They also have to do something about the start menu. I don’t want to be a whiner here, but I can’t imagine I’m the only one having a hard time with it. Why are those two words “proven” and “recommended” there? Ugly, distorted and unnecessary! Unfortunately it cannot be removed. I don’t work with the “last files opened” option and now I’m left with half an empty start menu that can’t be changed. Why the hell not? “Pinned” icons have subtitles and cannot be removed in any way. Why this double trouble? Symbols were supposed to replace names, right? If you then also apply scaling or font resizing, suddenly a few letters with dotted lines appear below each icon because they no longer fit. What kind of amateur tinkering is this? Not to mention the distorted taskbar. I can’t move anymore, I can no longer add a folder from my preferences (eg having the download folder on the language bar is very handy) and the right-click functionality has been shortened to just one link. And what do I do with the two-step context menu? First an updated context menu, then click more to access the old context menu (with a completely different look and font size) and sometimes you have to click again to get more. Is this innovation? Lots of clean pretending with a frozen look, but it’s really just a mess!
And the order line? Yes, I admit: tastes vary, but the Segoe font used is barely legible to me at times (certainly in all the “thin” variants used). I prefer to use the Bahnschrift font. But in Windows 11, that is more limited and stays a lot the same (for whatever reason).
And just a few clicks away, you’ll find the same old junk from all previous versions: Internet Explorer, Mediaplayer, Photoviewer (?!), Windows 7 system sounds, Controlpanel, Devicemanager, Computermanager, Group Policy Editor, you name it . Really everything is the same. Microsoft has not given anything else any attention yet. Well, then: the icons in imageres.dll and shell32.dll have been updated, but other than that, Windows 11 is now nothing more than a fresh (but inconvenient) coat to hide old clothes.
If all this doesn’t change, I will say “no” to Windows 11 once and for all and continue using Windows 10 until the last possible day. But that’s also a given because Linux systems (in my case Manjaro) can’t handle Microsoft Office well, otherwise I would have left Windows behind long ago.
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