Microsoft has reversed course to take away a pop-up that it was attempting out with some Home windows 11 customers that tried to discern why they have been quitting out of OneDrive.
Particularly, this transfer involved the OneDrive sync shopper which resides within the system tray on the far-right of the taskbar (the little cloud icon). Because the title suggests, this shopper oversees the syncing of the information in your PC with OneDrive within the cloud.
When you shut it, you’ll see a pop-up telling you that your information will now not be synced to the cloud, which is a good sufficient warning to problem – however then Microsoft included one thing else for some customers.
As Home windows Newest studies – and Neowin first noticed – as November started, Microsoft added a survey pop-up for these shutting down the syncing shopper which appeared after the aforementioned warning.
That dialog field was piped by means of to a small group of Home windows 11 customers, we’re informed, and it requested them to present a motive why they have been quitting out of OneDrive sync. Reponses included ‘I don’t need OneDrive operating on a regular basis’ (which it’s, within the background, with this shopper) and ‘I don’t know what OneDrive is’ amongst others. (If the latter can be your response, try our information to utilizing the cloud storage service).
This irritated a good few Home windows 11 customers as you may think, so Microsoft canned the concept.
Microsoft informed Home windows Newest: “Between Nov. 1 and eight, a dialog field briefly appeared for a small subset of client OneDrive customers when closing the OneDrive sync shopper asking for suggestions on the rationale they selected to shut the appliance.
“The immediate was eliminated after a ample pattern of consumer suggestions was gathered. This suggestions helps inform our ongoing efforts to reinforce the standard of our merchandise.”
Evaluation: Repeated aggravation
Microsoft is continually testing these sorts of extra intrusive components in Home windows 11, whether or not it’s ‘strategies’ or advertisements for its providers or polls, and like most individuals, we discover that fairly irritating. Okay, so this was a restricted subset of customers, and it was rapidly reversed – we’re not shocked and might solely think about the response (certainly, we’ve seen a few of it on Reddit).
What was overstepping the mark right here is that not solely was this ballot despatched to customers on the discharge model of Home windows 11 (it might have been a take a look at, however it wasn’t deployed in preview builds of the OS), it truly appeared repeatedly.
Sure, Home windows Newest tells us that this pop-up can be summoned for affected customers each single time they stop OneDrive sync. Certainly, when Microsoft acquired a solution out of the consumer, that ought to have been it, accomplished and dusted as they are saying?
Hopefully Microsoft will study a lesson from the spicy suggestions on this one and never attempt to insert any extra such surveys cluttering up the stream of utilizing the interface (and positively not exterior of preview variations of Home windows 11).
Lastly, it’s value mentioning that for OneDrive sync there’s a middle-ground when it comes to not quitting, however not having it operating both – the pause choice. Proper-click the icon and also you’ll discover the selection to ‘Pause syncing’ which can do precisely what it says, plus you may set the size of time (to a reasonably hefty pause of 8 hours, and even 24 hours, from the drop-down menu). The app will nonetheless be operating, however doing nothing, and so it shouldn’t be consuming any noticeable system sources.