Say Goodbye to Taskbar Grouping: Windows 11's Latest Feature

Say Goodbye to Taskbar Grouping: Windows 11's Latest Feature

Windows 11's new taskbar and Start Menu will now offer the long-awaited ability to see each window on the taskbar with individual labels This feature was missing in earlier versions of Windows but has now been added to further enhance the user experience

The taskbar and Start Menu have undergone a major overhaul, but some users have noticed a few missing features from previous versions of Windows. For example, it's not currently possible to see each window in the taskbar with individual labels. However, good news is on the horizon as this feature will soon be added.

Windows 11 is introducing a new feature that allows users to ungroup taskbar items for a more personalized view. Dubbed as "never combined mode", this option displays taskbar elements individually with their respective labels, similar to the pre-Windows 7 style. Although taskbar ungrouping was available in previous Windows versions, including Windows 10, it was removed in Windows 11 due to the platform's redesign. However, Microsoft has been addressing user feedback and is now reviving this functionality.

The tech giant is currently rolling out this option to Insiders. If you're an eager beaver who wants to try out Windows 11's pre-release builds, you might be among the first to access this feature. To activate it, head over to Settings > Personalization > Taskbar > Taskbar behaviors. Nonetheless, Microsoft has announced that this is a gradual rollout, so some Insiders may not see it right away.

For everyone else, though, chances are that you’ll need to wait for a few more weeks or months.

Source: Microsoft