Microsoft may offer the option to remove the Search and Virtual Desktop buttons from a future build of Windows 10, if a leaked screenshot of the OS is accurate. The image shows that right clicking on the taskbar in the unreleased 9879 build brings up menu choices that include checkmarks that will allow users to not show those two buttons.
This may sound like a minor feature, but Windows 10 testers have complained that the Search and Virtual Desktop buttons take up too much of the taskbar space. It now appears that Microsoft is indeed listening to feedback from those users and will enable those buttons to be removed in a future build.
The leaked screenshot comes from the Chinese website ITHome.com. It also reports that the 9879 build will have a number of other minor changes and improvements, including a way to pin files to the Home area of File Explorer and altering the charms bar button menu layout from three dots to a hamburger-style.
Microsoft has already revealed it will release four security updates for the Windows 10 Technical Preview on Tuesday and it's possible that non-security software patches for the OS will also be made available on that same day.
Do you feel Microsoft is doing a good job listening to Windows 10 users so far?