Windows 11 curiosities that you didn't know

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Windows 11 came into our lives in 2021, with notable changes both in terms of design and functionality. It also introduced more demanding installation requirements, which has stopped many users from installing. make the jump from Windows 10. In this post we are going to tell some Windows 11 curiosities that you didn't know and other interesting facts about this operating system.

And, although we have been using this version for quite some time, there are still many things that most users do not know about Windows 11. It is worth discovering them in order to take better advantage of its performance. Others, which are known, also deserve to be highlighted for the change for the better that they have brought about.

The start menu is mobile

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One of the most notable changes to the Windows 11 interface is the new centered position of the taskbar and Start menu. Very MacOS style, by the way. However, if our brain is still clinging to old habits and prefers to have it on the left, there is an option to move it.

This is achieved by clicking with the right side of the mouse on the taskbar and selecting the “Taskbar Settings” option. Then we go to "Taskbar Behavior", look for the section related to alignment and change "center" to "left". That easy.

The reason for the rounded corners

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Es the main aesthetic feature of Windows 11, which breaks with the style of the previous version. The new design is applied to all elements: applications and File Explorer, Start menu, etc.

Is it a change just intended to be more pleasing to the eye? This is partly true, but Microsoft's intentions go further. According to their studies, this design facilitates information processing.

Dark mode and more

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Another curiosity about Windows 11 is that it offers users the option to work in dark mode, something that may be interesting to many people. Not only that, within the light and dark modes we will find a wide range of intermediate options, so that everyone can choose the one they like the most.

To access these modes you must first go to the Windows configuration menu and from there select the "Personalization" section. In the options shown below, we first choose "Colors" and then «Choose your mode (light or dark)». In addition to this, it is also possible to activate or deactivate the transparency of the tabs.

Android Apps and Widgets

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One of the main new features that came with Windows 11 has to do with Android apps. In the Microsoft Store you can find a specific section for install Android apps on Windows 11 and run them without any problem, exactly the same as if they were native apps.

Moreover, This version will be remembered for being the one that has recovered the widgets in Windows (last time it was about Windows Vista, a version to forget). Now we can find them again through a shortcut on the taskbar.

The arrival of Artificial Intelligence

You want to have the Copilot web app on your computer

AI has been present in Windows 11 since June 2023 with the inclusion of the virtual assistant Windows Copilot, who comes to replace Cortana. When the user opens the Copilot sidebar, which offers very simple and intuitive use, it remains visible in all applications, programs and windows.

The possibilities that this new tool offers us are almost infinite, a lot of advantages that we must know how to take advantage of. And we are only seeing the beginning. It is expected that each new version of the operating system will bring more new features and applications powered by this new technology. What we can always say is that the path of AI in Windows began here.

Numerous versions available

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There are different Windows 11 versions designed so that each user has at their disposal a version completely adapted to their work or recreational needs and requirements. In total there are 7 versions of Windows 11:

  • Windows 11 Home.
  • Windows 11 Pro.
  • Windows 11 Enterprise.
  • Windows 11 Education.
  • Windows 11 SE.
  • Windows 11 Pro for Workstations.
  • Windows 11 Mixed Reality.

Furthermore, it is worth mentioning the existence of Windows 11 Tiny, an edition designed for old PCs (more than 6 years old) or low-end PCs, which do not meet the minimum installation requirements of the conventional version.

Windows 14?

Finally, a curious fact regarding the nomenclature of Microsoft operating systems. Although the official name of this version is Windows 11, This is actually version number 14. If we review the complete list, we see how the "natural" numbering has been interrupted with versions such as Windows XP o Windows Vista. So, strictly speaking, we could dare to call Windows 11 as Windows 14.

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