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Windows 11 Taskbar Never Combine

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by throwaway4372, 7 Oct 2021.

  1. throwaway4372

    Gangster

    Joined: 24 Jun 2021

    Posts: 329

    Location: UK

    Being able to never combine and show labels on the taskbar is a feature many people have depended on for productivity in every version of Windows and now it's gone in Windows 11.

    If anyone has info about it returning in Windows 11, or workarounds for getting this feature back, please post them here.

    There are some items of feedback in Feedback Hub about this, please upvote them.
     
  2. Orcvader

    Capodecina

    Joined: 11 Oct 2009

    Posts: 14,930

    Location: Greater London

    One reason why I haven't jumped to 11 yet, the taskbar feels unfinished and is lacking features (eg moving to the side of the screen, no easy option to compact mode, etc)

    StartAllBack: https://www.startallback.com
     
  3. throwaway4372

    Gangster

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    is that trustworthy? website looks kinda sketch
     
  4. Armageus

    Don

    Joined: 19 May 2012

    Posts: 13,360

    Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire

    Just stick with 10 for a while longer - it's almost inevitable that there will be a raft of minor updates in the near future.

    There is only one real compelling reason to move to 11 at the moment imo, and that is specifically if the improvements to Docking/Undocking screens benefit you on a laptop.
     
  5. mrk

    Man of Honour

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    The dev is focused on the tool rather than the website. Startisback is legit and has been around for ages and used by many.
     
  6. Orcvader

    Capodecina

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    Location: Greater London

  7. andshrew

    Mobster

    Joined: 25 Oct 2002

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    In terms of it officially making a return you're probably looking at April or May next year at the earliest before the first feature-type release is out for 11. That's assuming they're even intending on bringing it back.
     
  8. Phil2008

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 17 Dec 2004

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    With these ultrawide screens, theres no reason to use "combine" or "dont show labels", but "dont show labels" makes things look tidier.

    Using windows 10 here
    [​IMG]
     
  9. mrk

    Man of Honour

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    Tidier but adds an extra faff level as you have to hover over the icon to see what it is whereas with labels you instantly see and still have loads of space for more because UltrawideLife :cool:

    Still tidy though, as per Win11 thread:

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Phil2008

    Sgarrista

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    I usually dont have the labels showing as I never have loads open at once, plus its all music vids now that Ive got the desktop space.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: 10 Oct 2021
  11. Orcvader

    Capodecina

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    Location: Greater London

    Same here, with such a large screen, I like the classic look, with all not combined. The labels also helps with multitasking as well instead of trying to guess what each icon is.
     
  12. Raiden85

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Aug 2020

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    Location: South Wales

    Been using it for years on Windows 8, 10 and now 11, really is a good install and forget program. I love it as it I get to use the classic Windows 7 start menu with a left click and the newer start menus with the wheel click. I love using both menus equally as they both have their pros and cons. Built into the Windows 11 version of the program though is the ability to have the classic Windows 10 taskbar with the individual open programs/folders and it brings back the normal right click menus and Windows 7/10 explorer UI if you want that. Fantastic start menu that does get regular updates.
     
  13. Phil2008

    Sgarrista

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    Ive been using 7+ Taskbar Tweaker ever since upgrading to windows 10, but it isn't supported for win11 yet..........
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: 11 Oct 2021
  14. chaparral

    Capodecina

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    This really sucks :( :mad:

    Thinking of changing back to windows 10 till this crap is fixed
     
  15. chaparral

    Capodecina

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    Much thanks for this :)

    I just installed it and it seems to given my normal task bar settings back :):):) So my Life is back to normal again :cry::cry::cry:
     
    Last edited: 17 Oct 2021
  16. chaparral

    Capodecina

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    Has MS released an update to fix this yet ?
     
  17. smogsy

    Sgarrista

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    nope but its an highly request feature on their forum & feedack section (taskbar options)

    Ive had 3 of my feedback changes made to the Xbox app so they do listen :)
     
  18. Rroff

    Man of Honour

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    So was proper control over updates...
     
  19. smogsy

    Sgarrista

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    windows 11 has loads of options whats missing?
     
  20. Rroff

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    It is basically the same as 10 with a few small tweaks/additions to give you a little more information on what it is doing. It is totally inadequate if you actually use your PC for a wide range of tasks and don't just live a 9-5 + weekend existence with the system left on idle overnight.