Windows 11 Taskbar sucks [Solved]
Today I saw a Windows Update message that I can install Windows 11 on my computer. Great! I let it install and all went without a hitch. I don't see any problems with it, my software works fine, the only problem is that the taskbar icons are in the middle of the screen rather than to the left and it has that default setting of huge annoying icons instead of text, grouping all windows of the same type and so on. Simple, just go to settings, right?
Wrong! Windows 11 now comes with a taskbar with LESS options than before. If you continue using it you will have to live with grouped apps under huge icons, with no recourse whatsoever!
Luckily, Michael Crider from PcWorld to the rescue. Just download the setup to Explorer Patcher from GitHub and run it. The Windows 10 taskbar will be back. Just right click on it and select Properties and you can customize it even better than the old one! Cheers, Michael!
Oh, you Googled it! How come I didn't think of it and ran sfc? No. It's not that.Siderite
Error code 80072efd often occurs when users try to update Windows 11 &  Windows 10 update service SFC Scan to Fix Windows 11/10 Update Error Code 80072efd 1. Open the Command Prompt as an Administrator 2. Type this below syntax on the command line window 3. SFC /SCANNOW 4. Finally, Hit Enter KB9199227Akriti
I understand the concern. What you said is right!! May be the developers should look into the changes in the next update. All I have got till here is the horizontally aligned icons with the help of enabling folders. The settings windows has that option. https://ibb.co/26dTmNQ the above url shows you the settingRitu
I think what the readers of the post would be interested in is how to make Windows 11 taskbar function like the Windows 10 one (with text instead of icons, with the left side start menu, etc.) without having to install anything or having to do complicated registry edits by hand.Siderite
I understand, thanks for responding! Taskbar centered can be personalized to the left corner.. May be that solution can help on it.. I also understand large icons, may be you shall explain more and I can comment on it.Ritu
Your solution is fixing corruption issues with the taskbar, not the way the taskbar works in Windows 11. I know it&#39;s a shameless link promo, but I will allow it.Siderite
I found a better solution here as well https://www.winchatsupport.com/windows-11-taskbar-not-working/Ritu
We can still personalize the taskbar by aligning the start button to leftAkriti
Hmm... I might actually give Windows 11 another chance now. Thanks for this information.BetterOffSilent
Wow, this is exactly what I needed to stop going insane with Win11K$
Excellent work. One can do all these things manually but its a chore to set up. One easy executable that does all the registry hacks for you - I owe you a beer.45Hardball
Nice, helped a lot! Thanks!!Luis
Thanks! You really saved me!Piosio
THIS IS FANTASTIC. Thanks for saving Windows 11 for me!NoSalt