Is the Focus Button Locked in Bottom Right?


win9598xp7

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The Focus button (the one that pops up at the bottom right-hand corner of the calendar on the taskbar) I find really annoying, and I have absolutely NO use for it. I'm not seeing an option anywhere in Windows 11 to remove it, Did MS lock that in (without using a 3rd party app to remove it)? I've heard there's nothing we can do about it, short of complaining to MS to remove it in a future update. Is that still true as of now?
 

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Whats a focus button? Do you mean the Bell Icon? Or the ^ icon?


I also see you want to remove the “System” (I have no idea what that is) and Network icons.
You have the right to want what you want but productively it makes no sense to remove these things. You save nothing in recourses and visually, I don’t think I ever look down there unless my internet has glitched. I am busy using Windows.

removing any of these things means that if you do need to access anything they contain, you have to go through X amount of more actions to do so. It makes zero sense, but you have the right to want whatever it is you want. If that is at all possible.
 

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Whats a focus button? Do you mean the Bell Icon? Or the ^ icon?


I also see you want to remove the “System” (I have no idea what that is) and Network icons.
You have the right to want what you want but productively it makes no sense to remove these things. You save nothing in recourses and visually, I don’t think I ever look down there unless my internet has glitched. I am busy using Windows.

removing any of these things means that if you do need to access anything they contain, you have to go through X amount of more actions to do so. It makes zero sense, but you have the right to want whatever it is you want. If that is at all possible.

This is what I was referring to when I say the "focus" button:

Screenshot 2024-06-24 111855.png

Also, I typoed in the other thread. I meant to say the Network and SOUND buttons. I don't want to remove them, just was wondering if I can customize which one appears there (IE: I'd like to put something else besides Network in that spot).

Screenshot 2024-06-24 112255.png
 

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Some of the icons can be hidden in the Notification Area, right-click the Taskbar and choose Taskbar settings. Or go to Settings, Personalization.
 

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I have been using W11 for a couple of years, and haven't come across any way to delete the, IMHO, useless Focus button. I have been programming computers since the late 60s, I have no problem focusing on my work. If you want to learn focus, try sitting in a small room with 10 ASR-33s, all running at the same time.

I haven't found anything in the Taskbar Settings that would allow you to do away with it. It's just another dumb "feature" that MS has forced on everyone. There are several things that users should be able to change, but is disallowed by MS, without using some third party software.
 

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