Speaking of Windows, here’s something I’m pretty sure many of you will be very happy about:
In March, we exclusively confirmed the tech giant’s plan to restore classic taskbar features in the fall as part of the Windows 11 version 23H2 update. One of the features set to return is “never combine” for the taskbar. As the name suggests, this new toggle would let you ungroup icons/apps on the taskbar.
Microsoft has finally added the early bits of the functionality to the taskbar with Windows 11 Build 23440, which is available in the Dev Channel. In the update, Microsoft has reintroduced the taskbar show labels feature and the ability to ungroup app icons on the taskbar in Windows 11, addressing user demands for these popular legacy features.
I prefer the more dock-style approach to managing and opening applications, but I know a considerable number of you prefer the more traditional taskbar-based approach.
I’d love to see the return of the small task bar toggle, as well as a Windows 7-like Start Menu without using third-party addons like Start11.
GNU/Linux is also not immune to such approach. With GNOME 3 a lot of features were removed. Years later they occasionally reintroduce some. But the damage was already done. Negativity doesn’t go away and i feel that the same can be said about Windows. Although they might return some useful feature. The removal of it in the first place did too much damage for some of the negativity to not continue on that account.
Yes, this is very exciting to me. It’s been my single biggest frustration with Windows 11 – so much that I’ve spent the last month working on my own taskbar:
Since my workflow ends up involving a large number of command prompt windows, having a single application-wide button is unhelpful. I’m sure the current behavior is fine if there’s only one window for each application.