Will Microsoft release a future version of Windows with a customizable taskbar?

by Don Sharpe
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  • The latest version of Windows does not allow users to reposition the taskbar.
  • Most users would love a taskbar that can be moved from left, to right and even above the main screen.
  • There is speculation that Microsoft may release another version of Windows with that functionality.
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Microsoft has not publicly announced any plans to release another version of Windows. That said, it’s likely that the company will eventually release a follow-up to the current operating system. 

What it will be called and what features it will include are still unknown.

However, a good number of users are wondering if the company is planning on releasing another version of windows that can be customized.

Limited functionality

Windows 11 is a great operating system and so far Microsoft has done a good job of releasing regular updates that add new features and improve the experience for users. 

Nevertheless, there are still a few features that users could use from the good old days of Windows XP and Windows 7, one of which is being able to move the taskbar to any edge of the screen or even multiple edges.

At present, you can only position the taskbar on the bottom of the screen in Windows 10, but as well as being able to drag it to any corner from there, this is also how you can move it to either side or even above the main part of your display.

Is it Necessary?

If this Reddit thread is anything to go by, then Microsoft should definitely release a version of Windows 11 with a customizable taskbar. 

This is because most users believe that the taskbar should be an area where people can add and remove icons and move them around as they see fit. 

Not only should the taskbar be customizable, but it should also offer a more user-friendly interface.

There are many reasons why Windows 11 needs to be customizable. For example, users who do not want to see certain applications in their taskbar can hide them by right-clicking on them and selecting “Remove from Taskbar”. 

Other users may want to rearrange icons so that they appear in different locations on their screens.

Don’t hold your breath

Now, even with most users wanting Microsoft to upgrade Windows, you should not hold your breath for Microsoft to release a future version of Windows 11 with a taskbar that can be repositioned. 

While it doesn’t seem like a huge deal to some people, it is a significant change in the user interface paradigm. 

The taskbar has been a staple of Windows and moving it from the bottom to somewhere else would send shockwaves through their user base.

If you really want your taskbar elsewhere, there are many programs available that will allow you to reposition it or move it into the title bar area. A quick search on Google for “taskbar” will find these programs for you.

What’s your take on the newly released version of Windows? Do you think Microsoft should release a new version that allows users to move left, right, or above the screen?

Let us know in the comment section.