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worst features of Windows 11

Windows 11 has already been released for a long time and many people may have upgraded to Windows 11. Some people may find that there are some worst features of Windows 11 and this post from MiniTool Partition Wizard will talk about that.

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Every major version update of Windows will change some habits of users. Some changes are good but some changes may be bad. Here are some changes that may be thought bad by some people and therefore these features become Windows 11 worst features.

1. Truncated Context Menus Make You Click Twice

Most people will like a simple desktop. Therefore, Microsoft has decided to limit the number of items on all of Windows 11's context menus.

In Windows 10, when you right-click a file, the context menu will list all things you can do to this item. But in Windows 11, the menu only lists a maximum of five choices for files. If you want to see all the choices, you have to click "Show more options" or hit Shift + F10.

Tip: Some common options like cut and delete have been moved to the top. I think this is a good thing

To fix this issue, please refer to the following steps:

  • Press “Windows + R”. Type “regedit” in the box and press Enter.
  • Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID.
  • Highlight CLSID, right-click in the right window pane and choose New > Key. Then, name this key {86ca1aa0-34aa-4e8b-a509-50c905bae2a2}.
  • Use the same way to create another new key called InprocServer32 underneath the key you just created.
  • Now, highlight the InprocServer32 key, then in the right panel, open the (Default) key and set its value to blank. Finally, click the OK
  • Close registry editor and reboot the PC.

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2. Explorer Loses Ribbon, Hides Options

Windows 11 File Explorer has a similar layout to Windows 10's File Explorer and an identical layout and functionality, but there's no ribbon menu and many of the common menu items such as "view extensions" are buried in the options submenu. This is very inconvenient.

To solve this problem, please refer to the following steps:

  • Open Registry Editor and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions.
  • Create a registry key called Blockedif it doesn't exist and then navigate to it.
  • Create a new String Value and rename it to {e2bf9676-5f8f-435c-97eb-11607a5bedf7}.
  • Close Registry Editor and restart your PC.

3. Start Menu Takes Up Too Much Space

In Windows 11, the Start menu sits in the middle of the display by default and takes up more screen real estate for fewer icons than in Windows 10. Even worse, you need to click a second time to see a list of all your apps.

To solve this problem, you can use third-party Start menu replacement software like StartAllBack and Start11.

4. You Can't Resize the Taskbar Easily

Windows 11 takes away is the feature that allows you to resize your taskbar easily, but it stills allows you to choose among small, medium or large sizes using registry. Here is the guide:

  • Open Registry Editor and navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced.
  • Create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value and name it TaskbarSi.
  • Open the value and set its Value data to 0, 1, or 2. They give you small, medium, or large size, respectively.
  • Close Registry Editor and restart your PC.

5. You Can't Move the Taskbar

Windows 10 allows you to locate the taskbar on the top or side of the screen, but Windows 11 removes this feature. And Windows 11 does not provide any officially-supported way to move the taskbar. If you want to move the taskbar, you can use third-party software like Start 11.

6. You Can't Uncombine Taskbar Icons

By default, all the windows for one program are represented by a single taskbar button. But Windows 10 offers the feature to give each Window its own button so that you can get a better sense of what you have open and an easier way to click through to it.

Windows 11 removed this feature. To get this feature back, you can use StartAllBack and set the taskbar to uncombine by selecting None on the Taskbar tab.

7. Strict Hardware Requirements, TPM Needed

Installing Windows 11 requires TPM 2.0. Unfortunately, some old motherboards don’t have this module and Windows 11 will prevent you from installing it on these devices. In this case, you can solve this problem through methods in this post: How to Bypass Windows 11 Requirements - 2 Latest Ways.

8. Changing the Default Browser is Difficult

Windows uses Microsoft Edge as its default browser. In Windows 10, you can set another browser as the default browser during the installation. But in Windows 11, you need to change several different settings manually. Please refer to this post: How to Set Default Browser in Windows 11? Easy Ways Are Here!

9. No Weather Widget in the Taskbar

Windows 10 shows your current temperature and weather in the taskbar, just to the left of the volume control and clock. But Windows 11 takes away the built-in weather widget. To get it back, you can install Weather Bar or Weather Bug. They are free widgets that live in your system tray and show the temperature.

10. OneDrive Installed by Default

In Windows 11, OneDrive comes preloaded and set to start every time you boot the operating system. To solve this problem, you can right-click on the OneDrive icon and select settings. Then uncheck "Start OneDrive automatically..."

11. The Default Wallpaper Sucks

Some people think the Windows 11 default wallpaper sucks because it looks like someone made a wad of blue crepe paper or the output from a frosting gun applied some filters to it. The whole wallpaper screams “beta product”.

That’s all about worst features of Windows 11. If you have other ideas, please share them with us in the following comment zone.

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