September 21, 2023

The additional we get into September, the weirder it will get: Microsoft in the present day delivered a Home windows 11 construct to the Home windows Insider Program’s Beta channel, construct 22631.2338, that provides a couple of minor new options and different adjustments.


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Focus session widget. This new characteristic arrives with an replace to the Clock app and allows you to begin and cease focus periods from Widgets. Don’t fear, not everybody will see it straight away as a result of Microsoft “plans to observe suggestions and see the way it lands earlier than pushing it out to everybody.”

Microsoft Groups – Free. As promised, Microsoft has eliminated the Chat icon from the Home windows 11 Taskbar and is now pinning the renamed “Microsoft Groups – Free” app there as an alternative. You’ll be able to unpin it usually. Which everybody will do.

Extra in-box apps could be uninstalled. Beginning with this construct, the Digital camera, Cortana, Images, and Folks apps could be uninstalled. (Why Cortana continues to be put in is unclear, because it’s non-functioning now.)

Extra File Explorer fixes. The brand new File Explorer in Home windows 11 model 23H2 is extremely buggy, and so it’s not shocking that this construct, just like the final, contains varied fixes associated to this app.

Tons of different fixes. By my tough rely, this construct incorporates roughly 25 different (non-File Explorer) bug fixes.