When Microsoft released update KB5010414 for Windows 11 a few weeks ago, there was a lot of interest in the new features added. But there was also a lot of anticipation for the almost inevitable problems the update would cause.
We have already had reports that the update not only disrupts printing but also overheats some systems, but that's not all. Users also complain that KB5010414 causes the Start menu to hide.
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Reports are appearing on both Microsoft Feedback Hub and Reddit that when users hover over pinned taskbar icons, the Start menu disappears. The cause of the problem is the Widgets icon, which is now on the left side of the taskbar.
In a typical "it's a feature, not a bug!" Answer, Microsoft says:
We are working on it, but we believe that hovering over the widgets icon during hover could be the cause. We recommend that you carefully avoid this as a workaround for now when moving your mouse to the Start menu.
While this sounds more like blaming users, it's still good to see that Microsoft is working on some sort of fix. It's not entirely clear how the fix will be implemented or when we can expect it to be delivered.