New Changes to Windows 11

This document provides information on some of the main differences with Windows 11

Windows 11 has a new look.  From the most noticeable centered taskbar to the slight variations of the system/folder icons and overall cosmetic changes.  This document will help you navigate some of the new changes.


  • Now centered on your desktop, with the Windows key still on the left.
  • The return of Windows Widgets.
  • For more information please use our Windows 11 Taskbar Knowledge Base document.

Start Menu

  • Now centered above your Taskbar.
  • Pin your most used apps in groups or individually for quick access. 
  • How to sign out or lock your device.
  • For more information please use our Windows 11 Start Menu Knowledge Base document. 

Settings Application & File Explorer

  • There is now a persistent left-side menu for easy navigation.
  • All of the same settings can be found on Windows 10, with slight icon changes/moves.
  • File Explorer has had a huge overhaul from icon changes to navigation options. 
  • For more information please use our Windows 11 Settings & File Explorer Knowledge Base document.

Window Multitasking

  • Windows snapping now allows for quicker snapping with multiple options.
  • Use multiple Desktops on one computer to stay organized. 
  • For more information please use our Windows 11 Multitasking Knowledge Base document.

KeywordsWindows, Windows 11, 11, Microsoft   Doc ID123942
OwnerCody M.GroupWestern Technical College
Created2023-02-07 08:56:20Updated2023-05-22 11:08:13
SitesWestern Technical College
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