Microsoft has begun rolling out a bunch of new user interface updates to Windows Insiders – and a feature that will be especially useful for those with maxed-out taskbars.
As part of Windows 11 build 22622.440 (opens in a new tab), Microsoft is reintroducing taskbar overflow, a neat extra feature for apps that don’t fit in a chock-full taskbar. The taskbar will automatically switch to this new overflow when it reaches its maximum capacity, and the overflow area itself will be accessible via its own taskbar button (made up of three dots). ).
Microsoft has said that the feature is starting to roll out to certain beta users right now, though it plans to “monitor feedback and see how it goes.” [taskbar overflow] landed it before pushing it out to everyone” (i.e. all beta users).
Build 22622.440 will also add more dynamics to the widget button, with sports and financial news set to appear alongside existing weather updates, while the “open with” menu has also been refreshed. (supports both light and dark themes). Check out the following action:
Elsewhere in the new build, Settings will now support managing apps that were previously only customizable through the Control Panel. Microsoft has said that this includes uninstalling apps that are interdependent (e.g. gaming apps that run on Steam).
Also among the updates are a series of fixes for File Explorer and a patch to prevent problems attaching and removing additional monitors. For a full list of new features, updates, and fixes – many of which are expected to roll out to Windows 11 later this year – check out Microsoft’s latest blog post (opens in a new tab).
For more on Windows 11, check out our thoughts on a recent Windows 11 update that broke a lot when it was fixed, and another update we think is absolutely essential for games. PC player.