The new Start Menu in Windows 11 is not to everyone’s liking, but users can easily replace that with third-party apps to get a more familiar UI.
The new, centered Start Menu in Windows 11 is not to everyone’s liking, but users can easily replace the new UI element with something that looks a little more familiar. The latest installment of Microsoft’s desktop operating system will start rolling out on October 5 with a whole lot of incremental changes over its predecessor, most of which have to do with the user interface. However, a lot of the new UI elements in Windows 11 are polarizing, including the centered Start Menu that has invited a lot of criticism from users.
One of the biggest new features in Windows 11 is Android app integration, although users won’t be able to natively run Android applications on their PC until next year. The new OS will also offer better virtual desktop support for enhanced multitasking. Windows 11 also gets official widget support, although the implementation remains a bit buggy in the latest developer preview and beta versions. It also offers better support for touchscreens, voice commands, and users that prefer a stylus.