Latest Windows 11 Update Brings Task Manager Shortcuts to the Taskbar, Other New Features


Microsoft has rolled out a new update for Windows 11, which includes features that were either long awaited, highly sought after, or could not be made into previous versions. While the company has listed out all the new features, I am relieved that Task Manager is back to being available directly from the taskbar.

Announced in September, the new features are now available to users in an optional non-security preview release, but a wider rollout will be phased out later. one in blog postMicrosoft has outlined all the new features and how they will make Windows 11 even better. Here are all the features coming in Windows 11:

  • tabbed file explorer
  • suggested actions
  • taskbar overflow
  • Restore Task Manager Shortcuts
  • better sharing
  • Modified Photos App
  • Greater Amazon Appstore Availability
  • New Sports & Entertainment Apps

Features in detail

Tabbed File Explorer, Microsoft says, is “an improved version of File Explorer,” one of our most favorite and highly used features. When you open File Explorer, you can open individual folders in different tabs, eliminating the need to open multiple File Explorer windows. The whole setup looks like a browser, but instead of the Internet, you’ll be browsing files. OneDrive integration has been deepened to track changes to files and comments from coworkers, friends or family for shared files.

With suggested actions, you can call a number on the screen, set a reminder for a date you see on a webpage, or reply to your friends with a suggested answer. Taskbar Overflow is essentially an overflow section on the taskbar that contains all the apps that can’t fit. It’s essentially “an entry point for an overflow menu that allows you to see all your overflowing apps in a second.”

taskbar overflow user interface

The next feature is one of the highly requested features. Unlike Windows 10, Windows 11 killed the Task Manager shortcuts from the taskbar. For someone who likes to watch background processes and understand how the PC is handling apps, their memory consumption and internet speed, Task Manager is an essential tool that should be available without the need for extra effort. . The latest update to Windows 11 puts things back as they were, so now, when you right-click on the taskbar, you’ll have the option to open Task Manager from there.

Taskbar Settings and Manager

Microsoft has improved the Windows share experience with new updates, allowing users to share files with more searchable devices directly from the desktop, File Explorer, Photos, Snipping Tool, Xbox, and other apps.

iCloud Gallery

The Photos app will get a big change with the next update, introducing an improved gallery with options to sort photos by their location. The app also brings a deeper OneDrive integration along with better navigation. Microsoft recently announced a close partnership with Apple to make iCloud Photo Library natively available on the Photos app. With iCloud for Windows, photos taken on the iPhone will automatically appear in Windows 11’s Photos app. But this new update of Photos app is not coming till the end of October.

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