When Microsoft announced Windows 10’s significant Sun Valley upgrade as “Windows 11,” a new operating system, many of us were taken aback. While Windows 10 is not a flawless operating system, it is an improvement over Windows 8 or even Windows 11.
Microsoft has rebuilt the taskbar interface as part of its efforts to develop a more modern-looking operating system. While Windows 11 seems similar to Windows 10 with a few adjustments to the UI, one feature has altered significantly: the taskbar.
If you’ve updated to Windows 11, you’re already aware that Microsoft has discontinued support for a number of features. This includes the ability to drag and drop applications onto the taskbar, as well as simply create shortcuts to frequently used applications by dragging them onto the Windows 11 taskbar.
Drag and drop capability is scheduled to debut in preview releases in the next weeks, but not in the final release of Windows 11 until later in 2022.
Following the upgrade, you may open files in another application by simply dragging them to the taskbar, similar to how the capability works in Windows 10. As seen in the above picture, the next version will include the ability to effortlessly pin shortcuts to the taskbar.