Windows system multi-window management has always been an advantage over competitors such as macOS, and now Microsoft is improving the interface for multitasking in Windows 11. Microsoft has rolled out a new update that changes the look when users press “Alt + Tab”.
In Windows, when the user presses the “Alt + Tab” hotkey, a multitasking switch interface appears. This function can be used in this way in all generations of Windows. Now in Windows 11, when you press “Alt+Tab” to switch multitasking, the current application window will display in full screen, which is different from previous windows.
In previous versions of Windows, “Alt + Tab” opened a small window when switching multitasking mode, instead of displaying multitasking content in full screen and blurring the background like Windows 11.
Since Windows 11 Build 22000, the design of full-screen multitasking has been used, and now Microsoft will revise this interface.
According to reports, in the next major version of Windows 11 “Sun Valley” update, starting with Windows 11 Build 22526, Microsoft will display the “Alt+Tab” multitasking interface in windowed mode rather than full screen. .
As the screenshot shows, in the new version of Windows 11, the multitasking interface has returned to a windowed mode similar to Windows 10. The “Alt+Tab” experience is now better on the desktop, with an effect of blur around the window. .
As an alternative to the full-screen preview, the app thumbnail will appear in the center of the screen, a design similar to macOS’s small image preview.
It should be noted that the function of “Alt + Tab” will not change. If you hold down the Tab or Alt key, Windows still allows you to move left and right to select the multitasking window, which is very convenient.
This new “Alt + Tab” design is currently available in the Windows preview in the Insider channel, and Microsoft has confirmed that the change is a work in progress. If all goes well, the new design will be in the hands of official users later this year.