Windows 11 – All The Features That Microsoft Added and Removed

With the launch of Windows 11, Microsoft has added/removed several features that are hoped to benefit the user experience.

While it’s yet to be decided, here are all the features that Microsoft made changes in Windows 11 OS. You may find some helpful, some intriguing, but overall, logical. Here are they;

Changes in Windows 11

Windows 11 - All The Features That Microsoft Added and Removed

First up, Microsoft has finally ditched the legacy Internet Explorer in Windows 11 and replaced it with its Chromium-based Edge browser for good. Yet, interested users can try the IE mode in Edge for specific causes.

Like the old native browser, Microsoft has also dumped Cortana – its in-house digital voice assistant. This will no longer be in Windows 11, thus, you may miss it. Similarly, Tablet Mode too was removed and is compatible with keyboard attach and detach postures.

While the above features are completely removed, Microsoft has contained some features like S Mode – now only available for Windows 11 Home and Snipping Tool – replaced with the new Snip & Sketch.

Further, the Taskbar is now restricted only to stick at the bottom of the screen, and cannot be moved to other sides. Well, at least, it can be resized in three different sizes.

And in addition, Microsoft has brought in News and Interests section for everyone by default, which shows you weather and news updates relevant to you.

The Start Menu, in general, has received a lot of upgrades too. In Windows 11, the Live Tiles are no longer available, and Microsoft suggests the new Widgets feature for dynamic content.

Also, the named groups and folders of apps are no longer supported and the layout is not currently resizable. Apart from these changes, Microsoft has moved apps like 3D Viewer, Paint 3D, OneNote, and Skype to Store, making them optional downloads.

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