Microsoft is making some important changes to default app settings and taskbar functions in Windows 11. The company is developing a deep link URI for Settings, which will result in the ability to land right on spot in the Settings menu to change default programs for particular file or link types. Additionally, users will be able to have their apps be pinned as primary or secondary tiles to the taskbar, as a result of a new API.
The update to default app setting is meant to make the process of it easier. Previously, the first version of Windows 11 included a complex process of setting default apps which required users to go through each individual file type instead of selecting one preferred web browser or image editor. Later, Microsoft made the process easier by launching a one-click method. The deep links method, however, is designed to make the set up even more convenient to adjust.
On the other hand, the new taskbar API will suggest users to confirm pinning an app tile to their taskbar. This will encourage easy access to apps / widgets that are more commonly used.
Microsoft revealed that it plans to make these menu functions available on the Edge browser by creating support for them as soon as they are released.