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Windows 11 brings these new tools

Windows 11 22H2 update. (photo: Five Days)

Windows is developing some new tools and features. In this article, TechMarkup details what came to the operating system of microsoft this week and what can be found again. And it is that Windows 11 officially came to the world on October 5, 2021. Since that day, Microsoft has been working to improve the operating system because errors were very common and functions were missing.

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Since its launch, the number of computers with Windows 11 it has continued to grow and developers are constantly creating new tools to improve the user experience. This is where the program comes into play. Windows Insider, that allows you to preview the new features of the operating system before anyone else.

If the reader of this note is an “Insider” or is interested in the future of Windows, all the features of Windows have been brought together. Windows 11 22H2 currently available in the Insider program to give you a taste of what’s to come.

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And it should be remembered, if you are not yet part of this happy group, the user can register through the Microsoft website. It’s easy, free, and you’ll be able to test the features before others (with all the bugs and glitches that come with it). Anyway, below all the news that the Windows 11 update will bring:

Taskbar optimized for tablets

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One of the biggest changes for touchscreen users is the new tablet-optimized taskbar. It was in testing before the release of Windows 11 version 22H2, but was removed before the official release.

Microsoft has added this feature back to Windows Insiders only in the Dev Channel. Basically, it allows the taskbar shrinks when using a touch device no keyboard or mouse.

This changes the taskbar so that it only shows information like battery, time, and internet connection. Internet. If you want to access the apps on the taskbar, you need to swipe up from the bottom to see them.

What's new for the new Windows 11 update. (Photo: Microsoft Blog)
What’s new for the new Windows 11 update. (Photo: Microsoft Blog)

Dynamic refresh rate support for screens

Dynamic refresh rate is one of the features making its debut in Windows 11, specifically in Surface Laptop Studio Y Surface Pro 8.

Now, if you have an external monitor with a dynamic refresh rate of 120Hz or higher, you can also use the dynamic refresh rate. This change is currently only available in the development channel as of version 25206.

Xbox Game Pass Widget

A new addition to the widget panel is the Widget of Xbox GamePass, allows you to quickly view information about the games Xbox Game Pass, including recently added games, games coming out of the program, and more categories.

Microsoft account can also be accessed through the Game Pass widget to get more personalized recommendations and revisit recently played titles.

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What's new for the new Windows 11 update. (Photo: Microsoft Blog)
What’s new for the new Windows 11 update. (Photo: Microsoft Blog)

new animations

Microsoft has added a new visual touch to the app Setting when animating the side menu icons.

When you switch to another category in the side menu, you’ll see a short animation of the section you’re switching to, which makes the interface a bit more intuitive and fun.

Widget enhancements

Released in the developer channel with Windows 11 version 25201, Microsoft enabled a enlarged view of the widget panel that covers the entire screen. In this way, you can see more of the widgets at once or more news.

You can switch to the enlarged view or back to the normal view by touching the icon in the upper right corner of the widget panel. Microsoft has also redesigned the widget panel with a new navigation bar that can appear at the top or left of the widget panel.

This navigation bar contains a number of buttons for viewing different types of content, as well as the usual buttons for adding new widgets and changing your profile picture for widget settings.

What's new for the new Windows 11 update. (Photo: Microsoft Blog)
What’s new for the new Windows 11 update. (Photo: Microsoft Blog)

Adding notifications to the Start menu

One small change that Microsoft added in Windows 11 version 25227 is the ability to display notification icons in the menu. Start on the profile image to notify when to perform certain actions.

Better management of Microsoft accounts

A small update that has also been implemented in the operating system is the ability to view information about individual subscription to OneDrive in the Settings app.

On Windows 11 version 22H2, it only works with Microsoft 365which also includes OneDrive storage, but if you have a separate 100 GB OneDrive subscription, you’ll be able to see it now.

And if that wasn’t enough, you can now manage subscriptions related to Xboxincluded Xbox GamePass for console, PC GamePass, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Y xbox live gold.

What's new for the new Windows 11 update. (Photo: Microsoft Blog)
What’s new for the new Windows 11 update. (Photo: Microsoft Blog)

Wi-Fi and Ethernet gateway information

The connection summary page Wifi Y Ethernet in the app Setting now it shows the gateway information directly.

Now you can also see the security key of the Wi-Fi network you’re connected to, making it easy to share it with someone else.

New touch keyboard configuration

Another small change that Microsoft has made to the Settings app concerns the touch keyboard settings

You can now choose whether you want the touch keyboard to never appear automatically, to appear only when no physical keyboard is detected, or to appear every time a text input box is touched.

What's new for the new Windows 11 update. (Photo: Microsoft Blog)
What’s new for the new Windows 11 update. (Photo: Microsoft Blog)

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