Windows 11 feature deprecations and removals


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When upgrading to Windows 11 from Windows 10 or when installing an update to Windows 11, some features may be deprecated or removed. Please see below for information regarding some of the key features impacted:
  • Cortana will no longer be included in the first boot experience or pinned to the Taskbar.
  • Desktop wallpaper cannot be roamed to or from device when signed in with a Microsoft account.
  • Internet Explorer is disabled. Microsoft Edge is the recommended replacement and includes IE Mode which may be useful in certain scenarios.
  • Math Input Panel is removed. Math Recognizer will install on demand and includes the math input control and recognizer. Math inking in apps like OneNote are not impacted by this change.
  • News & Interests has evolved. New functionality has been added which can be found by clicking the Widgets icon on the Taskbar.
  • Quick Status from the Lock screen and associated settings are removed.
  • S Mode is only available now for Windows 11 Home edition.
  • Snipping Tool continues to be available but the old design and functionality in the Windows 10 version has been replaced with those of the app previously known as Snip & Sketch.
  • Start is significantly changed in Windows 11 including the following key deprecations and removals:
    • Named groups and folders of apps are no longer supported and the layout is not currently resizable.
    • Pinned apps and sites will not migrate when upgrading from Windows 10.
    • Live Tiles are no longer available. For glanceable, dynamic content, see the new Widgets feature.
  • Tablet Mode is removed and new functionality and capability is included for keyboard attach and detach postures.
  • Taskbarfunctionality is changed including:
    • People is no longer present on the Taskbar.
    • Some icons may no longer appear in the System Tray (systray) for upgraded devices including previous customizations.
    • Alignment to the bottom of the screen is the only location allowed.
    • Apps can no longer customize areas of the Taskbar.
  • Timeline is removed. Some similar functionality is available in Microsoft Edge.
  • Touch Keyboard will no longer dock and undock keyboard layouts on screen sizes 18 inches and larger.
  • Wallet is removed.
The following apps will not be removed on upgrade but will no longer be installed on new devices or when clean-installing Windows 11. They are available for download from the Store:


Source: Windows 11 Specifications - Microsoft
 

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  • Alignment to the bottom of the screen is the only location allowed.
Oh, I can definitely see some people being upset about that.
 

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I'm very tired because I have been working most of the day outside in the heat so my brain is in slow motion. I'm confused by the desktop wallpaper part.
 

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{snip}...
  • Taskbarfunctionality is changed including:
    • People is no longer present on the Taskbar.
    • Some icons may no longer appear in the System Tray (systray) for upgraded devices including previous customizations.
    • Alignment to the bottom of the screen is the only location allowed.
    • Apps can no longer customize areas of the Taskbar.
...{snip}

The Alignment thing is straight out of Apple's playbook but I think this is due more to Marketing. Perhaps they aren't thinking different. Or it may be an currently-unresolved programming issue. I expect this will change. The Apps can no longer customize... thing may also be more of the same.

I'll cut them some slack. This W11 thing isn't just another pretty face.
 

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No named groups or folders of apps on Start? Not resizable? Pinned apps don't migrate? Why even have a start menu if it provides little utility.
 

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I'm using it and I'm more pissed off that it shows tiny icons even with apps running - as if the taskbar is in always combine mode.

I hate that.
 

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Somehow it seems to me that whoever is programming the Start Menu is thinking phone/tablet rather than desktop, which always annoys me - I don't see why should a desktop (with, e.g., 32" screen) have the same UI as a phone (5" screen).
 

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They are trying to unify them, it seems.

Again.

And we all know how that turned out last time.

One thing I've learned - investors rarely have a a good read on the pulse of the people....

I mean my #$%^$@#% monitors have sharp, 90° corners. WT #$%@#%$ F would I want rounded corner apps?

But I'm not an investor, so ... yeah.
 

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They are trying to unify them, it seems.

Again.

And we all know how that turned out last time.

One thing I've learned - investors rarely have a a good read on the pulse of the people....

I mean my #$%^$@#% monitors have sharp, 90° corners. WT #$%@#%$ F would I want rounded corner apps?

But I'm not an investor, so ... yeah.
Never thought about the fact that all my monitors have 90° corners.. My laptop included. I just looked at my phone and it does have rounded corners. I hope MS isn't trying sneak us back to Windows 8.
 

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    PowerSpec B746
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    Intel Core i7-10700K
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    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
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    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
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    Realtek Audio
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    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
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    1920 x 1080
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    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
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    750 Watts (62.5A)
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    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
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    Logitech K270
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    Logitech M185
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    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
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    ESET Internet Security
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    Windows 11 Dev
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    HP Envy x360 15-ds1083cl
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    AMD Ryzen 7 4700U 2.0GHZ
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    16 MB DDR 4-2666
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    AMD Radeon
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    15.6"
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    1920x1080
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    PCIe NVMe M.2 512GB
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    DIY
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    Asus Maximus Hero XIII Wifi
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    32GB G.skill TridentZ RGB 3200CL14 B-die @ 4100 MHz 16-16-34
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    Eizo CG2730, ViewSonic VP2768
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    WDC SN850 1TB (OS+), Samsung 980 1TB (games), Raid 0: 1TB 850 EVO + 1TB 860 EVO. Sabrent USB-C DS-SC5B docking station: 6TB WDC Black, 6TB Ironwolf Pro; 2TB WDC Black
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I hope so too - we'll just have to wait and see.
 

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    HomeBrew
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    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
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    4 * Corsair Vengeance 32 GB 3600 MHz
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    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 ULTRA GAMING (12G-P5-3955-KR)
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    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
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    Eve Spectrum ES07D02 280 Hz QHD | Eve Spectrum ES07D03 4K Gaming Monitor
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    1440p | 4k
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    3x Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe 4 M.2 2 TB SSD (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM)
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    Defender
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    Dell Latitude E5470
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    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
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    Dell
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    16 GB
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    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
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    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
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    Dell laptop display 15"
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    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
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Josey Wales

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They are trying to unify them, it seems.

Again.

And we all know how that turned out last time.

One thing I've learned - investors rarely have a a good read on the pulse of the people....

I mean my #$%^$@#% monitors have sharp, 90° corners. WT #$%@#%$ F would I want rounded corner apps?

But I'm not an investor, so ... yeah.
This will make money for the Companies that make Monitors, new ones will have rounded corners??:cool:
 

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    Win 11 Pro 22622.575
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    Digital Storm Velox
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    Intel Core i9-10940X
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    MSI X299 PRO (Intel X299 Chipset) (Up to 4x PCI-E Devices)
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    128 GB DDR4 3200 MHz Corsair Vengance LPX
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    EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Black
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    Integrated Motherboard Audio-Realtek
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    CORSAIR XENEON 32QHD
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    2560 x 1440
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    1 Samsung 980 Pro Nvme 2TB
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    1x 1TB Samsung 860 EVO
    1x Storage (6TB Western Digital
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    Corsair / EVGA / Thermaltake (Modular) (80 Plus Gold)
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    VELOX
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    H20: Stage 2: Digital Storm Vortex Liquid CPU Cooler (Dual Fan) (Fully Sealed + No Maintenance)
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    Corsair K63 Wireless
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    Corsair M65 Pro
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    1000Gb's Down-20 Up
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clam1952

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Full screen seems to still be square corners though. :unsure:

I remember old CRT screens that had round corners, and curved fronts, was never over fond of them back then, could be a revived market for obsolete Win 11 compatible CRT monitors though? .......... I'll get my coat.
 

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    Windows 11 22H2 OS Build 22622.575
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    PC/Desktop
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    Self Build
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    AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
    Motherboard
    Asus PRIME B350-PLUS
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    16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 @3000Mhz
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    ASUS - GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8 GB TUF GAMING OC
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    On Board Realtec
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    Acer KA241
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    1920 x 1080 @60Hz
    Hard Drives
    240GB PNY CS900 SSD - OS
    2 x 1TB Crucial MX500 SSD
    1 x 500GB Crucial MX300 SSD
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM001-1ER164
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM008-2FR102
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    750 Watt Corsair TX750 Plus
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    Cooler Master 690 III
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    Akasa AK98 5 Case Fans
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    Logitech K270 - wireless
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    Logitech - M185 wireless
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    BT Fibre 75 Mbps
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    Firefox
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    Windows Defender
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    Use hardware KVM to switch monitors on three PCs and software (input director) to use mouse and keyboard on all 4 PCs.
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    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 build 22621.382
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    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3881 - modified with SFX PSU fitted internally
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    Intel i5 - 10400
    Motherboard
    Dell 032w55 version A00
    Memory
    16GB of HyperX Fury @ 2133 Mhz
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 6GB GTX 1060.
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    Builtin
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    ACER KA241
    Screen Resolution
    1920x 1080 @60Hz
    Hard Drives
    256GB SK hynix NVMe
    1TB Western Digital WD10EZEX-75WN4A1
    PSU
    Modular 450 Watt Corsair SF450 Platinum ( Mod to replace the Dell 265 Watt PSU)
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    Inspiron Small Desktop
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    Dell stock cooler
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    Dell
    Keyboard
    Dell
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    BT Fibre 75 Mbps
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    Firefox
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I will miss ever knowing whats on my desktop now. For as long as I remember I have hidden desktop icons and used a Toolbar on my taskbar to access them. Now MS removed the toolbars... why even have desktop icons?

If I could have different icon settings for different desktops, I could show them all on one and hide on other... but that would be too easy.
 

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    Windows 11
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    Owner built
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    AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT
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    Gigabyte Aorus X570 Elite Wifi
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    32gb Corsair RGB Pro
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    RTX 2070 Super
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    N/A
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    LG 32GK650F-B 32.0" 144 Hz
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    2560x1440
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    1tb Samsung Evo Plus NVME
    3th WD Blue HDD
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    Seasonic Focus Plus Platinum 750watt
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    Fractal Design Meshify S2
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    Corsair H100i RGB Platinum 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
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    Steelseries Rival 600
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    70 MB/S
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    Chrome
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