What does the Enhanced Taskbar feature in Windows 11 mean? And what are its uses?

Microsoft revealed that it will bring back the “Optimized Taskbar for Tablets” feature in the latest preview of Windows 11, as the tablet-friendly taskbar was first introduced in February, and later removed due to the need for further development, and now, Microsoft has brought The feature is back as part of the Windows 11 Insider Update, the tech giant says in a post.

Enhanced Taskbar for Tablet

But one point worth noting is that the feature will only be available on tablets like 2-in-1 hybrids and not on other regular laptops or PCs, and when users decide to use their 2-in-2 hybrid PC as a tablet and separate Or by folding the device keyboard, the tablet-optimized taskbar will be activated.

As a reminder, there are two states for this taskbar: collapsed and expanded. If it collapses, the taskbar gets out of your way, giving you more screen space, and preventing you from accidentally invoking the taskbar while holding your tablet. In the extended state, the taskbar has been improved. tasks to be easier to use with touch. You can easily switch between the two states by swiping up and down on the bottom of your device.”

How to check the feature

To check if you can access the feature, go to Settings > Personalization > Taskbar > Taskbar Behaviors. If the feature comes to your device, you’ll see a new setting inside Taskbar Behaviors called “Optimize taskbar for touch interactions when using this device as a tablet.” It will be set to On by default.

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