Microsoft is trying to fix Windows 11 taskbar issues

Windows 11 taskbar issues fixed

Windows 11’s taskbar is the most controversial design choice of
Microsoft for its new operating system. The redesigned taskbar
has been widely criticized, but the good news is that the tech
giant is listening to feedback and preview builds now include
fixes for annoying bugs.

Unlike the previous Windows versions, the taskbar in Windows 11
is apparently based on modern XAML code and it uses WinUI
controls. The taskbar has been written from scratch and it
doesn’t support features like drag-and-drop. Additionally,
users cannot change the location of the taskbar from the
default bottom view, which some people preferred.

These Windows 11 taskbar limitations can be frustrating, but
there are several other known issues as well. For example,
Windows 11 has a bug where the taskbar could end up flickering
when you try to switch input methods.

There’s another bug where taskbar tooltips (pop-ups that appear
when you hover over the items) could end up in a totally
unexpected location. Users have also reported a bug where the
taskbar tooltip doesn’t show up when hovering over the
taskbar corner icons too quickly.

This works with hovering over multiple icons quickly, which
queues up their tooltips and displays them all on separate
occasions of repeated hovering over the taskbar, users noted in
a post on Feedback Hub.

Thankfully, Microsoft has made a change to the operating system
to improve the reliability of the taskbar and the fix is
currently included in preview builds.

Windows 11 taskbar displays incorrect information

In Windows 11, a bug could affect the battery level displayed
on the taskbar. In fact, the taskbar’s battery level sometimes
shows a percentage that’s above 100%. This has been documented
by users in the Feedback Hub, with users explaining that the
battery level was higher than 100 percent in some cases.

Of course, this is a bug with Windows 11 taskbar and Microsoft
is now delivering a fix in the latest preview build.

“The battery icon tooltip should no longer unexpectedly show a
percent above 100,” Microsoft said in the release notes of

Windows 11 Build 22523.

Drag and drop is returning soon

At the same time, Microsoft is internally testing support for
taskbar drag-and-drop.

As you’re probably aware, Windows 11 has removed drag and drop
for the taskbar, so you cannot drag apps onto the taskbar to
create shortcuts for your favourite app. It is also no
possibility to drag and drop files onto apps open in the
taskbar to launch those files like URLs or images in the app.

According to sources familiar with the development, the feature
is now set to return in Windows 11 22H2. Microsoft will add
this much-requested feature to preview builds, but it likely
won’t happen for a few months.

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