PhantomOfEarth picked up on this, recognizing that Microsoft simply added the newest spherical of slicing to its record of deprecated features for Windows 11, and posting on X (previously Twitter) to tell us.
The Home windows Ideas app has been deprecated and can ultimately be eliminated. https://t.co/qK6s2icEHN pic.twitter.com/cJph6HBm0oNovember 7, 2023
The large transfer right here – and the one one which’ll have an effect on shoppers (the others are business-related) – is the deprecation of the Ideas app in Windows 11.
Because of this Ideas will stay in Home windows 11 for now, however in stasis, with no additional growth – and it’s scheduled to be eliminated in a future replace of the OS.
Microsoft does, nonetheless, observe that on this case the app will proceed to get (small) updates with data about new Home windows options.
The Ideas app offers assist for Home windows 11 customers relating to customizing the interface, in addition to imparting helpful keyboard shortcuts and different miscellaneous suggestions, and highlighting new options which have arrived within the operating system.
PhantomOfEarth additionally just lately tweeted about one other attention-grabbing change for Home windows 11, specifically the flexibility to make customized instructions for the Voice Access feature. That is nonetheless a great distance off, because it’s not even dwell in testing, however hidden within the background – even so, it’d be a wonderful addition on the accessibility entrance.
Hidden in 23580: the flexibility to make your personal customized instructions for voice entry! (function VACCS)vivetool /allow /id:40501685 pic.twitter.com/JvgXV2mMFpNovember 1, 2023
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It’s seemingly that with the subsequent main replace for Home windows 11 – which could turn it into Windows 12, maybe, later subsequent yr – the Ideas app will get the axe and be totally eliminated.
In equity, this app isn’t the best assist useful resource anyway, however nonetheless, for these new to Home windows, it could possibly be helpful. That stated, we’re betting there’s a cause for it being ditched now – namely Copilot.
Keep in mind that in a yr’s time, a fully developed Copilot AI – which can likely have been significantly bolstered over the course of 2024 – will be capable of deal with all assist duties ably. We’d think about that’s the plan, anyway.
Microsoft seems to be on a spree of tidying up Home windows 11 of late, as we just lately noticed the Windows Maps and Movies & TV applications being removed from default installations of the OS.