On September 20, 2022, Windows 11 22H2 is anticipated to be made available. It will be the first significant update for the new version of Windows, bringing a host of new features and changes to boost user experience, security, and productivity.
New Features in Windows 11 22H2
These are the newest features in Windows 11 22H2, which are already available through the Windows Insider Program.
- Enhanced start menu
Windows 11 22H2 offers new options for modifying the “Recommended” section of the Start menu. You may now select from three alternative options on the Start settings page to show fewer recommended products and more pins, including “More pins,” “Default,” and “More recommendations,” even though it is still not possible to deactivate and remove the feature.
- Taskbar adjustments
On the Taskbar settings page, you can now activate or disable the capacity to exchange a window from a Taskbar on applications like Microsoft Teams. You may also now scroll the mouse wheel in the Taskbar volume icon to modify the volume level.
- Taskbar Overflow
The Taskbar Overflow feature is another addition to this Windows 11 22H2, that makes it simpler to switch between and launch apps when the Taskbar is constrained in size. The Taskbar will automatically enter this new Overflow mode when it fills to its full capacity, the business claims. When in Overflow mode, the Taskbar will provide a way to access an overflow menu that lets you view all of your open apps at once.
- Taskbar including dynamic Widgets
Now, dynamic widgets will also appear on the taskbar. You’ll start to see sports, financial, and breaking news information in addition to the weather widget’s live content. If you don’t interact with the content update, according to Microsoft, the Taskbar will go back to giving you the weather.
- Do Not Disturb and Focus
The “do not disturb” feature in Windows 11 22H2, makes it simple to turn off notification banners. In the Notifications settings, you may create rules that will enable do not disturb automatically. For instance, you may program do not disturb to activate automatically after hours of work. You can also select priority notifications to determine if calls, reminders, and notifications from a certain app will still ring while do not disturb is turned on.
- New snap layout drop menu
Microsoft is also offering a new method for users of both touch and mice to snap windows into snap layouts. To try it out, move a window to the top of the screen to display the snap layouts, place it on top of a zone to snap it, and then utilise Snap assist to finish snapping all of your windows in the desired arrangement. The company created Snap assist to fluidly transition between zones in a layout for a better end-to-end experience.
- And a Lot More
The 22H2 upgrade contains a lot of other improvements. For instance, Microsoft has put a lot of effort into rearranging some settings and adding a lot of settings to the Settings app. New touch-screen motions are available. Wideband speech with AirPods is now even supported by Windows 11.
It will be difficult to recall in the future which of these improvements were included in the 22H2 update and which were a part of Windows 11’s initial release. It will undoubtedly be a fantastic improvement if you are using Windows 11. On contemporary PCs, Windows 11 performs best, however, Windows 10 is still supported through October 2025.