A lot of the points current within the Home windows 11 launch are associated to the taskbar. That is the bar that we discover on the backside of the display, the place we have now the Begin button, open purposes, the system tray, the date and time. At all times, this taskbar has been anchored by default on the backside, this being one of many attribute facets of Home windows. However there’s by no means been an issue shifting the taskbar to the facet, or to the highest of the display.
Nonetheless, with the appearance of Home windows 11, customers have discovered it unattainable to maneuver the taskbar to the facet of the display. Why has Microsoft made the choice to take away this important function? Now, 6 months after launch, we all know why. Though it might have been higher to not know.
Lots of work to please “nearly nobody”
as defined Tali Roth, Head of Product at Microsoft, Home windows 11 has redesigned, nearly from scratch, most of the components of the system. And the complete interface is designed with the everyday Home windows workflow in thoughts. The taskbar has been one of many components that has been redesigned from scratch, taking inspiration from the design of the now defunct Home windows 10X.
This taskbar has been designed with every kind of gadgets in thoughts on the similar time. However, as Roth assures, there was extra precedence to new gadgets the place this working system goes to run, i.e. twin display, contact and convertible gadgets. Because of this, some pointless capabilities, akin to having the ability to transfer the taskbar, have been left within the pipeline.
Because the arrival of the primary beta, complaints about this limitation have stuffed the community. Nonetheless, Microsoft says that whereas analytics knowledge reveals that there are individuals who do work with the taskbar to the facet of the display, or on the high, the set of customers working like that is actually small. And adapting this new taskbar to have the ability to transfer it’s an excessive amount of work to fulfill solely that small variety of customers.
Briefly, Microsoft believes that adapting the taskbar in order that it may be moved to at least one facet of the display is an excessive amount of work to please too few. A cause, from our standpoint, absurd and missing in weight.
Third-party apps to enhance Home windows 11
Fortunately, Microsoft has determined to permit if there are impartial builders who wish to do that, they will. And, certainly, there are already some packages, akin to Start11which let you transfer this Home windows taskbar, at the least to the highest of the display.
Little by little we’ll discover different packages (each free and paid) that permit us to make up for this lack of Home windows 11. Sadly, it means going again to the period of Home windows 8, after we had to make use of third-party packages to have a correct begin menu.