There’s a lot Microsoft must further polish in Windows 11, and certainly, the organization is fully conscious of most problems, especially given all of the buzz created on social networking following the rollout of the new operating system.
But some of the features missing from Windows 11 don’t make any sense, and also the drag and drop to taskbar support is just the living proof in connection with this.
Something so basic should totally be there in the world’s number 1 desktop operating-system, and while Microsoft could be working on it at this time, there’s no excuse to not include it from the beginning.
And much more surprising is that it didn’t take more than a few hours for somebody locally to generate a workaround.
Thankfully for the Windows community
This little tool, now available freely for anybody running Windows 11, partially restores the Windows 11 drag and drop to taskbar support, though as you can tell in the release notes on GitHub, this idea isn’t necessarily the smoothest. However it is obvious Microsoft has got the resources to shine it and create a far better implementation, especially since Windows 11 users wouldn’t expect this type of feature to be missing to begin with.
As said, the proposed workaround isn’t exactly the best, yet it will its job beautifully.
“The program detects if you are currently pressing the left mouse button and determines which icon on the taskbar you hover the mouse pointer on. If the cursor stays within the same position for X milliseconds – it simulates the Win+Ctrl+Number hotkey (open the desktop and change to the last active window of the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number), in order to restore the intended window. It also supports dropping files to the “Show desktop” button (bottom-right from the screen),” the dev explains.
Whether Microsoft will come with its very own solution or not is something that remains to appear, until then, the organization has remained completely tight-lipped on the whole thing.