Microsoft accidentally LEAKS Windows 12 design! This is how it will look

    Microsoft has released the expected design of Windows 12. Here is what it may look like.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Oct 14 2022, 11:44 IST
    Windows 11 user? Secure your device with Dynamic Lock now- know how
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    1/5 Your laptop or desktop can hold lots of important details that should not be accessed by any stranger. If any of your crucial details lands in the wrong hands, you can get into trouble and can even have financial loss. In order to avoid such situations you are advised to always lock your laptop or desktop before leaving it idle. If you are a Windows 11 user, you can secure your device with the help of Dynamic Lock. Wondering what is Dynamic Lock? (HT Tech)
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    2/5 What is Dynamic Lock? It is a Windows 11 feature that automatically locks your computer when a connected Bluetooth device (your phone or wearable device) is out of range. When you walk away from your PC, and your dynamic lock device is out of range, your PC will automatically lock after 30 seconds. It can be noted that this feature only locks the computer if the Bluetooth signal falls and the system is idle. (HT_PRINT)
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    3/5 Drawback of Dynamic Lock: According to the information provided by Microsoft, if the system is not idle (for example, an intruder gets access before the Bluetooth signal falls below the limit), the device won't lock. Therefore, the dynamic lock feature does not replace the need for the user to lock the computer. It only reduces the probability of someone gaining access if the user forgets to lock it. (HT Tech)
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    4/5 How to use Dynamic Lock to ensure your device and information is always secure: You will have to use Bluetooth to pair your phone with your PC. Then on your Windows 11 PC, select Start > Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options. Now, select Dynamic Lock, then select the Allow Windows to automatically lock your device when you're away. (Microsoft )
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    5/5 And it's done, take your phone with you when you move away from your PC, and it will automatically lock 30 seconds after you're out of Bluetooth range. (Note that Bluetooth range varies by device). (Microsoft)
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    Windows 12 is expected to release by 2024. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

    Microsoft's Ignite 2022 keynote primarily focused on Microsoft 365, but there was a surprising element which may have gone unnoticed by many. During the online keynote, the company showed off a screenshot that briefly showed the Windows desktop running Microsoft Teams. However, as per the XDA developers' report, the desktop doesn't look quite like the current version of Windows, potentially it can be a future version of Windows - “what we presume will be called Windows 12.”

    This has been confirmed by Zac Bowden of Windows Central that the show design of the next new Windows was being touted internally a few months ago when Microsoft hinted towards the design prototype of a major Windows release that may arrive in 2024. The report further says that a couple of other variations of this Windows prototype exist. This also includes one design where the UI elements at the top of the screen bring a translucent bar.

    Even some Twitteratis noticed big changes compared to the current Windows 11 design. For example, a floating taskbar at the bottom, which simply means it is not stuck at one place of the screen. Moreover, you can also see several pieces of information at the top of the screen such as current weather updates, system icons such as Wi-Fi, battery as well as a search bar.

    “The goal with this new design approach is reportedly to optimize the UI further for touch users, without alienating mouse and keyboard users that make up the bulk of Windows users today,” the XDA Developers report mentioned. However, it is worth noting that this is an expected prototype for Windows 12, which could change over a period of time ahead of its launch. Hence, we will have to wait until the release date of Windows 12, which is expected to release three years after the original release of Windows 11.

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