December 1, 2023

Microsoft right now launched Home windows 11 builds 22631/22621.2787 to the Launch Preview Channel with some main OS adjustments associated to Copilot and Digital Market Act (DMA) compliance. The looks of those options on this Home windows Insider Preview channel means that they may very well be coming to the steady model of Home windows 11 comparatively quickly.

Right here’s what’s new in these builds:

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Copilot in Alt + Tab. One of many bizarre issues about Copilot is which you could’t entry it with Alt + Tab, the Home windows multitasking keyboard shortcut (or with Job view, which is Winkey + Tab). However with these builds, some Insiders will begin seeing Copilot in Alt + Tab, with broader availability in “the months that observe.”

Copilot on different shows. As we speak, Copilot solely seems in your main show, however with this construct, some Insiders will be capable to open Copilot on any secondary show by clicking the Copilot button within the Taskbar on that show. From then on, the Winkey + C shortcut will open Copilot on the final show it was used on. As with the opposite Copilot characteristic, this can be made obtainable extra broadly in “the months that observe.”

Copilot with native accounts. These builds will allow Copilot for many who sign up with a neighborhood account. It’ll work for 10 queries after which immediate you to sign up with a Microsoft account or Entra ID (Work or Faculty account).

DMA compliance. Consistent with right now’s information that Microsoft will adjust to sure DMA necessities, these builds will implement these adjustments, albeit solely within the European Financial Space (EEA): The flexibility to uninstall most in-box apps, the flexibility to take away Bing and Edge, and so forth.

Home windows Highlight. This can be set to the default background, and so some customers at the moment utilizing a inventory Home windows 11 background picture is likely to be converted.