Windows 11 removes Paint, Cortana, Skype, Internet Explorer and more – .

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Windows 11 removes Paint, Cortana, Skype, Internet Explorer and more – .


At Microsoft’s “What’s Next for Windows” event today, the company unveiled Windows 11 and a bunch of new and improved features that come with it. But to make room for new features, some old ones need to be phased out.

“When upgrading to Windows 11 from Windows 10 or installing an update to Windows 11, some features may be outdated or removed,” Microsoft explains.

Microsoft has released a list of features that will be either deprecated or completely removed from Windows 11:

      • Cortana will no longer be included in the first startup experience or pinned to the taskbar.
      • Desktop wallpaper cannot be moved to or from the device when signed in with a Microsoft account.
      • Internet Explorer is disabled. Microsoft Edge is the recommended replacement and includes IE mode which can be useful in certain scenarios.
      • The math input panel is removed. Math Recognizer will install on demand and include math input control and recognition module. Mathematical inking in apps like OneNote is unaffected by this change.
      • News and interests have evolved. New features have been added and can be found by clicking on the Widgets icon in the taskbar.
      • The quick status of the lock screen and related settings are removed.
      • S mode is now only available for the Home edition of Windows 11.
      • Snipping Tool is still available, but the old design and functionality of the Windows 10 version has been replaced by the app previously known as Snip & Sketch.
      • Boot is significantly changed in Windows 11, including the following major deprecations and deletions:
      1. Named groups and application folders are no longer supported, and the layout is currently not resizable.
      2. Pinned apps and sites will not migrate when upgrading from Windows 10.
      3. Live tiles are no longer available. For dynamic and visible content, check out the new Widgets feature.
      • Tablet mode is removed and new features and capabilities are included for keyboard login and keyboard removal postures.
      • The functionality of the taskbar is changed, including:
      1. People are no longer present in the taskbar.
      2. Some icons may no longer appear in the system tray (system tray) for upgraded devices, including previous customizations.
      3. Alignment at the bottom of the screen is the only location allowed.
      4. Applications can no longer customize taskbar areas.
      • The timeline is deleted. Some similar features are available in Microsoft Edge.
      • The touchscreen keyboard will no longer dock and undock keyboard layouts on screen sizes 18 inches and above.
      • The wallet is deleted.

It should also be noted that since Microsoft Teams will now be integrated and pre-built in Windows 11, Skype will no longer be pre-installed on new devices or during the clean install of Windows 11. However, The edge note that Skype will still be available through the Microsoft Store.

Source: Microsoft

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