For every action, there will be the same and opposite reactions, and for every new feature in Windows 11, it seems that a Windows 10 feature has been removed. In some cases, these may be gone forever, while others may return later in the life of Windows 11.
Those returned may be attributed to people’s protests on the feedback center, so I strongly recommend you to check to see if anyone has pointed out your most lacking features, and may even lend you a yes vote for the event.There are already many A feature that users who have lost their enthusiasm demanded to return.
However, Microsoft has released an official feature deprecation list, and these features will not return. Or at least there are currently no plans to bring these features back from the dead. So let’s take a look at the greater features of Windows 10, which have been thrown into the huge recycle bin in the sky before Windows 11.
Remember the timeline? A new way to interact with Windows and applications across multiple PCs over time on Windows 10? Well, no more. The task view button still exists, but the ability to scroll through the application history and windows of multiple devices has been removed.
Microsoft said it is clearly being replaced by “some similar features” in Microsoft Edge. However, apart from the standard browser history, our resident Edge user Dave is not sure where it might reside. The new “Start” menu does remember the list of files you have used in the past few weeks, so it does provide similar functionality.
The tablet mode no longer exists, which really makes me, a Dell 2-in-1 user, a little worried. Although Windows 11 feels more spacious and more accessible than Windows 10, it may provide a better tablet experience on these types of devices, if not the same.
Microsoft said that “new features and capabilities for keyboard connection and separation gestures” are available, which sounds like a lengthy term for “tablet mode.” Nevertheless, Microsoft also has a lot of Surface laptops that can meet the demand, so the Windows 11 experience without a mouse needs to be at least decent.
Cortana (in the taskbar)
Cortana has not disappeared, but the artificial intelligence assistant has been buried a bit by the Windows 11 overhaul. Cortana will no longer appear in the first boot experience (“Hi, I’m Cortana” has disappeared, but it does give us This excellent video) And its icon have been removed from the taskbar as part of the broader Windows 11 redesign.
Desktop wallpaper roaming
This is one of the few features that I will never work as expected on Windows 10. It seems simple: you log in with a Microsoft account on multiple devices, and the desktop wallpaper on one device will automatically sync across devices. The problem I encountered was getting it to sync the correct wallpaper, and I often found that my newly installed laptop replaced the desktop wallpaper with the default blue Windows fare.
Maybe there is an easy way to do this all the time, but it doesn’t matter now, because Microsoft has killed it. Set your own damn wallpaper.
The other bites the dust. If you like to check email, weather, or Xbox app updates from the lock screen, then I have bad news for you: the fast status no longer exists.
Microsoft has removed the quick status update from the lock screen and all related settings, and this update does not seem to come back soon.
Bing search results
If you, like me, rely on search to quickly access your applications, you know that sometimes it can be painful to accidentally click on the web results of an application you think you have installed instead of its .exe file.
To turn off this feature, you used to enter search settings and simply press the off switch, but it was removed in a later Windows 10 update. Since then, users have been going to the registry to delete Bing results from searches.
Well, Microsoft has decided that you now have no choice but to process Bing search in the Windows 11 taskbar, because it has removed the ability to disable web search results through the registry.
What else has changed
The following are other content that Microsoft listed as deprecated on its Windows 11 specification page, some of which were actually merged or updated rather than deleted:
- IE browser The document is disabled. The Microsoft Edge browser is a recommended alternative, including IE mode, which may be useful in certain situations.
- Organizational management capabilities Providing a customized start and taskbar experience is limited
- Math input panel Has been removed. Math Recognizer will be installed on demand, including math input control and recognizer. Math inking in applications such as OneNote is not affected by this change.
- Multi-application kiosk mode unavailable. Windows 11 only supports the use of a single application in Kiosk mode.
- News and interests Evolved. A new feature has been added, which can be found by clicking the widget icon on the taskbar.
- S mode Now only available for Windows 11 Home Edition.
- Cut tool and cut and sketch Has been merged into one experience, keeping the familiar name of the screenshot tool.
- Start The major changes in Windows 11 include the following key deprecations and removals:
- Named groups and folders for applications are no longer supported, and the layout is not currently resizable.
- When upgrading from Windows 10, fixed applications and websites will not be migrated.
- Live tiles are no longer available. For dynamic content at a glance, see the new widget features.
- Touch keyboard Keyboard layouts with screen sizes of 18 inches and larger will no longer be docked and undocked.
- wallet Has been removed.
- Windows Deployment Services Partially deprecated.
- Windows Store for businesses and Windows Store for education The private store tab is no longer included.
Therefore, Windows 11 has many features coming soon, although quite a few of these outdated features may not be all the features that ordinary PC gamers often use. Some nice features have been added to Windows 11 to at least make up for the missing features.
As for whether you should skip to Windows 11 now, well, I will leave the detailed decision to us Windows 11 reviews, But the short story is: No, you better let it mature for a while.