I installed the Windows 11 Insider Preview Dev Build on my OptiPlex 7050 (7th Generation Intel Processor). As Microsoft boast multi-tasking with Windows 11, I decided to have a look at it using a multi-monitor setup and made this video to leave some feedback.
The snap feature in Windows 11 seems to work very well and has taken Aerosnap to the next level.
There are however some multi-monitor issues.Essentially there is no option to launch an application in the monitor of the taskbar the application was launched from. The application will only launch in the monitor it was last open in. Some things such as widgets will only open in the Primary Monitor even if they are selected on the taskbar of the secondary monitor. There is no option to add the clock, touchscreen keyboard and system tray to each monitor.
The virtual desktops still carries over a flaw from Windows 10. If a program such as Excel or Powerpoint is open on Virtual Desktop 1 and is attempted to be launched in a Virtual Desktop 2, then the user is ejected from their new Virtual Desktop 2 and returned to Virtual Desktop 1. Having a different PowerPoint or Excel spreadsheet open in each virtual desktop for example should be common practice.
Windows 11 has an updated touchscreen keyboard, although the paste clipboard, touchscreen emojis and emoji panel are more or less carried over from Windows 10. These unfortunately favour emojis and useless gifs to mathematical symbols and Greek letters commonly used in scientific and engineering fields. Although these have a search bar, the search bar does not search for symbols… Microsoft should make the search bar work with the symbols and have an option to make both the emoji panel and the touchscreen keyboard more focused towards symbol input i.e. avoiding the need to scroll through screeds of emojis and gifs which are never going to be used in something official. A symbol focused setting would greatly speed up productivity when writing scientific reports for example. It would also be useful if the user could make a custom symbol/emoji pane where they could pin their favourite symbols (using a similar mechanism to the start menu) and having the user emoji pane display first when the emoji panel is opened (keyboard or mouse) or when symbol is selected from the touchscreen keyboard.
There is no tabs in Windows explorer, Microsoft should implement this in a similar manner to Zorin OS.