It seems to be like Home windows 11’s February 2022 optionally available replace (KB5010414) fail is inflicting distress for some customers, with folks taking to the Suggestions Hub to complain that after putting in the replace, their Begin menu begins to behave in a bizarre method.
Though the Begin Menu will not be versatile in Home windows 11, it nonetheless permits customers to rapidly entry the put in apps. The Begin menu isn’t damaged in Home windows 11 KB5010414 replace, however customers have reported that the menu mechanically hides once they hover over icons pinned to the taskbar.
Based on Microsoft officers, this isn’t a ‘bug’. The truth is, it’s a design characteristic. Beginning with KB5010414, Home windows 11’s widgets board is now pinned to the left facet of the taskbar and it may be launched whenever you hover over the icon. This appears to be inflicting a battle the place Begin opens after which closes instantly.
The beginning menu apparently closes as quickly because the cursor is moved close to the left facet of the taskbar even when customers aren’t attempting to work together with the widgets board.
“It’s as a result of if the cursor goes over widgets icon it closes the Begin menu as a result of it thinks you wish to open the widget menu, it ought to solely shut the beginning menu when the Widget menu opens,” one person famous within the Suggestions Hub and there are related experiences on social media.
In a reply to the suggestions publish, Microsoft posted the next assertion:
We’re engaged on this, however we imagine passing over the widgets icon as you progress your mouse may be what’s inflicting this. We’d suggest fastidiously avoiding it as you progress your mouse into the Begin menu as a workaround for now.
In one other publish, Microsoft confirmed they made adjustments in preview builds to handle an issue the place the Begin menu opens after which closes when the cursor is moved.
It appears the brand new Home windows 11 replace isn’t simply messing with the Stat menu. Some customers have additionally been experiencing points with the taskbar the place it’s going to both not load or seem clean/clean.
Customers have taken to Reddit and Microsoft’s Suggestions Hub discussion board to complain concerning the Begin Menu and taskbar
“After putting in KB5010414, quite a lot of functions began overlaying the taskbar when maximized (Chrome, Groups, Edge). MS Workplace functions didn’t cowl the taskbar, however the backside of those apps was hidden behind the taskbar,” one person wrote within the discussion board.
Primarily based on particulars we acquired from our readers, it’s attainable that taskbar enhancements in KB5010415 might be guilty.