Microsoft has rolled out a new update for Windows 11 Insiders. It contains a touch-responsive taskbar. It had been tested earlier in the year, but had been withdrawn for rework.
With Windows 11, Microsoft has completely overhauled the way its taskbar works. However, she gives him a hard time, since each change made is a headache for developers.
A new feature has been included in the latest update dedicated to Insiders: adaptation to touch screens. It’s not the first time we’ve heard of it. Indeed, it was first deployed at the beginning of the year before being withdrawn so that Microsoft reviews its copy.
Windows 11 offers a taskbar dedicated to touch
Included in Build 25197, this new taskbar is dedicated tablets, two-in-one or hybrid PCs. Moreover, it is not available on classic laptops or desktop PCs. In “normal” mode, it takes the form we know and does not differ in use.
But when the terminal is used as a tablet, this new taskbar automatically reduces to a minimum. A way to gain as much space as possible on the display. In this mode we only have vital information, such as battery, time or connection. In short, the essential. By returning to office mode, the bar returns to its normal shape.
In addition to this innovation, the build brings other new features, like animations in the settings menu to make it more friendly. For the rest, we mainly fix bugs.
This new taskbar Windows 11 is a tough case for Microsoft. The Redmond firm is tearing its hair out to add new features. Change a very small thing and the whole system is bugged. For example, the drag and drop mode, very practical on Windows 10, is not yet available on Windows 11. If all goes well, all these new features should arrive with the big fall update.