Taskbar drag'n'drop


kiwichick

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I've just bought a brand new W11 laptop that doesn't have build 22557 which supposedly fixes the problems with not being able to drag'n'drop between apps, or drag'n'drop to pin apps. Is there a way to force an install of it, or will it get rolled out to me at some stage? My current build is 22000.978.
 

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By chance, are you talking about NOT being able to just grab a shortcut on the desktop, and drag it down to the taskbar?
Older versions of Windows worked like that, but Win-11 doesn't. That drove me Bonkers at first, and still aggravates the heck out of me!
Then I just kept poking at things till I found where MS had hidden that capability.

I'm not on my Win-11 PC right now, so I'll try this from memory.
So, I have a shortcut to a program located on my Win-11 Desktop, and I want to copy it to the task bar (was once called the Quick Launch tool bar).
I right click on the shortcut, and get the abbreviated Context menu. Then I click on the very bottom item on that menu, and I get a more detailed context menu. On that menu is an option that says something like "Pin to taskbar". Clicking on that option, gets my shortcut copied to the Task Bar.
It's a long way around to perform such a simple task. I have to use the same technique to find the "Delete" command, when I want to delete any desktop item. I really wish I could just add that "Delete" command to the first Right Click Context Menu. Maybe someone will find a way to do that.
Cheers Mate!
TM :cool:
 

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By chance, are you talking about NOT being able to just grab a shortcut on the desktop, and drag it down to the taskbar?

Not specifically but it does go with not being able to drag'n'drop to pin apps. I found a workaround for that, too. Create a shortcut, add it to the Start Menu and right-click pin from there. I'm more annoyed about not being about to drag'n'drop between apps on the taskbar. Especially when it comes to uploading files to an online post or online storage. It's no longer possible to drag from file manager, hover over browser in taskbar, wait for it to come into focus, drop into browser.
 

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22H2 comes out within a couple of weeks. I believe it will have what you want.
 

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