Microsoft has released another update for its Windows 11 operating system with many new features. Some were promised by Microsoft and others were requested by users, such as quick access to Task Manager by right-clicking on the taskbar.
Perhaps the biggest change is the addition of tabs in Windows’ default File Explorer. Just like in a modern web browser, you can open different file directories displayed in tabs at once. There’s even an option to pin what you use the most.
Deeper OneDrive integration lets you track changes and comments on files shared with colleagues, for example, and Windows 11 can now suggest actions and contacts that are most used to share files. Also, the system can recognize future dates so you can add an event to your calendar or various types of text such as phone numbers, emails, etc. Windows will highlight that text and let you make a call using Phone Link, Teams, or Skype. .
The taskbar overflow functionality isn’t new to Windows in general, but it’s especially welcome for Windows 11. You can now add more apps to the taskbar, and the “Pinch” button lets you see all other pinned apps.
Sharing files with other devices and apps is now easy, even if the files are on your local storage or desktop.
The Photos app is expecting a major update as Microsoft plans to introduce a better gallery with easier browsing, sorting and management. Deeper integration is available in the menu for easy OneDrive backup.
The update appears to be available to those who opted for the non-security preview release, and a wider release is expected next month with the security update.