Simply use @dacrone 's reghack:Nice fix but unfortunately looks like one that won't be stable with future update patches..
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its impossible to know what will hold true with future updates until they are released.. until then its irrelevant...I've been tinkering Windows 11 since it's the very first leaked ISO, and like many others, I noticed the uncustomizable Taskbar. So I tried my own experiments to get some good things back to this newest Windows. I installed the latest build (22000.65) on my daily PC, that is actually "can't run...www.elevenforum.com
Might be not that "complex" for a non-expert user like me.So it’s seeming like the way to go then would be to dig into the old explorer exe and extract and inject the proper code into the new exe. I’ve been thinking also that just using the older exe as a swap job isn’t only a security risk but can also introduce problems to performance and functionality.
We're facing a coin with double side each time the operating system changes.I don't get it... If you don't like the way 11 looks, why are you running it?
You make very valid points. I remember going from 98SE to XP. I installed XP and hated it because I was so used to the 98SE UI! But I installed XP again and stuck with it and it grew to be my fevered OS. Then there was Windows 8! But we don't want to talk about that... Anyway for me! I'm staying with the new UI. I'll get used to it and get to know the in's and out's of 11.We're facing a coin with double side each time the operating system changes.
In one face, slow but sure, new application updates can't run any longer on older operating system, also new hardware updates and new hardware products. I installed Win10 because I can't find a working GPU driver for Win7.
The other face, new user interface delivered by the new operating system makes many people uncomfortable. I installed StartIsBack on Win 10 because my eyes and my hand uncomfortable with the new Start Menu.
Now it happens again in Win11. As I said, slow but sure, there will be more uncompatible software and hardware later for earlier Windows version, and, in time, there's no longer support for the old operating system. Then why tried to modify? Because I want to be comfortable anytime I use my PC. Do the reghack because I don't want the Taskbar grouped and only show icons, I also want to be free to drag and drop things to be pinned on it. And, of course, I don't like the way new context menu show up, my eyes and my hand muscle too slow to accept those changes. Installed newer StartIsBack++ because of the same earlier reason. And the last, installed SecureUXTheme because I want my Win11 to be skinned to the way I like.
There's no urgency for anyone to do those things. Options, options, and options, and we shared our options here.