Microsoft Needs to Fix 5 of the Biggest Windows 11 Issues

In comparison to its predecessor, Windows 10, Windows 11 comes with a slew of new features and enhancements. There are numerous reasons to upgrade to the new OS, ranging from the new UI to the Android app compatibility (which is not yet available). However, there are several difficulties that you should be aware of before proceeding.

Let’s take a look at the most pressing issues that are now plaguing Windows 11.

1. Inconsistencies in the UI of Windows 11

Microsoft has planned to phase out the legacy user interface (UI) features of Windows in favor of a more modern approach since Windows 8. Even with Microsoft’s clout behind it, old user interfaces have persisted to this day.
Microsoft updated many aspects of Windows 10 to make it more modern. With Windows 11, Microsoft took things a step further. As a result, Windows 11 appears to be much cleaner and more appealing to the eye than Windows 10. However, there is still more work to be done.
With Windows 11, UI inconsistency is a major issue. On the one hand, there’s the elegant Settings app, which debuted in Windows 10. It includes a slew of new functions that you can tweak, and it’s virtually a complete replacement for the Control Panel, which dates back to Windows 95!
To summarize, Microsoft has to make Windows 11’s UI consistent after years of UIs that feel like a jumble rather than full wholes.

 

2. Limitations of the Taskbar

To say the least, the taskbar in Windows 11 is divisive. To some, it’s the much-needed facelift for the taskbar. Others see it as a jumble of missing key capabilities. While we cannot deny that the current version of Windows’ taskbar appears modern, we must bemoan the absence of numerous basic taskbar functionality.
To begin with, you can’t resize or move the taskbar. You may move the taskbar around the screen in Windows 10 to any orientation you like. It can also be made taller. None of these are possible in Windows 11. It’s perplexing that these basic taskbar features are missing.
Next, you won’t be able to reduce the size of the taskbar icons. This was once again an option in Windows 10. Why did Microsoft take it down? We have no idea.
On numerous monitors, you can see the time and date in the same way. On Windows 10, you could view the time and date on the second monitor. This feature was also withdrawn by Microsoft for no apparent reason.
The context menu that appears when you right-click on the taskbar is the same. The context menu in Windows 10 has a lot of customization options, such as showing and hiding buttons. The context menu in Windows 11 has only one option: “Taskbar settings.”
Simply put, Microsoft needs to improve the taskbar and make it at least as functional as the one in Windows 10, if not more so. As it stands, the taskbar in Windows 11 feels rushed and incomplete.

 

3. The Start Menu’s Limitations in Windows 11

With Windows 11, Microsoft has completely redesigned the Start Menu. Although you can still slide it to the left as in earlier versions of Windows, it is now in the center. There are no Live Tiles either. Also gone is the extensive list of all the programs that came with Windows 10. You may pin apps to the Start Menu and see which ones are the most popular.

In addition, unlike Windows 10, there is no mechanism to group apps. The only thing you can do is pin apps.

To be honest, the changes are small, and we prefer the Start Menu in Windows 11. We used to install an application on Windows 10 that made the Start Menu seem like Windows 7, but we haven’t done so on Windows 11. We especially enjoy the functionality that shows recently used files, which was lacking in Windows 10!

 

4. Bloatware in Windows 11

It seems unavoidable that whenever someone discusses Windows, they must also discuss the bloatware that comes with it. Windows 10 was littered with games and programs that were seldom utilized. And, as things are, bloatware remains a problem in Windows 11.
Microsoft needs to either stop bundling in apps that customers don’t want or provide an easy mechanism for users to uninstall all of the bloatware from Windows 11. This will not only boost performance by making the operating system lighter, but it will also improve the user experience.
Unfortunately, bloatware developers pay Microsoft to include their useless games and apps in their operating system. It’s also comparable to how most brand new PCs come with a 30-day trial of antivirus or other software — all in the sake of making a few extra dollars at your expense!

 

5. There are a lot of bugs and inconsistencies.

If we’re being honest, Windows 7 was the last time Microsoft introduced an operating system that was free of severe flaws and anomalies. All three versions of Windows, Vista, 8, and 10, were plagued by problems. Unfortunately, Microsoft’s Windows 11 is off to a shaky start.
Some of the long-standing printer difficulties that have plagued Windows 10 for a long time, for example, are still there in Windows 11. On one of our Windows 11 systems, a label printer stopped working, and Microsoft delayed three months to fix it. It’s a good thing we had another PC running Windows 10!

 

Conclusion

Apart from these flaws, Windows 11 appears to be a robust and trustworthy operating system. We’ve been using it for about a year and haven’t felt compelled to return to Windows 10.
Windows 11 is still incompatible with over 80% of PCs, but if you have a newer laptop or desktop, you can upgrade to Windows 11. Just remember to make a backup of your data first!