The taskbar (called the “taskbar”) is one of the most controversial changes in Windows 11. Immediately after the introduction of the new version of the operating system, a wave of (often legitimate) criticism fell on it. The good news is that Microsoft is listening for feedback and test builds already contain fixes for some annoying bugs, informs Windows Latest.
Unlike previous versions of Windows, the taskbar in Windows 11 is apparently based on modern XAML code and uses WinUI elements. According to the developers, it was rewritten literally from scratch and does not support features such as drag and drop. Extra users they cannot change the location of the taskbar from the default bottom view, which bothers some who had a panel at the top or side.
Dashboard – a source of dissatisfaction
These limitations of the Windows 11 taskbar can be undeniably frustrating, but there are a number of other known issues. For example, Windows 11 has a bug that may cause the taskbar to blink when you try to switch input methods.
Another bug is that taskbar labels (pop-ups that appear when you hover over an item) can display in a completely unexpected place. Users have also reported an error where help does not appear when hovering the cursor over icons in the corner of the taskbar.
But that is not the end of the problems. Another error is the display of incorrect information in the system area. This applies, for example, to the battery level indicator on laptops, which in some cases shows values higher than 100%.
Repair is on the way
Fortunately, Microsoft has made changes to the operating system to improve the reliability of the taskbar. A fix is currently available only in preliminary test assemblies, but if it works, it could also appear in a stable version as part of upcoming updates.
“Battery icon help should no longer display percentages higher than 100 unexpectedly.” Microsoft said in the release notes for Windows 11 Build 22523. This is a current test release offered to users participating in Windows Insider from December 15.
Microsoft is also testing drag-and-drop support internally on the taskbar. According to sources familiar with the development, Windows 11 has 22H2 return the ability to create shortcuts to favorite applications by dragging them to the taskbar. However, Microsoft will probably add this much-needed feature to test builds in a few months.