With Windows 11, the operating system should not only become faster and more efficient, but also leaner and clearer to enable users to work productively.
According to Microsoft, the following features will no longer be supported in Windows 11 in the future:
- Cortana will no longer be included in the first-time experience or pinned to the taskbar.
- Cannot transfer wallpaper to or from the device when you’re signed in with a Microsoft account.
- Internet Explorer will be disabled.
- Microsoft Edge is the recommended replacement and includes IE mode which can be useful in certain scenarios.
- The math input area has been removed. Math recognition is installed when required and contains the control and recognition for math input.
- Math inking in apps like OneNote is not affected by this change.
- News & Interests in the system tray is removed. Widgets provide functions that can be used instead.
- Quick lock screen status and settings are removed.
- The S mode is now only available for the Windows 11 Home Edition.
- Skype MeetNow will be replaced by Chat.
- The Snipping Tool is still available, but the old design and functionality in the Windows 10 version has been replaced with the design and functionality of the app, which was previously called Snip & Sketch.
Startup has changed significantly in Windows 11, including the following key settings and removals:
- Named groups and folders of apps are no longer supported, and the layout cannot be resized at this time.
- Pinned apps and websites are not migrated when upgrading Windows 10.
- Live tiles are no longer available. Information on clear, dynamic content can be found in the new widgets function.
- Tablet mode is removed and new keyboard posture attaching and removing capabilities and capabilities are included.
Taskbar functionality has changed including:
- There are no longer any people in the system tray.
- Some icons may no longer appear in the system tray (systray) for updated devices, including previous customizations.
- Orientation at the bottom of the screen is the only allowed position.
- Apps can no longer customize areas of the taskbar.
- The timeline is removed. Some similar functionality is available in Microsoft Edge.
- The on-screen keyboard can no longer dock or undock keyboard layouts on screen sizes of 18 inches or more.
- Wallet is removed.
The following apps will not be removed during upgrade, but will no longer be installed on new devices or when reinstalling Windows 11. They can be downloaded from the store:
- 3D viewer
- OneNote for Windows 10
- Paint 3D