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Windows 11 comes with a new Widgets panel with News and Weather

The leaked Windows 11 build comes with a new panel called "Widgets", the icon of which is pinned to the taskbar by default. However, these are not at all the same desktop gadgets that were in the days of Windows 7. In fact, what we see is just a different implementation of the "News and Interests" function from Windows 10 with a different user interface. The Widget panel connects to the MSN service and displays tiles with news, weather, sports and finance.

How to Change Taskbar Size in Windows 11

You can change the taskbar size in Windows 11 to one of the three different presets. A recently leaked build of Windows 11 exposes the appropriate settings. Windows 10 offers users two size options for the taskbar - standard or small. In Windows 11, things are slightly different. While there's no GUI option for that, you still can resize the taskbar.

Windows Snap feature in Windows 11 has got nifty improvements

The Snap feature in Windows 11 has got useful additions and is possibly inspired by Fancy Zones of PowerToys. The snapping process remains unchanged since Windows 10 and supports the same keyboard shortcuts. However, the new thing here is when you move your mouse  pointer over the Maximize window button on any open window, a pop-up will allow you to quickly pick the desired position of the window on the screen.

How to Restore Classic Start Menu in Windows 11 with Classic Taskbar

You can restore the classic Start menu in Windows 11, which will be similar to the good old Windows 10's Start with the app list. Windows 11 introduced an updated centered taskbar and a brand-new Start menu. It no longer allows users to pin Live Tiles, and the list of apps is now hidden behind the dedicated "All apps" button.

Download Windows 11 wallpapers (+ touch keyboards backgrounds)

Here's how to download Windows 11 wallpapers, the full set of 25 images + 8 touch keyboard backgrounds from build 21996.

The official presentation of Windows 11 will take place only next week, but Window 11 build 21996 already found its path online. The leaked build revealed a lot of refinements and UI updates in Windows 11, but one more thing to note is a set new desktop wallpapers that are used in this build.

Windows 7 license keys are still valid for Windows 11

Yesterday, a pre-release build of Windows 11 was leaked on the Internet and, as expected, many users rushed to install it to test and see what is new. It was quickly found that Windows 11 can be activated with a Windows 7 product key. Thus, Windows 10, 8.1 and 7 users can upgrade to activate the leaked Windows 11 build for free.

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