No speed shown in the taskbar on Windows 11

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Sufyan

No speed shown in the taskbar on Windows 11   10 August 2021, 15:21

After updating to Windows 11, NetWorx stopped showing the speed numbers in the taskbar. It worked perfectly fine on Windows 10.
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Ann

Re: No speed shown in the taskbar on Windows 11   10 August 2021, 15:27

That's unfortunately going to be the case for each and every app with Windows 11, not just our NetWorx. Microsoft removed the extension functionality from the taskbar, so apps can no longer add their extensions to it.

Here is a quote from Windows 11 specifications:

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microsoft.com, Windows 11 Specs

Feature deprecations and removals
...
Taskbar functionality is changed including:
People is no longer present on the Taskbar.
Some icons may no longer appear in the System Tray (systray) for upgraded devices including previous customizations.
Alignment to the bottom of the screen is the only location allowed.
Apps can no longer customize areas of the Taskbar.

Jack Torz

Re: No speed shown in the taskbar on Windows 11   09 October 2021, 00:47

Thanks. Now I have one more reason to keep Windows 10.
Josh

Re: No speed shown in the taskbar on Windows 11   11 October 2021, 03:46

Any plans for a workaround or solution where speeds can be seen at a glance on the toolbar? I understand it may not even be possible but without it, the software is useless for me. I 100% use to see the speed on the taskbar at a glance.
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Re: No speed shown in the taskbar on Windows 11   11 October 2021, 12:22

Since Microsoft have crippled the taskbar, I am afraid apps can no longer customise areas of it or install custom toolbars. You could use a floating NetWorx graph sitting somewhere in a corner of the screen, or dock it above or below the desktop. In the latter case it will always be visible even with other windows maximised.

If that's not suitable, you can stay on Windows 10 for the time being. There is a lot of outcry about this, and Microsoft might re-implement the old functionality at a later stage.

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Matthew

Restored taskbar on Windows 11   12 October 2021, 21:27

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Works for me, but don't know why. Maybe because of startallback?
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Re: Restored taskbar on Windows 11   13 October 2021, 00:31

Indeed, we have tested this setup and it works. Looks like StartAllBack either enables the old taskbar buried somewhere in Windows 11, or provides its own implementation. Either way, it does a good job of improving usability. Thanks for sharing this tip!

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