Although Microsoft’s newest operating system has received plaudits for its clean look and increased efficiency, some users have complained about its feature limits. Here are the things that people despise the most about Windows 11.
1. The Start Menu in Windows 11 is less usable than in Windows 10.
The Start button and Start menu are important topics of dispute in practically every major new version of Windows. Windows 10’s Start menu, in my opinion, gets it right and is an unappreciated feature.
Until now, the Start menu has been one of the most useful elements of Windows, allowing us to quickly access all of our apps. However, placing the Start menu in the middle of the screen impairs its functionality.
There isn’t anything comparable in MacOS. The launchpad is there, but it lacks the same instantaneity and integration as the Windows Start menu. The new Windows 11 Start menu is modeled after the similar Chrome OS launcher, which I believe is regrettable. Because everything is in the lower-left corner of Windows 10, the menu doesn’t cover programs running in the centre of the screen. If you go into Settings, you may left-align Windows 11’s Start button (see next item).
Pinned and Recommended applications are also available on top of Windows 11, removing fast access to all programs. Users must now go to Start > All applications, as opposed to Documents, Pictures, Settings, and Power in Windows 10, when they were shown alongside Documents, Pictures, Settings, and Power.
2. The Start Button will not stay in place.
One issue with Windows 11’s centered taskbar is that the Start button is not in the center. It’s near the left end of the taskbar, and its location varies as you launch more programs.
Fortunately, there is a solution to this nuisance. Change the start button to left alignment in the Taskbar Settings. As a result, the Start button will always be in the same place, as it has been for decades. It would be fantastic if Microsoft provided a way to center the Start button for people who prefer it that way. Regardless of your taste, once you’ve chosen a location for the button, it should stay put.
3. The taskbar doesn’t offer drag and drop support
You could drag a file over an app icon in Windows 10 to bring that program to the front and use the file in that app. To attach a file to an email, for example, drag it to the Outlook icon. This functionality is gone from the start of Windows 11, forcing users to relearn how to utilize the OS.
4. Volume Mixer is no longer accessible from the Toolbar
Do you miss Windows 10 volume mixer? yes I do. The old Windows Volume Mixer, together with its vertical sound control bar, is no longer visible in the system tray, as many users have noted. Volume mix choices have been relocated to Settings, where they are less accessible.
5. To use Windows 11, you must first create a Microsoft account.
Users must sign in to a Microsoft account in order to use Windows 11 Home Edition. This provides several benefits, including single sign-in for Office, OneDrive backup, syncing settings across multiple devices, full-disk encryption for the system drive, and the ability to reinstall Windows without a serial number.
With the release of Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22557, all future installs, including Windows 11 Pro, will require a Microsoft account. An internet connection and MSA will be required for the first setup phase, similar to Windows Home. As a result, even Windows 11 Pro customers will have to deal with this inconvenience, which is an unwanted development for many.
6. Context Menu Requires Extra Steps
When you right-click a file on Windows 10, you’ll see all of the choices and commands available to you.
However, in an effort to offer Windows 11 a more appealing appearance, Microsoft redesigned the context menu and reduced the amount of options available. If you want to see all of the options, press Shift + F10 or click on Show more options.
Having to repeat this procedure can be inconvenient, and you may want for a more time-saving solution.
7. The “Open File Location” Menu Has Been Discontinued
There used to be a context menu option named Open File Location in Windows 10. When you needed a file and searched for it, you could right-click on it in the search results area and select Open File Location. It not only takes you to the file’s folder, but it also selects it, making it easier to find and use. When it came to moving and managing files, it was quick, simple, and effective. Many people have been irritated by the removal of such a useful function from Windows’ most recent version.
8. The Strict Windows 11 Hardware Requirements
You must ensure that your machine fulfills the Windows 11 minimum system requirements before installing or ensuring that it operates correctly. Although some of these may be readily met by people, the primary issue is the rigorous hardware requirements.
Unlike prior Windows versions, which could operate on outdated devices with ease, Windows 11 is not so forgiving. Microsoft, for example, requires TPM 2.0 encryption, which some older motherboards lack. As a result, if your PC doesn’t have firmware capable of using Secure Boot, or Windows 11 supported AMD or Intel Processors, you won’t be able to install Windows 11.