Windows 11 is here with great and new features, but you will be sad to hear that some of our older favorite features from Windows 10 are removed. Windows 11 adds several unexpected new features, including Android apps, a revised Start Menu and Taskbar, new Widgets, and much more. Windows 11 also removes many Windows 10 features that PC users have become accustomed to. Here are all the features that are getting removed from Windows 11 that were previously available in Windows 10.
Windows 11 says goodbye to Cortana
One of the boldest and not so useful features that Windows 11 removes is Cortana, which will no longer shout “HI, I’M CORTANA” while setting up a new PC. Now I am not sure that how many people will miss it, but Cortana has also been kicked off the Windows 11 Taskbar. She is neither an icon nor part of the Windows 11 Search function, as we’ve seen. Cortana will exist only as an app, and probably consistent with what you’ll find in Windows 10.
R.I.P Internet Explorer
We knew that Microsoft will kill Internet Explorer in 2022, and Win11 is here to step on its grave and put the final bit of it to rest. Microsoft won’t include Internet Explorer inside Windows 11 at all, though it will include the browser as part of “IE Mode” within Edge.
Tablet Mode goes away
Tablet Mode, once used for the Windows 10 Surface Pro device experience, will go away within Windows 11. As its name implies, works with tablets: Once Windows senses a hardware keyboard has been removed from a Windows tablet, it moves into Tablet mode, adopting a more touch-friendly UI. While Microsoft is removing Tablet Mode, it is making the whole UI more adaptable so the use stays consistent throughout the devices. The company also said, “new functionality and capability is included for keyboard attach and detach postures.” This means that the functionality will remain but there is no need for the whole mode to exist anymore.
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Quick Status from the lock screen
Windows 10 allowed users to place “apps” on the Windows 10 lock screen, so you can see any upcoming calendar notification or an alert about the weather. Presumably, that functionality will be replaced via Widgets, so Microsoft is getting rid of the Quick Status features on the Windows 11 lock screen.
Start screen & Tiles
In Windows 10, you can add app icons to the Start screen, and group them how you wish in big or small, animated or still tiles. In Microsoft’s new operating system you won’t be able to resize the Start screen, either, and Live Tiles are going away. Apps and sites that you’ve pinned within Windows 10 won’t carry over to Win11, either. You will now have this smaller more minimal app library.
So what do you think of the features that are removed from Windows 11? Are there any features that you used daily? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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