We know that Microsoft changed the name of The "Sun Valley" upgrade of Win10 to Win11 and made many big changes in the new Win11 system. For exampleMicrosoft has refactored the system tray, on the one hand, the appearance of the taskbar has been updated, but on the other hand, the function of the taskbar has also been greatly weakened.
For example, in Windows 11, applications or shortcuts cannot be directly dragged and dropped into the taskbar pinned, nor can files be dragged and dropped into the taskbar pinned application to open.
This change caused a lot of controversy, and many users have responded, allowing Microsoft to re-add the normal function of the taskbar to get the same experience as before.
Microsoft decided to return the drag-and-drop feature of the taskbar. It is understood that in the preview version of Win11 "Sun Valley 2",You only need to modify the registry to reuse the drag-and-drop functionality of some of the taskbar.
In this version,Users can simply drag files to the taskbar in Win11 to open files in another application.Experience systems similar to Win10 and earlier.
As the screenshot shows, in the Win11 "Sun Valley 2" update, users can drag and drop shortcuts to the taskbar to pin them.
In addition to the drag-and-drop function, one of the disadvantages of Win11's current taskbar is that it cannot change the size of the taskbar at will, which will also be improved in future versions.
Microsoft is developing a new "overflow menu" when the space in the taskbar can't accommodate an app that's already open.The new taskbar makes it easier to find running applications and allows users to easily resize the taskbar.
Currently, win11's taskbar cannot be resized through the settings panel, but users can adjust the size of the taskbar through the registry, but this will cause some UI problems. For example, the taskbar icon for WiFi or Bluetooth might not match the icons for other applications.
With the launch of Win11 "Sun Valley 2" 22H2, Microsoft will make new changes to improve the experience of app list overflow and solve the alignment problem of the taskbar, so users can easily change the size of the taskbar.
However, it is not known whether Microsoft will directly add switching options in the Windows 11 settings panel to make it easier for ordinary users to use.
In addition, the Win11 "Sun Valley 2" has other tweaks. For example, it is better supported for multi-monitor configurations. According to the official release notes for the preview, the system will be able to display clocks and dates on the taskbars of other displays.
In addition, Microsoft will add a new weather dashboard to the taskbar, and this particular change may be delivered in a version other than Sun Valley 2.
As expected, Microsoft plans to launch the Sun Valley 2 update this fall, which may be in October.