As reported in the summer, Microsoft changed the development cycle of Windows 11 – the system will receive one major update per year, instead of two, like Windows 10 (and the first such update, 22H2, was already released in September). Instead, the company plans to release smaller updates more frequently, dubbed Moments — and the first of these is already available for download via Windows Update.
As it was promised, with this update, the Windows File Explorer received a tab system, as well as an improved Favorites section.
In addition, Microsoft introduced the Suggested actions function: the system automatically recognizes phone numbers or future dates in the text and suggests possible actions in the appropriate applications (Phone Link, Teams, Skype, Calendar, etc.).
Taskbar Overflow is another feature that Microsoft announced several months ago. From now on, if the Taskbar runs out of space due to too many pinned shortcuts or open windows, they will not disappear as before, but will “hide” under the button with three dots at the very end of the panel – the button will open an additional menu with “excess” icons .
Windows Share functionality has been improved – the system finds more nearby devices to share files directly from the Desktop, File Explorer, Xbox and other applications. Also, with the new update, Windows 11 began to support Android applications from the Amazon App Store in 31 countries (but not in Ukraine).
The saga of returning Task Manager to the Taskbar context menu continues — although the feature was announced for the Moment 1 update, it’s still missing. If desired, you can still add it by editing the registry, or wait a little longer: the Release Preview channel has already received a new build of Windows 11 22H2 build 22621.754 (KB5018496), in which this function finally worked. Also, the current update did not include the updated Photos system application — it is expected later this month.