There is a new update available, build 22621.608.51.4. The new updated ExplorerPatcher comes with some fixes and improvements. The new update is tested on Windows 11 builds 22621.608 and 22000.1042.
ExplorerPatcher can be used to restore Windows 10 taskbar and start-menu display on Windows 11. It is a small tool to choose between Windows 11 or the Windows 10 taskbar.
- Choose between Windows 11 or Windows 10 taskbar (with labels support, small icons and lots of customization).
- Disable Windows 11 context menu and command bar in File Explorer and more.
- Open Start to All apps by default, choose number of frequent apps to show, display on active monitor and more.
- Choose between the Windows 11, Windows 10 and Windows NT Alt-Tab window switcher with customization.
- Lots of quality of life improvements for the shell, like:
- Skin tray menus to match Windows style, make them behave like flyouts and center them relative to the icon.
- Choose action when left and/or right clicking the network icon.
- Revert to the Windows 7 search box in File Explorer, or disable Windows Search altogether.
- Disable immersive menus and use mitigations that help you run the real classic theme without glitches.
- Learn more about all the functionality offered by this program starting with this article in the wiki, here.
Some features may not be available on Windows 10.
Changed or Fixed on ExplorerPatcher 22621.608.51.4
- Fixed a bug that could prevent the Windows 10 network or battery flyouts from showing on OS build 22000.
- Fixed the Windows 10 network and battery flyouts on OS build 22621.
- Weather: Fixed a bug that displayed the widget contents with incorrect left padding.
- sws: Support for changing selection in window list using the mouse wheel (suggestion by andrewz).
- Fix broken “Cascade windows”, “Show windows stacked”, “Show windows side by side”, and “Undo …” options in taskbar context menu (reported by iamk9008).
- sws: Option to have the scroll wheel change the selection when using the switcher:
- “Never” (default), the same behavior as two versions ago, which means that, when the switcher is active, it does not react to the scroll wheel being used.
- “When the cursor is over the switcher” has the switcher react to the scroll whell and advance/reverse the selection only when the cursor is above the switcher
- “Always” has the switcher react to the scroll whell and advance/reverse the selection regardless of where the cursor is placed. In this mode, background applications won’t receive scroll wheel updates until the switcher is closed, regardless of the “Scroll inactive windows when hovering over them” setting from Windows.
- sws: Fixed a bug that had the scroll wheel move selections in the opposite direction compared to Windows 7 Alt-Tab’s behavior. When enabled, scrolling up selects the previous window in the list, while scrolling down selects the next window in the list. To obtain the previous behavior, which is to scroll up to select the next window, and to scroll down to select the previous window, set
- sws: Fixed a bug that could unexpectedly move the switcher to another monitor when your cursor was placed on the other monitor, the option to have the switcher display on the monitor the cursor is placed on is enabled, and the switcher finished refreshing its data in the background.
- sws: Fixed a bug that could prevent hotkey associations from being properly cleaned up when you disabled the setting to have a per-application window list.
- sws: Fixed a bug that could prevent correct reload of settings when entries were directly deleted from the registry.
- Windows 11 taskbar: Fixed a bug that could crash
explorer.exewhen right clicking certain system tray icons on 22621-based builds. Thanks for the reports about this issue.