Microsoft continues to improve the standard applications to make them more consistent with the modern look of the Windows 11 operating system. This time, the developers presented updated versions of the tools “Scissors”, “Calculator” and “Mail and Calendar”. They can be tested by members of the Microsoft Insider Program on the Dev Channel (Early Access).
The developers in Windows 11 decided to ditch the Scissors and Slice & Sketch apps in favor of a new Scissors tool that combines the best features of these products. The keyboard shortcut Win + Shift + S will become the main way of taking screenshots, and will also activate the cropping menu, which allows you to immediately select only the desired area of the screen. The developers also left the image editing features and added support for dark mode to make the new Scissors app work better with Windows 11.
The Mail & Calendar app has been redesigned with rounded corners to make it look like a part of Windows 11. “We’ve added rounded corners and other tweaks to make the app look and feel like part of Windows 11.”, – a Microsoft representative commented on the update. Note that Mail & Calendar may change the theme depending on which system-wide theme is used on your computer.
Some minor improvements, including visual ones, were received by the Calculator application. There is now support for using non-system-wide themes. Microsoft has also rewritten Calculator in C # so that more developers can contribute to the development of the tool through the corresponding GitHub repository.
At the same time, individual and group audio and video calls in Microsoft Teams became available to members of the Insider Program. The update of standard applications in Windows 11 does not end there, and soon developers should introduce more products, the design of which corresponds to the new operating system.