Microsoft has decided to temporarily—or for good—remove the new taskbar animations it introduced in build 25179. Windows keeps displaying the old animations, even if you enable the config using Vive.
Windows 11 in Release Preview adds urgent notifications bypass and more
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Windows 11 released to Dev Channel and ISO comes with File Explorer tabs
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Windows 11 is a bit of a mixed bag even roughly one year after release. Keeping aside major missing functionalities, here is a list of the top 5 pet peeves I have about the OS in its current state.
This was an absolutely jam-packed week in terms of Microsoft news. We have so much to uncover when it comes to Internet Explorer's return from the grave, Dev Channel builds, and some app leaks.
A rounded Taskbar has been seen in the latest Dev build of Windows 11. Provided that the proof is not doctored, It may be an indication that Microsoft is working towards a more consistent design.
Windows Insiders discovered that the recently announced taskbar overflow feature from the Dev channel is also available to some insiders in the Beta channel. Here is how to force-enable it.
It's the one-year anniversary of Microsoft formally announcing Windows 11. If you've spent some time with the OS in the past 12 months, what do you think of it so far? Let us know here!
The weather icon on the bottom right of Windows 10 is nice to have but having the news appear simply by moving your mouse over it can be super annoying! Here's how to turn that off.
The latest Windows 11 Dev build contains a hidden search widget. Developers experiment with showing more information on the taskbar in Windows 11, and the search widget is a part of that test.
There is a clear lack of centralized oversight from Microsoft's Windows 11 development team in terms of design standardization and prioritization. And that is something that needs to be fixed ASAP.
Microsoft has quietly added to Windows 11 22H2 a new taskbar-related feature that allows removing all icons from the notification area, effectively leaving only the clock and default indicators.
In our recap of yet another busy week in the world of Microsoft, we have lots of stuff to talk about, including what's next for Windows 11, Windows updates, and some enhancements to Microsoft Edge.
Microsoft recently held an AMA session discussing several Windows 11-related questions, including the ability to reposition the taskbar. Long story short, Microsoft thinks it is not important enough.
The v1.2 release adds back the ability to ungroup apps in the taskbar, but also lets you decide to have the Start menu left aligned and apps centered in the taskbar and much more! It's now available.
Start11 v1.2 beta is out, and it adds back the ability to ungroup apps in the taskbar, but also lets you decide to have the Start menu left aligned and apps centered in the taskbar and more!
The Windows 11 Taskbar is very different from the one present in Windows 10, primarily because Microsoft is looking to "simplify" the UI. However, one missing feature in particular annoys me a lot.
Microsoft has introduced some nifty enhancements to Quick Settings in the Windows 11 Taskbar. They became available in build 22563 and will likely be welcomed by people who use Bluetooth devices.
Microsoft has introduced a new way to launch Focus sessions in Windows 11 Dev Channel. However, it's not a perfect implementation yet even though the company's heart is in the right place.
In this week's recap of everything that happened in the Microsoft-verse in the past few days, we have news related to a lot of Windows 11 leaks, a bunch of Teams upgrades, and some security insights.
Microsoft has announced that Windows 11 is getting "new experiences" next month, which includes a public preview of Android apps on Windows, taskbar improvements, and a revamped Notepad app.
Microsoft has released a non-security cumulative update for Windows 10 and Windows 11 under KB5009596 and KB5008353 respectively, which fixes a ton of problems like those related to taskbar, and more.
The latest Windows 11 Dev build 22538 has some interesting changes to the Taskbar whereupon it responds well to resizing. The build also reveals hidden Task Manager changes for upcoming releases.
Stardock released v1.1 of its Start11 app that aims to fix some irritating problems with Windows 11's Start menu and taskbar. It also adds additional customization options for Windows 10 too.
After months of alternating between Windows 10 and Windows 11 on my primary machine, I feel like I kind of miss the News and Interests integration with the Taskbar that was offered in the former.
New Windows 11 Dev channel build brings Widgets changes, some Context Menu changes, and many more fixes and improvements. The build also breaks the update rollout process on Windows 11 ARM64 PCs.
While Windows 11 arguably isn't the worst OS that Microsoft has ever released, it still contains a lot of missteps and apparent design oversights. Read on to find out five things I hate about the OS.
RoundedTB 3.1 has been released and the app brings a new Fill Taskbar on Alt+Tab effect that works only Windows 11, for now at least. Other than this, there are some more new features too.
The recent Windows 11 Dev builds have a new visual glitch that seems to show the battery of laptops going beyond the 100% chargeable capacity. Microsoft seems to be aware of the issue.
Stardock's Start11 has finally come out of beta with the release of 1.0. The program also adds a way for Windows 10 users to make their taskbar and Start menu look a bit more Windows 11 if they want.
Using the Calendar app in Windows 11 is an infuriating experience. The agenda view in the Taskbar flyout has been removed and it forces you to create an Outlook.com account for the same in Widgets.
Google has announced a new "feature drop" for Android 12, called Android 12L. This variant of the OS is optimized for large screen devices, such as tablets, foldables, and ChromeOS machines.
If you are looking for a free way to turn Windows 11 back into Windows 10 a bit, with regards to the taskbar and File Explorer at least, Explorer Patcher will do this for you. Bye bye, useless menus!
Start11 continues to see new features that make the Windows 11 taskbar and Start menu suck a bit less. New features in RC2 include hide recently installed apps, 240Hz support and more.
One of the major complaints Windows Insiders have had against Windows 11, is that it is no longer possible to reposition the taskbar to the top or sides, Start11 restores this missed option.
One of the major complaints Windows Insiders have had against Windows 11, is that it is no longer possible to reposition the taskbar to the top or sides, Start11 will restore this option.
A feature request on the Feedback Hub has gained a lot of traction with Insiders as it asks Microsoft to restore the ability to move the taskbar to the top or to the sides of the screen in Windows 11.
Microsoft had pushed a promotional notification to Windows 11 users which is currently in beta. The notification left Explorer totally unresponsive and crashed the Start menu and Taskbar of Windows 11
Microsoft has released an official workaround for the problem in the latest Windows 11 insider builds 22449 and 22000.176, where the Taskbar, among others, would be unresponsive or totally empty.
Windows 11's general availability is just around the corner but we think that a lot of people might be disappointed with at least the taskbar if it ships in the state that it is currently in.
Ashampoo Taskbar Customizer alters color and opacity of your taskbar. With a single click, you can make it semi-translucent or apply any color you like.
Microsoft is looking to improve the Action Center in Windows 10 and make it more discoverable and useful at a glance. To that end it's looking for feedback on a couple of UI changes it has planned.