Microsoft rolls out Windows 11 update with File Explorer tabs, systemwide captions and more

Windows 11 update, Microsoft today announced that the next major version of Windows 11, the aptly-named Windows 11 2022 Update, has begun rolling out to the more than 190 countries where Windows is available.

Microsoft rolls out Windows 11 update with File Explorer tabs, systemwide captions and more

Windows 11 update, The highlights include updates to the Start menu and tabs in File Explorer, as well as new accessibility features including systemwide live captions, Voice Access that allows you to control a PC with your voice and Smart App Control for enhanced security. Users with eligible devices running Windows 11 can upgrade by opening the Windows Update settings screen (Settings > Windows Update) and selecting “Check for updates.” The most obvious changes are on the UI front. Windows 11 2022 Update brings with it updates to the Start menu, “faster and more accurate search,” Quick Settings and the aforementioned tabs in File Explorer — the last of which will arrive in October. (File Explorer also now lets you pin files for quick access.) There’s improved local and current events coverage in the Widgets board and better Snap layouts with improved touch navigation, besides, plus the ability to snap multiple browser tabs in Microsoft Edge.The Start menu now features folders — dragging apps on top of each other will create one. And the pinned area can be resized so that it hides the recommended feed of files below apps on the menu.

A October update to the Photos app will introduce a new photos-managing experience and allows you to more easily back up your photos with OneDrive, Microsoft says. And at the system level, starting next month, Windows 11 update, Windows 11 will allow you to copy phone numbers, future dates and get suggested actions such as making a call with Teams or Skype or adding an event in the Calendar app.On the accessibility front, Windows’ new natural-sounding voices for Narrator leverage AI-powered text-to-speech that more closely mirror real peoples’ voices — in theory making everything from browsing the web to reading and authoring documents better for users who listen to their screens. The systemwide live captions feature, meanwhile, transcribes in-person conversations by capturing microphone audio, displaying them at the top of the screen in a floating window when activated using the shortcut Winkey+CTRL+L. The alluded-to Voice Access essentially grants full control of the PC through voice, allowing you to copy and paste, move the cursor, interact with apps and more without having to use a keyboard and mouse. The new Focus feature in Windows 11 turns on Do Not Disturb, which silences notification and switches off task-bar badges as well as flashes of applications on the task bar. Focus is integrated with the Clock App, Microsoft says, launching a timer to help you focus and reminding you to take breaks.

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