Microsoft admits it won’t be fixing Windows 11 taskbar for a while
The release of Windows 11, has some significant changes. And it appears that one of the most divisive changes is here. To stay, Microsoft acknowledged that returning missing functionality to the taskbar is just not a priority.
According to Windows Latest, Microsoft has disclosed. Those are some of the most popular users and they’re the fulfillment of requests anytime soon.
The taskbar often runs along the bottom of your screen. It has been a key component of Windows since Windows 95, and with Windows 11. Microsoft opted to drastically overhaul it, including rebuilding it from the ground up.
As a result, the Windows 11 taskbar is missing. Certain important and helpful functions that users have been utilising for decades. The ability to drag and drop files or programmes to the taskbar. Either to pin them there for convenient access or to open them. In an app already pinned to the taskbar, was one of the most visible features lacking in action.
This seemingly insignificant function was actually quite useful. Drag and drop will add to Windows 11 with the 22H2 major update later this year, according to Microsoft.
However, the Windows 11 development. The team disclosed this in a Windows Insider video, which you can watch below. That other improvements will not be coming anytime soon.
Another major issue regarding Windows 11’s taskbar is that it can’t reposition. In older versions of Windows. Many users preferred to relocate the taskbar to the side of the screen, or even to the top. Windows 11 was stucking. And it’s unlikely to move for a time.
This is due to the fact that, according to the Windows 11 development team, the animation flow of the Start menu in Windows 11 cannot currently manage a varied taskbar location. “Think about having the taskbar on the right, and all of the reflow and work that all of the programs or Start menu have to do,” the team revealed.
Because the taskbar has been rebuilt from the ground up, Microsoft is prioritizing adding capabilities like drag and drop, which will necessitate intensive testing by volunteers. Unfortunately, it appears that the company does not consider shifting the taskbar to be as significant.
Analysis: unfinished business
While it’s fair that Microsoft has more critical features to add to Windows 11, the fact that it launched with a taskbar lacking so many capabilities is impressive. The ability to relocate the taskbar allows users more flexibility when configuring Windows to function the way they want it to.
As a result of not adding this function, a big number of users will be angry and frustrated by Windows 11, and it gives the impression that the operating system was released in an unfinished form, as our Windows 11 review pointed out.
It’s no surprise, however, that Operating System is having difficulty getting consumers to update as quickly as Windows 10.
If Windows 11 had been open source, like Linux, we’re sure someone would have added the capability by now – one of the advantages of being open source. Thankfully, there are solutions like Stardock’s Start11, which adds new functionality to both the Start menu and taskbar – including the option to move the taskbar – which Microsoft appears to be struggling with.
This isn’t the first time firms like Stardock have stepped in to rectify unpopular Windows changes – we saw a slew of third-party programs restore the Start menu to Windows 8 after Microsoft foolishly removed it.