Drag and drop enthusiasts will be relieved. This feature, natively unavailable on Windows 11 with the taskbar, is making a comeback with a small application called Windows 11 Drag & Drop to the Taskbar (Fix). For a solution proposed by Microsoft directly, it will be necessary to wait until the end of 2022.
The transition to Windows 11 did not come without some sacrifices. In addition to the many unfortunate people who do not have the necessary equipment, the taskbar is the big loser of this update. Indeed, users had the bad surprise of not finding certain features that are however usual on Windows 10. We are thinking in particular of the possibility of moving the taskbar, which made a lot of people cringe.
But another feature, although considered essential by many, is among the missing: the drag-and-drop. Otherwise called drag and drop in the language of Molière, the latter was finally announced by Microsoft last November. But, a few weeks later, it’s a cold shower. The editor of Redmond specifies that it will not be available natively before the end of 2022.
How to drag and drop on the Windows 11 taskbar
Fortunately, it is no longer necessary to wait for this deadline to find the drag-and-drop. You can now download a third-party application hosted on GitHub that does this perfectly. Entitled ” Windows 11 Drag & Drop to the Taskbar (Fix) ”, It does precisely what is asked of it: make it possible to drag and drop onto the Windows 11 taskbar.
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In addition, it has a big advantage that the application does not modify any operating system registry and does not inject any DLLs to other processes, which makes it completely safe to use. Here is the procedure to follow to install it:
- Go to this link
- Click on Download Binary (Windows11DragAndDropToTaskbarFix.exe) to download the application
- Run the program like any other
As soon as your cursor hovers over an icon on the taskbar, the application will simulate the commandWin + T to display the contents of the selected window. You can then drop the file of your choice there.