Microsoft is working on a redesign of its task manager, which matches its Fluent Design language and benefits from a dark mode

Microsoft is preparing to make changes to Task Manager in Windows 11. Like the rest of the operating system, Task Manager gets a new design that matches Microsoft’s new Fluent Design language. It seems Microsoft hid the new design in the guts of recent Windows 11 releases, but engineering student Gustave Monce, who previously ran Windows 11 on a phone, discovered the work in progress and shared it. on Discord.

It’s possible to enable the new Task Manager in the latest Windows 11 Previews, but Microsoft hasn’t officially announced the redesign. This is a hidden feature in the new version,” Monce explains. This new design is clearly in its infancy, but it already includes a dark mode and interface that closely matches Windows 11’s big design changes (including rounded corners, pastel tones, and a focus on simplifying Windows 11). ).

The existing task manager tabs have been replaced with a sidebar that allows you to switch between different sections of the application. Task Manager is a large inherited part of Windows that got its start with Windows NT 4.0. It has not undergone any significant changes for almost 10 years since its last revision in Windows 8.

Microsoft is gradually redesigning most of the legacy parts of Windows. A new Media Player app is currently being tested, and Windows 11 is also getting a revamped Notepad app with Dark Mode support.

Source: Gustave Monce

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