The Windows 11 Store got new icon animations

by Alexandru Poloboc
Alexandru Poloboc
Alexandru Poloboc
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  • Microsoft continues its campaign to modernize and improve the Store.
  • On Windows 11, Dev Channel Insiders spotted some new icon animations.
  • It's not much, but it helps give the Sore a much-needed Windows 11 vibe.
  • Once Insiders are done testing the new feature, it will make its way to us.
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What is one of the most known places where people go to find their favorite software? If you guessed the Microsoft Store, then you are one hundred percent right.

However, lately, people haven’t really been that happy with the way it works, due to some bugs that were mostly fixed, and because of the lack of some of the popular apps.

Microsoft, on the other hand, is doing everything in its power, apparently, to make this a much more stable and useful experience for everyone involved.

New animated icons for the Microsoft Store

Recently, the Redmond tech company added another small yet effective touch to the Microsoft Store for Windows 11.

It animated, sort of, the icons on the left side of the Store window, so they react when you click on them. It’s not a big change, but it gives it more of a Windows 11 vibe.

This has been spotted by Windows Insiders that are currently testing the new OS on the Dev Channel, version Version 22202.1402.0.0.

Respondents to the Reddit post were both pleased with the new addition and displeased with the fact that Microsoft ignores obvious areas where the software actually needs serious work.

The new store is very cool but they should or actually MUST remove all the useless and fake apps from it if they want to be a quality store. I’d rather prefer to have 500000 real and good apps than 25000000 garbage.

Another complaint users have about the Windows 11 Store is the fact that it’s still sluggish and can’t compete with the old version.

Spanish users are also unhappy with some of the choices that the tech giant made for the application, specifically the name of one of the categories.

Even though this doesn’t seem like such a big deal to the naked eye, some people actually feel like the translation is not at all accurate and could use some work, considering that it’s an official Microsoft product.

All is not lost, however, as we are pretty sure that Microsoft will take the necessary steps to improve this experience as well.

These changes will soon roll out to the general public, once Insiders deem them bug-free and ready for worldwide usage.

They will most likely make their way into our PCs via a Windows Update, so look for them after you have downloaded and installed a brand new one.

Don’t forget that you can now find Adobe’s Creative Cloud Express on the new Store, on the off chance you were looking for it.

Also, if you have an issue where the Store doesn’t work for you whatsoever, on both Windows 10 or 11, we can help you fix it, so make sure you check out our dedicated article.

We also got you covered if you want to learn how to download universal apps without using the Microsoft Store.

What’s your opinion on the new Microsoft Store? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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