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Microsoft announced Several upcoming changes in Windows 11 to make it easier to change default apps and give you control over pinning programs to the taskbar. In the coming months, the changes will become available to members of the Windows Insider Program.
So, we’ve introduced a new URI scheme for the Settings app that will allow users to be redirected to the right section of settings, for example, to change the default app. It is noted that Microsoft applications will not work around this scheme, which means that a redirect to “Settings” will occur every time the application tries to change the default values.
The company is also working on a new API that will allow applications to pin their icons to the taskbar. If an application requests pinning an icon, the user will receive a system toast notification with an Accept or Decline button.
Microsoft says these changes should “provide the trust, security, and stability Windows users expect.” They should also reduce unwanted Windows modifications, probably referring to malware and adware.