Although new, Windows 11's taskbar displays older visual elements

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Key notes

  • Windows 11 users still disagree with the taskbar being a new one.
  • The great majority consider it an old model, with a futuristic facelift.
  • This has to do with the fact that it still displays older, outdated tooltips.
  • These legacy elements will most likely be replaced with future updates.
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We know we haven’t spoken about this in quite a while, but that doesn’t mean that the community actually moved on and focused on other things.

It’s the other way around, as a matter of fact, and users are still keeping WIndows 11 under their magnifying glass, spotting every little thing that developers misplaced or didn’t replace.

The taskbar and start menu were under intense scrutiny ever since Microsoft’s new OS was in its early stages. It seemed that the waters have settled for a while but it was just the eye of the storm.

Windows 11 users still not happy with the taskbar

Many still don’t believe that the new operating system’s taskbar has been entirely rebuilt from the ground up and that it is the same one from older Windows versions with a facelift.

However, Redmond officials constantly denied having simply piled up on older versions of the taskbar and even provided proof in the Dev Channel builds changelogs.

As we said, users strongly disagree and stick to the above-mentioned theory. And, to be fair, all this controversy is fueled by the legacy tooltip designs that are still present within the OS itself.

Indeed, as we can see from the image in the Reddit post above, there clearly are some outdated elements that pop up at certain times but this is because the operating system is still new and under customization.

Even if you rewrite the entire code and redesign an entire OS and all of its areas, there still needs to be a foundation on which you build.

Thankfully for Microsoft, they already had a blueprint of what Windows 11 was supposed to be and it was natural that it was maybe going to feature some of its predecessor’s tooltips.

From what we saw this month, it seems that the new operating system will also receive updates during the Patch Tuesday release, which happens on the second Tuesday of each month.

We could see all these legacy tooltips disappear in the near future, so developers can give Windows 11 the overall brand-new feel that users so much crave.

Until then, don’t forget that there are some ways in which you can customize your taskbar, and give it a more personal feel.

You can either make it transparent, pin the Recycle Bin to it if you want your desktop to be completely clean, or simply move the Start menu.

How are you liking the latest OS so far? Share your opinions with us in the comments section below.

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