Microsoft has been testing some possible design changes for Windows 11 recently, such as desktop widgets, and the company is now testing bringing a feature from Windows 10.
Microsoft started rolling out Windows 11 Preview Build 25158 to the Windows Insider Dev Channel this week, including three new designs for the taskbar search button – each being tested with a random group of people. One of them is simply a more colorful version of the current search, with a blue tint instead of the current dark gray, while the other two are larger search bars that look closer to the design. default on Windows 10.
There was also another interface change during testing: notification badges for widgets. If one of your widgets has an alert, it may display a badge on top of the widgets panel in the taskbar. Click to open the widget panel that will display the warning. The current implementation seems a bit confusing, since the widget button on the taskbar always shows the weather, but the notification badge can be for things that are not weather related (such as breaking news). ).
The taskbar is one of the main points of contention with Windows 11, as it is rebuilt from Windows 10 and still lacks some features found on earlier versions. For example, the taskbar still cannot (officially) be moved to the left or right side of the screen.
Microsoft plans to evaluate feedback from the taskbar tests before they are rolled out to more people. It’s also possible that all of these changes will roll out in the next Preview build – that’s the nature of modern software.
Source: Windows Blog