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Microsoft is testing a new design for Windows 11’s Shut Down Dialog

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Windows 11 launched last year, and if you’ve already downloaded and installed it, you probably know that the operating system is far from ready. Unlike Windows 7 and older versions, Windows 11 still feels like a work in progress. The company continues to add new features and consistency in the design is still lacking.

Microsoft recently redesigned the Windows 8-era “Open With” dialog box, and the tech giant is now exploring new design ideas for the Shutdown dialog box. For those who don’t know, we’re talking about the Shut Down dialog box that appears on the desktop when you press Alt + F4.

As you can see in the screenshot below, the new design removes the Windows logo and “This PC” icon from the Shut Down dialog box. The redesigned Exit dialog box promises a simplified look and uses the system color accent. In addition, there is another experimental design that Mica applies to the title bar of the dialog box.

Windows 11 Exit Dialog
New Shutdown Window in Windows 11 Build 25174

This redesigned Shut Down dialog was quietly added to Windows 11 with Build 25174.

We expect another update to the Exit dialog that will apply WinUI design material to the buttons and drop-down menu.

While some of us may not like dramatic design makeovers, in many ways this is the best. The Windows 10 that many of us use today is still supported and will likely remain stable as Microsoft is developing Windows 11. If you prefer the new design direction and some new features, Windows 11 is for you. you.

It is also worth noting that Windows 10 that we use today is different from Windows 10 that was launched in 2015. In recent years, Microsoft has added some useful new features to the operating system.

Windows 11 will eventually get better

Microsoft would continue to update and improve Windows 11 for years to come. The downside to Windows 11 as a service approach is that it makes the operating system feel unfinished.

As for the redesigned Shut Down dialog, we may see it coming later this year or next year through smaller monthly updates. The first major update of Windows 11 codenamed “Sun Valley 2”, which is scheduled for later this year, will not ship with this new Shutdown redesign.

Windows 11 version 22H2 (Sun Valley 2) is expected to launch later this year with many new features. This includes a new Task Manager that supports dark mode and modern WinUI, an updated taskbar with drag and drop support, a performance-friendly context menu, tabs in File Explorer and much more.

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