The taskbar in Windows 11 lacks many of the useful features that previous OS versions used to offer out of the box. One of them is the ability to ungroup app buttons and show their text labels. This may change soon, with this feature coming back to the taskbar in Windows 11.
A new hidden feature, originally discovered by well-known Windows enthusiast Albacore, suggests that it is already in the works. It even has its own velocity ID, which one could use with ViveTool.
However, it is at its early development stage, so it remains force disabled even if you try to change it with ViveTool. As of now, it won't have any effect. Albacore managed to apply a few patches to binaries, and got this working.
As you can see, it no longer features window titles like in Windows 10. It simply shows an individual icon per each open window. I do believe that is because of the early implementation, and lately it will get the ability to show the text labels as well.
If you are curious, the ID is 29785186, so the command looks like
vivetool /enable /id:29785186
Anyway, as of now it does nothing without extra patches. Quite possible it will start working in forthcoming builds.
The ability to show text labels and ungroup app windows in the taskbar is one of the features users miss a lot. It is nice to see that the Redmond firm is making steps in this direction.
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