Windows 11 has been out for a while, and it’s getting mixed reviews and some improvements that many consider unnecessary. Another problem with Windows 11 is that the lively and interactive start menu is gone, replaced by a static interface similar to Windows 10X and Android.
This new menu interface is not like the Windows 7 Start menu or Windows 10, and more specifically, it has almost no customization features that users can modify.
Windows 11’s start menu interface is a collection of application icons, which are randomly pinned by default, and a “recommended” list contains the user’s recent activities related to files or files. There are also two small buttons “All Apps” and “More” to access an alphabetical list of apps.
At the top of this start menu is a search box that opens the search panel. Also, you can change the order of the app icons displayed in the Start menu, add or delete apps, but that’s about it.
According to Microsoft, this design is because Windows 11 does not want users to change the size and arrangement of “Start”, because this will interrupt the operation flow of the interface.
Microsoft has now started sending emails to Windows 11 insiders currently on the Beta and Dev channels, and says the Start menu was created based on feedback from users.
The email, titled “How We Build Beginning,” states, “Windows 11 begins with you at the center. We rely on your feedback to guide us forward,” and includes a link to the video, which was released a year ago, But most people are only noticing it today.
“design[開始選單]The process is research-based. One challenge is how to make it meaningful. There’s a design problem at this point, and there’s always a blind spot: it’s really easy to design something you like, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to work for everyone. ” says the Microsoft team.
Microsoft said it listened to feedback and responded to questions such as “Should the Start menu be left-aligned or center-aligned?”, “Should there be a search box and a Start menu?”, “Should there be a list of all app?” A lot of research has been done on the problem.
After considering these issues, Microsoft says it put everything together to create a familiar “Start” experience, including the search bar, files, and your apps.
“The designers at Microsoft are creating designs that dovetail with what we’re already thinking about, so that gives us a lot of confidence that we’re on the right track and building something that people will actually love,” Microsoft said. .
However, most users disagreed with Microsoft’s claims, criticizing the company in the comments for creating a dull start menu without any way to customize it.
“Windows 10’s Start menu is incredibly good because it has so many possibilities for customization. Adjusting the size and grouping of icons, setting the width and height however you want, and choosing the number of icons in the menu can improve the Productivity.” One user said: “By contrast, Windows 11 has very limited Start menu customization, which is terrible.”
Another user echoed that argument, adding that consumers just want “the ability to customize.”
“Windows 10’s start menu isn’t the best, but at least you can personalize it more and organize it however you want. Now, you have an app drawer that looks like a phone interface, and you can only pin apps. I don’t get it, what’s the point of making an entire menu for gadgets?” said one frustrated Windows 11 user. “Give us more choices, stop deleting them, and stop changing what users want or don’t want.”
Windows 11 is still in development, and perhaps not for all users at the moment. After all, when Windows 10 and Windows XP first came out, some people hated it.