Microsoft is known for its all-encompassing tablet-centric touch-screen interface Windows 8The company has spent all the major Windows releases since it slowly retreated from that decision. This decline culminated Windows 11This completely wiped out the last remnants of the remaining tablet mode in Windows 10.
But the last two Windows 11 Insider previews have improved Windows 11’s touchscreen capabilities. This version was released to Dev Channel users last week This includes new gestures, changes to how Snap Windows works when in tablet mode, and some improvements. And this The new building was unveiled today Completely replace the taskbar for touch screens.
Windows 11 adds more space between icons when using your device as a tablet in its current form, but the new preview goes even further. When using the app, the taskbar shrinks to the narrowest part at the bottom of the screen: it’s longer to display your clock, network, sound and battery status icons, but all installed apps and other system tray icons are hidden. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen or close the application window, bringing a newer, larger version of the taskbar with larger, finger-sized icons and spaces. The taskbar will disappear again when you launch your application.
If you want to try these features yourself, you need to use touch screen devices – Windows 11 does not yet have a dedicated tablet mode alternative like Windows 10. Instead, the operating system relies on signals coming from your hardware to run. And disable UI changes. Tablet-Focus. If you use it, you should see the new taskbar automatically Surface In tablet mode, for example, or by flipping the key on a yoga-style convertible laptop.
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