Windows 11 was revealed today with a modernized design. Among the updates is a new Start Menu and Taskbar, two of the most-used elements of the operating system.
Instead of being left-aligned, the new Taskbar features icons centered at the bottom of your screen, not unlike macOS. Pressing on the Start Menu (a modernized blue Microsoft logo) presents a floating window that displays pinned and recommended apps as well as the restart/shut down button. A small icon in the top-right corner takes you to a full app list.
The Start Menu has a pleasant transparency effect that allows the new, more colorful icons to pop. It also has rounded corners, a design decision that extends across Windows 11.
At the top is a universal search bar for looking through your PC for photos, docs or files.