When compared to the old one, it’s a bit like the seven differences game, the improvements seem so small. We just rearranged some buttons, but overall it’s the same. However, we still noticed the rounded edges, but also and above all the addition of a dark mode, always to respect the main theme of the operating system.
The scientific part, which had already undergone a redesign a few months ago, also benefits from a small rearrangement of its functionalities.
The Mail app, one of the Windows 11 productivity centers has also been revisited, although again the difference is not obvious.
The same applies to the Calendar app. Both benefit, like the other two, from a dark mode anchored directly to the operating system, as well as from rounded edges.
Paint and Office still waiting
The graphical redesign is part of one of the main new features of Windows 11, which features a new code based design transparency and cohesion. If these improvements might be of concern, especially in terms of CPU consumption, Microsoft has specified that this new regulation has no performance impact compared to the simple design of Windows 10.
Of course, we only have a part of the new features in Windows 11 here, but this update was eagerly awaited. Native apps are indeed the emblem of the OS, because they are used a lot and presented. At the moment, third-party software is obviously unaffected, but there is no doubt that developers will comply.
Other applications are expected at the turn, such as Paint, which is still in its previous version. The Office must also be entitled to a reform. But overall, Windows 11 is starting to look like its final release. We can mention, for example, the taskbar or the new Start menu that shouldn’t move to the exit.