Rounded corners are officially the most popular Windows 11 design feature

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What you need to know

  • Rounded corners were voted as the most popular Windows 11 UI element.
  • The Windows Developer Twitter account held a tournament and had people decide the winner.
  • Rounded corners beat out improved snap controls, new background art, and new icons in its head-to-head contests.

Windows 11 brings several new design elements to PCs, including new background art, new icons, improved snap controls, and more. One feature, however, stands out above the rest; rounded corners. According to the Windows 11 UI Element Bracket held by the Windows Developer Twitter account, rounded brackets are the favorite new Windows UI element.

The winner was determined by Twitter voting that extended across several rounds in a bracket. Rounded corners went head-to-head with new icons in the first round and defeated new background art in the second. In the finals, rounded corners squared off against snap controls and won with 54.2% of the votes.

If you'd like to try out the new operating system yourself, you can grab the latest Windows 11 Insider build. We have a guide on how to become a Windows Insider if you haven't signed up for preview builds yet. If you prefer not to run preview builds on your PC, you can also check out our Windows 11 hands-on video.

Do you agree with the voters on Twitter? What's your favorite new design element in Windows 11? Let us know in the comments.

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