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  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!

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Ritu

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 setting

Ritu

Siderite

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

Ritu

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

Siderite

Your solution is fixing corruption issues with the taskbar, not the way the taskbar works in Windows 11. I know it's a shameless link promo, but I will allow it.

Siderite

Ritu

I found a better solution here as well https://www.winchatsupport.com/windows-11-taskbar-not-working/

Ritu

Akriti

We can still personalize the taskbar by aligning the start button to left

Akriti

BetterOffSilent

Hmm... I might actually give Windows 11 another chance now. Thanks for this information.

BetterOffSilent

K$

Wow, this is exactly what I needed to stop going insane with Win11

K$

45Hardball

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

NoSalt

THIS IS FANTASTIC. Thanks for saving Windows 11 for me!

NoSalt

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