On the menu: a redesigned interface, new accessibility options, and boosted native applications. Almost a year after the release of Microsoft’s new OS, the 22:2 version of Windows 11 is finally rolling out, with some exciting new features in store. A welcome evolution of the interface This 22 h 2 version is entitled to some discreet but welcome changes. The first of these concerns the Start menu. The latter was one of the disappointments for many users, because it lost many interesting features when switching to Windows 11. Microsoft had the good taste to bring some of them back; now it will again be possible to create files with pinned apps and adjust their size. The taskbar also got the return of a beloved feature, namely drag-and-drop support. It is now sufficient to drop any file on the icon of an application or a folder to copy it there. The menu that allows you to dock windows to the edge of the screen has also been made a little more intuitive. A slight evolution of the Settings As with each new version of the OS, Windows 11 is also entitled to some new options in the settings menu. For example, we see that Microsoft has finally agreed to integrate a “Microsoft Account” page. This means, for example, that it will no longer be necessary to log in via your browser to manage your Microsoft 365 subscription and account settings. But overall, this menu hasn’t changed much. There are mostly small, fairly anecdotal changes, such as the ability to run Bing’s Image of the Day in the background, or changes to the parental control system. Significant improvements in native applications On the other hand, there are more interesting new features on the side of native applications of the operating system. And it starts with Explorer, which now has proper tabs, just like a real browser! This is a feature that many users have been asking for for ages, and it will make a huge difference for those who work with many windows all the time. However, it will be necessary to wait until October for this functionality to be definitively deployed. There is also a new function that allows you to pin applications and folders. A little attention that is of obvious interest in terms of productivity and comfort. The side navigation bar has also been updated to group the most relevant items into more intuitive categories. We also discover Clipchamp, a new tool that could prove to be very useful; it allows you to edit some videos on the fly. Admittedly, it is quite rudimentary. But it will do just fine for those who have no interest in buying real editing software. We can also mention minor updates of the dictaphone or the task manager How to install the update? The update is already available through the Windows Update utility. You can access it through a simple search or through the control panel. If the operating system still hasn’t notified you, you can force it to check for pending updates; Windows should then offer you this new update. All you have to do is download it (which can take some time, as a major update requires) then restart your machine to take advantage of these new features.
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