Windows 11 taskbar gets Force Quit, Never Combine Mode, along with more useful upgrades.
Microsoft recently announced a lot of updates, and one of the most highlighted is the new Copilot AI assistant. It is expected to rollout to Windows Insiders users starting from june 11, along with a dedicated Dev Home for developers.
How to View Saved Wi-Fi Password on Windows 11
The new preview build includes a new feature that allows users to easily view the password of their saved Wi-Fi networks. This is useful for sharing passwords with others or setting up Wi-Fi on another device. Here’s how to use this feature:
- Open Windows Settings and go to Network & Internet.
- Click on Wi-Fi and then on Manage Known Networks.
- Select the saved SSID network whose password you want to view and click on View Wi-Fi Security Key.
- Windows will prompt you to enter your Windows password or PIN.
- After entering the password, you will be shown the password for the selected network.
- That’s it!
Previously, users had to use the Netsh Command in Command Prompt to reveal the password, and search for instructions on using the Netsh command. With this new updated feature, it is easier and more convenient to view and access saved Wi-Fi passwords on Windows 11 without complicated methods.
This feature is available in the new Preview Build released to the Dev Channel, and it is a part of Microsoft’s ongoing effort to enhance the user experience and make Windows 11 more user-friendly.
Native Support o archive Format
In addition, Windows 11 will include built-in support for RAR, Tar, Z-Zip, and gz file formats, so you won’t need third-party apps like WinRar to handle basic archive files. This functionality is being provided using the open-source libarchive project.
Force Quit to Taskbar
Recently, the company has been testing a new feature that was hidden. To use it, users need to use Vivo Tool. But now, the Force Quit option will be added to the Windows 11 Taskbar. This feature is similar to the Force Quit feature on macOS. It allows users to close crashed or buggy apps directly from the taskbar, without opening Task Manager.
This feature will be quite useful, as users can kill unresponsive apps without opening Task Manager. The feature was demoed during the Windows 11 Keynote at the Build Developer conference. To use this feature, all users need to do is:
- Right-click on the app’s icon on the taskbar.
- Click on Force Quit in the flyout menu.
The company has confirmed this in their latest build of the Windows 11 Dev Update, and it is expected to be rolled out to Canary. After it is ready for consumers, it will be rolled out to Public Beta. With some polishing to make it more stable, the company will roll out this update to everyone with the Windows Feature Drop.
class="wp-block-heading">Never Combine Mode
In Windows 11, there used to be a feature called Never Combine Mode for the taskbar. However, this feature was missing in Windows 11. The company is now bringing back this taskbar behavior through updates. The company has already rolled out the update to Microsoft Insiders to test this new feature. The feature will allow users to see individual apps on the taskbar with labels.
Option to disbale MSN from Windows 11 Widget
At first, it seems that people don’t like the Windows Widget board. But the company is trying to fix this by adding an option to disable the Microsoft News Feed in Windows 11 Widget Board. This feature will be available in a future update later this year. It’s good news for users who find the Microsoft Feed distracting or unnecessary.
Additionally, the company updated its emojis to make them more recognizable and user-friendly. The new build also includes a new backup and restore feature for PCs. This makes it easier for users to restore apps, settings, passwords, and Wi-Fi network credentials for their PCs. All of these updates will be available to Windows 11 users in the coming months.
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