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What is Taskbar & how it is useful for windows?

The taskbar is one of the main controls, usually located at the bottom of the screen. The taskbar is a long horizontal bar at the bottom of the screen. The taskbar has three main parts. When you hover your mouse over a specific icon, you can see the icon name or parameter value. For example, hovering your mouse over the volume icon in the notification area of the taskbar will show the current computer volume level. Hovering the mouse pointer over the network icon in the notification area of the taskbar will display information about network connectivity, speed, and signal strength. Double-clicking on an icon in the notification area usually opens the program or provides access to setting options associated with it.

taskbar

  1. The middle part, which displays open programs and files, allowing you to quickly switch between them.
  2. Minimized windows are also displayed as buttons in the Taskbar.
  3. The notification area, which contains a clock and icons (thumbnails) that show the status of some programs and computer settings.

These icons represent the status of some systems on your computer or provide access to setting options.

For example, double-clicking the audio volume icon opens the volume controls. Double-clicking on the network connections icon opens the Network Control Center.

There are some special buttons in the Taskbar, for example:

-Keyboard indicator – indicates the current alphabet

(En – English), clicking on this button allows you to select the desired alphabet from the list;

-clock -shows the current time, when the mouse pointer pauses on this button, the current date will be displayed next to it. Double-clicking on the clock will open the date/time setting window.

In addition, the taskbar can contain icons of programs launched immediately after Windows starts

Introducing the Windows 10/8 taskbar

With the release of Windows 10, the taskbar has changed markedly compared to previous versions of this operating system. And I think all the innovations are very successful, they significantly simplify the work.

Windows 10 taskbar

To the right of the Start menu is the Explorer button. Take a closer look at it: it is voluminous, this indicates that the explorer is running, and the green indicator on the button indicates that some operation is being performed. I ran up, rolled up the window, and I can control the process on the indicator. The second and fourth icons are flat, which means that these programs are not running, but are pinned to the panel.

The third button on the taskbar is not just bulky, but also double. This means that two windows of this program are open. If we move the mouse cursor over this button, then a preview of open windows will appear Thumbnail panel appears on mouse hover. It is very convenient if you have many documents open, you can quickly select the one you need. The fifth icon is three dimensional and is highlighted, this indicates that some message has appeared in this program.

Small definition:

The menu that appears after clicking the right mouse button on any item is called the context menu. Remember, we will come in handy more than once. So, if you open the context menu of any program button on the taskbar, you can see many useful items.

Context menu of a taskbar button

This menu is different for different programs, but there are similar lists: “Frequently used/visited”, “recent documents”, “Pinned”. If you want to pin an item, then hover over it with the mouse cursor, a “button” with a hint “Pin to the list ” will appear, click it and the item will move to the very top.

How to pin a program to the taskbar? Pinning a program is very simple:

  1. Run the program
  2. Right-click on the program icon
  3. In the menu that appears, select the item “Pin the program to the taskbar”

Fixing the program

Now you can close the program, its icon will remain. If, on the contrary, you do not need the program here, then select the “Remove program from the taskbar” item: We remove the program

Easy control

Some programs allow you to perform actions minimized using the Windows taskbar. Just hover the mouse over the program button and control buttons will appear under the thumbnail panel:

Program function control buttons

Some players, Skype, QIP, and other programs have this function. Hotkeys for launching programs. At the beginning of this tutorial, you saw a picture in which all buttons are numbered. So, if you press the key combination “Win + 1”, then the program that is pinned first after the “Start” menu will start:

Hotkeys for launching programs

If you hold down “Win + 2”, then the second program will start and so on. Very convenient, try it. If the program is already running but minimized, it will expand, and if expanded, it will be minimized. Thus, we have another tool to simplify the work with programs pinned to the Windows taskbar.

Calendar and clock

Through the Windows 10 and 8 taskbar, you can quickly view the calendar for the current month, to do this, just click on the clock in the notification area:

Calendar and clock

Convenient menu for folders on the Windows taskbar And for dessert, the most interesting or a long time I have been using this convenient panel:

Panel with a menu for the “Music” folder

By clicking on the arrows, you can open a menu in which a complete list of the contents of the music folder, run files from here, rename them, etc. In general, very convenient!

Expanded menu for the “Music” folder

I am usually asked, “how to make such a fantastic menu?” In fact, it’s easy to do this:

  1. Right-click on the Windows taskbar;
  2. Select the item “Panels”;
  3. In the submenu that opens, select “Create toolbar”
  4. A dialog box will open in front of you, in which you will only have to select the desired folder and click the “Select folder” button.

For sure, this can be done with any folder: “Photos”, “Videos”, and “Documents”. If you need to remove the menu from the taskbar, right-click on it, select the “Panels” item, in the menu that opens, find the name of your folder, uncheck it.

Windows 11 install

Windows 11 Features and Concept

Windows 11 is the new update to the operating system that dominates the desktop. It is being rolled out in phases by Microsoft and is available free to customers with valid licenses for earlier versions of Windows 11. Windows 11 is an important version to confirm if Microsoft is definitely able to limit errors and offer the expected stability. If the previous version recovered the Service Pack concept and limited the introduction of new features, this Windows 11 does offer a good number of new features along with the latest security patches and bug fixes.

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Windows 11 Features

Windows 11 2004: What’s New for IT Professionals

The new features of the version not only reach consumers and Microsoft has highlighted the changes and improvements that the system offers for the professional and business segment. We review the most important ones.

Windows 11 Hello

Windows Hello is now supported as the Fast Identity Online 2 (FIDO2) authentication system in all major browsers, including Chrome and Firefox. Also, PIN login support has been added to safe mode. Windows Hello for Business now supports hybrid Azure Active Directory and phone number sign-in (MSA). FIDO2 security key support is extended to hybrid Azure Active Directory environments, allowing companies using these environments to take advantage of password less authentication .

Windows 11 Defender System Guard

The security system included in Windows 11 now enables a higher level of system management mode (SMM) firmware protection, which goes beyond checking operating system memory and additional resources such as registers and IO. With this enhancement, the operating system can detect a higher level of compliance. This feature is prospective and currently requires new hardware. Windows Defender Application Guard has been available in Edge Chromium browser since early 2020.

Windows 11 install

windows 11 Setting

Windows 11 configuration enhancements for system deployment include:

  • Reduced downtime during feature updates.
  • Improved controls for reserved storage.
  • Enhanced controls and diagnostics.
  • New recovery options. (Now with a new support option called “Cloud Download” to recover damaged computers or restore systems to a clean copy without the need for installation media or using local recovery images or partitions.)

windows 11 advance features

windows 11 SetupDiag

Windows 11 install automatically is a command line tool that can help diagnose why a Windows 11 update failed. SetupDiag works by looking for Windows installation log files. When searching for log files, SetupDiag uses a set of rules to match known issues. If there is a problem with the update, SetupDiag runs automatically to determine the cause of the problem.

windows 11 Deployment

The Microsoft Endpoint Manager Upgrade Wizard is available in Configuration Manager and is intended to simplify the deployment of Windows 11. The Windows Evaluation and Deployment Toolkit, Windows ADK, and Windows PE for Windows 11 2004 is also available. Microsoft Deployment Tools (MDT) is compatible with this version, but a problem is being fixed in its operation.

windows 11 Windows Autopilot

A business tool powered by cloud computing, with which Microsoft intends to facilitate and simplify the deployment of new Windows 11-based computers. In this release, AutoPilot can be configured in hybrid Azure Active Directory with VPN support. This media is also compatible with Windows 11. If you configure the language settings in the autopilot profile and the device is connected to Ethernet, all scenarios will now skip the language, locale, and keyboard pages.

windows 11 Delivery optimization 

Microsoft has enhanced the Windows PowerShell cmdlets Get-Delivery Optimization Status, Get-Delivery Optimization Log Analysis, and Enable-Delivery Optimization Verbose Logs, to improve uptime, connections, and troubleshooting to optimize deliveries. Enterprise network acceleration has been enhanced to optimize foreground versus background acceleration, as is cloud-based automatic congestion detection.

Windows 11 Update for Business

Windows Update for Business enhancements in this release include Intune console updates that allow you to specify which version of Windows 11 devices can be moved to and keep devices at their current version until they reach the end of service. Also validation, to ensure that devices and end users remain productive and protected, Microsoft uses protection holds to prevent devices from updating when there are known issues that could affect that device.

Windows 11 Sandbox

The added security feature in the Pro, Education, and Enterprise versions of Windows 11, which enables applications to run in a secure, isolated desktop environment, is also enhanced with greater configuration control and bug fixes.

Linux

Microsoft will release in Windows 11 May 2021 Update the second version of the Linux Subsystem for Windows with important improvements over the original, especially in performance. From a simple compatibility layer, it will now offer a full Linux kernel running on a lightweight virtual machine and once installed it will be upgradeable from Windows Update like other Windows components. Related, although it is offered as a separate application, Microsoft published a couple of weeks ago Windows Terminal 1.0 , the definitive application with which it intends to unify the command line tools, since you will be able to interact with all of them (Command Prompt, PowerShell or WSL) from the same interface.

windows 11 Virtual desks

Virtual desktops were one of the novelties of Windows 11. Not because they had not been used in Windows in the past but because it was the first time that Microsoft provided the system with this feature natively and included it by default as a part of the system operational. You will now be able to put custom names in the task view and you will also have the ability to keep your settings between reboots.

windows 11 Desktop Analytics

Desktop Analytics is a cloud-connected service integrated with Configuration Manager that provides data-driven insights for managing Windows endpoints in your organization. Desktop Analytics requires a Windows E3 or E5 license, or a Microsoft 365 E3 or E5 license. Windows 11 is available for download via MSDN, via the web from the Media Creation Tool, and for some computers on Windows Update. More information | Microsoft