Here are the top 10 changes that Windows 11 needs, according to the public

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Since it's been almost two months since Windows 11 started generally rolling out, we thought it would be interesting to see what feedback the public has for the OS so far. We have discussed the feature-set in detail through our Closer Look articles, and I have also detailed my personal thoughts on which features I love and hate in Windows 11. So it's only natural that we review what the general public wants from the OS too.

For this purpose, we have collected the top 10 most-voted pieces of feedback from Microsoft's own Feedback Hub, along with the current official response from the company. You can also navigate to the respective feedback item yourself and upvote it or provide your own feedback. Without further ado, here goes:

  1. Bring back the ability to move the taskbar to the top and sides of the screen on Windows 11 (25,732 upvotes)
    Microsoft response: We'll be continuing to evolve Windows 11 and its features based on feedback like this, so thank you so much for taking the time to give us your feedback!
  2. Bring back right-click for Task Manager option on taskbar in Windows 11 (16,439 upvotes)
    Microsoft response: Thank you so much for giving us your feedback. While we'll continue to use your feedback to guide the future of features like this, currently on Windows 11, you can right-click the Start menu button to quickly open the Task Manager. In addition you can also press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC to open Task Manager directly
  3. Update the Windows 11 Start menu to support putting pinned apps into groups / folders (11,115 upvotes)
    No response from Microsoft yet.
  4. Update the Windows 11 taskbar to support dragging and dropping files onto the app icons to open them in / transfer them to that app (10,855 upvotes)

    Microsoft response: Currently, dragging a file onto an app in the taskbar to open it in that app is not supported in Windows 11, but we appreciate all your feedback, and we'll continue to use it to help guide the future of features like this. You can start to drag, press ALT+Tab, open the window you wanted to drag to, and drop inside it to still open your files more quickly. Thank you!

  5. Update the Windows 11 taskbar to support never combining app icons and showing labels (10,064 upvotes)
    No response from Microsoft yet.

  6. Update the Windows 11 taskbar to support using small icons option that Windows 10 had (8,797 upvotes)
    No response from Microsoft yet.

  7. I want the taskbar clock in Windows 11 to be available on all my monitors and not just my primary monitor (8,436 upvotes)
    Microsoft response: Thank you for your feedback! We made it possible to display the date and time on secondary monitors with Build 22509, now available in the Dev Channel.

  8. Remove the TPM requirement in determining Windows 11 eligibility (7,801 upvotes)
    Microsoft response: Thanks for taking the time to reach out about this. Please read the following blog post which includes more information about the reasons for this change.

  9. I would like to be able to turn off the Recommended section in the Start menu and have the whole area disappear in Windows 11 (7,787 upvotes)
    Microsoft response: Thanks for taking the time to reach out. It is not currently possible to have the whole area collapse or disappear, however your desire to have this functionality has been shared with the team. We'll let you know if there are any updates. What is currently possible is hiding the content, if you are concerned about it displaying. To do this, go to Settings > Personalization > Start and turn off the Show recently added apps and/or the Show recently opened items in Start, Jump Lists, and File Explorer. This will turn those off in jump lists too.
    UPDATE: We made a new layout for Start that will let you reduce the size of the Recommended section. Right-click on Start to quickly access Start settings and choose the More pins layout option to show an extra row of pins with Build 22509, now available in the Dev Channel.

  10. I want to have the option to turn off news in Widgets so they no longer display there (7,481 upvotes)
    No response from Microsoft yet.


Well, there you have it. These are currently the most requested suggestions that people have regarding Windows 11. While Microsoft hasn't provided a detailed response to some feedback items, it's still encouraging to see the company actively responding to most and updating their status as well. We have seen the firm addressing some of the problems that people have with the Start menu and the Taskbar with build 22509 that recently started rolling out to the Dev Channel, and while we don't know when and more importantly, if, these changes will be made generally available, it's nice to see that at least some feedback is being listened to.


Which of the aforementioned suggestions regarding Windows 11 do you agree with? What other feedback do you have regarding the OS? Let us know in the comments section below and highlight it in the Feedback Hub too!

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