You now have two search bars on the Windows 11 22000.65 build

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  • Microsoft introduces another UI change with the release of preview build 22000.65.
  • The tech company added another search bar, located on the top of the Start menu.
  • Although most users welcome this new addition, some are finding it completely useless.
  • Others think that this decision was made for a better Windows 11 touch-screen experience.
windows 11 22000.65 search bar

Yet another one of Microsoft’s UI decisions is now under intense user debate, as some actually embrace this initiative, while others point to its futility.

The new 22000.65 build for Windows 11 brought forth quite a few changes, among which the introduction of another search bar, which most people don’t really care about, or haven’t even noticed it.

Build 22000.65 introduces another search bar to Windows 11

As you probably know, Windows 11 Build 22000.65 is now available for Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel.

This is actually the second update for Windows 11 and, as we said, it brings a new search bar to the Start Menu, Power modes for Windows Settings, and improves the overall taskbar experience.

This extra search feature was first teased by the Redmond-tech company during the launch event on June 24, and it’s mostly a shortcut to the already existing Windows Search.

So, basically, if you type in the new search bar, it will simply switch to the Windows Search panel. Also, after this update, the Start menu and the Windows Search will look more transparent when you use a bright theme.

However, it could be that Microsoft is secretly working on a stand-alone search bar for the Start menu, of which we might actually learn more over the coming months.

Not everyone is happy with this new addition

Even though Microsoft made this UI decision in order to help out users, by giving them the ability to use the search features from multiple locations, some find this new search bar completely useless.

This topic has been quite thoroughly discussed across social media platforms, and so far, users divide into three separate camps.

First, we have the ones that appreciate the tech company’s new idea, then we have the ones that are strongly against it, and finally, the users that haven’t even noticed the change, or simply don’t really care about this topic.

Some even think that this change was mainly introduced to help people that use the upcoming OS on touch-screen devices.

Which wouldn’t be so farfetched, considering the wide availability that Windows 11 will have once it becomes available for everyone.

Even though feelings are mixed in regards to this matter, we can’t possibly take this change as a bad thing. Every enhancement should be welcomed and used to its maximum potential.

If you are also using build 22000.65 for Windows 11, make sure you stay up to date with the bugs that plague this version of the operating system.

We also got you covered if you are experiencing any issues with the Start menu, on your Windows 11 preview build.

On the off chance you will be looking for assistance in pinning your favorite apps to the Start menu, be sure to check our dedicated article.

What’s your opinion on the second taskbar that Microsoft introduced to Windows 11? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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