Microsoft tends to check a number of totally different animations and designs directly, and it appears to be like like the corporate is secretly engaged on a brand new ‘animation’ for the taskbar. In Home windows 11 model 22H2 and newer, Microsoft appears to be testing totally different new loading animations for the taskbar.
The brand new animations all fluctuate in design, however they’re an identical. The animations seem on the desktop whilst you’re ready for icons to load. The brand new animation, as proven within the under GIF, includes a new “zoom-in” impact.
The zoom-in impact is used to enlarge the dimensions of icons within the taskbar. This new animation replaces the prevailing fly-up animation the place taskbar icons fly from the underside. It’s price noting that it is a refined change, nevertheless it’s noticeable in case you carefully evaluate the previous and new variants.
We don’t know which animation Microsoft will quiet down with, or if any of those experiments will make the lower. Microsoft is presently testing the brand new animations in each Dev and Beta Channel, and there’s additionally a chance that the corporate will simply hold randomly attempting totally different animations i.e A/B check with choose customers.
One among Home windows 11’s main and unpopular tweaks ‘taskbar’ is just not getting any higher, in keeping with Microsoft officers. The corporate has confirmed that including options like the flexibility to alter taskbar location merely isn’t a precedence, because it desires to concentrate on animations, design and different performance.
Not like any model of Home windows, the taskbar on Home windows 11 doesn’t have some actually essential options that folks have been utilizing for many years. This consists of the flexibility to alter taskbar location, ungrouping of icons, a correct right-click menu, and extra.
Microsoft’s growth group beforehand confirmed that many lacking taskbar options received’t be returning any time quickly.
That’s as a result of the corporate desires to make sure the ‘animation move’ of the taskbar and Begin menu stays easy. For the time being, the taskbar and Begin menu animation isn’t designed to deal with a unique taskbar place.
“Take into consideration having the taskbar on the fitting, abruptly the reflow and the work the entire apps or Begin menu must do,” Microsoft famous, justifying the downgraded taskbar expertise.
The taskbar has been rebuilt from scratch and Microsoft is presently engaged on options that they take into account essential, reminiscent of overflow UI, drag and drop, animations, and deeper integration with different Home windows options.