Tue. Sep 21st, 2021

At this point, we have heard a lot about what Windows 11 and the new Microsoft Store will bring. Windows 11 brings a new interface to the start menu, operation center, and more. As expected, several applications developed by Microsoft also received new coatings.

Windows 11 is about design. It uses Microsoft’s Fluent Design and Mica to provide a cleaner interface and better consistency. It also places sharp corners on the rounded corners to create a  “more human and approachable language” and improve your productivity and multitasking experience.

Before the release of Windows 11 in October, Microsoft apparently plans to redesign Fluent and WinUI into all major applications, including photos, drawing, and even notepads. On June 24th, Microsoft officially announced the new design of the photos, notepad, and drawing applications in Windows 11.

Two of the most popular Windows applications, Calculator and PowerToys, also seem to have received new designs.

Windows Calculator

In 2019, Microsoft released the code for the Windows calculator and released it on GitHub under the license of MIT.

The Windows Calculator is now publicly maintained and provides community feedback. In the new roadmap update released on Github, Microsoft confirmed that it will update the existing design of the calculator application to follow the latest guidelines of Fluent Design and WinUI, such as rounded corners and transparency effects.

As part of the next major update, Microsoft will add a new settings page to include new customization options for the application. In addition to the new design, Microsoft is also migrating the codebase to C#.


As you may know, Microsoft currently provides a set of utilities called PowerToys. This application was initially delivered for Windows 95 and was at last reproduced for Windows 10/11 to empower progressed highlights for clients. New apparatuses are continually being created, and Microsoft as of late added an element that permits you to empower “always-on” mode.

In a post published on Github, Microsoft has officially confirmed that PowerToys will be updated with WinUI (2.6) controls to match the new look of Windows 11.

“We will not support multiple UX systems. It becomes near impossible to support and test. Apps have different UXs all the time. We will adopt the Windows 11 style as it is much more adaptable and flexible,” Microsoft’s Clint Rutkas noted on June 30.

As part of the new PowerToys design, we look forward to minor improvements, a new user experience for the settings page, and more rounded corners.

Windows 11 is the first major Windows version since 2015, and it has improved the user interface on the basis of its predecessor to follow the new Microsoft Fluent Design guidelines. The focus of the redesign is the ease of use and flexibility, along with new social and productivity features, as well as security and accessibility updates, which address some of the shortcomings of Windows 10.

The Microsoft Store as a unified storefront for applications and other content has also been redesigned in Windows 11. Microsoft now allows developers to distribute Win32, progressive web applications and other packaging technologies, and Universal Windows Platform standards in the Microsoft Store. application.

By Mandy Berg

Mandy is an editor and writer for Plainsmen Post. She's covered everything from the Stanley Cup Finals to the world of lightsaber combat in his young career.

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