Microsoft continues to improve Windows 11, which was introduced on June 24, day by day. The company also launched the Windows 11 Insider Preview last month. Since then, improvements and improvements have been made on the new operating system. The blog post published on the company’s official website also reveals the changes made with the new update.
In this direction, the company first introduced a new entertainment widget. The new widget introduced will make it possible to see new and featured movie titles available in the Microsoft Store. The widget also directs users to the Microsoft Store to select a movie and search for more information about that movie. In order to use the new entertainment widget, it will be enough to open the widgets and select the entertainment widget via the “Add widget” button.
Microsoft is also making a color change to the context menus and right-click menus. Accordingly, menus that previously had a white tone will now have a gray tone called “Acrylic Material”. Apart from this, another change is noticeable in the taskbar previews. Thus, the preview window shown when hovering over the open application in the taskbar has now been updated to reflect the new visual design of Windows 11.
Microsoft also states that they are testing the usability of SplitButton for creating new folders and files in the File Explorer command bar. The changes made with the new update in the blog post are listed as follows:
- Fixed an issue where when you drag app icons to the Taskbar to rearrange them, apps launch or minimize when you release the icon.
- Long-pressing an app icon in the Taskbar is now enabled to open the Adolescents list.
- Right-clicking the Start icon in the Taskbar and then clicking anywhere else now closes the menu more safely.
- Shift + right-clicking on an application icon in the Taskbar will now bring up the window menu as it was minus, not the list of names.
- Fixed an issue that caused the Taskbar previews to move slowly when hovering over them.
- Fixed an issue where when using multiple desktops, an application icon in the Taskbar would appear as if multiple windows were open even though the desktop had no status zone.
- When using the Amharic IME, an unexpected X icon will no longer appear next to the IME icon in the Taskbar.
- Fixed an issue where Quick Settings would unexpectedly be highlighted when clicking the home indicator in the Taskbar.
- Hovering over the Task View will no longer open the preview popup for desktop after using ESC to close it.
- Explorer after hovering over the Task View icon in the Taskbar. Fixed an issue that caused the exe to crash.
- Fixed an issue where the date selected in the Calendar popup window was not synchronized with the date in the Taskbar.
- Fixed an issue where some Insiders could not see the lunar calendar text in the calendar popup when enabled in Settings.
- Fixed an issue that made the Taskbar background unexpectedly transparent.
- Right-clicking the focus assist icon in the Taskbar now shows a context menu.
- Fixed an issue where icons in the Taskbar corner were hitting the top of the Taskbar.
- The tooltip part of the in-use location icon in the Taskbar no longer appears blank.
- Fixed an issue that caused Settings to be locked out on regular launch.
- Using the volume mixer sliders in Sound Settings has been made more responsive.
- Fixed an issue that caused the size resize option of Disk and Volume Settings to be clipped.
- Fixed a non-functional verification link issue under Backup Settings.
- Power & Battery Settings page will no longer notify that battery saver has been activated.
- Fixed an issue that caused the Power and Battery Settings page to crash when launched from Quick Settings.
- Fixed grammatical error in Login Settings text.
- When a PIN is created and returned, the “Forgot PIN” link is now available in Login Settings.
- Fixed an issue where the Move option under Apps and Features in Settings would not work reliably.
- Fixed an issue where some colors in Settings would not update and unreadable text would appear after switching between dark and light mode.
- Some work has been done to help improve the performance of Settings when switching between dark and light mode.
- Fixed an issue that caused some elements of the Themes page in Settings to merge together when the window size is small.
- Fixed an issue where the Pen menu toggle under Taskbar Settings was not in sync with the actual state of the feature.
- Changes have been made to the “Turn off notification after this period” option in Accessibility Settings.
- Fixed an issue where some icons that you could enable in Taskbar Settings were incorrectly labeled as Windows Explorer, although not as before.
- Updated the Connect text in Quick Settings to Publish.
- Double-clicking the command bar button now closes any popup menu that appears.
- The new command bar will now appear when “Open folders in a separate process” is enabled under File Explorer Options > View.
- Fixed an issue where right-clicking on a file and selecting Open With > Choose another application would start in the default application instead of opening the Open File With dialog.
- Fixed an issue where Desktop and File Explorer context menu would stop launching.
- Fixed an issue where the option to verify your account in Search would not work.
- Hovering over the Search icon on a secondary monitor will now display the dropdown on the correct monitor.
- Fixed an issue where the Search section would not work after opening Start, going to the apps list and returning to it.
- When using the Oudollarsook client with a Microsoft account, Calendar and To-Do updates will be shared faster with widgets.
- Fixed an issue that caused some widgets to not appear on the dashboard if you quickly added multiple widgets from the widget settings.
- Fixed a bug that caused all widgets to get stuck in the loading state.
- Traffic widget now adapts to the light or dark mode of Windows.
- The title of the sports widget is now aligned with the content of the widget.
- Fixed an issue where ALT + Tab would sometimes stay open after releasing keys and be manually closed by users.
- Fixed an issue where Narrator focus would not end in the emoji panel after using the keyboard shortcut to open the emoji panel.
- The lens view of the Magnifier has been updated. So the lens will now have rounded corners.
- Fixed an issue that significantly affected Start startup reliability for some Insiders.
- Updated the “Most Used” text in the Start menu’s app list so it’s not clipped.
- Using semantic zoom in Start’s app list will no longer cause the list to be pushed down and to the right from the edge of the window.
- Fixed an issue where pressing WIN + Z required pressing Tab before using the arrow key to navigate additional layouts.
- Fixed an issue that caused an acrylic area to remain on the screen after tapping a window back and open.
- Some work has been done to reduce an unexpected flash when moving a touch-close window.
- A change has been made to help make window borders a little more contrasting when “Show highlight color in title bars and window borders” is turned off.
In addition to all these changes, the company shares known issues with us in its blog post. Let’s also mention that you can read the entire blog post published by Microsoft here.