Windows 11 brings new taskbar overflow design for easier navigation

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Microsoft is bringing a new feature that benefits those who like to open tons of apps at once. The new taskbar overflow is designed to make it easier to find the open apps once you run out of taskbar space, and it should bring more convenience to users compared to how the operating system did before.

If you opened too many apps for the taskbar to handle in one row, a new three-dot menu would appear for you to click on it to show the other apps in a small pop-up. After you click elsewhere on the screen or navigate to another app, the pop-up will be gone. Before this, the taskbar creates an overflow area that only shows the most recent app that has been used or opened, so you can't see all your apps at a glimpse.

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The feature came in the latest Dev Channel build released this week, so the Windows 11 testers can try it out. Besides this, Microsoft is also testing improvements to the AirDrop-like "nearby sharing" feature. The built-in share window now supports UDP to find nearby devices, which means you'll be able to find nearby PCs to share files quickly.

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