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Windows 11 Gets Taskbar Overflow, Great News for Heavy Multi-Taskers

Microsoft’s most recent Windows 11 preview build includes support for taskbar overflow, a feature that allows users to easily manage the running apps on their devices.

More specifically, with the taskbar overflow feature, the taskbar automatically creates a “more” button whenever the number of running apps – and therefore the number of icons that must be displayed – is exceeding the available space.

Microsoft says the feature was developed from the very beginning to be as convenient as possible, so once you’re finished with the overflow, you can just click anywhere outside it and the interface is automatically dismissed.

No ETA for production devices

“We’re reintroducing taskbar overflow, with a newly designed experience for Windows 11. This taskbar experience has been thoughtfully crafted to offer you a more productive switching and launching experience when space is constrained. Your taskbar will automatically transition into this new overflow … (read more)

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