Windows 11 had dropped one of the most crucial productivity features back in October 2021, and Windows loyalists lost their cool! How could Microsoft drop a feature that made Windows stand out as a productivity friendly OS? We never got the reasons but after a couple of months, Microsoft is now bringing it back to Windows 11. Yes, the drag-and-drop feature on the taskbar is making a return to Windows 11.
The latest Windows Insider build for developers is now testing the drag-and-drop feature on the taskbar. Those who have tested the feature now confirm they can simple drag a link or file from other windows and either place it on the taskbar, or even transfer it to another minimised app sitting on the taskbar. It is still under testing and hence, you will have to wait for a few months if you are on the stable build.
Other than this feature, Windows 11 is also getting a couple of taskbar updates to make life easier for PC users. One of them is the new privacy indicator, which will now show a visual indicator on the taskbar app that is being shared in a video meeting app like MS Teams.
However, all is not good with the latest updates. One of the features is bringing the ability to adapt the Taskbar to the tablet devices in convertible devices. Hence, when put into the tablet mode, Windows 11 will show an expanded taskbar. While this is good news for Windows tablet users, there is a certain side-effect from this feature that many of your won't like.
The tablet mode taskbar will remove the ability to drag and reposition the apps in the system tray. This is done in a bid to prevent accidental drag and drops while using the device with touch inputs.
Note that these features are still in beta testing and could be dropped if found to cause hindrances with the user experience.
On the other hand, reports had come recently of Microsoft testing ads within Windows. This isn't a new thing to Windows 10 and Windows 11, but these ads were spotted within the File Explorer. Microsoft later acknowledged that it was not supposed to be released to the external testing community and soon rolled it back.
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