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Main features of Windows 11

    The features of Windows 11 are mainly related to the components of your computer, and if you intend to buy a new computer, it is important to review the details of these features, because knowing these details will guide you to the pieces that you will need in order to make the best possible use of these features without paying prolific.

1. Fewer updates:

    Microsoft announced the release of the Windows 11 operating system last June. One of the most important things I said is that the size of Windows 11 updates will be less than Windows 10 updates by about 40%.

    Reducing the size of updates is a drastic change that deserves to be commended, as Microsoft used to issue updates that were larger than the original size of the Windows operating system sometimes.

    You may have noticed that there is a problem with the large size of updates in Windows 10, but I have experienced this problem since Windows XP updates, specifically during the installation of the Service Pack with its multiple versions.

    The sheer volume of updates released by Microsoft prevented some users from downloading these updates. A 4 or 6 GB update may not be huge for some users, but users with limited internet see these updates as a burden on their monthly download volume.

2. Redesign the Microsoft Store:

    In my opinion, the Windows 10 app store is one of the worst app stores that I have dealt with. The store lacks basic features in the aspect of downloading and storing applications, other than the constant crashes and slow performance of the store that prompt many users to avoid using it.

    It seems that Microsoft has finally realized how bad its App Store is and has decided to completely redesign it. The new design will provide more control over the apps you've purchased, and better manage visual content provided by companies like Netflix and Disney+.

    A large number of applications have undergone a complete redesign such as VLC media player, Discord, Adobe Reader LibreOffice, and others.

 Note that some of these applications are not available on the Windows 10 Store. Currently, to download the Discord or Zoom application, you need to enter the official website of these applications and download them from it, since they are not available on the Windows 10 Store, but in the Windows 11 Store you will find them and download them directly.

    It seems that Microsoft is trying to collect applications on its store which is a late step but it is great, there are applications that need to visit their official site in order to be able to downloaded them.

    Sometimes the official website of some of these applications does not appear as a first result when you search for it, and you may end up downloading a malicious program of the same name without noticing it until it is too late.

    The presence of these applications in the store is an excellent feature that enhances security and protection, and most importantly, it reduces the need to visit unofficial sites to download programs and applications.

3. Running Android apps and games:

    The feature of running applica tions and games for the Android operating system is one of the most awaited features of the Windows 11 operating system.

Currently, you need to install a special emulator to be able to run any Android apps or games.

    Although there are excellent emulators that do this efficiently, they still contain many problems and do not provide a smooth user experience, not to mention they consume a large number of computer resources without the need.

    In my opinion, the biggest drawback of Android emulators on PC is that each emulator wants a specific goal, one emulator wants you to watch as many ads as possible, while the other forces you to download many apps unnecessarily.

    The use of these emulators is due to the fact that these applications and games can only be used through them, but this may change with the Windows 11 Store.

    It is worth noting that the feature of running applications and games for the Android system is done through an integration between the Microsoft Store in Windows 11 with the Amazon App Store for mobile applications.

4. Complete change of Multiple Windows feature:

    Microsoft directs its support to enhance the concept of multitasking, by adding several features to the Windows 11 operating system. The multi-window feature is the most important feature of Windows 11 that aims to organize tasks.

    To explain the usefulness of this feature, we can compare it to a tool currently in Windows 10. There is a tool in Windows 10 called Task View. If you do this feature, it shows you the programs and windows you are currently using and the last folders and files you have opened.

In the following picture, you can see how the Task View tool works in Windows 10

    The task view feature shows your open tasks and windows as a form of indexing. The goal of this tool is to make it easier to access tasks and windows that you are working on or have recently used.

    The multi-window feature enables you to change the width of each window in proportion to the number of windows and the tasks you perform. Through this feature, you can watch a video on YouTube while browsing a site or performing one of the other tasks. The feature is very flexible in terms of adjusting the size and number of windows.

5. New taskbar and Start menu design:

    Microsoft has redesigned the taskbar and the start menu in Windows 11. We note in the following image that the start menu changes its location to the middle of the screen instead of being on the left, of course, you can change its location as you want, but its presence in the middle of the screen is easy to access and use.

    The presence of start menu in the middle of the screen is a feature that has long been present in Mac and Linux systems, but it is new to the Windows operating system.

    We notice in the previous image that the shape of the taskbar has changed, and the shapes of some icons have also changed and acquired a modern and modern look.

    The new designs for the taskbar and the start menu do not result in an increase in the performance of the operating system Windows 11, but they improve its appearance and aim to improve the user's visual experience.

    It is worth noting that in general, the appearance of the Windows 11 operating system will be different from the current look of Windows 10.

    For example, the system menus will be completely changed, and Windows 11 will contain new wallpaper images, sounds, and modern visual effects.

6. New File explorer:

    We will see a new file explorer with Windows 11 operating system. The changes will not be limited to the appearance of files and their icons but will add new features to facilitate the process of dealing with files by modifying the functions of the Right-Click Menu.

7. Special features to support touchscreen devices:

    Windows 11 operating system will be available on a large number of touchscreen devices. It doesn't matter if you are using a tablet or a laptop because Windows 11 will automatically adapt this device to fit the available parts.

    Let's say you are using a tablet with a removable keyboard, Windows 11 can adapt to the presence or absence of the keyboard without any intervention from you to modify its settings.

    Windows 11 supports showing applications on top of each other, as is the case in converted phone systems, and it also supports application control signals, such as using three fingers to hide applications from the screen or two fingers to open the screen.

8. Redesign of the System Settings section:

    When the Windows 10 operating system was released, he tried to change the look of the control panel that we used from XP and turn it to the settings page.

    In my opinion, the conversion did not work, because you still need to access the old Control Panel to access system properties and perform many tasks, the most important of which is removing applications.

    Microsoft is trying in Windows 11 to change the look of the Control Panel, the purpose of the change is to make it easier to access and control all system properties through the Settings page.

    Settings will appear neatly in the main and sub-menus which enable you to manage the operating system easily and quickly.

    In this article, we tried to explain the most important features of Windows 11 that were officially announced by Microsoft. I am sure that there will be other features that will be present or will be added with the updates that the system will receive.

    In general, it is clear that Microsoft intends to make drastic changes to the Windows 11 operating system. It also seems to be targeting different segments of users.