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7 Windows Features You Might Miss In Windows 11
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7 Windows Features You Might Miss In Windows 11

Finally, Microsoft’s new operating system Windows 11 is here, and it is amazing. With a revamped desktop, Android app integration, and a multitude of features, Windows 11 awaits you. However, some features will be removed from Windows 11. If your answer is no, don’t worry in today’s post we will delve into what is being removed from Windows 11.

I am sure by the end of the post, you will have mixed opinions on what Microsoft is doing. Do let us know what you think in the comments section.

If you want to know the difference between Windows 10 vs Windows 11

List Of 7 Features Which Are Removed From Windows 11

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  • 1. Internet Explorer
  • 2. Quick Status
  • 3. Default Apps Removed
  • 4. Cortana
  • 5. Adjustable Start Menu
  • 6. Tablet Mode
  • 7. Changes to the Taskbar

1. Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer

Finally, Microsoft is removing its legacy browser – Internet Explorer that was kept under the hood. With this change, Microsoft Edge will be in the limelight and will now be the default browser. However, if you are a Windows 8/8.1 user, then you can still use Internet Explorer.

Fact Check – Microsoft already announced the end for the support of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 20H2 in 2022.

2. Quick Status

To get notifications from the selected apps on the lock screen, Windows 10 users use Quick Status. Unluckily, this feature will no longer be available in Windows 11. This means in Windows 11, there will be no way to get any upcoming notifications for selected apps. If this news makes you sad, there is a silver lining. Rumors suggest the return of desktop widgets that will give similar functionality like the Quick Status.

3. Default Apps Removed

For some this might come as good news, Windows 11 will not come pre-installed with OneNote, 3D viewer, Skye, and Paint 3D. Instead, Windows 11 users will be given the choice to install apps via the Windows Store.

Fact – Those of you who will upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 OneNote for Windows 10, Skype, 3D viewer, and other default apps will still be available.

4. Cortana

Cortana never worked what it was intended for, and Microsoft has understood it. Hence, the company has decided to finally exclude it from Windows 11. With this change being implemented, Cortana’s irksome voice will also be gone while installing Windows 11.

Also, Cortana will neither be pinned to the taskbar nor be included in Windows 11 first boot experience. However, if you are in love with it, you will get it as a separate app, with the same functionality as the Windows 11 Cortana app.

5. Adjustable Start Menu

Start menu

Windows 10 has a lively and customizable Start menu. However, in Windows 11, it will be different (as of now). The Start menu on Windows 11 is moved to the center but can be repositioned. However, the size is not adjustable, and if you want to make changes to the taskbar, then the only way is by modifying the registry. Fortunately, you can still pin websites and apps onto the Start menu.

In addition to this, Live Tiles will also become obsolete, and named groups, app folders will be removed in Windows 11. All this is said, to be replaced by widgets and other pinned apps.

6. Tablet Mode

A desktop user might not know much about this mode. However, Tablet users are familiar with it and it helps them change Windows 10 user interface to a user-friendly tablet mode.

But it will be officially outdated on Windows 11 and will be taken over by improved functionality and keyboard-less touch devices capabilities on Windows 11.

7. Changes to the Taskbar

Certainly, Windows 11 brings a lot many changes to the user interface, and the restyled taskbar is a major update. Now you can position the taskbar on the screen, individual apps can no longer modify the taskbar. Also, the People icon has been cut off and certain Windows 10 system tray icons will also be deleted in Windows 11.

Will You Miss Any Of These Features?

With this, the list of 7 features that will be removed from Windows 11 comes to an end. What do you think about these changes? Do you think there was a need to remove it? Or will this change bring any changes to Windows speed? Do let us know what you think in the comments section.

As Windows 11 is finally here, there’s a lot to know about this amazing operating system and how it will work. We are excited about its final release, are you too looking forward to it? If yes, what is that you look forward to in Windows 11?

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