Microsoft loaded ads into Windows 11 in the start menu, and it seems that they have started pushing forward more. For now, you can go into Settings, and look for the option to turn off called “Show recommendations for tips, app promotions, and more”. We shouldn’t have to do this, and worse yet, I fear that as they move forward, that option may even disappear. We also have to deal with icons that indicate we have software installed, and when we click them, our computers get more bloated. This intrusion into our lives is getting worse, and leaves us distracted from the things that we are trying to do.

Windows 11 may soon feature more ads within the Start menu. Microsoft is testing an option that would promote apps within the Recommended section of the Start menu.