Microsoft is improving some of the built-in apps available in Windows 11. Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel can now test new app updates Snipping Tool, Calculator, Mail and Calendar. Some of the updates are minor, but all are designed to fit Windows 11’s new visual style.
Microsoft is replacing the classic apps Snipping Tool and Snip & Sketch with a new Snipping Tool app that combines the best features of both apps. The keyboard shortcut Win + Shift + S it will be the main way to acquire one screenshot and it will activate the capture menu with various options to select the content to capture. After taking a screenshot, the Snipping Tool includes editing options for cropping, annotations, and more. Microsoft is finally adding a dark mode to the Snipping Tool, so it will match the theme.
Additional Windows 11 updates
Microsoft is also updating its apps Mail and Calendar to adapt to the new visual style of the operating system. “We’ve added rounded corners and other adjustments to make them look like part of Windows 11,” says Dave Grochocki, senior program manager lead for Windows inbox apps. Even the app calculator in Windows 11 it is getting some small improvements that will allow you to set a separate theme from the one you are using in the rest of Windows. Microsoft has also rewritten the calculator in C #, allowing developers to contribute to its improvements on GitHub.
Source: The Verge
Finally, testers can now test the Individual and group audio or video calls in Microsoft Teams. You can also share your screen, just like you would in the regular Microsoft Teams app. These aren’t the only apps that will be updated. Grochocki’s blog post heralds more news as Microsoft tries to finalize Windows 11 in time for its (likely) October release.