For Windows 10 users, these are the things that are going to change when Windows 11 comes in; check list
We told you just a day ago that Windows 11 is going to roll out on October 5. On that date, all Windows 10 users will be able to upgrade their systems to the new OS for free - no more beta versions. The free upgrade to Windows 11 will be available for all eligible Windows 10 PCs and PCs that come pre-loaded with Windows 11 will be open for purchase. Windows 11 features that really stand out include a new design, new Start Menu, new Snap Layouts, Microsoft Teams access to the taskbar, and more.
This obviously means that a lot is going to change for the Windows 10 users and there are some features that are going to be removed or redesigned once they upgrade to the Windows 11 OS. Here's a list of features that are getting redesigned/replaced on Windows 10 with the Windows 11 upgrade.
Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana will no longer be a part of the first boot experience on Windows 11. It will also not be pinned to the Taskbar.
2. Internet Explorer is going to be disabled
Microsoft Edge is going to become the recommended replacement for Internet Explorer (IE) which is going to be disabled on the new OS. Edge includes an IE Mode which may be useful in certain scenarios, but definitely not all. This is Microsoft pushing users to the new browser.
3. Math Input Panel is going to be removed
On Windows 11, Math Recognizer will get installed on demand and include the math input control and recognizer. Please note that math inking in apps like OneNote will not be affected by this change.
4. Quick Status is no longer going to be on the Lockscreen
Quick Status is going to be removed from the Lockscreen and associated settings on Windows 11.
5. S Mode limited to Windows 11 Home edition
S Mode will be available only for Windows 11 Home edition post the upgrade. The S mode is a version of Windows 10 that's streamlined for security and performance, while still providing a familiar Windows experience.
6. Snipping Tool will get replaced
The very handy Snipping Tool will continue to be available but the old design and functionality, as we've seen it on Windows 10, is going to be replaced with those of the app previously known as Snip & Sketch.
7. Start Menu is going to be all-new
The Start Menu on Windows 11 is going to be significantly changed. Named groups and folders of apps are no longer going to be supported and this layout is not currently resizable. Also, pinned apps and sites will not migrate when you upgrade from Windows 10 and Live Tiles are no longer going to be available. This is going to be replaced by a new Widgets feature.
8. Tablet Mode is going to be removed
Tablet mode that helps users switch their device experience from tablet mode to desktop mode and back is going to be removed on Windows 11. A new functionality and capability is going to be included for keyboard attach and detach postures.
9. Taskbar functionality is going to change
The functionality of Taskbar has been changed in Windows 11. The People feature is no longer going to be a part of it, some icons are not going to appear in the System Tray for upgraded devices including older customisations. The alignment to the bottom of the screen is going to be the only place you can place the Taskbar and apps will no longer be able to customise areas of the Taskbar.
10. Timeline is going to be removed
The timeline feature of Windows 10 is going to be removed. In Windows 10 it offered a task view of User Activities to show a chronological map of what they have been working on. It also included what you were working on across devices. Some of its features are going to be available on Edge.
11. Touch Keyboard will get new restrictions
Touch Keyboard will no longer dock and undock keyboard layouts on screen sizes 18 inches or larger.
12. Wallet app will be removed
The Wallet app will be removed on Windows 11. The app in Windows 10 allowed users to keep all their cards and passes in one place, much like the Apple Passbook app.