The first major update for Windows 11 is here

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Windows 11 gets 2022 updates

Windows 11 logo image

Microsoft is finally rolling out its first major update for Windows 11. Dubbed the “Windows 11 2022 Update,” the program addresses several early bugs in the initial OS release. If you’re running late to upgrade to Windows 11, now might be a good time to hit the install button. On that note, here’s everything you need to know before upgrading. Now let us tell you the latest update.

  • Refreshing the Start Menu is one of the most noticeable changes in the latest version of Windows 11.
  • Users can now drag apps on top of each other in the Start menu to create folders and pin them wherever they like.
  • The Auto Script feature is also well supported and is system wide. You’ll see captions for everything that has a sound on top of the screen in a floating window when you activate the feature using the shortcut Winkey + CTRL + L.

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  • You can now also control your Windows 11 PC with just your voice using the new Voice Access feature. You’ll see a narration bar at the top of the screen where you can use your voice to navigate Windows.
  • Elsewhere, you’ll notice improvements in Snap Layouts, gestures for those with tablets or 2-in-1s, and even a new Xbox Control Bar.
  • There is a new Do Not Disturb button in the notification panel to silence notifications. You can also create a 30-minute focus session if you don’t want any distractions.

Design and security improvements

  • Microsoft made some small design changes in the Windows 11 2022 Update to improve the overall look of the operating system.
  • Animations and icons look better. The dark mode has been improved as well, and the task manager now features a new interface and dark theme.
  • For security, Microsoft is introducing something called Smart App Control with the new update. It is designed to prevent scripting attacks or the running of untrusted applications. You will have to reinstall Windows 11 from scratch if you want this feature.

future updates

  • File Explorer will get tabs next month. It will enable quick access to your favorite and recent files.
  • A full list coming to the taskbar in October.
  • The Photos app will also get an update next month, with a new photo management UI that includes a gallery, better browsing, and the ability to easily backup photos to OneDrive cloud storage.
  • Microsoft also says it will now introduce new Windows 11 features when they’re ready. This may mean more frequent monthly updates, but we’ll have to wait and see how it goes.
  • Tom Warren in the edge It does a great job of summarizing the latest features of Windows 11 and how they work. Check out his deep dive In the latest update.

Weird Wednesday

Floppy disk

The man who claims to be “the last man standing in the floppy disk industry” Says He still has some big clients and you’d be shocked to find out who they are.

  • It is strange but true that the aviation industry, an industry associated with tremendous technological progress, is one of the biggest clients of Tom Persky, founder of floppydisk.com.
  • In an interview last week, Persky said, “Imagine it’s 1990, and you’re building a large industrial machine of one kind or another. You’re designing it to last 50 years, and you want to use the best technology available.”
  • So it turns out that because perhaps half of the world’s air fleet is over 20 years old, the aviation industry still uses floppy disks in some of its avionics.
  • Meanwhile, these high-flyers aren’t the only ones still using old technology. The medical industry is also a sector that still uses floppy disks.
  • Maybe in the next 20 years they’ll graduate to CDs… 😅

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