As reported earlier, Microsoft started distributing the first major update of Windows 11 – the official name is Windows 11 2022, but the numbering of the version remained the old one, 22H2 (from the time when such updates for Windows 10 were released twice a year).
Although the Windows 11 2022 update was officially released on September 20, access to it in Windows Update, traditionally for Microsoft, is provided gradually, so it is likely that the system may not “see” it for a few more days. If you don’t have the strength to wait, you can install it manually by downloading it from official page.
The update was not very large (less than half a gigabyte for most users) and, at first glance, does not bring drastic changes to the interface – even promised tabs are not yet available in Explorer (will have to wait until October), as are the functions of Taskbar Overflow in the Taskbar. However, the Task Manager was updated, and in the “Start” menu you can now put the icons of pinned applications into folders and choose one of three options for its appearance.
Also, a new program was added to the system — the Clipchamp video editor, which looks like a better option compared to the previous Video Editor.
For hearing impaired users, automatic subtitles at the system level for any video and audio have been added (currently only works with English). The new function can be found in the Settings — Accessibility — Captions settings, after its activation you can enable subtitles using the Win+Ctrl+L hotkeys. Also, new “natural voices” were added for the Narrator (you can enable them in the Settings — Accessibility — Narrator — Add natural voices), this function is also only available in English.
Microsoft also claims to improve performance and battery life, improve the Snap Assist function when working with a keyboard and on devices with touch screens, additional functionality for working with Bluetooth in Quick Settings in the system tray, and optimization of Flight Mode.