Here are the Top Feature Requests of Windows 11 users
Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system has been out for less than two months. The operating system is running on millions of devices, and it is clear that some of the users who run these devices have opinions on the new operating system.
One of the locations to check for feedback is the official Feedback Hub. Users may give feedback to Microsoft, other users may vote for the suggestions, and it happens that Microsoft responds to the requests from time to time as well.
Neowin parsed the Feedback Hub to create a top 10 list of Windows 11 user requests. Here is the full listing sorted by votes:
- Bring back the ability to move the taskbar to the top and sides of the screen on Windows 11
- Bring back right-click for Task Manager option on taskbar in Windows 11
- Update the Windows 11 Start menu to support putting pinned apps into groups / folders
- Update the Windows 11 taskbar to support dragging and dropping files onto the app icons to open them in / transfer them to that app
- Update the Windows 11 taskbar to support never combining app icons and showing labels
- Update the Windows 11 taskbar to support using small icons option that Windows 10 had
- I want the taskbar clock in Windows 11 to be available on all my monitors and not just my primary monitor
- Remove the TPM requirement in determining Windows 11 eligibility
- 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
- I want to have the option to turn off news in Widgets so they no longer display there
Most requests want the restoration of features that Microsoft removed from Windows 11. The vast majority covers taskbar-related changes: six of the ten requests with the most upvotes ask for taskbar-related changes.
Microsoft did remove several options from the Windows 11 taskbar, including the ability to place it at the top or sides of the screen, drag & drop support, or the option to right-click to open the Task Manager.
At least one option, the ability to change the icon size to small, is still available, but only through Registry edits or the use of third-party apps, and not directly
Two requests are Start Menu related. The first asks Microsoft to restore the option to create groups and folders of pinned items on the Start Menu, the second to get rid of the Recommended section entirely.
Two entries ask Microsoft to remove the TPM requirement of Windows 11 and add an option to turn off the news feature of the Widgets app.
Microsoft responded to some of the requests, but only one, the ability to display date and time on a secondary display, has found its way into a developer channel build. It looks as if the majority of requests won't be reimplemented by Microsoft.
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