It seems that. Microsoft wants to reveal what it’s been calling “ “at a virtual event Thursday, despite previous promises that Windows 10 would be the final version of the operating system. of the new version of Windows shows a total redesign, with a new Start menu, start screen and startup sound, and a more modern aesthetic, similar to that of Mac.
Outside of aesthetics, CNET editors, including Jason Hiner, Stephen Shankland, Lori Grunin, and myself, have high hopes for what the latest version of Windows might pack in terms of performance, productivity, and other features. This is what we expect to see in Windows 11 (or whatever the new version of Windows is called).
One control panel instead of two
A big complaint among Windows 10 users is the confusing division between the Control Panel and the Settings app. A single control panel interface would be a welcome improvement on Windows 11.
Computational videography for webcams
With many people switching to remote or hybrid work, the need for a robust webcam experience is imperative for all those zoom and team calls. Theand recent already includes to improve quality. We’d love to see this feature in Windows 11 for webcams, which could also give PCs an edge over the .
More Mac-like virtual desktops
Macs have a great feature known asthat allow you to easily create multiple virtual desktops to keep your screen tidier. On Windows, do it . We would like to see easier virtual desktop creation and management in Windows 11.
Stop forcing us to use Edge
Based on Microsoft Chrome resetting the default back to edge. We hope it is easier to set and maintain the defaults in Windows 11.it is the default in Windows 10. Of course, you can change it to the browser of your choice, such as . But some users have reported a problem with Microsoft.
Faster Windows updates
Windows 10 Microsoft’s move to offer Windows as a service, with continuous updates, which is great for keeping the represented machines safe. However, these updates can be slow. In Windows 11, we’d like to see a more Google-like approach with Chrome OS, where the update happens on a second partition to be done in the background.
Faster shutdown, reboot and wake up from sleep
PCs running Windows 10 may face slower shutdown, reboot, and wake-up times, sometimes due to the need to close applications like Task Manager. We would like to see those options accelerated in the next version.
Three-finger trackpad for drag and drop
MacOS offers the option of using three fingers on the trackpad to drag and drop items. But Windows machines currently double-click it to do this.
Easier options to reverse the direction of travel
Again, MacOS makes it easy to reverse the direction of mouse scrolling if you want to from System Preferences. But in Windows 10, you have to enter the registry and it is a more complicated process.
Simple user account creation
In Windows 10, you must sign in to create a new user account, and Microsoft recommends that the new account also be attached to a Microsoft account. We’d like to see easier user account creation without logging in or being pushed to create or connect a Microsoft account.
Improve settings for multiple cameras, webcams, microphones, and headsets
With the rise of working from home, more people are upgrading their computers setup with multiple webcams, microphones, and headsets. However, Windows 10 makes it difficult to choose the device you want to use and sometimes requires you to disable one of the others. We’d like to see better options for switching between multiple devices in Windows 11.
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