- Some Windows 11 UI components are now slowing down some configurations.
- Users are flagging performance issues when using WinUI or XAML elements.
- File Explorer’s unsatisfying performance and buggy experience are side effects.
- Microsoft is working on this and says that Windows 11 will be significantly faster.
Since the latest operating system was released, users said that WinUI, which is the native UI platform for Windows, feels slow and sluggish on some configurations.
Windows 11 also uses WinUI for its core UI components and while they look nice, slow performance is an unwanted side effect caused by the modern UI elements.
Windows 11’s average performance will improve
On several social media platforms, as well as on Feedback Hub, users complained of performance issues when using WinUI or XAML UI elements in Windows 11.
As an example, Windows File Explorer has been updated with a new command bar and a more modern interface based on WinUI.
However, as sad as it sounds, File Explorer’s below-average performance and buggy experience is an unwanted side-effect of WinUI.
In a Feedback Hub post, some users noted that their File Explorer just crashes/freezes randomly and they fail to understand how fundamental components of the system can have issues.
This is most noticeable when using a OneDrive synced folder and is still very laggy. Using the F11 option to full screen the Windows makes the experience far quicker on my install but this is not a valid workaround to ensure fast performance on such a critical core component of Windows.
This entire experience seems sloppy, according to several reports. Microsoft officials said the company is working on improving performance in the Dev Channel, with fixes rolling out in newer builds.
Furthermore, it looks like the Redmond tech giant’s UI team is also planning to focus on performance in 2022.
Judging by a recent Reddit thread, Microsoft promised performance-related fixes when users complained of sluggish experience when using WinUI or XAML elements in Windows.
The tech company certainly needs to start fixing the sluggish areas of modern components because WinUI is going to play an important role in the development of Windows.
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