Windows 11 Makes a Small yet Huge Tweak to Its Taskbar

Windows 11 makes a small yet huge tweak to its taskbar as the overflow function is now in testing on the platform.

Windows 11 Makes a Small yet Huge Tweak to Its Taskbar

Windows 11 Makes a Small yet Huge Tweak to Its Taskbar

At the moment, windows 11 has just introduced a new feature to the platform which is in testing. This very feature makes a handful of improvements to its taskbar among some other changes as well.

The major point of interest here in this post is the work that has been done on the taskbar. This consists of an overflow facility that is present for windows insiders (testers) in the latest preview build 25163 which just arrived at the moment in the Dev channel.

How Does the Feature Work?

What does this feature do? Well, this is simple. This feature brings in a button at the end of the taskbar icons, featuring three dots on the far right. And in the event that you fill up the taskbar with many apps, other additional programs that are running or pinned can easily be accessed by clicking on the button (three dots).

After clicking on this button, those excess apps will pop up in a small bar situated above the taskbar. It’s more like the system tray that you will find on the right-hand side of the taskbar, one that has that little up arrow icon you can easily click on to see the remaining of its content.

This taskbar overflow menu will allow for all the same interactions with app icons just as the taskbar itself. This simply means that you can pin apps and do so many more. Another worth noting is that it will not outstay its welcome either as it will vanish when you select an app from it or click away from it.

Other New Features and Tweaks

Another notable tweak that was incorporated with build 25163 is a change to ‘nearby sharing’ which is Microsoft’s own take on airdrop. This tweak will allow users of windows 11 to share files easily to other devices but not just through Bluetooth but to other PCs that are on the same network all thanks to UDP support.

The share window in the operating system also has been worked on to include OneDrive as an option letting you directly share files to the cloud service and get them on whatever type of device you need them. And as expected Microsoft also added a raft of bug fixes.


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